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

Yesterday, 17:53
Eliott Diffley

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

Blackfriars Crown Court
Yesterday, 12:47
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
Yesterday, 11:33
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
Yesterday, 09:26
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
Yesterday, 08:20
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
Wed, 18:35
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
Wed, 11:22
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
Wed, 10:17
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.

Wed, 09:08
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
Tue, 17:54
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
Tue, 15:00
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
Tue, 11:24
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
Tue, 08:07
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
Mon, 17:10
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.

Metropolitan Police
Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Mayor of London said that three 23-year-old water cannon had arrived in the UK from germany and were being refurbished at a secret location (Picture via Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has confirmed that the crowd control water cannon he has bought for the Met have been shipped to the UK and are being prepared for use.

Boris Johnson
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Kella lured his victim to the flat of a known drug user in the Little Venice area before tying him up and attacking him with a dumbbell and a knife  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

A man has been jailed after he kidnapped, tortured and threatened to kill a man he believed owed him money.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The suspect is white, in his 40s or 50s, with short spiky hair and chubby cheeks. He was wearing a grey suit and spoke with an English accent [e-fit from British Transport Police]

Police have released an e-fit to help catch a predator who seriously sexually assaulted a man on a Tube train.

British Transport Police
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Zach Zeto targeted a blind passenmger for his iPhone and then made him draw out to cash to get it back (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A thief stole a blind man’s iPhone and forced him to travel to a cash point to pay to get it back in what police called a ‘terrifying ordeal’.

Blackfriars Crown Court
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The Deen brother have been jailed for 50 years after raping and robbing two prostitutes (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Two brothers who raped and robbed two prostitutes at gun-point in Lewisham have been jailed for a total of 50 years at the Old Bailey today.

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The Back to the Future preview of Secret Cinema has been cancelled

Secret Cinema have cancelled their Back to the Future events until July 31.

The two parts of the chair were inspired by the curves of an anonymous male model [Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker][Photo courtesy of Gigi Barker]

A London designer has created a unique chair designed to look, feel and smell like human skin.

Planned engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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Yesterday, 17:04
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.

Yesterday, 14:31
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.

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