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  • Dalston news: Police warn elderly to be vigilant outside banks this Christmas

    By JulieGK at 09:38 on 29/11/12
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    Hackney borough residents are being warned to be vigilant after a number of robberies outside banks, building societies and post offices. The victims, who are usually elderly, have entered banks or post offices in order to withdraw substantial amounts of cash. Police believe that the perpetrators watch them obtain the money and then follow them out of the premises. Victims have then either been robbed or pick pocketed from a handbag...
  • Don't be a victim of iPhone theft in Dalston

    By JulieGK at 13:38 on 11/04/12
    Hackney Robbery Squad give iPhone advice.
    Hackney's Robbery Squad are asking residents to consider installing the 'Find My iPhone' app on to their Apple iPhone, iPod touch, Ipad or Mac. The app allows victims and officers to trace a stolen Apple product following a robbery, snatch or theft. The victim enters login details and the appliance can then be traced using a Global Positioning System (GPS) within the app. Over the past few weeks officers have used it to trace stolen...
  • De Beauvoir Warned over Christmas Season Scam

    By ABattisby at 17:29 on 23/10/11
    Royal Mail Scam in Hackney
    The Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhood Team in De Beauvoir, Hackney have released a warning about a popular Christmas scam in the area. They said in a release: "Don't fall for the Xmas scam: The pranksters have started and this time it's a Royal Mail scam.  "Basically, a card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a...
  • Dalston's Turkish and Kurdish community have been praised for standing up to London rioters.

    By ABattisby at 20:37 on 10/08/11
    Turkish Shopkeepers Defend Kingsland Road By ismaSan
    Dalston's Turkish and Kurdish community have been praised after standing up to London rioters. Many shopkeepers and their families defended Kingsland Road in Dalston over the past two nights after rioters went on a rampage in Hackney. Hundreds reportedly gathered to protect their businesses and properties, alledgedly carrying broken billiard cues for protection. "They created a barrier and chased the kids back," Burcu Bay,...

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