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Delano Moore named as Clapton bus crash victim

THE DRIVER of a car that fatally smashed into a bus in the early hours of Wednesday morning (June 4) has been named as 25-year-old Delano Moore.

Moore, from Chingford in East London, was in the Audi A4 car with three other men at the time of the crash, which happened at approximately 2.20am on Leabridge Road in Clapton.

The front seat passenger remains in a critical condition, while the two back seat passengers, believed to be in their mid-twenties, are described as being in a "serious but stable" condition at an east London hospital.

Mark Duggan coroner raises police 'collusion' concerns

THE CORONER in the Mark Duggan inquest has raised concerns about "a perception of collusion" between Met Police officers in their account of the fatal shooting.

In a report reviewing the circumstances of Duggan's death, published today (June 4), Coroner Keith Cutler outlined eight areas of concerns.

He highlighted the failure of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to better use their joint intelligence resources, the delay in taking evidence from police witnesses and issues with access to information, and crime scene recording.

First ever Barclays cycle hire race to be held this summer

AS PART of London’s summer of cycling, Transport for London (TfL) has teamed up with London Nocturne to give Londoners the chance to compete in the first ever Barclays Cycle Hire race.

Thirty Londoners will hit the course during the evening of Saturday June 7, pedalling as fast as they can around Smithfield Market on the iconic blue bikes and some special edition yellow cycle hire bikes released to celebrate the Tour de France coming to London.

New investigation launched into police corruption

AN INVESTIGATION into allegations that ‘corrupt’ police officers protected Stephen Lawrence’s killers is now being considered by the police watchdog.

It follows an earlier announcement that the IPCC will investigate claims of "discreditable conduct" by Commander Richard Walton and two former police officers, then Detective Inspector Robert Lambert and Commander Colin Black.


But the IPCC has now revealed it could investigate former Detective Sergeant John Davidson – a key officer in the botched murder investigation in 1993.

The Queen's Speech: All infants to receive free school meals

THE QUEEN’s speech has promised a free school meals for all children, help with childcare costs and continued support for first-time buyers in what the coalition have described as their “bold“ finale.

In the final speech before the 2015 general elections, the government declared their commitment to building a strong economy and reducing the country’s deficit.

Cap on benefits will remain a key feature in their drive to keep public spending down, but they have promised to continue to reduce income tax and help working parents with childcare costs.

Officers to face fresh questions over Leon Briggs’ death

OFFICERS AT the centre of the investigation into the death of Leon Briggs may face a fresh round of questioning by the police watchdog.

Briggs, 39, died on November 4 last year after he was restrained and detained under mental health laws by Bedfordshire Police officers at the junction of Marsh Road and Willow Way in Luton.

He became ill at Luton police station and was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital where he later died.

Ghanaian nurse who killed baby spared deportation from UK

A GHANAIAN mum jailed for force feeding her 10-month-old daughter to death has won the right to stay in the UK.

The nurse, who has been granted lifetime anonymity, was facing deportation following her three-year sentence for ‘causing or allowing the death of a child’.

But she will now be able to stay in Britain – with her husband and three other children – indefinitely following a legal appeal citing Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The clause protects a person’s right to “private and family life”.

Roadblock at loved football coach's funeral

HUNDREDS of people packed into the Harlesden Baptist Church in northwest London on May 30 for the funeral of football coach and administrator Trevor Hutton.

Hutton, 52, died on April 30 and his popularity and legacy was displayed at the funeral, with hundreds more lining the streets outside the church.

The occasion’s welcome and opening prayers were given by Pastor Mereweather-Thompson and Pastor Michael Phillips respectively.

Mental health teams to be based in police stations

MENTAL HEALTH teams will now be posted in police stations in a bid to prevent incidents like the death of Sean Riggs who died while in police custody.

The move comes after years of campaigning against police practices when dealing with the mentally ill and concerns about the proportionally high rate of deaths in custody in the black community.

Black people are 50 per cent more likely to be referred to mental health services through the police, and 50 per cent of those who die in police custody are “mental health users”.

IPCC to investigate Stephen Lawrence officers

THE POLICE watchdog will investigate claims of "discreditable conduct" by Metropolitan Police officers in relation to the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence.

The Independence Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) opened the investigation into the conduct of one serving and two former Met officers following the Stephen Lawrence Independent Review, led by Mark Ellison QC.

His findings were published in March this year.