August 2 2014 Latest news:
Police were called to reports of a man carrying a handgun on Wednesday (July 30).
A decision on a “masterplan” redevelopment that would see the closure of a popular public swimming pool in Rainham has been deferred.
England’s largest child abuse charity has accused the courts of failing to protect children after a man convicted of raping a girl remained free to work as a photographer.
Train tickets are being accepted on buses and tubes after a man was killed by a train at Romford Station.
Train services are resuming after a man was killed by a train in Romford station.
A man has been killed after he was hit by a train in Romford Station, British Transport Police has confirmed.
A person has died after being hit by a train in Romford station.
A care home nurse from Hornchurch who pinned an 18-year-old colleague to the wall and forced her to touch him was today jailed for 15 months.
One man is believed to be responsible for persistent criminal damage in Hornchurch after CCTV footage shows him pulling up plants by the root and nonchalantly discarding them back into the gardens which they came from.
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend and her mother.
Parents who signed petitions to prevent the more controversial expansion of a school were offered some respite after the decision was delayed by the cabinet last night.
A 51-year-old man pointed a revolver at his son’s head as the teenager tried to protect his mother from an assault.
A 57-year-old man appeared in court today accused of causing the death of two elderly men while driving a double-decker bus in Romford.
A 56-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years after being convicted of nine sexual offences spanning more than a decade.
A passionate storm chaser braved winds and heavy rain to capture photographs of the lightning storm that hit southern England.
A youth worker who lured a woman to his home in a block of flats to sexually assault her has been given a suspended prison sentence after a court heard he was in need of “a little guidance”.
Two young girls heard a large dog rip their beloved cat “to pieces”, a distraught mother has said.
Puzzled residents fear they are the latest phone fraud victims after their bills showed hundreds of pounds of calls to west African nation Guinea-Bissau.
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A man was killed after he was struck by a train at Shenfield railway station, Brentwood, yesterday (Tues).
A fuel leak has caused a collision between a car and a lorry causing two lanes to be closed on the M25 in the Brentwood area.
Police in Havering are set to become RoboCops next week as they don body-worn video cameras to catch criminals in the act.
Police fear cars are being stolen to order after two Jaguars worth a sum of nearly £70,000 were stolen from the Brentwood area in four days.
A knife-wielding attacker whose victim was left fighting for his life outside Queen’s Hospital has been jailed for three years.
Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.
A man left scarred by an assault which saw him slashed in the face with a knife is still suffering flashbacks.
A burger seller has been grilled for dishing out side orders of illegal cigarettes from her van.
A pensioner who assaulted a young girl more than 50 years ago after forcing her to draw a picture of him naked is facing prison.
A restaurant boss has been banned from being director of any business for the next six years the Home Office has ruled after he was found employing three illegal workers.
A bemused homeowner was told he could not ring from his landline due to a high number of calls being made through the night to west Africa.
A Romanian-born man who stole air conditioning units from a scrap metal yard in Rainham has been ordered to do 200 hours community service.
The owners of a spaniel that was “completely emaciated” with its bones protruding when found by police have been banned from keeping dogs for five years.
Shoplifting has shown a big increase at one store in Romford, police figures show.
A badly injured horse “thrown away like she was a piece of rubbish” had to be put down after she was found at a fly-tipping hotspot in Upminster on Monday.
A care home nurse from Romford was jailed today after being secretly filmed manhandling and poking a 92-year-old dementia patient in the face and telling her to shut up.
A driver who stabbed a man in the face after their vehicles nearly collided has been jailed for six years.
A Horncurch man hurled £200,000 of cocaine out the window of his Range Rover as he led police on a 90mph chase with his pregnant partner and 18-month-old child in the car.
Police have released this image of a man they want to question after two children were mugged in the subway under Mercury House in Romford.
A man drunkenly tried to hijack a market trader’s van in Romford before attacking him and running away, a court heard.
The new council leader is proposing that a Boris bike-style scheme should be introduced for councillors and officers in Brentwood – and be named Barry’s Bikes.
Officers from Havering Police have released the CCTV footage of the moment a 71-year-old woman became victim of a distraction theft.
Andrew Rosindell MP has removed a picture of him grinning next to convicted sex attacker Rolf Harris from his Facebook page after receiving complaints.
Two firefighters were injured and taken to hospital as they tackled a blaze believed to have been started by girls who set a bin on fire outside a dry cleaners.
A 71-year-old woman has said she relives the attack that saw a couple fleece her of £500 while she used a cashpoint alone every night.
The force was strong around Harold Hill this weekend as Star Wars fans flocked to meet Darth Vador actor David Prowse.
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