Waltham Forest Crime - 2017 - 2018
wfcwCollege praised for work to tackle rise in knife crime
13 August 2018
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Waltham Forest College has been praised by the deputy mayor of London for policing and crime for its response to the surge in knife crimes across the capital.
Sophie Linden urged other colleges and schools to follow the example of Waltham Forest College after it dedicated an entire month to raising awareness of gang and youth violence.
The college in Walthamstow’s Forest Road, which has 7,000 students, worked with a range of organisations to deliver seminars focusing on online safety, healthy relationships and consent.
wfcwAverage of one knife crime every day in Waltham Forest
19 March 2015
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Police in the borough recorded 350 offences, including 144 stabbings.
The Met refused to reveal how many people had been killed by a knife in
wfcwArmed officers to patrol neighbourhoods after week of gang-related stabbings and shooting
22 November 2017
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Armed officers have been called in to patrol neighbourhoods after a series of gang-related incidents left a teenager dead and four others injured.
wfcwOne in ten young people have no qualifications
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Ten per cent of 16 to 24 year olds in Waltham Forest have no qualifications.
Overall, Waltham Forest has the fourth highest share of people in low-paid, low skilled occupations in London.

wfcwCashpoint robbery: Woman, 28, is charged
6 December 2018
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A 28-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a cashpoint robbery outside a post office in Leytonstone Road, Stratford.
Dwayer Jude, who is homeless, was charged with robbery today (Thursday, December 6) after being arrested yesterday evening.
A woman in her 40s had her money stolen as she withdrew cash from an ATM on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 28.
wfcwCrime "hotspot" will be targeted in new operation
26 November 2018
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Waltham Forest Council conducted an in-depth review of its anti-social behaviour strategy and found the borough’s overall performance was unclear because “no complete picture” emerged from research.
Problems included a need to improve how anti-social behaviour is reported and improve its use of resources.
St James Street in Walthamstow was singled out as a crime “hotspot”.
wfcwAhsanullah Nawazai from Walthamstow died after he was found stabbed in London Colney
1 December 2018
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Ahsanullah Nawazai, 20, from Walthamstow died after he was found stabbed multiple times in Walsingham Way, London Colney at 7.15pm on Wednesday.
A 30-year-old woman, also from London Colney, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. She remains in police custody.
Mr Nawazai was taken to hospital shortly after he was discovered seriously injured in the street by a member of the public, but later died.
wfcwTwenty construction workers arrested for immigration offences in Waltham Forest
12 November 2018
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Twenty construction workers were arrested on suspicion of immigration offences at a building site in Waltham Forest.
It happened after immigrations officers assisted by police from the Lea Bridge neighbourhood policing team visited the site on Wednesday, November 7, in the Lea Bridge area in Leyton.
One of the workers arrested had been wanted by police for a separate offence.
wfcwPolice appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in Leytonstone
20 November 2018
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The attack happened on Friday, October 12, at around 10.30pm in Artesian Walk off Cathall Road in Leytonstone.
It followed an incident in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, earlier in the day and officers believe the two are connected.
The victim was stabbed in the back.
wfcwSix teenage girls arrested after fight breaks out in bus station
31 October 2018
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Six teenage girls were arrested at Walthamstow bus station on Tuesday evening after police responded to reports of a fight.
Officers were called to Selborne Walk, Walthamstow, at around 3.50pm to reports of a fight involving “a number of youths”.
When they arrived at the scene, all those involved had fled except for one teenager girl whom they spoke with.
Less than two hours later, at around 5.45pm, police were again called to reports of a fight at nearby Walthamstow bus station.
A spokesman for the Met said: “Five female youths were arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray, and one female youth was arrested on suspicion of common assault.
“They have been taken to east London police stations and remain in custody. “The bus station has now re-opened. Enquiries continue.”
wfcwScenes of 'chaos' at McDonald's after teenagers set off fireworks inside restaurant
2 November 2018
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A McDonald’s restaurant was temporarily closed after up to 50 youths gathered inside and set off fireworks.
One man who works at the fast-food joint in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, described scenes of “chaos” as teenagers ran behind the counters into the kitchen to escape the fireworks.
The restaurant remained closed for two hours while the incident was dealt with. McDonald's has been contacted for comment.
It came just one day after police were called to the corner of Hoe Street and Granville Road to reports of youths throwing fireworks at vehicles.
There were no injuries reported and no arrests have been made.
wfcwMan shot multiple times as he parked his car in residential street
24 October 2018
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The victim was gunned down in Goodall Road, Leyton, at around 8.15pm on Friday, October 5.
His injuries are not life-threatening and he has since been discharged from hospital.
Police believe the suspect fled the scene in a grey vehicle and are appealing for anyone with dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident to come forward.
Acting Detective Sergeant Lee Marley, from the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command, said: “We know there were people in the Goodall Road area around the time the victim sustained his injuries.
wfcwTeenager stabbed in Walthamstow street
25 October 2018
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The attack happened in Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow. Photo: Google Maps
A teenager has suffered a stab wound to the leg after being attacked in Walthamstow.
The 19-year-old male presented himself with injuries at an east London hospital at around 9.20pm on Monday, October 22.
His injuries are not life-threatening.
The man is believed to have been attacked earlier in the evening in Greenleaf Road.
Police have not made any arrests and enquiries continue.
fcwWAR-THAMSTOW From rampant drug abuse to murder, Vallentin Road in London’s Walthamstow has become the UK’s most dangerous street
25 September 2018
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From murder, to arson and sex attacks, we look at the crimes that have led to this stretch of road in East London being dubbed Britain's most dangerous street
wfcwNineteen men and one woman arrested in dawn raids as police crack down on drug gangs in Waltham Forest
3 October 2018
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Police raided 20 properties in east London and Essex including in Walthamstow, Chingford, Leytonstone and Buckhurst Hill, arresting one woman and 19 men.
Officers found a handgun, a sword, a hunting knife and a significant quantity of Class A and Class B drugs and cash after executing the warrants.
The raids come just 11 days after a teenager was killed in a drive-by shooting in Vallentin Road, Walthamstow.
wfcwTeenager charged with possession of knife after police find machete
1 October 2018
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A teenager has been charged with possession of a bladed article after police uncovered a large machete.
Officers from Waltham Forest were backed up by an armed response unit when they arrested the 19-year-old man.
It happened in Leyton High Road at 11am on Sunday, September 30.
wfcwMan, 28, fighting for his life after suffering serious head injury
2 October 2018
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Police cordoned off a section of Leytonstone High Road, near the junction with Mayville Road, as part of their investigation after the man attended a hospital on Monday afternoon.
Officers have not arrested anyone at this early stage.
A spokesman for the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 16:50hrs on Monday October 1 to reports of a 28-year-old man self-presenting himself at an east London hospital with a serious head injury.
“Officers attended. The victim’s injuries have been deemed life-threatening.“Officers have established a crime scene on Leytonstone High Road, E11
wfcwWalthamstow shooting: Teenager, 19, gunned down in weekend of violence in London
22 September 2018
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Police have launched a murder probe after a teenager was shot and killed in east London.
A 19-year-old man died in hospital after being rushed their by friends after he was shot in the incident in Walthamstow at around 11pm last night, police said.
Officers were called to reports of a shooting on Vallentin Road.
The victim's friends reportedly tried to save the man's life but he was later pronounced dead at 11.38pm.
The fatal shooting comes less than 24 hours after a 20-year-old man was killed in a "senseless" stabbing at a house party in north-east London.
wfcwBusted! Gang who smuggled 3.7 million illegal cigarettes into UK jailed for 10 years
28 September 2018
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Pawel Szymanski, 33, of Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, was among six smugglers who hid the tobacco in pallets of floor underlay before being caught red-handed.
Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) made the astonishing discovery at a storage facility in Darwen, Lancashire, where they found more than 3.7 million Richmond, L&M and Brass band cigarettes stuffed into the wooden pallets.
wfcwCCTV images released after assault on 97 bus in Waltham Forest
3 September 2018
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The Met’s Road and Transport Policing Command have issued an appeal for information after the incident on the 97 bus in Waltham Forest.
The route runs from Chingford station to Stratford bus station, passing through Walthamstow and Leyton.
wfcwJailed for life: Dealer caught delivering guns and ammunition to associates in Leyton and West Ham
9 September 2018
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A firearms dealer who was caught supplying guns and ammunition after he had been released from jail has been sentenced to life in prison.
Lennie St Clare Walters, 47, who is homeless, was caught after officers witnessed him making deliveries to associates in Leyton and West Ham.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how on June 21 2017, Walters was seen delivering a handgun and 15 rounds of ammunition to a taxi in Erskine Road, Walthamstow.
wfcwThe investigation into the stabbing of Kacem Mokrane continues
23 August 2018
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A sixteen year-old is one of two people arrested following the murder of teenager.
Yesterday (August 22) a man aged 20 and male 16 year-old were arrested on suspicion of murder. Both were taken to east London police stations and have since been bailed to return to a date in late September.
Their arrests follow the stabbing of Kacem Mokrane, 18, on Thursday, 16 November 2017 in Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow.
Kacem died four days later from his injuries
wfcwAppeal for witnesses after teenager stabbed in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow
30 August 2018
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in broad daylight.
The victim was attacked in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, at around 3.15pm on Monday (August 27).
Three days on, no arrests have been made and detectives from Waltham Forest continue to investigate.
wfcwMan charged after police officers assaulted during drugs search
18 August 2018
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A 25-year-old man has been charged after two police officers were assaulted during a drugs search in a car.
Nanikutomisa Mpelenda of Huxley Road, Leyton was driving in Romford Road, Newham on Thursday (August 16) when he was stopped by police.
He has been charged with two counts of assault on police officers, possession of a firearm with criminal intent, obstructing a drugs search and driving while uninsured.
wfcwBoy, 16, charged with murder after man, 42, stabbed to death
18 August 2018
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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a 42-year-old man who was found stabbed to death at a property in a quiet street.
Police were called to an address in Flaxen Road, Chingford at 4.40am on Friday (August 17) to a report of a stabbing.
Officers found a 42-year-old man suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at around 5.20am.
The victim has been named as Joseph Cullimore who was from Chingford.
The teenager will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates Court on Monday, August 20.
A 35-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder has been released pending further enquiries.
The Homicide and Major Crime Command led by Detective Chief Inspector Gary Holmes are investigating and continue to appeal for information and witnesses.
wfcwPregnant woman 'kicked and punched in head' by pair of attackers in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow
6 August 2018
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A pregnant mother was kicked and punched in the head by two women after her toddler got into an argument with another child in a playground.
The 27-year-old was with her two-year-old child in Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, on Saturday evening when the attack happened.
Her boyfriend, who declined to give his name, claims the victim had her hair pulled out and the back of her head stomped on after being knocked to the ground.
wfcwMan ‘armed with knife’ escapes arrest after fleeing fight in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow
7 August 2018
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A man ‘armed with a knife’ seen fighting with others in a park popular with families has escaped arrest after fleeing before police arrived.
The incident happened in Lloyd Park in Walthamstow’s Forest Road on Sunday afternoon, just one day after a pregnant woman was attacked by two women in the same park.
A spokesman for the Met said: “Police were called at approximately 2.49pm on Sunday, August 5 to reports of a fight and a man armed with a knife in Lloyd Park, E17. “Officers attended. The group had made off prior to police arrival and no suspects were located
wfcwFirearm officers were involved in a chase in Leytonstone last night
27 July 2018
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Armed cops were involved in a shootout with gangsters during a dramatic high speed car chase across east London.
Police were shot at as they tailed a car that failed to pull over following reports of an armed man being spotted in the Leytonstone area late last night (THURS).
The chase ended a mile-and-a-half away in Bective Road, Forest Gate, where eye-witnesses described an exchange of gunshots between police and three suspects in the car, although no-one was injured.
Three men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the chase remain in police custody.
wfcwWalthamstow shooting: Teenager fighting for life after being shot outside Overground station
1 August 2018
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Police and paramedics were scrambled to the scene at St James’s Street Overground station, in Walthamstow, at about 10pm on Tuesday.
The victim, believed to be 18, was rushed to hospital where he remained in a critical condition.
It is understood the victim was gunned down in the St James’s Street before stumbling into the station, Scotland Yard said.
wfcwWorcester acid attack: Three Walthamstow men arrested after boy aged three suffers burns
28 July 2018
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Three men wanted in connection with an acid attack on a three-year-old boy in his pushchair were arrested in London in the early hours today.
The toddler was with his family in a shop in Worcester when a corrosive substance was “thrown or sprayed” over him on Saturday afternoon.
Police swooped on the three suspects, aged 22, 25 and 26, in a raid at a  residential address in Waltham Forest at 3am.
wfcwTwo 17-year-olds arrested after stabbing in Tenby Road, Walthamstow
23 July 2018
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Two teenage boys have been arrested after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in a quiet residential street.
The victim was attacked in Walthamstow’s Tenby Street, off Blackhorse Road, this morning.
Police remain at the scene and have taped off nearby Southcote Road.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at 09:24hrs on Monday, 23 July to reports of a stabbing in Tenby Road, E17.
“Officers, the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended and found an 18-year-old man suffering from stab injuries.
wfcwPolice issue CCTV images after man suffers broken jaw in 'unprovoked' attack
12 July 2018
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CCTV images have been released of a man police want to identify after a “violent and unprovoked” attack left a man with a fractured jaw.
A 53-year-old man was left with serious injuries after being assaulted at 4.55pm on October 25 2017 in Chingford Mount Road.
wfcwLondon station EVACUATED after MASKED GUNMEN open fire - one hurt
13 July 2018
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A SHOOTING in London has seen St James Street train station in Walthamstow sealed off by heavily-armed police. Witnesses reported seeing masked gunmen pursue a man to the station before shooting him in the leg.
Police officers have rushed to St James Street station in Walthamstow after the incident.
They said masked gunmen had pursued a man to the station before shooting him in the leg.
wfcwTwo men shot, third suffers broken leg, in drive-by attack
9 July 2018
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Two men were shot and a third was left with a broken leg after a drive-by shooting in the early hours of this morning.
Police were called to Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, at 2.30am today (Monday, July 9) where they found a man in his 40s suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.
Officers backed up by specialist firearms colleagues also found a man in his 20s with broken leg after a vehicle was “driven at him”.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “A short time later a male aged in his 20s presented himself at an east London hospital with a gunshot injury. Officers believe this to be linked to the incident in Lea Bridge Road.
wfcwAxe wielding burglar smashes through woman's bedroom window
11 July 2018
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An axe wielding man smashed through a woman's window late at night.
At around 10.50pm on June 22, a woman in her 30s was jolted awake when she heard the glass in her High Road, Leyton property smashing.
A man armed with an axe climbed through the window and into the victim's bedroom, demanding her mobile phone, bank cards and other valuables. He then left through the window.
Officers were called at 10.55pm and carried out a search of the property and surrounding area.
wfcwA 14-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Walthamstow.
2 July 2018
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A boy - believed to be aged 14 years - was taken to hospital suffering stab injuries. He remains in a stable condition and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Officers have cordoned off a section of the street where the attack took place this afternoon and they remain at the scene.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at around 13:10hrs on Monday, 2 July, to reports of a male stabbed on Farmilo Road, E17.
“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance.
wfcwMoped riders target cash delivery van in Hall Lane, Chingford
6 July 2018
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Police have released CCTV images of moped riders they wish to speak with after a cash-in-transit robbery.
Two males riding a blue/silver scooter rode up to a custodian who was entering Sainsbury’s in Chingford’s Hall Lane at noon on May 3.
The pillion passenger got off the scooter, which had a stolen number plate, and ran towards the guard before grabbing the box from him.
wfcwElderly woman mugged by three people who followed her home
12 June 2018
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An elderly woman was mugged on her doorstep by three people who followed her home. The woman, in her 80s, drew out her pension in Station Road, Chingford, on Friday and took the 313 bus home to Kings Head Hill.
But three people - two Asian males and one Asian female - got the same bus and approached her outside her house.
They waved a book in her face to distract her and confused, she went into her house. But there she realised her purse, which had £238 in it, was gone.
The incident happened at around 1.45pm on Friday.
wfcwNecklace ripped from woman's neck in mugging outside school
28 June 2018
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A woman in her 20s was attacked by a man outside a primary school in Walthamstow on Wednesday morning.
The victim was attacked by a man outside Roger Ascham School in Wigton Road, Walthamstow, at 10.45am on Wednesday (June 27).
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found the woman suffering minor injuries.
wfcwLondon stabbings: Three teenage boys injured in three hour spate of knife crime across capital
28 May 2018
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A 14-year-old boy was found suffering stab wounds by emergency services in Walthamstow, east London. Police and paramedics rushed to Higham Hill around 1.40pm on Monday following reports of a stabbing.
The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
wfcwPolice taser naked man armed with knife
4 June 2018
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A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 07:22hrs on Sunday, 3 June to reports of a naked man armed with a knife in Higham Hill Road, E17.  “The suspect, aged 57, refused to drop the knife and was tasered by police.
“He was arrested and was taken to an east London hospital by the London Ambulance Service for treatment and a mental health assessment.
“Following the assessment, the man was subsequently de-arrested and was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.”
wfcwMan, 24, arrested after police seize drugs and knives in search of Chingford home
16 May 2018
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A 24-year-old man has been arrested after police uncovered a large quantity of cannabis and two knives while searching a property.
The Met’s Violent Crime Task Force, backed up by officers from Hatch Lane and Hale End neighbourhood policing teams carried out the search in Chingford at around 8am on Tuesday (May 15).
Police have not released details about the exact location of the property. The man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and has been released under investigation.
wfcwTwo 15-year-old boys stabbed just streets apart
28 May 2018
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Boys, 15, found stabbed in Chingford Mount Road and Ainslie Wood Road
Police were called to Chingford Mount Road at 4.14pm to reports of an injured male.  At the scene a 15-year-old boy was found suffering from a stab wound to the chest.
A second boy, also 15, was found a short distance away in Ainslie Wood Road, E4. He was also suffering from a stab wound to his upper body.
Both injured boys were taken to east London hospitals by London Ambulance Service.
wfcwShocking footage shows men lunging at each other with knives as brawl breaks out on Victoria line
11 May 2018
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Terrifying footage captured the moment Tube passengers were forced to watch on in horror as two men lunged at each other with knives on an early-morning Victoria Line train.
The two had become embroiled in an argument before they both pulled out huge knives and began trying to attack the other. 
In the CCTV footage they can be seen attempting to plunge the knives into each other before the fight spills out onto the platform.
Shocked passengers are seen sat in the carriage, watching on as the violence unfolds.
wfcwBoy, 16, stabbed and 18-year-old suffers head injury in street fight
11 May 2018
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A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called on Thursday May 10 to reports of an altercation in Billet Road, E17.
“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found an 18-year-old suffering a head injury.
A 16-year-old teenager arrived at a hospital soon after, suffering from a stab wound to his hand. He has since been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Principal of Walthamstow Academy in Billet Road, Emma Skae said: “A small number of our students were involved in an incident near school yesterday afternoon which the police are currently investigating.
It happened a day after police closed off part of Walthamstow’s Fulbourne Road after a group of secondary school students were targeted in an ‘unprovoked’ attack.
wfcwBoy, 17, stabbed in Leytonstone Road, Stratford
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A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in an east London high street as three days of Bank Holiday weekend violence continued.
The teen was knifed near Tesco Express in Leytonstone Road, Stratford shortly after 4.30pm on Monday (May 7).
He remains in hospital with injuries which are not life-threatening.
wfcwCyclist fighting for life after police chase ends in crash
13 May 2018
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The 28-year-old man was knocked down in Forest Road, Walthamstow shortly after 1am on Saturday (March 12) by a light-coloured BMW.
The driver, who fled the scene, had crashed into a number of parked cars at the junction with Holmes Avenue before hitting the cyclist.
Shortly before the crash, he had failed to stop for an unmarked police car.
Police are working to trace the driver and inform the next-of-kin of the cyclist.
wfcwFour arrested after shots fired near Leyton Midland Road station
18 April 2018
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No injuries were reported after the incident, which comes amid a spate of stabbings and shootings in Waltham Forest which have left three people dead.
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "Police were called at 15:00hrs on Friday, 13 April to reports of shots fired in Midland Road, E10.
wfcwBoy, 14, stabbed in leg during attack in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow
23 April 2018
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Police were called to Lloyd Park on Saturday evening at around 6.25pm by London Ambulance Service after reports of a stabbing.
The victim, aged 14, was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening of life-changing.
wfcwStreets cordoned off as 'shots fired' in Leytonstone
11 April 2018
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 Police have taped off several roads in Leytonstone after a firearm was reportedly discharged in the area.
Residents reported hearing gunfire in the Cann Hall Road area in the south of the borough, during the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Officers have closed off Tavistock Road, just off Cann Hall Road, while parts of Odessa Road have also been cordoned while an investigation is underway.
wfcwFamily 'living in fear' after teen left with fractured eye socket in attack outside Kelmscott School in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow
11 April 2018
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he mother of a 13-year-old boy who suffered a fractured eye socket after being beaten up by fellow students says her family is “living in fear” after the violent assault.
The 33-year-old mother of two, who does not wish to be named for fear of reprisals, claims the attack happened just days after she told a group of youths off for smoking and shouting outside her home.
The single mother who moved to Walthamstow in December says her two-bedroom flat has been the target of repeated attacks, the latest which involved a hammer being thrown through the kitchen window.
wfcwMan stabbed in Walthamstow
5 April 2018
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A man has been stabbed in Walthamstow amid a recent spate of violent attacks in the area.
Police say the man, in his 20s, has been taken to hospital following an incident in Billet Road on Thursday afternoon.
Met officers and London Ambulance Serivce were called to the scene at around 12.50pm.
Scotland Yard said it was waiting on an update on the victim's condition.
The latest stabbing comes during a spate of violence in Walthamstow and across London as a whole.
Some 50 people have been killed in stabbings and shootings in the capital since the beginning of 2018, while three people have been murdered in Walthamstow in less than a month.
wfcwTeenager fighting for his life after shooting in Markhouse Road
3 April 2018
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A teenage boy was stabbed while another is fighting for his life after being shot.
Police were called to Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, at around 10pm last night where they found a 16-year-old with gunshot injuries.
He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Meanwhile another boy, 15, was found stabbed but his condition is not currently known.
The spokeswoman said: "A 16-year-old boy was found with gun shot injuries. He has been taken to an east London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
wfcwWalthamstow stabbing: Man dies after attack in Vallentin Road
20 March 2018
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A man has died after a stabbing on a residential street in Walthamstow.
Police were called to Vallentin Road at around 9.50pm on Monday evening to reports a man had been injured. Officers and London Ambulance Service paramedics attended the street and found man, believed to be in his 40s, suffering from a stab wound.
Despite attempts by emergency crews to save the man's life, he was pronounced dead at the scene at around 10.55pm.

Second teenager charged with murder after Walthamstow shooting
21 March 2018
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A second teenager has been charged with the murder of a man who was fatally shot in Walthamstow.
The boy, 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged on Wednesday with the murder of Joseph Williams-Torres.
He will appear in custody at Stratford Youth Court on today. A 15-year-old boy who was charged with murder on Tuesday appeared in custody at Stratford Youth Court yesterday.
Mr Williams-Torres of Walthamstow was gunned down on March 14 while sitting in a stationary car in Essex Close near the junction with Pretoria Avenue.
He died on the way to hospital and a post-mortem gave the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.

Walthamstow stabbing: Third person arrested over man's murder
29 March 2018
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A third person has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing in Walthamstow.
Police detained a man on Sunday, in connection with the death of a 41-year-old man in Vallentin Road earlier this month. The 35-year-old suspect has since been released under investigation
wfcwWalthamstow murder: 20-year-old man shot dead in Forest Road
14 March 2018
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Police and ambulance crews were called to Forest Road at around 9.30pm on Wednesday after reports shots had been fired in the area.
On arrival, they found a 20-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to hospital, but was pronounced dead en route at 10.45pm. Detectives believe the victim had been sat in a stationary vehicle when he was approached by several individuals, who opened fire.
wfcwElijah Dornelly murder: Walthamstow teenager stabbed to death in vicious attack caught on CCTV, court hears
6th November 2017
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A teenager was ambushed and disembowelled by two young men in a street attack caught on CCTV, a court has heard.
Elijah Dornelly was fatally stabbed in Walthamstow High Street but still managed to run into a nearby cafe, with his intestines spilling out of his stomach, the Old Bailey was told. The victim, from Higham Hill, suffered massive blood loss and was pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning following the attack on May 7 this year.
wfcwLEYTONSTONE: Teen gang jailed for tube robberies
9th February 2010
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A TEENAGER who was part of a gang which committed robberies on the Tube after the Notting Hill Carnival has been jailed for two years. Fhazio Mulindwa, 19, of Leytonstone High Road, was part of a group who robbed passengers of phones and cash on the Central and Bakerloo Tube lines on August 24, 2008. At Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday he was jailed along with eight other teenagers for conspiracy to rob.
wfcwBoy, 16, suffers head injuries after being attacked by pair outside Waltham Forest College in Forest Road, Walthamstow
15th February 2018
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A 16-year-old boy suffered head injuries after being assaulted by a pair of youths in Forest Road, Walthamstow.
The teenager was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and has since been discharged. The attack happened near Waltham Forest College at around 5.45pm on Tuesday (February 13) and officers did not release information until today.
wfcwWalthamstow gunman's accomplice jailed for luring victim to be shot in buttocks
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A gunman's accomplice has been jailed for setting a trap that allowed his victim to get shot in the buttocks at point-blank range.
Adil Rana was sentenced to 11 years behind bars at Southwark Crown Court on Friday for helping to orchestrate a “revenge” plot against victim Razwan Malik last summer.
The court heard the 25-year-old, of St Leonard's Avenue, Chingford, first approached Mr Malik outside a luggage shop in Hoe Street, Walthamstow, on July 31 last year and asked for his phone number.
wfcwMan stabbed in eye in Chingford may be partially blinded after 'targeted' attack
18 January 2018
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Emergency services were called to the Co-Op store in Hatch Lane, Chingford, at around 10.30pm on December 15 after staff reported a man had entered the shop covered in blood.
Metropolitan Police officers attended and found a 20-year-old man suffering from a stab injury to his eye.
DC Stephen Eyres, of Waltham Forest CID, said: "This was a targeted attack. The victim was ambushed by two men who were intent on causing him serious harm
wfcwBrothers jailed for 14 years after police seize Class A drugs and £54,000
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Two brothers have been jailed for a total of 14 years after being found guilty of conspiracy to supply almost half a kilo of Class A drugs and possessing criminal property, namely £54,000.
Aaron Perkins-Bayley, 29, of Melville Road in Walthamstow, and his half-brother Julian Mark Bayley, 38, of Longfield Road in Walthamstow, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, January 24.
Perkins-Bayley was given a six year sentence while Bayley was jailed for eight years.
.wfcwMan flees jewellery shop after failed smash and grab using hammer
15  January 2018
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A man who smashed the front window of a jewellers with a hammer fled the scene empty-handed after being chased down the street by the shop’s owner.
The attempted robbery at St. George’s Jewellers in Walthamstow High Street happened at 3.30pm on Monday when the street was busy with shoppers with young children.
wfcwFour boys arrested on suspicion of burglary at Walthamstow dog track development
16 January 2018
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Four teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of burglary at the former Walthamstow dog track.
The suspects, aged between 13 and 16, were detained on Sunday evening over a suspected burglary at the site, which is currently being redeveloped for housing.
wfcw Elijah Dornelly murder: Drug dealers who stabbed 17-year-old in Walthamstow 'ambush' attack jailed for life
4 December 2017
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Two drug dealers have been jailed for life after they murdered a 17-year-old boy in an ambush stabbing.
Ezra Abeka-Soares and Morgan Mockford, both 18, were handed life sentences at the Old Bailey today (Monday, December 4) for killing Elijah Dornelly in Walthamstow High Street on May 7.
The court heard how the pair had ventured “way off patch” to sell drugs on the day of the murder.
wfcwTwo teenagers found stabbed in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton and Whipps Cross, Leytonstone
18 December 2017
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Two teenagers were rushed to hospital after being found suffering from stab wounds in separate locations.
The first boy was found stabbed in the stomach at Tesco Express in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton last night.
Minutes later, paramedics came across a second boy suffering a stab wound to the leg outside Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone.
Their injuries are not life threatening and both of them were subsequently arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Officers believe the stabbings may be linked.
wfcwBoy, 17, shot in fast food restaurant in Wood Street, Walthamstow
21 November 2017
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The 17-year-old was attacked in Wood Street, Walthamstow last night.
Police cordoned off the area around Charcoal Grill kebab, Wood Street Opticians and Coral betting shop opposite Wood Street Plaza.

wfcwThird stabbing in six days: Stop and search powers issued after boy, 17 attacked in Carlton Road, Walthamstow
20 November 2017
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A teenager was stabbed in the leg just two streets away from where a man was stabbed three days earlier.  The 17-year-old was attacked in Carlton Road, Walthamstow at 12.35pm on Sunday, November 19. He was taken to hospital by ambulance and his condition is not life-threatening.
wfcw'I was terrified' says Subway worker who watched man get stabbed as he waited for sandwich in St James Street, Walthamstow
17 November 2017
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The man was stabbed on Tuesday evening in Subway in St James St, Walthamstow. Pic: Google Maps.
A fast food worker has spoken of the “terrifying” moment a man was stabbed as he waited for a sandwich in a restaurant.
The 18-year-old victim was attacked by a masked gang in Subway in St James Street, Walthamstow, while another man was sprayed with an “unknown substance”.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Four men and four male youths were arrested on suspicion of GBH.
wfcw18-year-old man fighting for his life after being stabbed in stomach in Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow
17 November 2017
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An 18-year-old man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in the stomach.
The victim was attached by a group of men armed with weapons in Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow shortly after 11pm on Thursday.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to reports of a group of males armed with weapons and an altercation in the street at Mount Pleasant Road, Walthamstow, at 11.14pm on Thursday, November 16.
wfcwMan stabbed and another sprayed with 'unknown substance' in St James Street,
14 November 2017
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A man was stabbed and another sprayed with an “unknown substance” after a fight broke out in a busy street.
Police were called to St James Street in Waltham stow at about 6.40pm on Tuesday, November 14 to reports of a fight involving people armed with weapons.
Four men and four male youths were arrested in a nearby road on suspicion of GBH.
wfcwWalthamstow acid attack: Teenage boy arrested after delivery driver left fighting for life
3 November 2017
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The victim may be left permanently blind after the horrific attack, police said.
A teenager has been arrested after a delivery driver was left fighting for his life in hospital following an acid attack in Walthamstow.
The takeaway delivery man was “repeatedly” doused with a corrosive liquid in what is thought by police to have been an attempted moped robbery.
The 32-year-old victim is likely to be left blinded in both eyes and is currently in a critical condition in hospital, police said.
wfcwWalthamstow teenager stabbed to death in vicious attack caught on CCTV, court hears
6 November 2017

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A teenager was ambushed and disembowelled by two young men in a street attack caught on CCTV, a court has heard.
Elijah Dornelly was fatally stabbed in Walthamstow High Street but still managed to run into a nearby cafe, with his intestines spilling out of his stomach, the Old Bailey was told.
The victim, from Higham Hill, suffered massive blood loss and was pronounced dead in the early hours of the morning following the attack on May 7 this year.
wfcwMan rushed to hospital after being shot in Bakers Arms area of Lea Bridge Road, Leyton
29th September 2017
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wfcwPolice and fire crews called after acid attack scare in Walthamstow High Street
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wfcwShocking toll of teenagers stabbed and shot to death in London rises to 15
16 August 2017
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The shocking death toll of teenagers stabbed and shot to death in London has risen to 15, three months after Elijah Dornelly was killed in Walthamstow. In April, Scotland Yard recorded a surge of 51 per cent in gun crime and a 34 per cent rise in knife crime in Waltham Forest. Elijah was walking home with a friend from an anti-knife rally before his attackers pounced on him and made off on bicycles.
In just three months another six young men have found the same fate, with two teenagers losing their lives in 24 hours on Friday (August 8).
wfcwNeighbours describe 'horror' scenes as cars smashed and missiles thrown in riot in Church Road, Leyton
27 July 2017

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 Hundreds of youths gathered in Church Road, Leyton on Wednesday, July 26 after being refused entry to a party in nearby Willow Brook Primary School.
Cars parked on the road were jumped upon and had their windscreens smashed while traffic was brought to a standstill.
Riot police were called in at 9pm and it took three hours for the crowd to be dispersed. One police officer was injured after missiles were thrown from the crowd.
An elderly resident who has lived in the street for 12 years said: “When I heard the noise I turned off all my lights and peeked out through the curtains. “I saw people jumping on cars and smashing windscreens. It was absolute horror. “I was so afraid I closed my curtains and didn’t want to be seen. It was terrible. I was getting messages from neighbours to see if I was ok.
“There was so much noise. There was a line of police from one side of the road to the other and they had shields and were covering their heads.”
Another witness said she believes the youths, who looked to be in their late teens or early 20s were drunk because of the “hysterical” way they were behaving.
wfcwA GANG of eight men have been jailed for over 30 years for peddling drugs on a housing estate.
12 June 2017
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The men, known as the ‘Thatched House Thugs’, dealt Class A drugs and set up a drug den in a flat against the occupant’s will in Avenue Estate in Leytonstone.
wfcw'It was like a horror movie': Witness describes moment after 'serious' acid attack in Leyton
23 August 2017
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Police  said the victim was walking with a bicycle at the time, but it was not stolen.
The incident has rocked the community living in the estate, which backs onto Downsell Primary School.
Safraz said: “Both parks are empty and no children to be seen.
“Everyone here is traumatised by what happened. It’s not safe here anymore with moped gangs and general gangs loitering around. “The whole estate is in shock.”
A surge in acid attacks has left victims all over east London and Essex, with incidents in Chingford, Loughton, Leyton, Buckhurst Hill, Walthamstow, Wanstead and Leytonstone in the last year alone.
wfcwArmed gang open fire  into Walthamstow high street casino
11 May 2017
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This is the terrifying moment an armed gang opened fire indiscriminately into a high street casino after smashing through the plate-glass front door.
Two cashiers were lucky to escape unscathed after diving for cover behind roulette machines as a hooded teenager shot twice into the 24-hour arcade before fleeing.
wfcwSecurity guard shot during raid on Nationwide bank in Walthamstow High Street
18 May 2017
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A security guard has been shot during an attempted robbery at a bank in Walthamstow town centre.
Police were called to the Nationwide branch in the High Street at around 3.25am this morning (Thursday, May 18), to respond to reports a robbery was in progress.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the security guard, a 53-year-old man, suffering from gunshot wounds.
He was taken to hospital by paramedics from London Ambulance Service. His injuries are not being treated as life-threatening or life-changing.
wfcwGun crime soars by 51 per cent in Waltham Forest
13 April 2017
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Scotland Yard registered annual rises across a number of serious offence categories in Waltham Forest over the past 12 months.
GUN crime offences in Waltham Forest have surged by 51 per cent in the last year, according to Scotland Yard. 
Knife crime offences resulting in an injury also increased, by 22 per cent to 155 from 2016 to 2017, compared to 127 offences the year before.
Robbery in the borough is up 10 per cent from the year before, with 651 offences, while sexual offences also jumped 12 per cent with 539 offences recorded. Islamaphobic hate crime is up 16 per cent while fraud offences soared by a staggering 46 per cent from the previous year.
wfcwMan found collapsed and screaming on street after acid attack in Leyton
21 March 2017
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A man was found screaming "help me" in a heap on the floor after an acid attack.
The 29-year-old was found collapsed on Calderon Road, Leyton, shortly before 7am on Monday, March 20.
Masir Uddin, who works as a shopkeeper nearby, said the victim, who is believed to be eastern European, is a regular customer at his shop. Mr Uddin said after hearing the man’s cries for help he went outside and found him collapsed on the street.
wfcwTeenager knifed to death in 11th fatal London stabbing in two weeks
8 May 2017
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A teenage boy has been stabbed to death in an east London high street, becoming the 11th person to die from knife crime on the capital’s streets in just two weeks.
Police and paramedics were scrambled to the High Street in Walthamstow late on Sunday night, where they found the 17-year-old suffering from a serious stab wound.
He was rushed to an east London hospital in critical condition where he died a short while later, Scotland Yard said.
wfcwTeenager stabbed in Vallentin Road, Walthamstow
23 May 2017
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A TEENAGER has been stabbed in a residential street this afternoon.
A 16-year-old was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service after he was stabbed at 2:06pm in Vallentin Road, Walthamstow. .