Crime & Court

The sentencing of a fly-tipper from Upminster who admitted dumping 36 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated rubble on a street in Beckton has been delayed.

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In an attempt to save lives and deter drivers from breaking speed limits, new sentencing guidelines came into effect yesterday.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 53-year-old man was left in hospital with a life threatening head injury, after a hit and run last night.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

An angler from Romford has been fined for illegally fishing in Dagenham.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A fly-tipper from Upminster could be facing jail after he admitted dumping 36 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated rubble on a street in Beckton.

Monday, April 17, 2017

A married couple from Romford have been charged with drug offences after police raided an address in Dagenham.

Friday, April 14, 2017

A man has been jailed for 12 months for attempting to steal cable from a Crossrail project.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Gun and knife crimes have risen across the borough according to official statistics.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Hornchurch man has been convicted of hurling racist abuse at a woman wearing a headscarf at Stratford station.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A prolific gang of car thieves, including two men from Havering, were collectively jailed for more than 46 years at Southwark Crown Court yesterday.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Burglars broke into a cafe that employs people with learning disabilities and stole theatre tickets paid for by money by one of its loyal customers who had died.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A serving police officer has been charged with perverting the course of justice following a road crash in Mile End.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A burglar who stole £100,000 of stuffed animals, including lions, a sloth and even a chimpanzee in a top hat, has avoided jail time.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A man has been jailed for organising a drive-by shooting which left the victim for dead – the latest episode of violence between two warring traveller families.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A male nurse who kissed a vulnerable 75-year-old dementia sufferer on the mouth and touched her breast has been suspended for six months.

Friday, March 31, 2017

The owner of a hound that mauled a Paralympian’s guide dog at a train station has been warned that if he is not careful, his pet will be destroyed.

Friday, March 31, 2017

A teenager appeared at a pre-trial hearing yesterday over the death of doorman Ricky Hayden.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

There are calls for the Mayor of London to adopt Havering’s pioneering approach to reducing crime around nightclubs and bars across the capital.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A man who knifed a much-loved teenager 11 times in the head, chest, arms and legs within metres of a primary school was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment today.

Friday, March 24, 2017

A man convicted of killing a 17-year-old by stabbing him 11 times within metres of a primary school is due to be sentenced at The Old Bailey later today.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Flags were flown at half mast over Havering Town Hall today to pay respect to those killed and injured in the Westminster attack.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A policeman and two members of the public are among four people killed in a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament.

A police officer is believed to have been stabbed at Parliament this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It’s sadly an all–too–common occurrence: hitting it off with someone in a bar, then they do or say something that makes you feel vulnerable and unsafe. Now a campaign has been launched to help people discretely ask for help from bar staff before the situation escalates.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The owner of a 14-year-old border collie is appealing for help in tracing a man whose dog viciously attacked her beloved pet, ripping its throat and tearing his ear off.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Four men who used a highly-dangerous explosive gas to break open cash machines and steal more than £300,000, have been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison today.

Friday, March 17, 2017

A man who assaulted a police officer before stealing his car with a police dog inside it has been jailed today for two and a half years.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

An 88-year-old woman was left devastated after scammers broke into her home and stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery given to her by her late husband.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A 47-year-old man went on a “crime spree” after causing racial aggravation, assaulting a police officer and throwing a brick through the window of a busy Indian restaurant, a court heard.

Monday, March 13, 2017

An MP is calling for more action to be taken against crime in the south of the borough, after being sent letters by hundreds of residents who have experienced it first hand.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The broken-hearted mother of a 17-year-old who was stabbed to death said she prays for her son’s killer.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Three men, including one from Upminster, are set to appear at court today over a driveway killing that took place 16 years ago.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Detectives investigating the death of a man shot on his driveway 16 years ago have arrested an Upminster man.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A “brazen” gang of car thieves have been convicted after police raided a pub ran by the ringleader’s dad.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A 40-year-old woman, who brazenly cashed a stolen cheque on the same day she denied defrauding a previous employer, was sentenced at the Old Bailey yesterday.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Hornchurch teenager whose body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Pembrokeshire had an infection that could have caused disorientation and confusion, an inquest into his death heard on Friday, March 3.

Friday, March 3, 2017

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of a 21-year-old from Barking who was stabbed to death in Lewisham.

Friday, March 3, 2017

A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of 17-year-old Champion Ganda, who died after being stabbed 11 times in the head, chest, arms and legs.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Dean Pascal-Modeste, 21, have suggested the young music producer may have been killed in a case of mistaken identity.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A young man who was stabbed to death days before his 22nd birthday has been formally identified.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The penalty for using a mobile phone whilst driving has doubled today – and a special police patrol is out to catch those who flout this law.

Monday, February 27, 2017

New figures show that brazen thieves targeted shopping centres after Havering recorded more than 1,000 shoplifting cases last year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A teenager has been arrested after an under 16s football match turned ugly and resulted in two teenagers and a man being squirted in the face with a “noxious substance”.

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