Crime & Court

Yesterday, 12:29

A teenager has been charged with kidnap and attempted robbery after an abduction in Elm Park.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Joel Adesina and friends went looking to “stab people up” on the night of his death, the Old Bailey heard today.

Friday, October 2, 2015

An internal fraud scandal at Havering Council shows no signs of letting up as eight more workers have been caught committing scams.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

One of the group Joel Adesina was with the night he died threw an object at the car of a man accused of his murder, the Old Bailey heard today.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Gary Matthews had his Range Rover stolen after thieves took his keys from a locker at the David Lloyd Centre in Gidea Park

A rail engineer’s £20,000 Range Rover sport was stolen from outside a gym while he went swimming.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
He stole £341 in meat

A prolific meat thief who stole almost £350 worth of food from convenience stores has been given a community order.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Havering Council's is looking at ways to tackle a £7m overspend

There are 52 people, as young as 12-years-old, being monitored under suspicion of gang involvement.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Harebell Way, Harold Hill. Picture: Google Maps

The horrified dad of a six-year-old boy targeted by child snatchers has told the men responsible “we will catch you”.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Joel Adesina was stabbed to death in December last year

Stab victim Joel Adesina was carrying a “sword” on the night he was killed, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Havering youth cadets with their trophies

Future crimefighters have done their best to show Havering is in safe hands for years to come by picking up a Met-wide award for a record-breaking second year running.

Monday, September 28, 2015
The Marie Black court case. Michael Rogers, 46. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Collier Row man who was part of a paedophile ring that subjected children to sexual and physical abuse over more than a decade has been jailed for 24 years.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Police are appealing for information

Detectives investigating the alleged attempted abduction of a six-year-old boy have made an arrest.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A former manager of a convenience store has been fined thousands of pounds for selling illegally imported cigarettes without health and safety warnings.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Do you know this man?

Detectives investigating a serious assault last year have re-issued an e-fit of a suspect.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A young father-of-one who raped a 14-year-old girl in her own home has been jailed for eight years.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Mead Primary School                 Image: Google Maps

Police are investigating after a knife was found in a primary school playground.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Cllr Jeff Tucker organised a mass protest to urge the council to do something about an increase in burglaries in Rainham and to install CCTV cameras. 
Rainham currently has none in the village.

Rainham is in “desperate need” of CCTV cameras warns a councillor, who admits he thought about resigning over the issue.

Monday, September 21, 2015
Hall Lane junction with the A127. Picture: Google Maps

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a crash that left a teenage motorcyclist in hospital with serious injuries.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Gabriel Serunkuma

A “passionate” young man who was finally “feeling good about himself” died in a tragic accident after losing control of his car and ploughing into a lamppost, an inquest heard.

Monday, September 14, 2015
The damaged lorries

A driver has avoided serious injury by jumping out of the window of his lorry seconds before it was crushed by another HGV.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
The scene in South Street. Picture: Martin Squirrell

Buses were brought to a stand still in Romford town centre after one broke down outside Yates’s bar.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Battis in Romford is taped off. Picture: No5BusPassenger

A gun silencer was found on a man after he was arrested over a fight in Romford train station this morning.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Havering Council's is looking at ways to tackle a £7m overspend

Almost £7million has been overspent by Havering Council on children, adults and housing services, according to a budget report.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Kent Police

Identity thieves have been targeting outdoor post boxes to steal utility bills and apply for credit cards in victims’ names, police have warned.

Monday, September 7, 2015
David Efemena, 14, of Elm Park, died while on a RAF cadet camping trip in Hampshire

A coroner has made several recommendations to the RAF after 14-year-old David Efemena died at a cadet training camp.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The borough’s youth offending service has been rated “good” by inspectors, just months after being brought back in house following a “disastrous” merger with Barking and Dagenham.

Saturday, September 5, 2015
David Efemena, 14, of Elm Park, died while on a RAF cadet camping trip in Hampshire

A cardiologist told an inquest it would have been “very unlikely” that paramedics could have saved a 14-year-old air cadet’s life if they had reached him earlier.

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Police cadets

Havering’s volunteer police cadets have launched a recruitment drive.

Friday, September 4, 2015
David Efemena, 14, of Elm Park, died while on a RAF cadet camping trip in Hampshire

A 14-year-old boy who died at an RAF cadet training camp had an undiagnosed heart defect known as a “silent killer”, an inquest heard yesterday.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
C2C rain at Fenhcurch Street

Train operator c2c has remained the most punctual in the UK, according to latest Network Rail figures.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The Old Bailey

An heir to a multi-million pound nightclub empire unleashed a “barrage of abuse” at his alcoholic father and stabbed him to death as the family fortunes teetered on the brink of collapse, a court heard.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ghenadie Stogu, 36, was last seen leaving his home on Dunser Road, Collier Row at around 11am on Monday.

Police searching for a 36-year-old from Collier Row have found the body of a man.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The crash happened at the junction with Lodge Avenue. Picture: Google Maps

A three-vehicle smash outside a school yesterday resulted in two people being taken to hospital.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ghenadie Stogu, 36, was last seen leaving his home on Dunser Road, Collier Row at around 11am on Monday.

A vulnerable man who “may need hospital treatment” is missing from Collier Row.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Crowds gathered in South Street. Picture: @JamesManktelow

Police needed back-up during a “huge fracas” in Romford town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning, in which officers were injured.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The Old Bailey

A nightclub tycoon was stabbed to death by his own son, who then bragged he “had the guts to stand up to him”, a court heard.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
Derek Bernstein

A 24-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving after a fatal hit-and-run incident earlier this year.

Friday, August 28, 2015
David Efemena, 14, of Elm Park, died while on a cadet camping trip in Hampshire.

An inquest into the death of a 14-year-old at a military base heard of the frustration felt by a more senior air cadet as he struggled to contact group leaders.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Margaret Clifton with smashed door frame

A trustee says she “burst into tears” when she saw the church had been broken into just hours after a burglary at another place of worship .

Friday, August 28, 2015
The stabbing happened on August 10 in Recreation Avenue, Romford

An 18-year-old has been charged over a stabbing that took place in Romford.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Flowers and messages at the scene of the fatal crash last year

A man has pleaded not guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Robert Andrews spent 30 years in the Met (Picture: Edward Smith)

A former police officer caught trying to meet an underage boy by a vigilante group calling itself The Paedophile Squad has been jailed for two years.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
A deer

An investigation has been launched into reports of deer being illegally shot in Havering.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Diafra Sakho of West Ham United (R)  is challenged by Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City (L)  (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

West Ham United star Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports.

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