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Police Will No Longer Prevent Suspects From Swallowing Packages of Drugs

Police Will No Longer Prevent Suspects From Swallowing Packages of Drugs

It was the closest I’d ever come to watching a snuff movie. Viewing CCTV footage of a Hackney Police officer and a member of the public allowing a 20 year old Black man, to die on the floor of a shabby convenience store on Kingsland Road this past summer.  I said it several times then and […]

The death of Operation Trident and the return of racist policing in London.

The death of Operation Trident and the return of racist policing in London.

Lee Jasper a founding member of Operation Trident, writes here exclusively for Hackney Hive on the dismantling of the Met Police’s unit.   The Metropolitan Police Service Operation Trident, was born in the late 1990’s after a demand from London black communities, that the police do something to tackle armed criminality in the black community. […]

Exclusive: People out there know something about my brothers murder

Exclusive: People out there know something about my brothers murder

Cyrena Barned had just returned to London after teaching ESL in South Korea for a year, and was looking forward to catching up with family and friends. After a joyous Christmas reunion with her family, she wasn’t expecting her time with her younger brother Aarron, to be tragically and brutality cut short in the early […]

Police arrest 20 in Dalston drugs and immigration raid

Police arrest 20 in Dalston drugs and immigration raid

Hackney Police, in conjunction with Hackney Council and UK Border Agency, have successfully completed a four-month operation in Ridley Road and Dalston Junction, E8, aimed at tackling class A drug dealing in the area. Tuesday saw the arrest phase, which culminated in the following results: 19 arrested for a variety of immigration and drug-related offences, […]

Margaret Muller murder – Eight years on, Police launch fresh appeal & reward

Margaret Muller murder – Eight years on, Police launch fresh appeal & reward

Eight years ago today, artist Margaret Muller was found collapsed in a pathway between the rose gardens and the children’s play area, in Victoria Park. The 27 year old American of Wallis Rd E9, was a student at the Slade School of Art, University College of London, had been stabbed multiple times in a frenzied […]

Girl 4, Stabbed to death in Clapton

Girl 4, Stabbed to death in Clapton

A 4 year old girl was found stabbed to death yesterday, Thursday 16 December, in Clapton. Police say they responded to reports of a knife incident just after 3pm at a flat on the Chatsworth Estate on Elderfield Road, in E5. Paramedics pronounced 4 year old Nusayba, dead at the scene and a 36 year […]

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