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A teenage girl has died after she was hit by a car on Friday.

Yesterday, 08:30

A 15-year-old boy was arrested last night on suspicion of possession of a firearm following a stabbing in Elm Park.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The council stands to make thousands of pounds after changes to nighttime parking were made official.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The owner of the flat where Neill Buchel was allegedly stamped and kicked to death got the idea of chopping up and disposing his body from Guy Ritchie gangster films.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One of the men accused of murdering Neill Buchel was “rolling around the floor, laughing his b*****ks off” when he saw the father-of-two knocked through a glass cabinet, three months before he was killed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A police helicopter hovers over The Chase, Dagenham, where Neill's leg was found on April 1. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

One of the men accused of beating Neill Buchel to death has described the night his leg was found in a Dagenham lake as the “worst of his life”.

Monday, February 23, 2015
Neill Buchel's body was found in White Hart Lakes, Eastbrookend Country Park, in April. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

One of the men accused of murdering Neill Buchel had been planning to go away on safari with him.

Monday, February 23, 2015
Neill Buchel with his family

One of the men accused of murdering Neill Buchel has admitted hitting him through a glass cabinet during a “punching competition”, three months before his death.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood. Picture: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

An animal sanctuary has submitted a petition in the hope of securing a bright future for the 400 animals it cares for.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Geoffrey Wroe supporters outside the court

Geoffrey Wroe, the suspended headteacher of a Harold Hill special needs school, has been acquitted of two counts of assault

Friday, February 20, 2015

Missing Romford man Fred Watson, an 81-year-old with Alzheimer’s, has been found safe and well this afternoon.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A pensioner who left his elderly mother wallowing in her own filth while spending her pension has been spared jail today.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Havering officers posted this

They deal with crime every day for a living, but Havering’s police officers couldn’t guess the identity of the Eastenders murderer.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Missing man Fred Watson

An 81-year-old man with Alzheimer’s who went missing in Romford has today been found.

Friday, February 20, 2015
Queen's Hospital

An MP has branded new figures detailing reports of hundreds of crimes at a hospital as “shocking”.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Geoffrey Wroe in 2011

Geoffrey Wroe, the suspended headteacher of a special needs school in Harold Hill, appeared at Romford Magistrates’ Court today charged with two counts of assault.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Headley Chase, Warley. Picture: Google Street View

A car was allegedly stolen from the driveway of a house last week.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Vertigo bar Hornchurch

A man needed stitches to his face after being bottled in a late-night bar attack.

Monday, February 16, 2015
General views of Southwark Crown Court in south London.

A family-run refrigeration business was fined £22,500 today after two employees were seriously injured in an explosion.

Monday, February 16, 2015
Cllr Osman Dervish

​A noisy neighbour might be keeping the volume down after being prosecuted for repeatedly disturbing her elderly neighbour into the early hours with loud music and shouting.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fire chiefs are anticipating an increase in call outs to sexy scenarios gone wrong after the release of the much anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Neill Buchel's dismembered body parts were found in White Hart Lakes, Dagenham, in April last year

On the last day Neill Buchel was seen alive, two defendants charged with his murder exchanged text messages arranging drinks and “female company”, a court has heard.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A 12-year-old girl was gang raped by a man and his friends after being plied with drugs and alcohol, a court heard yesterday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cash points in the borough are being targeted by card copying machines.

Monday, February 9, 2015
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A 51-year-old man has been charged over a con in which a blind man had £1,000 and his dead wife’s jewellery stolen.

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