What happens when groups of people, or ‘gangs’, attempt to assert control over areas of public space such as parks or housing estates? The evidence suggests that if legitimate sources of authority (e.g. the police) do not impose themselves powerfully enough, these groups may then begin to develop their own… You must be a paid […]
These 26 murders in London in 2017 remain unsolved. Can you help? Jonathon McPhillips, 28, was stabbed in the chest during a fight between two groups of youths in Upper Street, Islington, in the early hours of 25 February 2017. The father-of-two died four days later in hospital. Michael Dyra, 22, (29.12.95) of Hoxton, was […]
Did the number of murders in London increase or or decrease last year? It depends whether you mean calendar year or financial year.
Detectives investigating the murder of Alexander Vanderpuye nearly 18 months ago are hoping to charge two suspects later this month, an inquest heard.
The decline of court reporting over the last 25 years has been described as a “threat to justice”. Local newspapers may not have the staff or resources to cover a trial in depth and the national press, TV and radio are naturally interested only in the most important or topical cases. Most court reports in […]
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Total: 91 (last updated 17/8/19) Note: This is not an official record and may differ from any lists compiled by police etc. Some cases (e.g. unexplained deaths) may be listed separately until they are confirmed as homicides (murder or manslaughter). See also: Map of homicides in London in 2019 Charlotte Huggins, 33, was stabbed to […]
The Metropolitan Police unit responsible for investigating murders* in London was cut by nearly 40 per cent between 2004 and 2017 (see table below). Figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request show the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC) reduced in total strength almost every year over that period. The sharpest fall was from […]
Thirteen murders in London in 2016 remain unsolved*. Can you help? Harjit Singh Dulai, 44, was stabbed to death after meeting a drug dealer in Rosedale Park off Albion Road in Hayes at around 6.40pm on 27 January 2016. A 16 year-old boy was acquitted of murder in July 2016 but police continue to appeal […]
The Metropolitan Police is now refusing to release full lists of murder victims under the Freedom of Information Act – making it more difficult to check their figures. Previously requests along these lines have been successful, such as the data featured in the Guardian article ‘Five years of London murders listed‘ and on our blog The Met’s Five […]