Crime & Court

Friday, January 20, 2017
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, was murdered in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A 17-year-old boy was today convicted of stabbing his former friend to death outside a birthday party, just over a year after the incident.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
The fight broke out after the two teams met at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium (Picture: Olly Greenwood)

A football fan from Romford was among nine sentenced for their part in a brawl between West Ham and Arsenal supporters.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Picture of the Range Rover stolen in Collier Row last Friday.

A family has been left “absolutely devastated” after a thief broke into their home while they were sleeping and fled with an expensive Range Rover.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Sue Hedges and April Hayden, in white T-shirts, joined a march to end knife crime.

In a show of strength relatives of stabbing victim Ricky Hayden joined more than 100 people to march against knife crime on Friday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Anyone with information about missing Tara Webb should contact police via 101 or by tweeting @MetCC

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing woman described as vulnerable.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Police in Havering Borough have released CCTV footage of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a commercial burglary in Romford.

This CCTV footage shows the moment burglars broke in to Next in Romford.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
A man appeared at court today charged with sexual assault. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images.

A minicab driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman while taking her to Redbridge appeared in court this morning.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford

A Queen’s Hospital midwife who stole 27 doses of morphine has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Aiden Mahoney, known to friends as Oggy, was stabbed on Sunday

A man who stabbed a 60-year-old football fan to death in a Hornchurch pub has been jailed for a minimum of 23 years.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Massive mounds of rubbish left in Little Gerpins Lane, Upminster.

The council is promising a crackdown after huge mounds of rubbish were found yet again at a problem fly-tipping spot.

Friday, January 6, 2017
17-year-old Champion Ganda.

A juror was brought to tears after a dramatic 999 call was played to the court of an eyewitness describing a teenager being stabbed to death.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
17-year-old Champion Ganda

An eyewitness who called 999 when a 17-year-old was attacked close to a school remembered kicking and hitting going “on and on” before the teenager collapsed, a murder trial jury heard.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch.

An arrest has been made just a few days after detectives launched an appeal to find a sex attacker.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
17-year-old Champion Ganda.

Shocking footage of three men chasing a teenager with “knives, belts and a hammer” moments before he was stabbed to death was shown to a jury.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Scene from the School for Scammers. Picture: Theresa Snooks/ ArcTheatre.

From letterbox cons to email swindles, being a victim of a scam can be costly.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
17-year-old Champion Ganda.

The trial of three men accused of stabbing a Harold Hill teenager to death in broad daylight is set to begin at the Old Bailey today.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch.

A teenager aged between 13 and 16 is suspected to have carried out a sexual assault in broad daylight.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Hundreds of mourners attended Ricky Hayden's funeral last month

A trial preparation hearing has been set for two 19 year olds charged in connection with Ricky Hayden’s death.

Sunday, December 25, 2016
A man was robbed at knifepoint outside Tesco Extra, Rainham, earlier today.

Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary by two men after reports of a window being shot at.

Friday, December 23, 2016
Aiden Mahoney, known to friends as Oggy, was stabbed on Sunday

A man who fatally stabbed a 60-year-old man in a pub after the victim tried to stop him from threatening a barmaid has been convicted of his murder following a retrial.

Friday, December 23, 2016
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

Police have charged two 19-year-old men, one on suspicion of murder, in connection with Ricky Hayden’s death.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
One of the Cessna light aircraft used to import drugs

Goods and cash seized from a drug gang which used a light aircraft to smuggle class A drugs into the UK have scaled the £500,00 mark.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Police were called after reports of two men fighting in Exchange Road on Monday but on arrival they found a man suffering from a stab wound outside Romford Primark.

Two men have denied stabbing a 33-year-old man in the neck outside Primark in Romford.

Monday, December 19, 2016
Five men have been remanded to appear at the Old Bailey, charged with the murder of Raja Ali (pictured above).

Five men charged with the murder of 33-year-old Raja Ali will stand trial at the Old Bailey next year following a hearing earlier today.

Monday, December 19, 2016
Police are trialling spit hoods in north east London.

Controversial spit guards are to be used by police in Havering custody suites, as part of a three month trial by The Metropolitan Police.

Friday, December 16, 2016
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A man described as “a dangerous predator to innocent children” had his sentence increased after new evidence of sexual assault was presented to the court.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Les Balkwell stood below a picture of his son Lee.

Essex Police has apologised to the family of a man found dead in a cement mixer and paid out £40,000 in damages, 14 years after his death.

Monday, December 12, 2016
West Ham United's Andy Carroll. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

A hearing for a 21-year-old man accused of attempting to rob West Ham United footballer Andy Carroll has been adjourned.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Ricky Hayden (Picture: Kosho Bar)

A teenager has denied killing doorman Ricky Hayden, who was stabbed to death outside his home.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Seaman, from Dagenham, filmed up 34 women's skirts using a homemade device Picture: PA/ Joe Giddens

A former senior police officer believes plans to merge three east London borough forces is down to funding and “nothing to do with greater productivity”.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the assault

Police have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Tube train.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Essex police. Picture PA.

A 24-year-old man from Romford is on bail in connection with the murder of a father of three.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Robert Darling. Picture: Metropolitan Police

An armed robber who managed to steal thousands of pounds from three different travel agents has been jailed for 13 years.

Monday, December 5, 2016
The alleged incident happened at Jon Cruddas' advice surgery at Dagenham Civic Centre

A man who allegedly took a hammer and a knife into Jon Cruddas’ MP advice surgery will go on trial next month.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
False bank cards found by police.

A Harold Hill man, along with four others, was sentenced at court on Wednesday, for his part in a fake bank and credit card factory.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Police were called after reports of two men fighting in Exchange Road on Monday but on arrival they found a man suffering from a stab wound outside Romford Primark.

Two men have been charged after a 33-year-old man was stabbed in the neck outside Primark in Romford.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Police say the woman's condition is not life-threatening

Two men have been arrested this morning after a man was stabbed in the neck in broad daylight.

Monday, November 28, 2016
Police were called after a man was stabbed in the neck in front of Primark in Exhange Street, Romford Credit: George Mark from Time 107.5

A man has been stabbed in the neck in broad daylight after a fight broke out in a busy town centre.

Monday, November 21, 2016
Pc Steven Nunn, Insp Claire McCarthy and Pc Sarah McKenzie of Havering Police with bodycams attached to their uniforms.

Frontline officers in the borough were today issued with body worn video cameras as part of the world’s biggest ever roll-out.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Police will start the trial in the New Year. Picture Met Police

The Metropolitan Police Service (Met) is carrying out a consultation on piloting spit guards in the borough.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Dr Patrice Baptiste, hopes to encourage teeangers into a career in medicine.

A junior doctor who hopes to encourage teenagers into the medical profession is inviting schools to contact her to set up careers talks.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
There has been an accident in Rush Green Road, Rush Green, causing delays. Picture: Google Maps

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a serious collision yesterday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
There has been an accident in Rush Green Road, Rush Green, causing delays. Picture: Google Maps

The A124 Rush Green Road, Rush Green, is blocked following an accident.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Bereaved mother Cheryl Robbins told the young crowd how her son died in a car accident at the Safe Drive Stay Alive event.

“I have a broken heart and it just cannot be mended,” said Cheryl Robbins, the mother of a car crash victim who spoke to teenagers at Havering’s annual Safe Drive, Stay Alive event.

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