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Acting Sgt Matt Sutton demonstrating the camera to chair of the Independent Advisory Group, Sheila Keeling. Picture: Met Police

Poll: Should Havering’s police officers wear video cameras?

Should Havering’s police officers wear video cameras? Take part in our poll and let us know what you think.

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Man killed after being hit by train at Shenfield railway station

A man was killed after he was struck by a train at Shenfield railway station, Brentwood, yesterday (Tues).

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Two lanes of M25 closed in Brentwood area after fuel leak collision

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.

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Acting Sgt Matt Sutton demonstrating the camera to chair of the Independent Advisory Group, Sheila Keeling. Picture: Met Police

Havering police to become RoboCops with body-worn cameras

Police in Havering are set to become RoboCops next week as they don body-worn video cameras to catch criminals in the act.

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The Jaguar taken from Ingatestone. Picture: Essex Police

Police fear Brentwood cars stolen to order after two ‘unusual’ thefts of Jaguars in four days

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.

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Knifeman jailed after attack that left victim fighting for life outside Queen’s hospital

A knife-wielding attacker whose victim was left fighting for his life outside Queen’s Hospital has been jailed for three years.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

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.

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Dean Wilkins, who was sentenced to six years in prison for slashing victim Raheel Butt in the face with a knife after their vehicles nearly collided. [Picture: Redbridge police]

Man left scarred by knife attack in Hornchurch speaks out after attacker is jailed

A man left scarred by an assault which saw him slashed in the face with a knife is still suffering flashbacks.

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The burger seller was selling illegal cigarettes. Picture: Press Association

Would you like illegal cigarettes with that? Romford burger seller handed court bill of almost £2,000

A burger seller has been grilled for dishing out side orders of illegal cigarettes from her van.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Romford pensioner facing jail term for historic sexual offences

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.

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High Road, Romford.

Government crackdown on illegal workers sees Chadwell Heath restaurant owner disqualified

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.

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Steven Roome says his landline has been hacked and on Friday night calls were made to Guinea Bissau in west Africa every 6 minutes all night totalling £385.60.

‘I didn’t even know where Guinea Bissau was’ - Hornchurch ‘fraud’ victim charged hundreds for calls to west Africa

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.

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Romford Magistrates' Court

Man gets 200-hour community order for Rainham air con theft

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.

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The former owners of Mia the Cavalier King Charles spaniel have been banned from owning dogs for five years

Romford owners of “emaciated” spaniel banned from keeping dogs

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.

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South Street in Romford.

Police figures show Marks & Spencer store is target for shoplifters

Shoplifting has shown a big increase at one store in Romford, police figures show.

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The piebald yearling horse (Picture: RSPCA)

‘Appalling and cowardly’: Injured horse left for dead in Upminster country lane

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.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Care home nurse from Romford jailed after being secretly filmed abusing 92-year-old dementia patient

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.

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Dean Wilkins, who was sentenced to six years in prison for slashing victim Raheel Butt in the face with a knife after their vehicles nearly collided. [Picture: Redbridge police]

Driver sentenced to six years in prison after stabbing man in the face in Hornchurch

A driver who stabbed a man in the face after their vehicles nearly collided has been jailed for six years.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Package of cocaine flung out of car as Hornchurch man led police on high-speed chase

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.

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Do you know this man? CCTV appeal launched after children mugged in Romford

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.

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Drunk clubber attempted to steal Romford market traders’ van, court hears

A man drunkenly tried to hijack a market trader’s van in Romford before attacking him and running away, a court heard.

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Boris Johnson. Picture: PA/Stefan Rousseau

Barry’s Bikes: Leader proposes Boris Johnson-style scheme for councillors and staff

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.

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Police wish to talk to this person in connection with the theft. Picture: Met Police

Video: Couple steal £500 from Elm Park woman, 71, in distraction theft

Officers from Havering Police have released the CCTV footage of the moment a 71-year-old woman became victim of a distraction theft.

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Andrew Rosindell MP and Rolf Harris posted on Facebook October 2012. Picture: Facebook

Andrew Rosindell removes picture with Rolf Harris from Facebook

Andrew Rosindell MP has removed a picture of him grinning next to convicted sex attacker Rolf Harris from his Facebook page after receiving complaints.

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Hornchurch Dry Cleaners on Station Lane was torched in a fire that the owner believes was started by two young girls.

‘Young girls’ ignited fire that torched Hornchurch Dry Cleaners

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.

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Police wish to talk to this person in connection with the theft. Picture: Met Police

Couple steal £500 from Elm Park woman, 71, in distraction theft

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.

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Hornchurch man caught with breadknife after ‘argument with girlfriend’

A Hornchurch man caught with a breadknife in public told police he wanted to “do himself in” after an argument with his girlfriend.

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Both must returned the money they wrongly claimed. Caption: Clara Molden/PA

Brentwood benefits cheats must pay back taxpayers

Two benefit cheats have been ordered to pay back the money they illegally claimed.

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Anglian Water pays out £95k for pollution that killed 1,500 spawning fish

A water company must pay nearly £95,000 after a “catastrophic” sewage leak contaminated a Brentwood brook killing more than 1,500 fish.

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A pitbull terrier - a banned breed in the UK. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Havering residents raise fears of ‘trophy dogs’ after attacks

Fears over dangerous “trophy dogs” and their owners have been triggered by attacks on humans and other animals.

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Roy Byrne was also found to have caused around £9,000 worth of damage to his council home (Picture: PA/Gareth Fuller)

Rush Green man jailed for eight months after cannabis farm found in council home

A council tenant has been jailed for eight months after a cannabis farm was discovered in his home.

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Romford father of two jailed for immigration offences

A father of two young children has been jailed for two years after he assumed the identity of an American to live illegally in the UK.

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David Lee charged with 19 counts of indecent assault

Former Brentwood driving instructor charged with 19 indecent assaults

A former driving instructor from Kelvedon Hatch has been charged with 19 counts of indecent assault.

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Colin Payne who was stabbed by his housemate outside Snaresbrook Corwn Court awaiting the sentencing.

MPs vote for tougher knife laws same day Harold Hill housemate stabber spared prison

The decision to allow Jason Da Costa his freedom came the same day that MPs voted in favour of a new law to increase sentences for knife possession.

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Colin Payne who was stabbed by his housemate outside Snaresbrook Corwn Court awaiting the sentencing.

Harold Hill man stabbed by housemate: ‘Ridiculous’ to free attacker

A man who nearly died after being stabbed by his housemate during a row over the washing up has described the judge’s decision to spare his attacker prison as “ridiculous”.

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Minority report

Havering Police’s Minority Report-style technique triumphs

In New Scotland Yard a team of highly-skilled analysts are predicting where criminals may strike in Havering.

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Det Ch Insp Phil Rickells

Havering Police prepared for England World Cup matches domestic abuse rise

Havering police have increased the number of officers able to deal with domestic violence after a rise in attacks was predicted during the World Cup.

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An artist's impression of what Chippenham Road, Harold Hill, will look like. Picture: London Borough of Havering

Residents first in line for homes in Harold Hill redevelopment

Residents will be given top priority over brand new council properties after a lettings policy was pushed through last month.

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Man suspected of self harming in Ingrebourne Hill, Rainham

A man is suspected to have caused self inflicted injuries earlier tonight, in Ingrebourne Hill, Rainham Road, Rainham, just after 7.30pm.

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Havering Town Hall.

Mawneys benefit cheat claimed £19,638 from authority she volunteered for

A mother-of-two who conned Havering Council out of more than £19,000 in housing and council tax benefits while volunteering at the authority has been ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work.

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Couple arrested for suspicion of assault near a Romford primary school.

A man and a woman were arrested by Crowlands Primary School, in London Road, Romford, earlier this afternoon.

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A police cordon outside a home in Kingsbridge Road,Harold Hill ,where a stabbing incident took placed. (02/12/13).

No prison for man who stabbed Harold Hill housemate in ‘petty’ washing up argument

Jason Da Costa nearly killed his housemate when he stabbed him in the torso during a “petty” and “stupid” argument over the washing up but received a suspended prison sentence today.

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Police appeal for information after woman is struck by moped in Harold Hill

Police are appealing for information after a woman was struck down by a moped while walking her dog.

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A police cordon outside a home in Kingsbridge Road,Harold Hill ,where a stabbing incident took placed. (02/12/13).

Man who stabbed Harold Hill housemate in washing up argument fails to attend sentencing

Jason Da Costa who stabbed his housemate with a carving knife during an argument over the washing up, according to his victim, failed to turn up to sentencing today.

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Lightning over Hornchurch at about 9pm on Friday.

Romford pictures: Lightning strikes over Havering and Redbridge

As lightning illuminated the skies over Redbridge and Havering Recorder readers reached for their cameras to capture the extreme weather.

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Members of Hare Park Badminton Club. [Picture: Anita Audritt]

Club News: Hare Park Badminton Club

Treasurer Anita Audritt talks about Hare Park Badminton Club.

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