Crime & Court


A serial offender who robbed a fishmonger of £4,500 in a brutal lunchtime attack has been jailed for two and a half years.

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Three men from East London have been charged with conspiracy to steal following reports of vehicles being stolen from garages in Kent.

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Police are appealing to identify three men who have been stalking a girl in the Havering and Barking and Dagenham areas.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A plumber has been jailed after admitting stealing a smart phone from a pawnbroker’s.

Friday, March 20, 2015

An investigation has been launched after two police officers allegedly used “excessive force” while arresting a man.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Upminster patrols.

A DIY policing scheme announced on the back of a £1.4bn cuts bombshell has been backed by Boris Johnson – who has even vowed to take part.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Barkingside Magistrates Court

A man has admitted stealing a speaker system as he purchased a yoghurt at a Harold Hill supermarket.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Neill Buchel

A jury has retired to begin deliberations over the murder of Neill Buchel, whose body was chopped up and dumped in a Dagenham lake.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which left a 68-year-old woman bruised.

An “ex-nun” lies awake at night because of flashbacks to the robbery that left her severely bruised.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hilldene Avenue. Picture: Google Maps

Two men have been arrested after police discovered 20 rocks of crack cocaine at an address in Harold Hill.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Romford County Court judge, District Judge Timothy Bowles, is among three judges to get the sack for allegedly watching porn on court computers (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Three judges have been sacked for watching porn on their official computers in their offices, said the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO).

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Paul Monk

A Romford man suspected of involvement in conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis has been named on a list of Britain’s 10 most wanted fugitives believed to be hiding in Spain.

Monday, March 16, 2015
Seized drugs. Picture: National Crime Agency

A man has been jailed after he was caught transporting cocaine in the boot of a minicab.

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Havering Town Hall

Internal fraud investigations at Havering Council have led to one dismissal, two resignations and four disciplinary actions in the space of three months.

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Smithfield market London.

Two Hornchurch men orchestrated a violent attack using a frying pan on a porter at London’s historic Smithfield market, a court heard on Tuesday.

Friday, March 13, 2015
Emma Hall

An angel-faced killer jailed for the revenge murder of Romford teenager Luke Harwood had her bid to clear her name rejected by top judges today.

Friday, March 13, 2015
A police officer at Eastbrookend Country Park on The Chase in Rush Green, where Neill Buchel's body was found

One of the men handpicked to dispose of Neill Buchel’s dismembered remains initially thought he was signing up to help transport drugs, a court heard this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Neill Buchel

One of the men accused of stamping and kicking Neill Buchel to death has admitted that he cannot remember the night the father-of-two was killed.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Police at Eastbrookend Country Park in Rush Green, where Neill Buchel's dismembered body was found

One of the men accused of killing Neill Buchel chose not to give evidence in his defence because the case against him “did not deserve to be dignified” by an appearance in the witness box.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Police at Eastbrookend Country Park in Rush Green, where Neill Buchel's dismembered body was found

A man accused of murdering his housemate kept his bloodstained clothing because he is innocent, according to his barrister.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Cllr Jeff Tucker has 1,500 pencils with compliments of Jeff Tucker written on

“Villains” who use drugs should get tougher treatment, not help, according to a senior Havering politician.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Lawns Cafe

A former cafe boss has been fined £370 for selling out of date meat to customers.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Flowers left in memory of Nancy Wilson. Picture: Edd Buckley

Social media has been awash with tributes following the death of a teenage girl who was hit by a car.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
The two images issued by police. Picture: Essex Police

Police are hunting for two men after meat was taken from a Co-operative convenience store.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Bedfords Park lake, where armed police patrolled on Monday

A driver who had two gunshot victims in his car flagged down passing police for help.

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