Tributes left on pavement in memory of murdered teenager

Flowers, photographs, candles, and messages have been left in tribute to a young man who died after being stabbed in Market Place, Fitzrovia near Oxford Street on 8 August. Jeremy Chalarca-Meneses, who was aged 17, and lived in Southwark, was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a central London hospital where he later died. …

Police appeal for information after men are charged with Camden murders

Police officers.

Police have charged a Fitzrovia man with two murders and serious assaults which took place on a single night of violence in Camden. Eighteen-year-old Isaiah Popoola of Grafton Way WC1 is accused of killing 17-year-old Abdikarim Hassan and 20-year-old Sadiq Aadam Mohamed. He is also accused of grievous bodily harm and attempted grievous bodily harm …

Tottenham Street man charged with murder of Kentish Town woman

By News Reporters Police have charged a Fitzrovia man with murder after his mother was found dead at a house fire in Kentish Town. The man handed himself in at a north London hospital on Saturday and was later arrested. The Metropolitan Police issued a statement saying Peter Holboll, aged 44 of Tottenham Street, W1 was charged …

Empty health centre at Tottenham Mews broken into

Outside of building.

An empty building in Tottenham Mews was broken into on Sunday evening and used as a commercial entertainment venue disturbing nearby residents into the early hours of Easter Monday. The two-storey building and former mental health clinic is owned by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) and has been empty for several years. Fitzrovia News …

Camden police warn about bank card fraud after Fitzrovia couple fall victim

By News Reporters Anti-fraud detectives in Camden are warning people to be aware of bank card fraud after an elderly couple in Fitzrovia unwittingly handed their bank details and cash card to a criminal. Police say the fraud is quite widespread and is known as "courier fraud" or "courier scam" as it involves a motorcycle or cycle …

Thieves target motorcycles and scooters in Fitzrovia

Motorcycle and road hooks.

By Guy O'Connell Teenage motorbike thieves are targetting Fitzrovia.  They may look like tykes on bikes, dressed like ninjas, but are using tactics that have worked across the capital. Cycling in pairs, with hoods and masks they cruise the scooter bays of W1 looking for flash machines that may lack total security.  Camden Council has recently upgraded …

Six years after murder at Great Portland Street the suspect still evades justice

By News Reporters Next month it will be six years since a Norwegian student was found murdered in a basement in Great Portland Street. To date no-one has been charged or brought to trial and the only suspect continues to evade justice. Martine Vik Magnussen was killed in London on 14 March 2008. She was …

Great train robbery mastermind worked at Middlesex Hospital

  Bruce Reynolds, mastermind of the Great Train Robbery of 1963, died in February so did not "celebrate" its 50th anniversary in August. The robbery took place near Leighton Buzzard at 3 am on August 8 when the haul was over £2.6 million (worth about £45 million at today's prices). When caught most received sentences …

Selfridges robber wrestled to the ground by ex-boxer in Goodge Street

By News Reporters A man working at a popular pizza restaurant on the corner of Goodge Street and Charlotte Street helped detain one of two men who had earlier robbed Selfridges department store on Oxford Street.  Many national newspapers are covering the story this morning. The Times reported that Mohamed Hussein, 29, an Egyptian student of …

Robbers leave empty-handed after break-in at Carburton Street

By Crime Reporter The Metropolitan Police were called to the Media Centre in Carburton Street this morning after a break-in overnight at the premises. An employee from British Pathe who have offices at the building in Fitzrovia contacted us to give the following statement: "The Media Centre's door was smashed in last night. It's believed …

Man charged over Tottenham Court Road incident

By News Reporters Fitzrovia's streets were back to normal on Saturday with little evidence remaining of Friday's siege of Shropshire House on Tottenham Court Road. Only a broken window on the fifth floor of the building gave a hint to the events of Friday lunchtime. Any debris from the computer and office equipment which had …