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Friday, June 23, 2017

A man has been handed a suspended 18 month prison sentence for taking six indecent images of children under 12 on his mobile phone.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A headteacher has appealed for calm after reports of a stabbing at a school falsely circulated on social media.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A man convicted of manslaughter left messages on an answering machine saying he was going to “kill” and “bury” his victim.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A doorman and former bodyguard to the stars was stabbed to death outside his home by two machete-wielding teenagers on a moped, a court has heard.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two women are in hospital after being shot in a drive by shooting in Romford last night.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Three males – including two teenagers – are due to stand trial tomorrow in connection with the fatal stabbing of a bouncer metres from his house.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

An Ilford pharmacist who stole almost £5,000 worth of prescription drugs from pharmacies in Havering and Dagenham, which he then sold on the street, has been jailed.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Residents’ hopes that a legal case would be mounted to challenge a planning inspectorate’s decision against gravel extraction have been dashed.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A 23-year-old Romford man has been jailed for his role in kidnapping and assaulting a teenager, demanding £10,000 from him and stealing two cars.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

“If you think you know your children, think again,” said a mother who organised a knife-crime conference.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A teenager arrested in Barking in connection with the London Bridge terror attack is to remain in police custody after a warrant for further detention was granted.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A “surrogate father” who raped and sexually abused a teenage boy has been convicted.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Inquests into the deaths of eight people killed in the London Bridge terror attacks are set to open at Southwark Coroner’s Court today and tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A cemetery bench has been installed in memory of a bouncer who was stabbed to death metres from his house.

Monday, June 12, 2017

A 31-year-old man was dramatically arrested by undercover officers in the early hours of Saturday, June 11.

Friday, June 9, 2017

A manager was left broken hearted when she arrived at work to find her children’s charity shop had been hit by vandals.

Friday, June 9, 2017

A teenager has been found guilty of sexually abusing a boy aged four.

Friday, June 9, 2017

A man, who was jailed for organising a drive-by shooting as a retribution hit on a rival traveller family, has had his sentence extended to life imprisonment.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

After the revelation that two of the London Bridge terror attackers came from Barking, the Met have revealed that the third man shot dead by police was also from east London.

Monday, June 5, 2017

“Shocked and saddened” were the words used by Havering Council’s chief executive in response to Saturday’s terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.

Monday, June 5, 2017

A man was tragically killed in a plane crash after successfully climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for a children’s charity.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Two more addresses – one in Newham and another in Dagenham - are being investigated by police in connection with the London Bridge terror attack.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Armed police have raided several flats in Barking today in connection with the London Bridge terror attack.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Around 200 residents from packed a hall to voice their concerns about a rise in crime and antisocial behaviour at a meeting on Friday, May 26.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A fly-tipper from Upminster who dumped 36 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated rubble on a street in Beckton has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The circumstances surrounding a man found dead in a cement mixer are now being assessed by the Met Police, it has been confirmed.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Following the terror attack in Manchester on Monday, the chief executive of Havering Council urged people “not to let this atrocity divide our communities”.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A car was driven into a group of students outside Havering College, injuring one.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old man found with a stab wound at The Brewery, Romford, on Thursday, May 18.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hundreds gathered to toast a bouncer who was stabbed to death outside his home on what would have been his 28th birthday.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Three men are wanted for questioning by police in connection with a brutal unprovoked attack outside a pub.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

An alleged drug dealer from Elm Park was stabbed to death after a rival gang set him up in a carjacking ambush caught on CCTV, a court has heard.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Terrified taxi drivers in Havering had knives held to their throats whilst their property and cash was stolen during a series of horrifying attacks.

Monday, May 8, 2017

“Drop the knife save a life” chanted the relatives of a popular nightclub bouncer at an anti-knife rally in north London.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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.

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