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A raid on a three-bedroom house in north west London found 35 men living in rooms full of mattresses. The discovery was made on Winchester Avenue, Queensbury, at around 6am on Tuesday following complaints from neighbours, Brent council said. The men, all of Eastern European origin, had piled bedding in…
Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed. An 18-year-old, understood to be suspected of planting the device on a tube train, and a 21-year-old were both arrested under the Terrorism Act following Friday's…
A judge has spoken out about the serious nationwide shortage of secure accommodation for troubled children. Judge Rowe echoed the "frustration" of other senior judges about the situation when she said on Friday that a copy of her findings in the case of a 15-year-old, who can be identified only…
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has asked a London borough to pay for a family holiday as partial remedy for causing a disabled boy to miss out on nearly two years of specialist support. Over the past nine years the Ombudsman has upheld four separate complaints about London…
Police are "absolutely determined" to obtain a successful prosecution for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) despite no-one being convicted of the crime since it was outlawed more than 30 years ago, a senior officer has said. Inspector Allen Davis, from Scotland Yard's sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command, said it…
A British woman suspected of being one of the ringleaders of a criminal network involved in trafficking young women for sexual exploitation has been charged under the Modern Slavery Act. Joesphine Iyamu, 50, was arrested by National Crime Agency (NCA) officers after she landed at Heathrow Airport on a flight…
A woman who allegedly falsely claimed her husband died in the Grenfell Tower fire and obtained more than £10,000 in funds allocated for survivors has appeared in court. Joyce Msokeri, of Ambleside Gardens, Sutton, south London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with seven counts of fraud by false representation.…
The Government has taken control of Croydon's children's services after a damning Ofsted report revealed "widespread and serious" failures were leaving youngsters at risk. It blamed weak management at all levels of the south London borough for failing to ensure social workers followed protocols for missing children and those at…
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