Crime & Court

The 17-year-old victim of an apparent acid attack in Collier Row yesterday evening (Wednesday, August 15) was released from hospital last night and did not suffer any major injuries.

Police officers are appealing for the public’s help in finding an 18-year-old woman from Rainham who has gone missing from a hospital in Goodmayes.

Yesterday, 21:59

Police, paramedics and firefighters flocked to Collier Row’s high street this evening (Wednesday, August 15) after a man was injured in an apparent acid attack.

Yesterday, 18:38

More than 100 police officers are gathering in Elm Park in what is believed to be a ‘show of force’ this evening (August 15).

Tue, 07:00

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

Mon, 19:52

Callous theives sprayed a man with a noxious substance during a Hornchurch robbery before striking a second victim in their getaway car as they fled the scene.

Mon, 19:32

Firefighters have been called to reports of an acid attack in Hornchurch.

Mon, 18:46

A 28-year-old Rainham gunrunner and drug smuggler for a London cartel has been jailed for 17-and-a-half years.

Mon, 17:25

Police have said the thief has been conning senior citizens by saying that they dropped money on the floor.

Mon, 07:51

Havering Police are urgently appealing for the public’s help in finding an 87-year-old dementia sufferer who has gone missing from her home in Romford.

Mon, 07:00

An ‘old-fashioned conman’ who scammed vulnerable non-British shopkeepers out of more than £5,000 has been sent to prison.

Friday, August 10, 2018

A Muslim convert who has admitted plotting to kill around 100 people in a terror attack outside Oxford Street’s Disney Store had contemplated attacking a Shia mosque in Romford.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Two brothers-in-law have appeared in court charged with terror offences.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Patsy has been missing since Monday and police and her family are concerned for her welfare.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Drivers in Romford face the highest risk of car theft in the UK according to a survey which analysed recent car insurance inquiries.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

After months of gathering evidence the council is hoping to present an injunction to the High Court at the end of the month.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Burglars attempting to break into a Collier Row supermarket early this morning (Friday, August 3) were sent running when they activated the store’s alarm system and police arrived with sniffer dogs.

Friday, August 3, 2018

The police and the housing association that run the blocks of flats are investigating the allegations made by a number of residents.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Rainham man who attempted to smuggle three people – including a two-year-old child – into the UK illegally has been jailed for three and a half years today (Thursday, July 26).

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Organisations across east London have joined forces to deal with the rising “menace of hate crime” in Havering and surrounding boroughs.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Two Ilford men were sentenced to ten years in prison for the killing of Raja Ali in Dagenham in 2016.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A Hornchurch man has been given 30 points on his licence and banned from driving for two years following a string of speeding related offences in the space of four months.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

A 24-year-old man is calling for more CCTV on residential roads after the “terrifying” experience of being robbed and threatened with a Rambo style knife in Romford.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Violent crime is rising in the borough, the latest figures have revealed.

Friday, July 20, 2018

A 20-year-old from Chadwell Heath has been charged with perverting the course of justice by detectives investigating the death of Jordan Douherty, who was stabbed to death in Collier Row in June.

Friday, July 20, 2018

The two boys were seen carrying baseball bats through Romford town centre.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The number of burglaries in Havering has increased by 12per cent in the last year, according to data from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A group of travellers have returned to set up camp in the Gallows Corner Tesco car park.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Rainham resident was shocked to discover her mobility car stolen from her driveway despite several stickers indicating that the car is for a wheelchair user.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Police are looking for a man who is believed to have been driving a stolen vehicle which collided with a stationary lorry in Romford.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A ‘vile’ paedophile who preyed on ‘vulnerable’ children for more than 30 years has been jailed.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Organisations across east London have joined forces to deal with the rising “menace of hate crime”.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Police were called after an air rifle was believed to have been fired at an address in Harold Hill.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Rush Green pub which had its licence revoked after a man was seriously injured there will remain closed until at least August 10 following a court hearing today (Tuesday, July 10).

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after a man attempted to abduct a six-year-old child from his mother in Elm Park.

Monday, July 9, 2018

A Rush Green pub has had its licence suspended following a man was seriously injured in an incident after England’s World Cup tie against Colombia on July 3.

Friday, July 6, 2018

A crownfunding page set up in memory of a 13-year-old from Rainham who died after colliding with a motorcyclist has raised more than £5,000.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A man has been found guilty of the murder and two others have been convicted of manslaughter after a 23-year-old from Hornchurch was fatally stabbed in the heart.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

A man has been charged with arson following a fire in a block of flats in Gidea Park.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Douherty.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested this morning on suspicion of murder, after a teenager was killed following a birthday party.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Police have cordoned off a section of bushes in Collier Row as part of an investigation into a “previous incident”.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A shotgun, a number of knives, two air pistols and a stash of Class A drugs were seized by police during a raid in Rainham this morning (Tuesday, June 26).


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