Category: LONDON DIGEST

Camberwell Fatal Stabbing Victim Named

The victim of last Thursdays fatal stabbing at Camberwell, South East London has been identified as Clinton Evbota

Described as a happy smiling pure hearted boy, the 18 year old was murdered near his childhood home on the Brandon Estate, Camberwell after being chased into a green area by some residential addresses by a group of males, who then set upon him after he fell to the ground. The group inflicted fatal injuries before fleeing.

Close sources informed us that his family had moved out of South East London to Dartford in order to keep the teenager away from the target of dangerous local elements, but he kept sneaking back into London.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Jo Sidaway, investigating, said: “Upon police arrival at the scene a large crowd had gathered. While we have spoken to several people already, I believe there are many more who have not yet spoken to us but may have crucial information that would benefit our investigation.

“If you are worried about telling the police what you saw, I would tell you that any information you have would be treated in the strictest of confidence. Please do the right thing and contact us, or use Crimestoppers anonymously if you so wish. All that matters is that you tell us what you saw.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and retain an open mind as to what the motive could be for this horrendous incident.

Clinton was described by friend Ojo as a “pure hearted boy who never hurt anyone and who was never involved in knife crime or anything like that”

His killing came just hours after the fatal stabbing of schoolboy Baptista Adjei on a bus in Statford.

The 15 year old, from North Woolwich, was found critically injured on Stratford Broadway on Thursday afternoon.

He died just minutes later.

10 Year Old Nigerian Pupil Hired To Teach Conventry After School Club

An after-school club at the Southfields Primary School, Coventry, England, has appointed a Nigerian pupil, Emmanuella Mayaki, to teach following the discovery of her rare talent.

The 10-year-old is reported to be have been proficient in all main Microsoft programs by the age of seven and has even launched a website of her own.

Martin Benbeidge, one of the instructors at the school, said Emmanuella is not only the school’s star, but has superior skill and passion for sharing knowledge, Vanguard reported.

Despite what she has been able to achieve at such tender age, the 10-year-old is not slowing down as she hopes to learn more programming languages like Prolong and Lisp as soon as possible.

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She has shown what is possible with the right education and guidance and her story is something she wishes other kids, especially in Nigeria, get to share.

The young girl said she wants the Nigerian government to put up infrastructure that would allow kids in the country to learn some computer skills and be able to code too.

“I want to become a machine learning engineer because I have experience in programming and my job is to program a machine to perform specific tasks,” she said when describing what she does.

“My knowledge of modern software such as Eclipse, which I use to program Java applications, is also part of the reasons I want to be a machine learning engineer,” she added.

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Find Out How Dangerous Your Neighbourhood Is As Police Release Crime Figures For London

The  Metropolitan Police  has published the latest  crime  statistics for July 2019 which show the levels of crime in all London boroughs.  The data – which is available to freely view at met.police.uk  – gives details of how many crimes are reported in each borough per 1,000 people.

This allows for a level playing field when comparing boroughs with large populations such as Barnet (390,000 people) and low populated boroughs such as Kensington and Chelsea (156,000 people).  In total across the whole of London there were 74,642 crimes in July which means there is roughly 8.29 crimes per 1,000 people.

Theft is the highest reported crime with 20,089 instances recorded in July.   You can find the most dangerous boroughs and least dangerous below:

32) Richmond upon Thames – 4.99 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were a total of 998 crimes in Richmond Upon Thames in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 273 reported cases.  Theft was second with 278 reported crimes.  In March 2019 Richmond South had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough.

31) Sutton – 5.21 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were a total of 1,079 crimes in Sutton in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 350 acts recorded by police.  Theft was again second with 222 reported crimes.  In March 2019 Sutton Central and Town Centre had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough.

30) Bexley – 5.55 crimes for every 1,000 people

In total the borough of Bexley saw 1,385 reported crimes with violence against a person being the highest (423).  The second highest crime was vehicle offences with 246 and then theft at 255.  In June 2019 the ward of Erith was considered the place you were most likely to be a victim of crime.

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29) Harrow – 5.62 crimes for every 1,000 people

The total crime figure in Harrow was 1,431 in July. 415 cases of violence against a person and 300 incidents of theft. The third and fourth positions were taken by vehicle offences and burglary respectively. When looking at the year up to June 2018 to June 2019 the ward with the most crime was Greenhill.

38) Havering – 5.79 crimes for every 1,000 people. 

There were 1,502 instances of crime in Havering in July which equates to 5.79 crimes per 1,000 people.Violence against a person (484) and theft (296) took the top two positions.

27) Merton – 5.86 crimes for every 1,000 people  

1,234 crimes in Merton were reported to police in July 2019. Violence (364) and theft (272) were once again the highest recorded crimes. When looking at figures from police for the month of April 2019 Figge’s Marsh would be the ward you were most likely to be a victim of crime.  

26) Bromley – 5.91 crimes for every 1,000 people  

There were 1,975 crimes in the borough of Bromley in July.  There were 599 reported cases of violence and 415 for theft.  The next two highest were for burglary and vehicle offences. 

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25) Redbridge – 6.04 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

In total there were 1,863 crimes in Redbridge for July. Violence against the person was the highest with 554 instances.  Theft was second with 376 cases. 24) Kingston upon Thames – 6.09 crimes for every 1,000 people

26) There were 1,001 crimes in Kingston Upon Thames which is one of London’s least populated boroughs.  

Theft topped the list of the highest recorded crimes with 316 incidents. Grove is considered to be the most dangerous place in the borough according to figures from the police for May 2019. It is worth noting that this area is also the boroughs main shopping area.

27) Barnet – 6.47 crimes for every 1,000 people 

There were a total of 2,566 crimes in Barnet in July. Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 686 reported cases.  Theft was second with 529 reported crimes.

22) Waltham Forest – 6.58 crimes for every 1,000 people. 

 There were 1,867 crimes in Waltham Forest in Jully.  The highest was for violence at 488 and then theft at 377.  Drug offences were fourth with 171 incidents.  

21) Wandsworth – 6.59 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

There were 2,125 incidents of crime in the Wandsworth during July 2019.  Violence against a person (578) leads the crime rate figures as with most boroughs. However theft was only just behind with 515 incidents. According to figures released in May 2019 Northcote is the most dangerous borough.  

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20) Hillingdon – 6.83 crimes for every 1,000 people. 

2,124 crimes in Hillingdon were reported to police in July 2019.  Violence (638) and theft (437) were once again the highest recorded crimes.  According to statistics released for June 2019 Yiewsley was the most dangerous area in the borough.  

19) Brent – 7.18 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

The total crime figure in Brent for July was 2,416.  761 cases of violence and 408 of theft were the highest recorded.  Drug offences (224) were the fourth highest after vehicle offences.  In figures released for May 2019 Harlesden was the ward with the most crime   

18) Enfield – 7.30 crimes for every 1,000 people.  

There were a total of 2,479 crimes in Enfield in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 766 acts recorded by police.  Vehicle crime was the second highest with with 439 reported crimes, closely followed by theft with 420 instances.  In June 2019 Upper Edmonton had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough.  

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17) Ealing – 7.33 crimes for every 1,000 people 

There were 2,570 crimes in Ealing for July. Violence against a person topped the list of the highest recorded crimes with 735 incidents.  East Acton is considered to be the most dangerous place in the borough according to figures from the police for April 2019.  

16) Croydon -7.45 crimes for every 1,000 people  

There were a total of 2,909 crimes in Croydon in July.  Fairfield is recorded as the most dangerous ward for July 2019.  In terms of the type of crimes violence (975) tops the list and theft is second (273).  

15) Lewisham – 7.57 crimes for every 1,000 people  

There were a total of 2,350 crimes in Lewisham in July.  Violence against a person was the highest reported crime with 757 reported cases.  Theft was second with 439 reported crimes.  In July 2019 New Cross ward had the highest levels of crime overall in the borough  

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14) Barking and Dagenham – 7.82 crimes for every 1,000 people  

Violence against a person (607) was the highest crime in Barking and Dagenham with theft second (296).  Interestingly arson and criminal damage was the fourth highest crime with 123 reports.  In June 2019 Abbey was confirmed as the ward which you would be most likely to be a victim of crime.

13) Hounslow – 7.89 crimes for every 1,000 people

A total of 2,195 crimes were reported in Hounslow during July.  Public order offences was the fourth highest recorded crime with 183 reported crimes.  There were 783 recorded instances of violence against a person.  From June 2018 to June 2019 the ward of Syon saw the most crime in the borough.

12) Greenwich – 8.25 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 2,359 crimes recorded in Greenwich for July.  The highest was violence against a person (731) followed by theft (464).  The fourth highest was arson and criminal damage with 171 instances.

11) Newham – 8.55 crimes for every 1,000 people

3,102 crimes were recorded in Newham in July 2019.  There were 344 reported instances of drug related crime.  Violence (800) and theft (693) were again the highest in the borough.

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10) Lambeth – 8.95 crimes for every 1,000 people

A total of 2,989 crimes were recorded in July in Lambeth.  Theft was the highest crime committed with 837 instances, then followed by violence against a person (791). Burglary was third with 291 crimes recorded.  In May 2019 Bishop’s ward was the most likely place to be a victim of crime.  This area includes some of the most popular tourist attractions in London and the busiest station in the country, Waterloo.

9) Tower Hamlets – 8.97 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 2,837 crimes in July in Tower Hamlets. The top offence were violence against a person (779) and theft (700). Burglary was third and vehicle crime fourth.

8) Haringey – 9.66 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 2,756 crimes recorded in Haringey for July.  The fourth highest crime committed was robbery where the police recorded 257 crimes.  Violence against a person was the highest crime with 682.

7) Southwark – 10.08 crimes for every 1,000 people

The total number of crimes reported in Southwark were 3,240 for the month of July.  With much of Southwark forming the central parts of London you would expect the levels of crime to be high.  Theft was the highest with 994 reported crimes followed by violence at 793.  In fourth place was drug offences with 253 instances.

6) Hackney – 10.94 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 3,073 crimes in Hackney in July.  Theft is the number one crime with police recording 943 instances.  Violence against the person is second with 714 instances.

5) Hammersmith and Fulham – 11.06 crimes for every 1,000 people

2,031 crimes were committed in July in Hammersmith and Fulham.  Theft was the highest by a considerable margin with 658 reported cases.  Violence against a person was second with 467.  Public order offences were fourth with 148 instances.

4) Islington – 11.15 crimes for every 1,000 people

2,649 crimes were reported to the police in Islington during July.  Theft is by a long way the highest reported crime with 941 instances.  Violence against a person (575) is second but almost half the amount of crimes were recorded.  In data released by the police for May 2019 Finsbury Park was the area within Islington with the most crime.

3) Camden – 12.42 crimes for every 1,000 people

There were 3,137 crimes in Camden during July.  1,301 of the total figure were crimes of theft.  The next highest is violence against a person with a much lower 610 reported crimes.  In May 2019 police statistics reveal that Holborn and Covent Garden are the area that you will most likely be a victim of crime.

2) Kensington and Chelsea – 12.49 crimes for every 1,000 people

Whilst Kensington and Chelsea has a higher crime rate per person than Camden the total amount of crimes is much lower standing at 1,982 for July.  Theft again is extremely high (779) when compared against all other crimes in the borough.

Violence against a person, which is second, only had 380 recorded instances of the crime. In May 2019 Brompton and Hans Town was the area where you are most likely to be a victim of crime. This area includes some of London’s most famous attractions such as the Natural History Museum.

1. Westminster – 25.32 crimes for every 1,000 people – Most dangerous borough

There were 6,389 crimes reported by police in July 2019 in Westminster. Theft is by far the most prevalent crime with 3,420 instances. Violence against a person is second on 931 instances. Westminster of course is the main tourist centre of London with millions visiting each year so perhaps the figures are not as surprising as at first glance.

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Murdered Clapham College Student Mide-Malcolm Madariola Was Killed Standing Up For His Friend

A teenager has been sentenced for murdering a student who was standing p for his friend outside Clapham South tube station last November.

Malcolm Mide-Madariola, 17, was fatally attacked following a confrontation with two males who were intent on fighting the group he was standing with after college.

Malcolm was standing up for a friend who the defendant had a grudge against when he was attacked.

A 17-year-old youth was found guilty of murder and possession of an offensive weapon at the Old Bailey on Friday, 24 May.

The Old Bailey was told Tammuz Brown, now 18, from the Abbey Wood area of Greenwich thought the boy had stared at him as they passed in the corridor at sixth form college a couple of days before.

Brown got his friend Treynae Campbell to bring a 12-inch knife and he lay in wait after college at about 4.30pm.

Prosecutor Zoe Johnson QC had told jurors that Malcolm was an innocent victim who “bravely sought to stand up to Brown, for which he paid with his life”.

Brown was sentenced at the same court on Friday, 6 September, to 16 years’ imprisonment.

Police were called at around 16:35hrs on Friday 2 November 2018 to reports of a stabbing in Balham Hill, outside Clapham South Underground station.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. Malcolm was found suffering from a stab wound.

Officers and paramedics gave the boy emergency first aid before he was taken to a south London hospital, where he died a short time later. His next of kin were informed.

A post-mortem examination at St George’s Hospital Mortuary gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command quickly launched a murder investigation led by Detective Chief Inspector John Massey. This included a review of local CCTV footage and forensic analysis.

The court heard how Malcolm, from Peckham, was stabbed three times, including once in the heart, during the attack on 2 November.

The weapon used was a hunting knife which police would later trace to Tammuz Brown.

Detective Chief Inspector John Massey, who led the investigation, said: “Malcolm was a student at a college in Clapham and had his whole future ahead of him.

“Brown had clearly come to cause trouble and did not hesitate to inflict fatal injuries following a minor dispute.

“The dangers of carrying a knife are clear to see. The fact that a specialist hunting knife was used and purchased in advance makes the attack all the more sickening.

“Nothing will bring Malcom back but I hope this sentencing goes some small way to helping the family move on from what has been a deeply traumatic phase in their lives.”

On Friday, Malcolm’s entrepreneur father Olumide Wole-Madariola described the devastating impact of losing his son, a top business studies student.

He said: “Malcolm thought big, dreamt big, believed big and worked big all to achieve big but unfortunately his life was taken and cut short.

“Malcolm the phenomenal giver. A young man driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of justice and a heart full of love.

“His action was not only phenomenal but noble. What a bravery? This heroism will be indelibly marked.

What he was known for as a child was what eventually took his life – peacemaking and standing up for others in need.
“He died for what he lived for. The price Malcolm paid is well worth holding on to our dignity as a family.”

Detaining Brown for a minimum of 16 years, Judge Wendy Joseph QC said the trigger for the dispute “could hardly have been more trivial”.

She told Brown: “You bore a grudge, you planned your revenge, you caused the knife to be taken.”

Judge Joseph said: “It is clear the harm done by the utterly senseless events of November 2 spread well beyond the irremedial loss of Malcolm’s life.”

The court heard Brown had a previous conviction dating back to August 2018 for possessing a zombie knife.

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Met Police Officer Under Investigation For Having Sex On Big Brother Nigeria

A Met Police officer is being investigated after appearing on Nigeria’s Big Brother despite being refused permission by bosses.

Khafi Kareem, once a ‘poster girl’ for the promotion of female and black staff, is a contestant on the overseas version of the reality show.

She became the talk of the series after Nigerian news websites shared a video of her seemingly having sex on screen.

Scotland Yard said it had not granted Ms Kareem’s request to appear on the programme and that an internal investigation would be carried out.

Ms Kareem, 29, was pictured alongside Commissioner Cressida Dick as the Met celebrated 100 years of women in the force last November.

According to The Sun, she joined the force as a PC based at Lambeth station in 2015, having worked part-time as a special constable for four years.

An unnamed colleague told the newspaper: “She’s a serving British police officer – it’s outrageous.

“She asked permission to go on the show but, when her request was refused, she went anyway.”

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Ambassador Oguntade Encourages Nigerians To Be Steadfast In Serving God

This admonition was shared by Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Retd Justice Adesola Oguntade CFR, CON, with the members of the Goodnews Haven, RCCG UK parish at the church’s Annual Multicultural Day celebrations last Sunday.

The High Commissioner who attended the colourful event accompanied by his beautiful wife, Modupe, also told the members and their numerous invited guests that the call of God, is higher than the call of man which he exemplified by honouring the call of the church before any other official assignment of the day. His Excellency who also spoke to the congregation in 3 different Nigerian languages urged Nigerians to always remember home as the best place, pointing out that Nigerians in Diaspora do not go back “Home” as often as they should.

The Goodnews Haven Multicultural Day is an occasion by the church to celebrate the diversity of nations and cultures in Christianity. The  Pastor of the church based in Thamsmead, south east London, Godday Okosun, who expressed his privileged feelings of having so many dignitaries and important personalities at the event, said in his brief opening address, that the purpose of the event is using different cultures to glorify God.

The event featured presentations showcasing the Yoruba, Deltan, Igbo and Bini cultures of Nigeria. There were also presentations representing the Sierra Leone and Brit cultures.

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Also present at the event was both the present and past Mayors of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Cllr Mick Hayes and Cllr Gbenga Babatola as well as the former Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Cllr Sade Bright a RCCG Pastor.

Cllr Mick Hayes complimented the church members on their wonderfully colourful attires. He expressed his regular pleasure as Mayor of Greenwich to go out to celebrate the rich diversity existing in the borough of culture and of different faith groups. He added how amazed he often feels at the works of faith groups in not only promoting cultural diversity, but also of promoting community cohesion.

He thanked all the members of Goodnews Haven on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich for their wonderful works in this area.

 

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There were also drama presentations to highlight the need to appreciate and embrace other cultures as parts of the body of Christ, as well a a presentation by the Churches youths to showcase the different youth culture.

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Mr Culture Ayan de First, was also present to deliver some entertainment with his talking drum.

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Police Officer Seriously Injured Following Machete Attack In East London

An officer has sustained serious injuries after being attacked with a machete following a van stop in Leyton, east London.

Shortly after 1am on Thursday, 8 August, uniformed officers in a marked police car signalled for a van to stop in Coopers Lane at the junction with Leyton High Road, E10.

The vehicle failed to stop for police and made off. It was followed briefly by police on ‘blues and twos’ and stopped a short while later since it was being driven without insurance.

Response team officers from the North East Command Unit got out of the police car to speak to the driver, a 56-year-old man.

This man then attacked a uniformed police constable with a machete. The officer was stabbed a number of times but managed to draw his Taser and used it to subdue the suspect and protect himself from further harm. The suspect was then promptly arrested by the other officer in attendance, a female police constable.

The injured PC – aged in his 30s and with around ten years’ service as a Met officer – was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service suffering stab injuries to his head and elsewhere on his body.

The officer remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery. His family have been informed.

The driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody. He did not require hospital treatment.

We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and there are no other reported injuries.


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A crime scene remains in place.

Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker, in charge of the North East Command Unit, said:

“This was a frenzied and brutal attack on a uniformed officer carrying out his duties. What began as a routine vehicle stop transformed very quickly and unexpectedly into an unprovoked attack with a weapon.

“Thankfully, the officer was carrying a Taser and managed to use it. This stopped the suspect from inflicting any further injury and allowed the other officer to detain him. I honestly believe that using that Taser may have saved his life.

“I would like to commend his bravery, resilience and determination. Despite being repeatedly stabbed, his first thought was to protect his colleague and members of the public.

“I would also like to take the opportunity to commend the members of the public who did not just stand there and watch but also stepped in to help.

“Our thoughts are with the officer and his family and we wish him a full recovery. Officers come to work every day to protect the public from harm, for an officer to be met with such violence in such a frenzied way is despicable.

“This case highlights the very real risks with which police officers are confronted with on a daily basis and the courage and professionalism officers demonstrate when doing their job.

“There is body-worn footage of this incident and we are aware there were a number of people who witnessed the attack and may have taken footage. If you have not already come forward we urge you to do so, to assist us with our enquires.”

Anyone who may be able to assist is asked to contact police via 101 quoting CAD3/8AUG or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.