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Ajmol’s memory will live on Sixteen-year-old Ajmol Alom (left) was murdered last year, just days before he was due to collect his GCSE results in which he achieved top grades. His three killers were jailed for life in May. see story below Innovation on show Chisenhale Gallery in Bow has an award-winning, 30-year history as an innovative forum for contemporary art. www.chisenhale.org.uk News News in brief Witness appeal POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the driver of a car, involved in a collision with a moped, failed to stop at the scene. The accident occurred on Friday, August 8 between 11.30pm and midnight in Roman Road, Bow. The 23-year-old moped rider sustained a leg injury and was taken to an east London hospital by a relative where he was later discharged. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Tower Hamlets police quoting reference 4220225/14. Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Art screening MOVING images created by fine arts graduates will be screened at the Chisenhale Gallery in Chisenhale Road, Bow, this Thursday, August 21. Entitled 21st Century, the evening will feature films and other art work by students leaving Goldsmiths, the Royal Academy and the Slade school of art. Starting at 7pm, the event is free but places are limited and booking is advised. Enjoy bingo fun GLOBE Town Pensioners Club holds weekly bingo sessions and other social activities every Thursday and is always happy to see new faces. Go along to Globe Town Community Centre, Bullards Place, Bethnal Green on Thursdays from 12pm. The bingo is from 2-4pm. For more information call 07939 965141. A TREE has been planted on a Poplar estate in memory of teenager Ajmol Alom who was murdered in an unprovoked attack last August. The promising teenager and keen sportsman, who had hoped to become a doctor, attended Langdon Park School and also lived in Poplar. Peace makers from Northern Ireland and Tower Hamlets, residents, Sister Christine Frost of community organisation Neighbours in Poplar, and some of Ajmol’s friends and family were among those who attended the planting ceremony on the Will Crooks Estate off Poplar High Street. Knife attacker is jailed Free Bike Safe and Scooter Safe Training Workshop for Tower Hamlets Residents and Staff MULBERRY PLACE 15 September 2014 13 October 2014 17 November 2014 Improve your riding skills Become a safer rider Riders must have • Your own bike in a roadworthy condition • Your full driving licence allowing you to ride in the UK (both parts if it's a photo licence) Improve • A valid MOT certificate (if required) hazard • An insurance certificate awareness • Appropriate clothing Book your place at http://www.bikesafe-london.co.uk/ Use Voucher Code: LBTH2013 Enjoy riding BikeSafe workshops are run by the Metropolitan Police on behalf of London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets Road Safety, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG Tel 020 7364 2221 BY STAFF REPORTER A CARE home manager from Lewisham, who brutally attacked a woman in Spitalifields, leaving her with horrific knife wounds, has been jailed for 12 years. The court heard how the 36-year-old woman was found naked in Middlesex Street at about 8.30am on Sunday, December 8 by local street traders. She had serious injuries on her head and face and was taken to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel where she remained for two weeks. The police arrested Andrew Andrew Newland Newland, 39, of George Lane, SE13 on December 8. He was initially charged with attempted murder and was remanded in custody. On May 24, he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and was remanded in custody until sentencing at Snaresbrook Crown Court on August 7. Detective Constable Danielle Mitchell, from Tower Hamlets Community Safety Unit, said: “It is hoped that the impact of this case will give other victims of domestic abuse the confidence to report these matters to the police. “I would like to thank the victim for her continued support despite her horrific injuries and medical requirements whilst police were conducting inquiries.” She also commended the woman for “her bravery, dignity and strength”. Residents raise works fears BOSSES at a housing association, which manages a sheltered housing scheme in Bow, have promised to sensitively handle proposed repairs to prevent causing distress to residents. More than a dozen residents at Vic Johnson House, Armagh Road have been told they may have to move out of their homes temporarily to enable Gateway Housing Association to carry out repairs to the heating system and other amenities. One 69-year-old resident who contacted East End Life said moving would be stressful. “I have a garden I created from scratch,” he said. “It’s so beautiful, passers-by stop to admire it. As I don’t go out much, it is often my only contact with people. Sheron Carter, chief executive of Gateway Housing, said residents were being consulted and all their views would be taken into account. She said Vic Johnson House needed repair work and it would be better to carry out one programme of improvement. “The consultation process is in the very early stages and residents will have the right to move back into their properties, once the repairs are complete.” 18 – 24 AUGUST 2014 N E W S F R O M TOWER HAMLETS COUNCIL AND YOUR COMMUNITY 5


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