September 20 2014 Latest news:
Police are warning elderly residents to be vigilante of “unscrupulous” characters following the jailing of a Hornchurch trickster who conned an elderly woman who died before she could see justice.
A woman who illegally sold alcohol to an undercover licensing officer from a fridge concealed by a bed sheet has been denied a licence by the council.
A coroner has warned of a “risk of future deaths” at a Rainham care home during an inquest into the fatality of an elderly dementia patient.
An Aids charity founder who blamed Bob Geldof’s Band Aid campaign for corruption in Africa while masterminding a £100,000 scam on the Government’s gift aid scheme is facing jail after being convicted of fraud.
Police are trying to trace a man in connection with the theft of scratchcards over a two-year period that meant a family-run business had to fork out £100,000.
Trying to save a few quid proved disastrous for one man who was forced to cough up a hefty fine after dodging his train fare.
An Aids charity founder who blamed Bob Geldof’s Band Aid campaign for corruption in Africa was the mastermind of a £100,000 scam on the Government’s gift aid scheme, the Old Bailey heard.
A pet owner was literally left in the dark when attempting to tell police her beloved cat had been shot with a pellet gun.
A 32-year-old man has died a week after his car crashed into the side of a bus.
Police are warning the elderly to be vigilant after a Romford pensioner thwarted a police-impersonating fraudster from conning him out of his savings.
A woman has flown back from a two-week holiday in Menorca to spend 58 days in prison for owing more than £5,000 in council tax.
Two Havering men, who were members of a team that tried to bring 26 kilos of cocaine into the UK concealed in a containers of exotic fruit, are serving 20-year prison sentences.
Groups of youths clashing in a new skatepark have led to an increase in violent crimes at a Harold Hill park.
A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a constable following a police chase in Romford.
A retired lorry driver who smuggled 24,000 litres of beer into the UK has been spared jail today.
A fraudster involved in a £60 million “Wolf of Wall Street” share scam has today been ordered to pay back just £154,000.
A 23-year-old man smashed through a screen and grabbed a bus driver by the throat in an “unprovoked” and “vicious” attack.
A community support officer has been left with a fractured skull after a police chase in Romford last night.
Police foiled cowboy builders who were trying to get a 79-year-old Romford man to withdraw £3,000 from his savings.
Police are warning the elderly to be wary after an 88-year-old woman was conned and robbed by doorstep thieves twice this month.
These three rail workers have decided to take on the unenviable task of cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for St Francis Hospice.
A competition to find the prettiest, cleverest and even scruffiest dogs took place at the weekend.
It is not just the First World War that is marking its centenary this summer.
A teenager who bottled a man in the face at the Romford dogs track walked free from court today after insisting he acted in self-defence.
Sick thieves stole cash from a 90-year-old Romford woman’s bedroom on Saturday in a disturbing distraction theft.
A great-grandmother who won a charity raffle from her caravan club has donated the cash in honour of her cancer-stricken granddaughter.
More than 70,000 Havering residents have had their personal details stolen and put up for sale on the “dark web” by criminals.
The travellers who unlawfully moved onto King George’s Playing Fields yesterday have left, Havering Council confirmed today.
Two off-licence workers won’t be getting a round in anytime soon after being fined for selling alcohol to underage people.
A 14-year-old Romford girl who had been missing for a month and a half has been found safe and well.
Travellers have arrived on an open space in Romford less than a week after they were evicted from an area just under two miles away.
A police officer has proposed a cunning plan to stop the growing crime of number plate and petrol theft in Havering.
A 23-year-old woman was punched several times in the head before being dragged out of view in Pages Wood, Harold Wood, by a man trying to rob her.
A dispute between battling neighbours almost ended with one going to jail today after he blasted the man next door with tear gas.
Havering is one of the hardest hit London boroughs for “courier fraud” where fraudsters imitate police officers or bank staff to steal elderly and vulnerable victim’s bank cards.
Travellers who gained unauthorised access to an open space behind a Romford street last week have now moved on.
A group of travellers have gained unauthorised access to an open space behind a Romford street.
A photographer who began raping a girl when she was eight years old was today locked up for 13 years.
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing explosive materials after one of them was taken to hospital with serious burns as a result of chemicals apparently blowing up in his face.
A gold chain worn by a nurse when she was brutally murdered was among the “irreplaceable” items stolen from her brother’s house last week.
An explosion “created by a young man” in Harold Hill has led to the discovery of a large amount of explosives in his home.
A serious accident has reportedly taken place in London Road, Romford.
A forecast of heavy rain today (Fri) has caused a yellow weather warning to be issued for Havering.
The West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and blow up her house, a court heard this morning.
Trains running between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street are being delayed by up to 20 minutes.
Work by some of the 20th century’s greatest artists will go on show in an exhibition organised by a Havering College lecturer.
Angela Hutton writes about the Scout’s summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town
Across the UK football fans are thrilled by the start of the football season as some of the world’s top footballer’s return to the field to kick off the UEFA Europa League.