Tag: crime

Met’s Turkish police officers to hold ‘contact’ visits to reassure community after DJ Koray’s murder

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Turkish Police Association (TPA) are to hold two contact points in North and East London over the coming days to meet with members of the Turkish and Turkish-speaking communities. The first Community Contact Point will be at Shacklewell Lane Mosque in Dalston, Hackney, from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, […]

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Woman fined for racist rant at Turkish taxi driver in Warrington

A drunk mother who subjected a taxi driver to foul-mouthed abuse has been fined for her bad behaviour by Warrington Magistrates Court. Joanna Brophy, 32, shouted: “You do not belong in this country”, and “You f*ing coloured tw*t” at Özkan Koç. According to press reports, the incident occurred around 1am, as Koç was dropping Brophy […]

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Fugitive gang leader Izzet Eren arrested in Moldova following manhunt

A man who absconded from prison in Turkey while serving a 21-year-sentence for offences in the UK has been arrested following a joint operation between the Metropolitan Police Service, National Crime Agency and Moldovan authorities. Izzet Eren, 39, a Turkish national who had been living in London, was detained in Chisinau, Moldova on Thursday, 26 […]

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Woman cleared of the murder of North London barber Turgay Özcan

A 31-year-old woman has been found not guilty of fatally stabbing Turgay Özcan (pictured below) last year. Katarzyna Poniatowska was cleared of murder on 17 December 2021 following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court. The pair were known to each other. Police found Turgay with fatal stab injuries when they attended an incident at […]