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Operational changes to the Isle of Dogs police station, which will see opening hours for visitors drastically reduced, have been defended by a senior officer who said the front counter was "greatly underused".
Police also say there will be an increase in officers based on the Island.
Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire from Labour councillors in Tower Hamlets after the party claimed the borough has lost over 150 officers in two years.
Figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request show officer numbers have fallen from 821 in March 2010 to 717 last April.
Drug cops discovered 600 cannabis plants at an address in Tower Hamlets.
The bust took place at a home in Uamvar Street near Langdon Park DLR on Monday after officers received information about drug activity. The top two floors had been turned into a cannabis factory.
A man was stabbed and killed in a street fight less than half a mile from Canary Wharf on Tuesday evening.
The 20-year-old, who has been identified by police but is yet to be named, died in Larson Walk on the Isle of Dogs. A man and a woman were arrested in connection with the incident.
The new top cop at Tower Hamlets has pledged to crack down on anti-social behaviour in the borough.
Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer took up the role of Borough Commander on Monday morning after Ch Spt Paul Rickett left the job for a position at Westminster.