A footage has emerged of a recording of an incident that allegedly happened yesterday in Camberwell, South East London.
Although it is not yet clear the nature of the incident the officers were responding to, the footage recorded live at the scene by an eye witness, clearly shows a group of youths chasing them and throwing bottles and other objects at them.
The officers, about 4 of them are seen being overpowered and beaten back till they got in their police car and drove away from the scene of the incident.
The body of a Croydon teenager was tragically found in the River Thames last week, police have said.
Emergency services were called at 12:03pm on Tuesday, April 3, to Shadwell Pierhead, which is off Glamis Road, in Tower Hamlets, east London, to reports of a body seen in the River Thames.
Metropolitan Police officers, London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) all attended the location and discovered the body.
The body has since been identified as that of a 16-year-old boy from Croydon, the the son of Nigerian parents according to the Met
The boy’s parents had to identify the body.
Just 3 months into the new year, a total of 55 people have been killed in London’s increasingly frenzied violent crimes involving guns and knives.
More than half the number involves black teenagers and young men. 7 of them are sons of Nigerian parents.
Taofeek Lamidi, 20
Harry Uzoka, 25
Rotimi Oshibanjo, 26
Isreal Ogunshola, 18
Kelvin Odunuyi, 19
Newham police are increasing their stop and search powers in reaction to a stabbing of a 13-year-old in Gainsborough Avenue yesterday.
Borough Commander Breen has authorised a section 60 order, which increases the right of the police to search people in a defined area if they believe serious violence is likely to take place
The order will be in place until Saturday at 6am.
Police were called after a 13-year-old was stabbed near Little Ilford Park on Thursday evening. Three youths were arrested on suspicion of grevious bodily harm.
The boy is in a serious but stable condition.
Section 60 orders of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 are only authorised when deemed a “proportionate and necessary response”. They are different to regular stop and searches as they require the authority of a senior officer and officers do not need reasonable grounds to believe the suspect is carrying a dangerous weapon to carry out a search.
MET Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has announced there will be more stop and search powers in London in an effort to “suppress” violence in the capital following a spate of brutal attacks
Speaking on LBC, Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “We will be doing more stopping and searching of people in an effort to suppress violence and of course to take weapons of the street.
“We will be doing more stop and search for weapons and indeed we have been doing more and more stop and search for the purpose of finding weapons.
“We have found more weapons.”
Ms Dick said over 300 police offers will be deployed on the streets of London over the weekend specifically to target knife crime in the areas most affected.
She added: “It is certainly not going to bring back people who were killed but, I think you will agree, this is not a job for the police alone. It really isn’t.”
The Commissioner also pledged to use “Al Capone” tactics in an effort to tackle London’s violent crime problem.
Prime Minister Theresa May reformed stop and search powers when she was the Home Secretary to make it harder for police to do stop and search. The move was part of an effort to build a better relationship between the police and public.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has faced increasing criticism for his record over crime in London during his tenure as Mayor.
The Mayor of London has faced particular scrutiny over the rise of knife crime after there were 80 fatal attacks in the capital last year and 55 so far in 2018.
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following two murders in Hackney.
Shortly before 20:00hrs on Wednesday, 4 April, officers on patrol in Morning Lane E9 were flagged down by the driver of an oncoming car who indicated there had been an altercation close by.
Officers arrived in Link Street, junction with Morning Lane, and found a man suffering stab wounds. They assisted an off-duty paramedic in providing emergency first aid until the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended.
Isreal Ogunshola, aged 18, was pronounced dead at the scene at 20:24hrs. His next of kin has been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.
Source close to the incident have identified the victim as the 18 year old second son of a Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) pastor Dele Ogunsola.
The Hackney teen was friends with the 17-year-old Tanesha Melbourne who was gunned down in Tottenham on Monday.
This blogger has earlier today came into possession of a video clip claiming to show the victim being shielded by Tanesha from an attack by a number of youths (allegedly members of the NPK or Northumberland Park gang) – shortly before she was fatally shot the same evening.
Israel died in the street 25 minutes after cops were flagged down to find the stabbed 18-year-old.
Two arrests were made late last night – [A] aged 17 and [B] also aged 17. They were both arrested on suspicion of murder.
The incident has been passed to homicide detectives.
Enquiries on ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incident and the possible motive.
Ch Supt Sue Williams, leading Hackney borough, said: “Sadly yesterday saw two people lose their lives in Hackney, a man aged 53 in Upper Clapton Road and an 18-year-old man in Link Street. Our thoughts are with the friends and families of both men at this awful time.
“My officers were flagged down to the Link Street incident and did all they could to try to save the life of the teenager, rendering emergency first aid and chest compressions with the help of an off-duty paramedic until the ambulance service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived. They are devastated they were unable to prevent yet another tragic death in the capital.
“I completely understand how alarmed and worried the local community will be at hearing the news this morning and we are working closely with the Homicide and Major Crime Command to solve these murders – two arrests have already been made in the Link Street incident.
“In Hackney we are working hard to prevent further violence and keep people safe – we have extra officers on the streets, both highly visible and in plain clothes carrying out a range of intelligence-led operations and patrols.
“We need to work together as a community to tackle violent crime – if you see or hear anything suspicious or have any information do not hesitate to call police on 101, via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or in an emergency by calling 999.”
Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Greenwich have named the victim as 23-year-old Reece Tshoma.
Officers were called at 20:37hrs on Thursday, 29 March to a south-east London hospital after a male attended suffering from a stab wound to his neck. He had been driven to the hospital in a car by a friend.
Despite the extensive efforts of medical staff the man died later that evening.
A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a stab wound and internal haemorrhage.
On Tuesday, 3 April, he was formally identified as Reece Tshoma, from the Barking area of east London.
Detectives believe that Reece was attacked near Nathan Way, Thamesmead.
There have been no arrests at this stage.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard of the Met’s Homicide and Major Crime Command, who is leading the investigation, said: “This investigation is ongoing and we are still piecing together exactly where and how the victim was attacked.
“Were you in the Plumstead area on the evening of 29 March? Did you witness a commotion or altercation, or see anything that seemed unusual, like a person or group of people running in the area? Any piece of information is useful to our investigation and I would urge you to call police immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact 020 8721 4805, or call police on 101 quoting ref 7434/29 March.
Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.