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London crime: Police launch appeal following gunpoint robbery in Hackney

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A man was robbed by a suspect riding a pedal cycle and carrying a pistol in East London this afternoon – and police are appealing for information. The armed robbery took place at around 2.30pm on April 1 on Hackney Road.

The Met Police have launched an appeal following the gunpoint robbery, urging members of the public to check if they have mobile or dash cam footage of the crime. They ask any witnesses not to post the footage on social media, but instead approach police using the reference 4209774/22.

In a tweet, the Met Police wrote: “WITNESS APPEAL: a male was robbed by a suspect on a pedal cycle armed with a pistol on Hackney Road today at around 14:30. If you do have mobile or dash cam footage please don’t post it on social media but approach us directly. REF: 4209774/22.”

Elsewhere police have launched a manhunt to track down a person who may have information about a kidnapping that happened in Wandsworth earlier this month. In an appeal launched on social media on Tuesday (March 29), police said they want to speak to Michael Lee regarding a kidnapping in the area.

Lee said to have been born in 1984, and is therefore likely to be 39 years of age, or has just turned 40. Police released an image of Lee wearing a black and yellow jacket and a red jumper.

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Lee’s location is of interest to police, who would like to speak to him following an incident that involved kidnap and Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent on Garratt Lane, Wandsworth. The incident is said to have taken place on March 19 and they believe he may have information about it.

Beginning the post #Wanted, a Met Police spokesperson said: “We want to speak to Michael Lee, DoB 1984, in relation to a Kidnap and Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent. This is in relation to an incident from 19/03/2022 on Garratt Lane. If seen, or if you know his whereabouts, please call 999 with reference to CRIS 0306002/22.”

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