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Friday, October 20, 2017

Two 14-year-old girls have been left “traumatised” after police tasered one, and reportedly held down another, during an altercation in Harold Hill.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The explosion which ripped through a block of flats in January, leaving residents homeless and terrified, was caused by an exploding gas canister.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“St Leonard’s should have been idyllic,” says Paul Connolly, a resident of the former Hornchurch children’s home where sexual abuse was rife.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Havering’s top police officer has highlighted drifting and moped enabled crime as areas where collaboration in the tri-borough unit has really helped.

Friday, October 13, 2017

A 31-year-old man accused of dumping harmful waste in a notorious fly-tipping hot spot will go on trial next month.

Friday, October 13, 2017

A third paedophile has been convicted for historical child sexual abuse at a former Hornchurch children’s home in the 70s and 80s.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The trial of a 46-year-old man accused of torching a Ferrari parked on a drive has been pushed back to February next year.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Four men responsible for kidnapping a man and assaulting him have been jailed for a total of more than 35 years.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A 47-year-old man has been charged in connection with the murder of Rodney Parlour in Rainham.

Monday, October 9, 2017

A 46-year-old man, accused of torching a Ferrari parked in a drive in Emerson Park, is due in court.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the burglary of precious family jewellery, including a 66-year-old engagement ring, in Rainham.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Following an appeal to trace a man in connection with the murder of Rodney Parlour, detectives have arrested a 47-year-old on suspicion of murder.

Friday, October 6, 2017

The East Area Command Unit (EACU) will be one of the first London police forces to use iPads and iPhones to record information from crime scenes.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Detectives are appealing for help from the public to trace a man wanted on suspicion of murder after a body was found at a flat in Rainham on Monday.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Two men from Collier Row are set to be sentenced today for their role in a gang which threatened a man with rape and violence before assaulting him.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Rainham family have been left devastated after callous burglars stole the beautiful engagement ring given by granddad Walter to his wife 66 years ago.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Havering’s highest ranked police officer has admitted response times have not been good enough since the tri-borough merger, but believes the force have now corrected the structural errors.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

“Terrified” residents of a residential Rainham road have expressed their shock upon learning that a murder investigation was underway in one of the street’s first floor flats.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The home secretary has pledged to make it illegal to sell acid to under 18s.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Collier Row man has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with murdering a Dagenham grandfather.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A man from Romford has been charged with murdering a Dagenham grandfather days before Christmas last year.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A 25-year-old man appeared in court today (Tuesday) accused of causing the death of a man by careless driving.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A fourth man has been charged with the murder of a 28-year-old man who was stabbed to death in a Harold Hill block of flats in July.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Two men who were arrested yesterday will appear in court today charged with murdering a 28-year-old man in a block of flats in Havering.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Detectives investigating the murder of a 28-year-old in a block of flats in Harold Hill have made two more arrests.

Friday, September 15, 2017

A man from Romford has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Stanford-le-Hope.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Commuters have been urged to remain “calm but alert” following a suspected terrorist incident on a Tube train this morning.

Monday, September 11, 2017

A Seven Kings doctor has spoken of her horror after she was told by police a man who hurled Islamophobic abuse at her would likely only receive a warning.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The family of a former Harold Hill man who died after being assaulted outside a pub in Brentwood have paid tribute to his ‘incredible zest for life.’

Friday, September 8, 2017

Two men have been jailed for a total of nine years for a spate of attempted bank robberies across east London that included Halifax’s Hornchurch store.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The judge sentencing Ricky Hayden’s killer told him his actions were “within a hair’s breadth of murder” but said he would be loyal to the jury’s verdict.

Friday, September 8, 2017

A machete-wielding thug has been jailed for 14 years for killing celebrity minder Ricky Hayden outside his home in Chadwell Heath.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The family of celebrity minder Ricky Hayden who was attacked outside his home by a machete-wielding teenage have slammed the justice system before his killer’s sentencing.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A pair of hammer wielding “hooligans” chased a vulnerable mother as she drove home from work and smashed her car window – part of a spate of attacks in the area.

Monday, September 4, 2017

TfL Rail and other services running out of Liverpool Street could be delayed or cancelled this evening due to track defect.

Monday, September 4, 2017

The police officer in charge of tackling acid attacks in Havering and across the capital this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

Monday, September 4, 2017

From today, pregnant women will be asked to provide two forms of identification when they attend Queen’s Hospital’s maternity care department.

Friday, September 1, 2017

A serial burglar from Collier Row who attempted to rob West Ham striker Andy Carroll of his £22,000 wristwatch in a drive-by heist has been jailed for 11 years.

Friday, September 1, 2017

A serial Collier Row burglar has been found guilty of trying to rob West Ham striker Andy Carroll’s £22,000 watch in a drive-by heist.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Romford doctor has appeared in court charged with 118 sexual offences, including sexually assaulting a girl under 13 years old.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A jury has started deliberations in the trial of a man accused of attempting to rob Premier League footballer Andy Carroll of his £22,000 wristwatch.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Romford doctor, accused of 118 sexual offences including one on a girl under 13, is due to appear in court today.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

This is the lethal “face melter” acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

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