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A Newham man will spend the next three-and-a-half years behind bars after he targeted a 24-year-old French woman in a violent robbery.

Adebowale Mafo, of East Ham Manor Way, E6, was handed the sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court today, Friday.

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Overall crime is down in Tower Hamlets, yet reported rapes have increased.

Between June 2013 and June 2014, 33 more rapes were reported compared to the same period the previous year.


A Poplar man has been found guilty of the murder of his cousin following a minor family dispute that quickly escalated.

Paul Hamilton, 30, of Woodstock Terrace, was yesterday handed a sentence of life with a minimum of 26 years for killing 32-year-old Liam Hamilton, after he was fatally stabbed in the back with a large kitchen knife.


Detectives in Newham have released an artists' impression of a distinctive facial tattoo in an appeal for information about an allegation of rape near Star Lane DLR station.

The image - which depicts a skull and crossbones design on the suspect's right cheek - forms part of a request for witnesses to come forward following an attack on a teenager walking to Canning Town Station following an all-night rave in Cody Road.

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A Tower Hamlets woman was the victim of an assault as she walked to a Tube platform with her friend.

British Transport Police (BTP) has released an image of a man they want to speak to in relation to the unprovoked incident, which happened on October 17 in Mornington
Crescent Underground Station, at about 7.40pm.

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