16 May 2019 10:28
Image copyright Google Image caption Two men were hit by a car on High Road in Leytonstone A murder investigation has been launched after a 52-year-old man was hit by a car in Leytonstone, east London. The collision appears to have been "a deliberate act by the driver of the car" after an earlier altercation, the Metropolitan Police said. Two men were hit in High Road in the early hours of Sunday, the force said. The 52-year-old died in hospital at 17:18 BST. A man, 32, has serious but non life-threatening injuries.
Det Ch Insp Mark Wrigley, leading the investigation, said: "At this early stage it appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car. A man has died after being hit by a car in east London The collision may have been "a deliberate act by the driver "after an earlier altercation," the Metropolitan Police said. Two men were hit by the vehicle in High Road in the early hours of Sunday, the force said. The 52-year-old died in hospital at 5.18pm on Sunday, while a 32-year-old remains in hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley, leading the investigation, said: "At this early stage, it appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car. "There had been an altercation in the street prior to this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet come forward to contact police." The incident took place just hours after three men were shot a few miles away in Leyton on Saturday evening. The men — aged 23, 28, and 30 — were found on Leyton High Road just before 9pm on Saturday. TWO men are currently fighting for their lives after they were stabbed close to Leytonstone tube station in East London. Cops were called at 7.50pm this evening to the High Road after receiving reports of two men fighting. @999London 6 Cops rushed to Leytonstone at just before 8pm @999London 6 The Met Police said two men had life-threatening injuries A man in his 20s was found suffering from stab wounds at the scene. Shortly after the cops were told of another man who had gone to another East London hospital who was also suffering from stab wounds. Both men have life-threatening injuries. The Met Police is currently trying to establish if the two stabbings are connected. Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 7315/24Apr. Police in Birmingham have launched a murder investigation after an 18-year-old youth was stabbed to death in Harborne, south-west Birmingham. The latest stabbings come after four people were stabbed in just seven hours across the capital yesterday as the authorities appear to be no closer to getting a grip on the problem of Lawless London. Police were scrambled to attacks across the capital - West Drayton, Harlesden, Wembley and Merton - between 3pm and 10pm yesterday. 6 Four men were stabbed in London on Tuesday Tragically, the police confirmed this morning a 21-year-man had died from his injuries after a gang attacked him in North West London. The attack came barely an hour before another man was badly injured when he was stabbed in Morden Road, Merton, at 10pm. Earlier that night, a 28-year-old was found suffering from stab wounds following a fight outside a Tesco in Wembley at 6.30pm. He was rushed to hospital and cops have said his condition is being treated as "life-threatening". At 3pm earlier in the day, a man was found with stab injuries 13 miles away in West Drayton. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The latest string of stabbings come after a man was left with "life-threatening" stab wounds after being slashed near Brick Lane on Saturday. Jaden Moodie, 14, was stabbed to death by attackers after he was knocked off a moped close to the Leytonstone High Road in Bickley Road in early January this year. Figures from London's Metropolitan police showed that knife crime surged by 16 per cent in the capital year-on-year in 2018, as Britain's crime epidemic continues. There were 1,299 stabbings in London up to the end of April, according to official statistics from the Met Police. @999London 6 Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the two stabbings @999London 6 The stabbings come just a day after four people were stabbed in the capital @999London 6 Police are trying to establish if the stabbings are linked Man dies after car "deliberately driven" at pedestrians in Leytonstone A 52-year-old man has died after he was hit by a car in Leytonstone High Road. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Wrigley said: "At this early stage, it is appears that this was a deliberate act by the driver of the car. "There had been an altercation in the street prior to this incident and I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information who has not yet come forward, to contact police." A second man, aged 32, was also injured after being hit by the car. Police say his condition is not life-threatening. Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 0208 345 3715 or call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 304/5May. Inside The East London Pie And Mash Shop That Hasn't Changed Since The 1960s Bill from Plaistow, with his beloved pie, mash and eels Leytonstone's Noted Eel and Pie House has been serving since 1977, but the family-run business has dealt in cockney grub, more or less, since the first world war. Pie and mash was once a cheap meal for the poorer classes in London's East End. In the 1800s, street vendors hawked eels from the Thames estuary and pies filled with off-cuts of meat, served with mashed potatoes and liquor. "The aroma of fresh pies hits you in the face" It's a big Saturday for local team, Leyton Orient, as I enter the Noted Eel and Pie House. Greeting the tabard-wearing server, I order my own personal tipple: double pie, double mash. People say no to liquor in a pie and mash shop? Carrying a full plate, spoon and fork (no knife, the pie and mash universe doesn't allow such a utensil), I land a few words with guv'nor Peter Hak. The shop, he says, passed from his father; to cousin Len and finally to him. Len still prepares the pies, though, using a Crawford pie pressing machine, the standard in the olde pie shop world. These schuyts served London for centuries, continuing to haul eels into the city, even during the plague. Peter's great grandfather, of a Dutch eel fisherman family, met and married the daughter of Newton pie and mash. Hak, with the help of his new family, opened his first pie and mash shop. The interior of the shop we're in now hasn't changed since the 1960s. White walls, rickety red hardwood benches and historical photos of London's pie shop adorn the interior. It's like eating in the Museum of Pie and Mash. I interrupt pie and mash enthusiasts, Bill and wife Philomena, from Plaistow. As he talks, Bill rips open his pie with a fork in one hand and spoon in the other; allowing the gravy to swirl into the liquor. We talk of the pie shops that are no longer with us — like Lediard's in Stratford, Robins in East Ham, Nathan's on Barking Road and Cooke's in Broadway Market, which closed recently. Orient fans Paul and Sarah are with their family, at a nearby table. They come for pie and mash every time. John, a local lad in his Orient polo shirt, says he's been coming here "since forever". With closures going on all around it, the Noted Eel and Pie House has held on tight, moving into the centre of the community. Speaking of which, there's a touch of theatre to this place; Peter's is one of the few shops that has live eels, squirming about in a tray out the back. "This stuff's ingrained in us," he says, "like being a West Ham fan. Noted Eel & Pie Shop, 481a High Road Leytonstone, E11 4JU