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Yesterday, 09:46

This is the terrifying moment a masked gang armed with a shotgun and crowbars broke into a house in Gidea Park – after pulling up in a Porsche.

Wed, 15:27

An “extremely violent” career criminal has been jailed for five years for robbing two stores while on licence.

A “traumatised” teenager and his dog escaped from a house fire in South Hornchurch this afternoon.

Mon, 17:18

A Collier Row man has been found guilty of being part of a paedophile ring that subjected children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade.

Mon, 12:00
Nitrous oxide canisters in Harold Wood. Picture: @MPSHaroldWood

Havering’s top police chief has warned of the dangers of “laughing gas” after a teenager believed to have taken the legal high died at the weekend.

Friday, July 24, 2015
The victim of the hit-and-run in Hornchurch on Wednesday morning has been named as 58-year-old Derek Bernstein

Police have named the victim of Hornchurch hit-and-run as 58-year-old Derek Bernstein.

Friday, July 24, 2015
The fire was burning 'for hours'. Picture: James Whitelock (flickr.com/97194147@N06/)

Rebellious students who set fire to their books on the last day of school inadvertently wiped out the power in 135,000 buildings, the Recorder can reveal.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
The man died at the junction of Hornchurch Road and Albany Road (Photo: Google StreetView)

A man in his fifties died early this morning after being struck by a vehicle in Hornchurch.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The fire was burning 'for hours'. Picture: James Whitelock (flickr.com/97194147@N06/)

Power was wiped out in 135,000 buildings across Havering and Essex yesterday when a fire spread to electrical cables.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Prison guard Lorraine Barwell from Romford died after being attacked outside Blackfriars Crown Court

A grieving mother has paid tribute to her daughter, a hardworking and devoted custody officer, who died after she was assaulted outside a court earlier this month.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Old Bailey

Two brothers who dubbed themselves “The Paedophile Squad” have been jailed for trying to extort £1,000 from a convicted child sex offender they snared through Grindr.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Alwyn Dowman

A violent thug has been jailed for five years after bottling a man in the face during a savage bar attack.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Many pubs and clubs in South Street are now using ID scanning systems

A thug savagely attacked a man outside a nightclub where his ID had been scanned – and was caught a week later trying to get back in.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Fly-tipping in Upper Rainham Road

A waste collector who dumped a large pile of plastic and general rubbish has had his licence to transport rubbish revoked.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Prison guard Lorraine Barwell from Romford died after being attacked outside Blackfriars Crown Court

A 22-year-old man accused of murdering a custody officer was surrounded by guards at top security Belmarsh Prison when he made his first appearance at the Old Bailey by video link.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
James Hall and Louise Wotton outside their salon

A beauty salon has been forced to cancel appointments and reschedule events after an audacious burglary last weekend which saw more than £10,000 worth of stock stolen.

Monday, July 13, 2015
Police cordoned off the alley (seen on the left) in Mungo Park Road on Friday evening

A teenager was hospitalised after being attacked by a gang of boys in an alleyway.

Friday, July 10, 2015
The attempted abduction took place as the Year 6 girl was walking to school at Drapers' Brookside Juniors in Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill, on Wednesday morning
Image: Google Maps

Police have revealed descriptions of the four men who attempted to abduct a schoolgirl in Harold Hill on Wednesday morning.

Thursday, July 9, 2015
The attempted abduction took place as the Year 6 girl was walking to school at Drapers' Brookside Juniors in Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill, on Wednesday morning
Image: Google Maps

Schools have warned parents to be vigilant after an attempted abduction of a school girl on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A serco van. Picture: PA Steve Parsons

Prison security officer Lorraine Barwell died from a serious head injury, a post mortem has found.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
She was taking her savings to the bank when the thieves pounced

Shaheed Forde-Bryan from Rainham, east London went missing on Sunday June 14 and following a police appeal has today been found.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Incident in the Brewery shopping centre, Romford. Picture: TomR555

Police chased three people, after they failed to stop, through the Brewery shopping centre, Romford.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Serious Incident Rainham Picture: @beckileigh_x

Detectives have today charged a 40-year-old man after explosives were found in a Rainham flat where a gunman was threatening to shoot himself.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Serious Incident Rainham Picture: @beckileigh_x

Terrified neighbours say they are “lucky to be alive” after explosives were found in a flat where a man was threatening to shoot himself.

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