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

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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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.

Yesterday, 12:20
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
Yesterday, 11:20
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.

Yesterday, 09:26
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
Wed, 19:29
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’.

Wed, 17:39
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.

Wed, 09:55
Tents were erected to preserve evidence as Hammersmith and Fulham Police investigated [Picture courtesy of @misstew]

Police are investigating after a man suffered serious injuries in an incident on Harrow Road.

London hospital
Wed, 09:46
Do you know this man? (Picture: British Transport Police)

Police are keen to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault during rush hour on a train between Stratford and Ilford stations.

British Transport Police
Wed, 07:36
The dramatic crash happened at this junction in Peckham [Picture from Google StreetView]

Woman knocked down by ‘stolen car’ in police chase

London Ambulance Service
Tue, 16:04
A picture, taken on a bystander's head-cam, of the man has been released by police (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A man pretended to come to the rescue of a badly injured motorcyclist but instead robbed him as he lay bleeding in the road after a crash in west London.

London Ambulance Service
Tue, 14:34
Nawal Msaad arrives at the Old Bailey this morning (Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

A young woman from London was caught with a stash of €20,000 in her knickers as she prepared to board a flight to Istanbul from Heathrow.

Tue, 09:42
Police are hoping to speak to this man in connection with the two robberies

This CCTV image shows a man police want to talk to after two children were mugged in a subway in east London.

Mon, 17:57
The brutal attack took place in Morley's  fried chicken shop in Brixton (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Four youth workers smashed a man in the face with a brick then repeatedly kicked him and jumped on his head in a ‘ferocious’ attack in a Brixton chicken shop.

UN Court
Mon, 14:31
Gary Clarence with his three-year-old twins Ben and Max before their deaths at the hands of their mother Tania

A mother has admitted killing her three young disabled children at their home in New Malden, but denied murdering them at an emotional court appearance this morning

Mon, 11:27
Police believe the shooting took place inside a residential prtoperty in Kingsdown Avenue, Croydon (Picture: Google Streetview)

A man and a woman were shot at a house in Croydon in the early hours of Sunday morning, with officers from the Met’s gang unit appealing for information.

London Ambulance Service
Mon, 09:18
The July 7 memorial in Hyde Park being cleaned after it was defaced just hours before survivors and bereaved families gather to commemorate the attacks (Picture: James Banks/London Live/PA Wire


The 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park was daubed with graffiti in a sickening attack.

Mon, 07:48
Adam Hird was a qualified private pilot and was engaged to be married

Police are trying to find a woman they believed filmed an incident which led to the death of 30-year-old Adam Hird outside No.65 bar in Vauxhall.

London Ambulance Service
Sunday, July 6, 2014
The attack took place in Parson Street in Hendon, north London (Picture: Google Streetview)

An IT engineer has been charged with the murder of a man stabbed to death in Hendon in broad daylight.

Sunday, July 6, 2014
Vanessa Feltz and Linda Nolan claim Rolf Harris assaulted them

Paedophile Rolf Harris also sexually assaulted singer Linda Nolan and TV presenter Vanessa Feltz, it has been claimed.

Scotland Yard
Friday, July 4, 2014
Mounted Police officers will patrol around the St James Park 'fan zone' to direct spectators and provide security  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The Met will be using police officers to control the crowds and have warned people to watch out for pickpockets ahead of the Tour de France.

Friday, July 4, 2014
Ponnamperuma groped a woman on a Tube train (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A Walthamstow man had been placed on the Sex Offenders Register after he sexually assaulted one women on a Tube train and another on a London bus.

British Transport Police
Friday, July 4, 2014
The crash took place at the junction of the A406 North Circular and Warwick Road in Haringey last night (Picture: Google Streetview)

A motorcyclist was killed after he collided with a pick-up truck followed by a white van on the North Circular in Haringey last night.

London Ambulance Service
Friday, July 4, 2014
Con-man Frank 'Fizzy' Onyeachonam, from Canning Town, has been jailed for eight and a half years (Picture: National Crime Agency)

A con-man known as ‘Fizzy’ because of his love for high-end champagne defrauded elderly and vulnerable victims out of vast sums of money to fuel his luxury lifestyle.

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The M25 is experiencing southbound delays neard the Dartford Crossing [Picture by Darren Meacher under a Creative Commons license]

There are delays of up to half an hour on the clockwise/southbound M25 near the Dartford Crossing after a car caught fire at 10:20am. The fire has been extinguished and recovery of the car is now being arranged. All anticlockwise lanes are now moving normally.

The Job Centre at 120-122 Deptford High Street in its original incarnation in 2008. Although the pub keeps the name, it has not kept the distinctive green and yellow sign [Photo from Google StreetView]

Campaigners have criticised a ‘poor taste’ pub that has opened in a disused Job Centre on Deptford High Street – and kept the name.

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.

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.

The street is partially closed after an accident  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The A4 Strand is partially closed this morning after a collision between a scooter and a van.

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.

Yesterday, 18:10
The needle was found in a packet of Aldi button mushrooms

Aldi supermarket appears to have stitched itself up after a customer found a sewing needle lodged in the side of a button mushroom.


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Take our quiz and see how much you know about the Wimbledon Tennis Championships (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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The World Cup is a showcase of fantastic football... and terrible hairstyles. Try this quiz and test your knowledge of the wackiest barnets in Brazil.

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World Cup countries quiz

It's about time you refreshed your brains about the countries competing in Brazil.

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How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

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Instead of actually going to a park, take our quiz about them... (Picture: Warrick Page/Getty Images)

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