Crime & Court

Yesterday, 08:02
Ardleigh Green Road, Photo: Google Maps

CCTV footage of two men sought in connection with an incident where a woman was robbed and dragged along a pavement has been released by police.

Fri, 12:54
Police were called after reports of an incident at the Thomson travel agency in Upminster this morning

Police are attending an incident at a travel agents with reports that the building has been cordoned off.

Thu, 07:00
Les Balkwell has campaigned for 14 years for 'justice' for son Lee, pictured

The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer believes a high court hearing today marks an important day in his quest to “uncover the truth” behind Essex Police’s flawed investigation into his son’s death.

Tue, 17:25
Ian Shingler's sentence was reduced by a judge today

A loner who tried to kill himself with a home made shotgun and baked highly unstable explosives in his oven had his sentence cut by judges today.

Mon, 17:58
Phase six of Operation Sceptre has  launched to tackle knife crime. Picture Met Police.

A Bin has been created for people to surrender their knives in Romford.

Mon, 14:25
Metropolitan police officers are to receive body worn video cameras to aid the fight against crime. Photo: Met Police

Police officers around the capital will gain a new tool to aid the fight against crime.

Mon, 14:03
Some of the drugs that were found at the address. Picture: @MPSRomfordTown

A man and woman have been arrested after officers discovered a cannabis factory and significant amounts of what is believed to be MDMA and crystal meth.

Mon, 12:33
A man from Manor Park is facing drugs charges after a Met Police drugs bust: PA Images/Nick Ansell.

Two teenagers have been charged after a man was allegedly threatened with a firearm.

Borough commander Jason Gwillim

Havering Police are likely to merge with Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham’s forces, it can be revealed.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
EA raid uncovers illegal wasted in Upminster. Pictures EA.

Criminals have been storing electronic waste and stolen goods in a large storage facility in Upminster.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

Detectives have arrested a fourth man as an investigation into Ricky Hayden’s murder continues.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Matt says he has given up hope of ever getting the money back.

A groom-to-be has criticised security staff after £850 was stolen from his trouser pocket as he tried on suits for his upcoming wedding.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Sinister threats of “killer clowns” descending on schools in the borough have terrified parents of schoolchildren.

Monday, October 10, 2016
Raja Rashid Ali died in Braintree Road, Dagenham, on the Heath Park Estate

Two men have been charged with the murder of Raja Ali.

Monday, October 10, 2016
Deputy Borough Commander Cheryl Burden (left) and assistant director of children services Mary Phillips (right)

Rising numbers of crimes reported on school premises are part of an “open culture” helping to better identify serious offenders, a safeguarding expert said.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Sick and dying puppies were found locked up at a travellers' site

A family of puppy-breeders has admitted fraud after selling sick and dying puppies.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Boys, who crashed a house party in Upminster, caught on CCTV stealing money and jewellery

It’s every parents’ worst nightmare to return from a dream holiday to find their home trashed in a wild teenage house party.

Friday, September 30, 2016
Romford Magistrates' Court

A father threatened to “kill” his ex-girlfriend after she ignored his calls and didn’t pay him back money owed.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The 20-year-old was left unconcious following the hit and run.

A hit-and-run victim has criticised the police over their handling of an investigation which has left her “life on standby”.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Kerri Warne community roadwatch volunteer with the speed gun

Speeding drivers could soon be caught out by their neighbours, family or friends laying in wait with hand-held speed guns.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Raja Rashid Ali died in Braintree Road on the Heath Park Estate

Four men were arrested today on suspicion of the murder of a man from Elm Park.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Jake Lane, 16, suffered serious facial injuries after a stranger assaulted him and his brother at a bus stop in Heathway, Dagenham, yesterday afternoon.

A teenage boy could require specialist facial treatment after he and his brother were beaten up at a bus stop.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Romford Magistrates' Court

A drunk driver has spoken of his “regret” after he kicked police officers and made threatening remarks.

Monday, September 26, 2016
A general view of Basildon Crown Court in Basildon, Essex.

A 95-year-old resident was just one of 38 victims who had property stolen by a husband and wife who targeted elderly peoples’ homes.

Monday, September 26, 2016
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

A teenager has appeared in court over the death of doorman Ricky Hayden, who was attacked and killed outside his home.

Monday, September 26, 2016
 Family from Collier Row, wins court case with the council.
Mum Angela Treadway, with Charlie and Conner.

A family has ended an eight-year “nightmare” housing saga with the council after receiving a five-figure sum from insurers.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Ricky Hayden was killed earlier this month (Picture: Kosho Bar)

A 19-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Ricky Hayden.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
St Leonard's children's home, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch. Credit: Historic England

A man giving evidence in a public inquiry into historical child sexual abuse says the delays in legal aid funding for victims is “a scandal”.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

Detectives have arrested a third man as an investigation into Ricky Hayden’s murder continues after he died fighting off a gang of thieves armed with machetes outside his home.

Monday, September 19, 2016
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

Detectives are asking for help in tracing a moped from a double stabbing that left a 27-year-old man dead.

Monday, September 19, 2016
Barkingside Magistrates Court

A shopkeeper has been fined £5,000 and had his licence revoked after staff “persistently” sold alcohol to under age customers.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Car abandoned on the A12

A man who abandoned his car on the A12 has been ordered to pay £940.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Chadwell Heath murder investigation.

The next door neighbour of a young man who was killed over a moped has told how her teenage son saw the whole ordeal.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
A 27-year-old, named locally as Ricky Hayden, was stabbed alongside his father in Gibbfield Close, Chadwell Heath, yesterday morning

A murder investigation has been launched after a Romford doorman was stabbed to death outside his home.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Nine windows were smashed at Harold Wood long term condition centre

Vandals smashed nine windows at a health centre for amputee patients, leaving staff and patients “devastated”.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Barkingside Magistrates Court

An aspiring lawyer has had his career brought to a “devastating end” after pleading guilty to fraud.

Friday, September 9, 2016
Traffic is heavy on the A13 in Barking following an accident and earlier delays. Photo: PA Images.

A fraud investigation carried out by officers has led to a Metropolitan Police employee and two other men being charged with conspiracy to defraud and money laundering.

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Traffic is heavy on the A13 in Barking following an accident and earlier delays. Photo: PA Images.

Police have issued a warning after being made aware of “bogus workmen” trying to take advantage of vulnerable and elderly people in the borough.

Friday, September 2, 2016
More rubbish has been dumped at Little Gerpins Lane over the weekend

The cost to taxpayers of removing rubbish dumped at a notorious fly-tip hot spot has reached an estimated £30,000 within a few weeks.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Police were called to Upminster Road South, Rainham, yesterday afternoon. Photo: Google Maps

An investigation has been launched by police after reports of a fight breaking out between males thought to have a machete and baseball bat.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Police outside the home in Rainham Road, Rainham, earlier today. Photo: MPS Havering

Three men are in police custody after officers seized Class A and Class B drugs along with a large amount of cash.

Monday, August 22, 2016
Enormous fly-tip discovered in Gerpins Lane, Upminster, on Sunday

Another enormous fly-tip was found at a notorious dumping hot spot.

Monday, August 22, 2016
Police have released CCTV footage showing a man assaulting a plumber, who had find refuge inside a customer's house.

This footage shows the moment a 46-year-old plumber was assaulted after he was approached by a man, who had asked him for a lift.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Alfie the terrier

A heartbroken dog owner whose Yorkshire terrier was mauled to death by a pitbull-type dog has spoken of his horror after the deadly animal was seen near his home.

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