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Police are still hunting for the man who pushed over a PCSO. Picture: Dave Thompson

Driver guilty of officer attack: Hunt still on for passenger who fractured Romford PCSO’s skull

A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a constable following a police chase in Romford.

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The man was smuggling 24,000 litres of beer. Picture: Shutterstock

Caught red-handed: Harold Hill lorry driver smuggling 24,000 litres of beer

A retired lorry driver who smuggled 24,000 litres of beer into the UK has been spared jail today.

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Jon Emery was part of a 'Wolf of Wall Street' share scam. Picture: Central News

Collier Row fraudster involved in £60m ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ scam will pay back £154k

A fraudster involved in a £60 million “Wolf of Wall Street” share scam has today been ordered to pay back just £154,000.

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The attack was in Rainham

Man punches through screen and grabs bus driver by throat

A 23-year-old man smashed through a screen and grabbed a bus driver by the throat in an “unprovoked” and “vicious” attack.

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Police are hunting the attacker

Police community support officer suffers fractured skull after Romford police chase

A community support officer has been left with a fractured skull after a police chase in Romford last night.

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Cowboy builders tried to con the 79-year-old man. Picture: Shutterstock

Police stop cowboy builders conning Romford man, 79, out of £3,000

Police foiled cowboy builders who were trying to get a 79-year-old Romford man to withdraw £3,000 from his savings.

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Joyce Headington

Hornchurch widow, 88, appeals for witnesses after two burglaries this month

Police are warning the elderly to be wary after an 88-year-old woman was conned and robbed by doorstep thieves twice this month.

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Operations Controller Jeff Hiscoke along with drivers Clive Gillman, 65, and Andy Bradford, 50, are cycling from Land's End to John O’Groats in August,

Three cyclists to raise money for charity with Land’s End to John O’Groats trip

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.

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Brandy, winner of scruffiest dog with owners Chelsea and Grace. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Romford Pictures: Romford and Gidea Park Rugby Club dog show

A competition to find the prettiest, cleverest and even scruffiest dogs took place at the weekend.

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Hornchurch Nursing Centre held a 100th birthday party for Ivy Matthews as well as a vintage tea party that commemorated WW1. Ivy Matthews with her family.

Hornchurch woman celebrates 100th birthday

It is not just the First World War that is marking its centenary this summer.

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The attack was at the Romford Greyhound Stadium. Picture: Press Association/Joe Giddens

Teenager acquitted after bottling man in face at Romford Greyhound Stadium

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.

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Police have launched an appeal after two women were allegedly assaulted outside a nightclub

Sick thieves target Havering women, 88 and 90, in distraction thefts

Sick thieves stole cash from a 90-year-old Romford woman’s bedroom on Saturday in a disturbing distraction theft.

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Maureen Wooderson hands the money to Roger Moore, volunteer at Hornchurch Cancer Research

Great-grandmother donates caravanning cash in honour of cancer-suffering granddaughter

A great-grandmother who won a charity raffle from her caravan club has donated the cash in honour of her cancer-stricken granddaughter.

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General view of the internet search engine Google

Thousands of Havering residents targeted by internet hackers

More than 70,000 Havering residents have had their personal details stolen and put up for sale on the “dark web” by criminals.

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12 caravans unlawfully gained entry to an open space in Lilliput Road, Romford, last week

Travellers leave King George’s Playing Fields in Romford

The travellers who unlawfully moved onto King George’s Playing Fields yesterday have left, Havering Council confirmed today.

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The pair were fined for selling alcohol to underage drinkers. Picture: PA

Pair handed court bill of £2,000 for underage alcohol sale

Two off-licence workers won’t be getting a round in anytime soon after being fined for selling alcohol to underage people.

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Ellie Austin (pic: Metropolitan Police)

Romford girl missing for month and a half found safe and well

A 14-year-old Romford girl who had been missing for a month and a half has been found safe and well.

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12 caravans unlawfully gained entry to an open space in Lilliput Road, Romford, last week

Travellers move into Romford for second time in a week

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.

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Pc Dave Bunn is aiming to stamp out theft of petrol from filling stations

Officer’s cunning plan to prevent Havering fuel theft

A police officer has proposed a cunning plan to stop the growing crime of number plate and petrol theft in Havering.

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Police still don't know the man's identity

Young woman punched in head and dragged into Pages Wood during daylight mugging attempt

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.

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Ian Grant sprayed his neighbour with tear gas

Romford man blasted neighbour with tear gas

A dispute between battling neighbours almost ended with one going to jail today after he blasted the man next door with tear gas.

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Couriers may unknowingly be part of the scam. Picture: PA/Niall Carson

Havering’s vulnerable hit hard in ‘courier fraud’

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.

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12 caravans unlawfully gained entry to an open space in Lilliput Road, Romford, last week

Travellers leave open space behind Romford street

Travellers who gained unauthorised access to an open space behind a Romford street last week have now moved on.

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This isn't this first time that travellers have unlawfully settled in the area

Travellers move onto green space in Romford

A group of travellers have gained unauthorised access to an open space behind a Romford street.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

Child rapist photographer from Collier Row jailed for 13 years

A photographer who began raping a girl when she was eight years old was today locked up for 13 years.

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Officers and forensics are spending their second day at Wolverton House in Chudleigh Road, Harold Hill after explosives were discovered yesterday.

Update: Two released on police bail after explosives found in Harold Hill home

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.

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Cheryl Moss wearing the Alsatian chain

Burglars steal murdered nurse’s jewellery from brother’s Hornchurch home

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.

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Officers and forensics are spending their second day at Wolverton House in Chudleigh Road, Harold Hill after explosives were discovered yesterday.

Breaking: Explosives found in home in Harold Hill

An explosion “created by a young man” in Harold Hill has led to the discovery of a large amount of explosives in his home.

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Accident in London Road, Romford

A serious accident has reportedly taken place in London Road, Romford.

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Met office warns of heavy rainfall in Havering this afternoon

A forecast of heavy rain today (Fri) has caused a yellow weather warning to be issued for Havering.

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Ravel Morrison arriving at Manchester Magistrates Court this morning (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)

Ravel Morrison made acid attack threats against ex-girlfriend, court hears

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.

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A Greater Anglia train at Ilford station

Trains between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street delayed after passenger is taken ill at Ilford

Trains running between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street are being delayed by up to 20 minutes.

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Police wish to speak to the pair in connection with an assault. Picture: Havering Police

Security guard punched repeatedly while working in Collier Row shop

A security guard was punched repeatedly after he approached a couple leaving the Collier Row store he works in.

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Hornchurch Dry Cleaners on Station Lane was torched in a fire that the owner believes was started by two young girls.

Owner of torched Hornchurch Dry Cleaners offers cash reward for suspect information

The owner of a dry cleaners that was torched hospitalising two firefighters is offering a £250 reward to anyone who can help catch the arsonists.

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Upminster man arrested and house raided in police probe over alleged £18m fraud at council

An Upminster man has been arrested and a house searched by police as part of a probe into allegations of a multi-million pound fraud at a council housing department.

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Do you recognise this man? Picture: British Transport Police

Police looking for train attacker who fled at Upminster station

A 52-year-old man was punched in the face on a train by an attacker who fled from the carriage at Upminster station.

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Protesters at Havering Town Hall last year attempted to stop plans to sell off the Old Windmill Hall car park

Upminster residents given chance to comment on Old Windmill Hall site plans

A public meeting will be held to allow residents to air their opinions on proposals to redevelop an old hall and car park into apartment buildings.

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Havering Town Hall.

Recorder readers disagree with council’s decision to approve gypsy and traveller site

Recorder readers have strongly opposed the granting of planning permission for an “established” gypsy and traveller site on Green Belt land in Romford.

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Motoloi pleaded guilty to stealing five pairs of sunglasses. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Man steals £340 of sunglasses from The Liberty, Romford

A 29-year-old man has received an eight-week suspended prison sentence for stealing five pairs of sunglasses from The Liberty in Romford.

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Bradley Parker, 35, is wanted in connection with the theft of petrol

Man wanted over petrol theft has ties to Romford

Police are appealing to the public to trace a man wanted in connection with stealing petrol.

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Cllr Damian White toasts the start of work with builders’ favourite, a cup of tea

Work starts on Havering’s first new council homes in 20 years

Work has begun on Havering’s first council properties project in more than 20 years.

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Smoke bellowed from the site. Picture: @lizwilloughby

Update: Firefighters tackle blazes at Rainham waste recycling plant for 24 hours

Firefighters have remained at a waste recycling plant where they are damping down a fire, for 24 hours.

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A fire is still alight at Shanks waste recycling plant in Creek Way, Rainham, around seven hours after it first begun. Picture courtesy of James Green.

Fire crews still tackling huge blaze at Rainham recycling plant

A huge blaze at a recyling plant on Creek Way in Rainham is still being tackled by 12 fire engines and more than 80 firefighters.

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A fire is still being tackled, around seven hours after the fire at Shanks' waste recycling plant started. Picture courtesy of James Green.

Rainham waste recycling plant fire smells ‘rancid’

“The stench is rancid” says a man nearby the fire taking place at the waste recycling plant, Shanks, in Creek Way, Rainham.

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Romford Pictures See all

He was charged with two counts of sexual touching

Harold Hill man charged with sexually touching girl, 12, at Havering Show

A 46-year-old man has been charged with sexually touching a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another aged 16, at the Havering Show.

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Club News See all

3rd Gidea Park Scouts visited the Welsh coastal town of Aberdovey

Club news: 3rd Gidea Park Scouts return from their summer camp in Snowdonia

Angela Hutton writes about the Scout’s summer camp spent in a traditional Welsh mining town

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History See all

Ron Arnold has been awarded a French honour called the Legion D'Honneur which is rarely bestowed upon non-French nationals.

Romford D-Day veteran awarded Legion d’Honneur

A D-Day hero has been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed by the French government.

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