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Ashley Latty, 25, named as Dagenham murder victim

A MAN who was murdered in Dagenham on Sunday morning (May 18) has been named by police.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, police believe the victim of a multiple stabbing attack is 25-year-old Ashley Latty from Leyton, east London.

Police were called at around 5.35am on Sunday, to reports of someone stabbed outside the The Beaver Centre, Selinas Lane, in Dagenham.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance attended the scene.

The ambulance took the victim to an east London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 7.15am. 


Mark Duggan Judicial review scheduled for July

A JUDICIAL review into the findings of the Mark Duggan inquest has been scheduled for July 9 and 10.

Duggan, 29, was shot dead by an armed officer in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London. He was unarmed when shot, the inquest decided, but ruled that police had lawfully killed him.

His mother Pamela Duggan has been campaigning against the inquest jury’s decision since February.

On April 8, the High Court allowed the review saying it could be arguable that the lawful killing verdict cannot stand because of alleged errors the coroner made when he directed the jury about the law.

Toxteth teens banned from the area

MEMBERS OF a gang who terrorised the streets of Toxteth have been slapped with tough Asbos.

Ten teenagers were given orders to crack down on their yobbish behaviour that brought a flood of complaints from residents and businesses in the Granby area and Lodge Lane.

Merseyside Police said the gang subjected local people “to all manner of anti-social behaviour, crime and intimidation” over the past year.

Sainsbury's shows you 'how to dress like a slave'

SUPERMARKET GIANT Sainsbury’s has come under fire after a local store showed shoppers how to dress like a slave.

The branch embellished its DVD and Blu-ray display for Steve McQueen’s Oscar-Winning drama 12 Years A Slave with a mannequin dressed in a similar outfit to that of the main character Solomon Northup.

Perched alongside the DVDs, the dummy was draped in a loose-fitting, holey grey jumper and black cropped trousers.

Completing slave-inspired look of desperation, the mannequin had a twig in its front pocket.

A schoolboy smarter than Einstein

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has become the latest member of an elite society for the super intelligent after achieving the highest possible score on an IQ test.

Ramarni Wilfred, of Romford, Essex, was invited to join the exclusive Mensa club after scoring an IQ of 162 – higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein.

His mother Anthea, 37, of St Lucian heritage, said she first noticed her son’s brilliance when he was just a toddler. “He was quite young when he started talking clearly and as soon as he started walking he would go looking for books,” she recalled.

Lenny Henry's ex-wife reveals racist abuse during marriage

LENNY HENRY’S ex-wife has spoken out about the racist abuse she suffered during her marriage to the British comedian.

During and interview with BBC Radio 4 on Friday (May 16), Dawn French, also a comedian and actress, revealed that her house was nearly burnt down in a racist arson attack as the couple slept.

The 56-year-old said: “It was massively shocking to me. Someone put an oily rag through our front door and tried to burn us down. Luckily I woke up and smelt it, otherwise I’m not sure we would be here.”

‘Tougher sentences not the answer to knife crime’

TOUGHER SENTENCES without investment into stronger preventative measures will not stop knife crime, say campaigners.

The concerns follow proposals from justice secretary Chris Grayling to automatically jail any offender caught in possession of a knife for a second time.

 Once referred to as “the crime capital” because of its soaring numbers of knife crime, London has seen a fall in knife-related violations, with an 11.5 per cent drop in the numbers of offences in the year on March 2014.

Passport to success

BIRMINGHAM’S FIRST consular office for Jamaica has been open for just four months, but the high number of people streaming through its doors highlights how much it was needed.

People come from across the West Midlands and further afield to renew their passports, or sort out issues relating to emergency travel documents or immigration.

They are greeted by smiling volunteers who take up their posts three times a week at the consular base at Cleone Foods Ltd in Icknield Street, Hockley.

Body-worn cameras a ‘cosmetic fix’

CIVIL RIGHTS campaigners have dubbed the move by the Met police to install body-worn cameras as a “cosmetic fix”, arguing that the measure does not offer a real solution to the serious lack of accountability and low public confidence in law enforcers.

What a novel idea

A GRANDMOTHER returned to her childhood school in Jamaica to personally deliver more than 1,000 books to delighted pupils and staff, the outcome of a successful collection campaign in the UK.

Merrise Crooks-Bishton, a retired lecturer and former publisher, made the long but satisfying journey to Cacoon All-Age School in the hills of Hanover with £10,000 (JA $1.5 million) worth of books that she and her husband Derek collected at their Birmingham home.

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