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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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