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The father of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier who was brutally murdered in Woolwich last year, has said it is ‘disgusting’ that his son’s killers received £200,000 from the state to pay for their legal costs.

Yesterday, 14:22
Police have issued CCTV pictures of the suspect in the attack, which left a bus driver with a 3cm puncture wound to his eye (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A bus driver was stabbed in the eye with a Stanley knife after a passenger ran in front of his vehicle in south London.

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Yesterday, 07:25
The incident happened between Ann Street and Villas Road on the Glyndon Estate in Plumstead (Pic: Google Street View)

A 19-year-old woman was raped as she made her way home through the Glyndon Estate in Plumstead.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
The incident happened in Trefil Walk, Islington (Pic: Google Street View)

A man has died after an incident involving police in Trefil Walk, off Parkhurst Road, in Islington.

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Two people have been arrested under the Female Genital Mutilation Act

A woman from Hackney and a pensioner from Newham have been arrested over conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

Metropolitan Police
Friday, July 25, 2014
The woman told officers she was raped after a man approached her from behind in Charnwood Road in Uxbridge this morning (Picture: Google StreetView)

A woman was raped by as she walked along a quiet residential street in Uxbridge in the early hours of the morning, say police.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Eliott Diffley

A data stick full of child porn fell out of a pervert’s bottom in Islington Police Station.

Blackfriars Crown Court
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Arsenal FC used to regularly give free season tickets to local police officers (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Islington police have been slammed for accepting up to £60,000 of free tickets from Arsenal football club.

Scotland Yard
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Met has been accused of spying on the family of Jean Charles de Menezes (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Police spied on the family of Jean Charles de Menezes after the Brazilian was shot dead by officers who mistook him for a suicide bomber in July 2005, it has been claimed.

Metropolitan Police
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The attack took place in Allnutt Way in south London yesterday evening (Picture: Google StreetView)

A man entered a house in Clapham and stabbed a woman multiple times before climbing into his van and driving off, say police.

London Ambulance Service
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Police have released CCTV of the man they believe is a witness to an alleged rape in February (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Police want to trace a Good Samaritan they believe helped a rape victim in Homerton and have released CCTV in a bid to find him.

Metropolitan Police
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Great Britain's Jenny Jones with her bronze medal won in the Sochi Winter Olympics (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Snowboarder Jenny Jones has issued a desperate plea for help after her laptop containing all of her photographs of her Olympic success was stolen from her car.

Twitter
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The trio lured their victim to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A woman lured her fiancé to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath before beating him to near death with the help of two other men so they could steal £200 from him.

Blackfriars Crown Court
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Three unconnected attacks occurred at Green Park Tube. [Picture courtesy of Sunil060902 and Wikimedia Commons]

London’s Tubes and trains are now a little safer after police arrested 13 people for sexual offences last week – including three men accused of filming up women’s skirts.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
David was a DJ in the Soca scene in north London (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A fresh appeal has been launched to find out the ‘horrifying circumstances’ which led to a part-time bus driver and DJ’s badly burned body being found under a railway arch in north London four years ago.

United Kingdom
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Andrew Adams, a retired teacher at Highgate Wood School pleaded guilty to a charge of buggery at Wood Green Crown Court.

A 68-year-old who groomed and sexually abused a pupil when he worked as a PE teacher in Crouch End in the 1980s has been jailed for 12 years.

London
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Chrissie Wellington tweeted about the theft

A brazen cycle thief was caught on camera breaking into an office in south London and stealing Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington’s prized triathlon bike.

BBC
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Almost 30,000 offenders were handed a police caution last year, sometimes for serious crimes (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Met has been accused of ‘letting criminals off’ after figures reveal almost 30,000 cautions were handed out last year for crime including rape, arson and robbery.

London
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The disabled woman was attacked after she accidentally rolled over a woman's foot with her wheelchair at Victoria (Picture: Getty)

A disabled woman was abused by a man who grabbed her wheelchair and tilted it after she accidentally rode over a woman’s foot at Victoria Station.

British Transport Police
Monday, July 21, 2014
The woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter of her four-month-old baby (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A 19-year-old woman from Mile End has escaped jail after starving her four-month-old baby girl to death.

London
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The moped rider was stabbed in Lavender Road, Wandsworth (Picture: Google StreetView)

A moped rider was stabbed four times by a gang who robbed his vehicle during an attack on an estate in south London.

London Ambulance Service
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The cyclist was killed in the collision in Kingston Road, Merton, on Saturday morning (Picture: Google StreetView)

The driver of a car involved in a fatal collision with a cyclist in south London has been arrested suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

London Ambulance Service
Friday, July 18, 2014
The rape happened at the junction of Bugsby Way and Anchor and Hope Lane in Charlton (Pic Google Street View)

A 21-year-old woman was raped after being attacked by three men on her way from a night out in Charlton, near Greenwich in south-east London.

London
Friday, July 18, 2014
Barry John  Britton raped a three-year-old boy

A 66-year-old man who raped a three-year-old boy has been sentenced to life at Southwark Crown Court.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
CCTV images of four suspects police want to trace after attack on bus driver at Stratford on April 27

Police are appealing today for help to trace a woman and three men following an attack on a bus driver in east London.

London
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Dale Bolinger 57, arriving at Canterbury Crown Court (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

A nurse with a cannibalism fetish bought an axe he planned to use on a girl he believed to be just 14 years old before eating her, a court has heard.

Germany
Monday, July 14, 2014
The stabbing happened in Coniston Road, Downham. (Google Street View)

A murder investigation has been launched after fight in Downham left one man dead.

Monday, July 14, 2014
The accusations of assault, and of wishing cancer upon his estranged wife, came out at a family court case in Barnet [Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

A woman told a court how she left after her husband said he prayed that she would get cancer.

London
Monday, July 14, 2014
The Metropolitan Police are searching a back garden for human remains after an allegation that a body was buried there thirty years ago (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

This morning police have begun searching a back garden in Islington for human remains.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that The Met has announced will now recruit its new police constables only from London to make sure they “reflect the city they serve”.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
The two cars collided at this junction of Green Lanes and Hermitage Road, before one car mounted the pavement and hit a mother and her baby daughter. [Photo from Google StreetView]

Five men have been arrested after a woman and her baby were hit by a car in Finsbury Park.

London hospital
Friday, July 11, 2014
A whopping £25million worth of cocaine was hidden in plastic bananas, among real fruit (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

A massive haul of cocaine, thought to be worth £25million, was found by Met police officers hidden in plastic bananas shipped over from Columbia.

London police
Friday, July 11, 2014
The orginal tweets in which @MPSinthesky made their reply to @anyabokepublic [Image from Twitter]

A Twitter user has accused the Met Police of encouraging their 91,000 Twitter followers to bully her.

Metropolitan Police
Friday, July 11, 2014
Hitman Jamie Marsh-Smith, convicted of murdering Zafer Eren. Picture: Metropolitan Police

A hitman named after Freddy Kreuger, the deranged character in the Nightmare on Elm Street horror films, has today been convicted of shooting dead a Turkish gang boss then trying to bump off the getaway driver from the hit.

Friday, July 11, 2014
The luxury hotel is a London landmark  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

It seemed like a unique crime: moped-riding thugs descended on the Dorchester, one of London’s most luxurious hotels, and smashed their way through glass cases with sledgehammers, stealing thousands of pounds’ worth of jewellery.

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Fusilier Lee Rigbywas killed whilst off duty near Woolwich Barracks by Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo in May 2013  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The father of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier who was brutally murdered in Woolwich last year, has said it is ‘disgusting’ that his son’s killers received £200,000 from the state to pay for their legal costs.

The risk is most likely with clothes that have been contaminated with oil, such as kitchen cloths, tea towels, and chefs' whites [Photo courtesy of London Fire Brigade]

A fire that tore through a laundrette in Bromley was caused by a pile of tumble dried clothes.

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This weekend saw London’s biggest manmade beach open at the Royal Victoria Dock in Canning Town.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
London comedians are preparing for Edinburgh (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

During these sultry July afternoons and endless balmy evenings the nervous musings of young comedians in London drift to dreams of triumph on the Edinburgh stage.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man poduction came to an end on Sunday, July 6

If you’ve been wandering around bereft of purpose, a wet-eyed stare fixed on your blank face, then no doubt you too are as gutted as I am that The Drowned Man has finally come to an end.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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