Crime & Court

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Borough Commander and MPs have welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s decision to scrap cuts to police forces.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A mother-of-two feared for her life as masked burglars forced their way into the family home and tied her up while her young children played in the living room.

Monday, November 23, 2015

“Everyone needs to be vigilant”, is the message from a disability charity following reports of items being taken from bags hanging off wheelchairs.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A man is being sought by police after an officer was assaulted and his police car, containing a police dog, stolen.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Homes left in darkness no cars in the driveway are an invitation for burglars as the nights continue to draw in.

Friday, November 13, 2015
CCTV footage of the vehicle police wish to trace.

Dan seen on CCTV walking away from accident

Friday, November 13, 2015
The vandals covered the church hall in graffiti like this

Mindless vandals are being sought after a hate crime that saw a Collier Row church hall broken into and covered in graffiti – and human excrement.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Police were called to Havering Sixth Form College at 12.30pm

A teenage girl was hospitalised after being sprayed in the face with an unknown liquid in a Hornchurch college canteen.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Robert Gurling

A 45-year-old office fitter from Romford accused of kidnap has been cleared.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The incident occurred in Valence Park, Dagenham

Police are appealing for witnesses following the stabbing of an 18 year-old man through an open taxi window.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Upminster Bridge Station

Fare dodgers are accused of “having it easy” as figures show ticket barriers at some of Havering stations are left open and unmanned.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Daniel Hancock. Picture: Met Police

A man was found dead at home a day after being struck by a car in Brentwood Road, Romford.

Monday, November 9, 2015
The man sent the messages over Whatsapp. Picture: Edward Smith/PA

Harassing someone by sending racially-aggravated messages over social networking app WhatsApp has earned a Romford man a suspended sentence.

Monday, November 9, 2015
David West junior, pictured, killed his elderly father with a knife (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

The heir to a multimillion-pound nightclub empire has been jailed for 13 and a half years for stabbing his dad to death after years of being treated as his “whipping boy”.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Police are appealing for witnesses

Detectives are on the hunt for a sex predator after a woman was attacked in Romford.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Shighi Rethish, Rethishkumar Pullarkattil and daughters Niya and Neha, who were found dead at the family home in Chadwell Heath

A man strangled his wife and twin daughters to death before he hanged himself at a reservoir, an inquest heard this morning.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Police believe the man is about 60

A mystery vandal who doctors believe has been terrorising their practice for two years has been caught on camera – and he’s older than they expected.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Police have taped off Pettits Boulevard in Romford

A man in his 50s was shot with a shotgun this morning in Pettits Boulevard, Romford.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Morris Road. Picture: Google Maps

A man in his 40s required stitches to his head after an incident at a home in Morris Road, Harold Hill last night

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Police in Bridgwater road

Detectives investigating a shooting have taped off a Harold Hill road.

Monday, November 2, 2015
Mungo Park Road. Picture: Google Maps

A Halloween prankster lay in a Rainham road pretending to be unconscious while police taped it off – before getting up and walking away.

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Harold Hill residents launch a care box to show their support for the community.

A community has launched a care box scheme after two pensioners were victims of crime in less than 24 hours.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Racially assaulting someone and stealing numerous items – including a police bike – have earned a 21-year-old a suspended sentence.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Illegal social media profiles stockpiling images of naked school pupils to “name and shame” them have been set up targeting Havering children.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Padbury Court, where Joel Adesina was fatally stabbed

An Old Bailey jury found a Romford man not guilty of murdering 15-year-old Joel Adesina yesterday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
A partnership between havering Council and the Met Police has won the 2015 Herman Goldstein Award for its work managing the night time economy in Romford.

A scheme to reduce violent crime linked to Romford’s nighttime economy has won an award in America.

Monday, October 26, 2015
Les Balkwell with a picture of his son Lee, who was found dead in a cement mixer in 2002

Lee Balkwell’s dad believes a High Court ruling that Essex Police failed to investigate his son’s death properly is a major breakthrough in his 13-year fight for justice.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Laurel and Hardy statues which were stolen from outside Lesley Haylett’s bungalow in Noak Hill road last night

The owner of life-size Laurel and Hardy statues is appealing for their safe return after they disappeared last night.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A garage was destroyed by a “big fire”, in Collier Row, earlier today.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Fire damage at the factory

The owners of a burned-out factory filled with £1million worth of stinking, rotting fish have failed in their appeal against an abatement notice – but there is still no end to residents’ misery.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Milton Papadopoulos

A gang of robbers have been found guilty of killing a wealthy property owner for his £25,000 Rolex on the first anniversary of his death.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Do you know this woman?

This woman is being hunted by police over the theft of a woman’s purse in a Hornchurch pub.

Monday, October 19, 2015
Police were called at 11:48am after a lorry shed its load on the A12

A 50-year-old man and a woman in her early 70s were taken to hospital following a collision yesterday.

Monday, October 19, 2015
Padbury Court in Bethnal Green where Joel Adesina, 15, was fatally stabbed

A man accused of taking part in the murder of 15-year-old Joel Adesina was acquitted on Friday.

Monday, October 19, 2015
The case is being heard at the Old Bailey (Photo: Isabel Infantes)

A sex offender jailed for life more than a decade ago for a series of attacks on vulnerable young boys has failed in a belated bid to clear his name.

Friday, October 16, 2015
London Ambulance Service

A man in his 50s was taken to Queen’s Hospital yesterday after collapsing in the middle of the street.

Friday, October 16, 2015
Mexican salamander (pictured) were found at the house with dozens of rodents, fish, birds and a bearded dragon lizard      /PA Images

More than 30 animals including two Mexican “walking fish” were found at a home in Hornchurch.

Friday, October 16, 2015
A pair of burglars have been jailed for ramming into two police cars during a chase in Rainham.

A pair of burglars, who deliberately smashed into two police cars during a pursuit in Rainham, have been sent to prison for six years.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Police were called at 11:48am after a lorry shed its load on the A12

A car wash brawl in Rainham resulted in two arrests and one man being taken to hospital.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Major Bajwa

A gang of people smugglers who were caught after falling out with each other have been jailed for 102 years.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Broadford Primary School.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a racist rant a Harold Hill primary school.

Monday, October 12, 2015
Ernest Jones, The Liberty, was raided this morning (Monday October 12)

Ernest Jones in The Liberty Shopping centre was broken into this morning.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Adesina was stabbed in Padbury Court, Bethnal Green

Stabbed teenager Joel Adesina spent his final hours in a weaponised gang wearing face coverings and fleeing at least one man with a knife, the Old Bailey heard.

Friday, October 9, 2015
Straight Road, Romford

A man in his 40s was stabbed in Straight Road, Romford, last night.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Gray Gardens

A teenager has been charged with kidnap and attempted robbery after an abduction in Elm Park.

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