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Police will be out in force for Pakistan independence day

Harold Hill BB gun seized by police

Police were called to reports of a man carrying a handgun on Wednesday (July 30).

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The pool at Chafford Sports Complex would go under plans to redevelop the 60-year-old Chafford School Campus (Picture: Steve Poston)

Stay of execution for popular Rainham swimming pool

A decision on a “masterplan” redevelopment that would see the closure of a popular public swimming pool in Rainham has been deferred.

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Payne will be sentenced on August 8. Picture: Johnny Green/PA

Collier Row child rapist free to work with youths

England’s largest child abuse charity has accused the courts of failing to protect children after a man convicted of raping a girl ­remained free to work as a photographer.

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There has been a fatality in Romford

UPDATE: Tickets being accepted on buses and tubes as disruption expected until 8.30pm

Train tickets are being accepted on buses and tubes after a man was killed by a train at Romford Station.

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There has been a fatality in Romford

Update: Liverpool Street to Shenfield services resume after death at Romford station

Train services are resuming after a man was killed by a train in Romford station.

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There has been a fatality in Romford

Update: BTP confirm man killed by train at Romford Station

A man has been killed after he was hit by a train in Romford Station, British Transport Police has confirmed.

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There has been a fatality in Romford

Person killed by train in Romford

A person has died after being hit by a train in Romford station.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

Hornchurch nurse jailed over care home sexual assault

A care home nurse from Hornchurch who pinned an 18-year-old colleague to the wall and forced her to touch him was today jailed for 15 months.

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CCTV image captured by a resident of Central Drive, Hornchurch, who has suffered a number of incidents of criminal damage to his plants.

One suspect for multiple criminal damage incidents in Hornchurch

One man is believed to be responsible for persistent criminal damage in Hornchurch after CCTV footage shows him pulling up plants by the root and nonchalantly discarding them back into the gardens which they came from.

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Ravel Morrison. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison held in custody over alleged assaults

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend and her mother.

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Parents and councillors at the gates of Parsonage Farm school

Havering cabinet: Most controversial school expansion delayed

Parents who signed petitions to prevent the more controversial expansion of a school were offered some respite after the decision was delayed by the cabinet last night.

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Shafi was sentenced to five years in prison

Jail for Romford man who assaulted wife then pointed revolver at son’s head

A 51-year-old man pointed a revolver at his son’s head as the teenager tried to protect his mother from an assault.

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Todd leaving Barkingside Magistrates' Court

Court: Former-bus driver charged with deaths of couple hit in Western Road, Romford

A 57-year-old man appeared in court today accused of causing the death of two elderly men while driving a double-decker bus in Romford.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Romford man handed 10-year jail sentence for sexual offences

A 56-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years after being convicted of nine sexual offences spanning more than a decade.

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Hanningfield Reservoir, Chelmsford. Picture: Peter Scott

Brentwood storm chaser captures frightening lightning strikes

A passionate storm chaser braved winds and heavy rain to capture photographs of the lightning storm that hit southern England.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Youth worker from Rainham given suspended prison sentence for sexual assault

A youth worker who lured a woman to his home in a block of flats to sexually assault her has been given a suspended prison sentence after a court heard he was in need of “a little guidance”.

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Izzie the cat. Picture: Joanne Edwards

Young Harold Hill girls hear dog rip pet cat ‘to pieces’

Two young girls heard a large dog rip their beloved cat “to pieces”, a distraught mother has said.

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Rod Ballard

Hornchurch residents latest victims of Guinea-Bissau phone fraud

Puzzled residents fear they are the latest phone fraud victims after their bills showed hundreds of pounds of calls to west African nation Guinea-Bissau.

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Acting Sgt Matt Sutton demonstrating the camera to chair of the Independent Advisory Group, Sheila Keeling. Picture: Met Police

Poll: Should Havering’s police officers wear video cameras?

Should Havering’s police officers wear video cameras? Take part in our poll and let us know what you think.

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Man killed after being hit by train at Shenfield railway station

A man was killed after he was struck by a train at Shenfield railway station, Brentwood, yesterday (Tues).

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Two lanes of M25 closed in Brentwood area after fuel leak collision

A fuel leak has caused a collision between a car and a lorry causing two lanes to be closed on the M25 in the Brentwood area.

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Acting Sgt Matt Sutton demonstrating the camera to chair of the Independent Advisory Group, Sheila Keeling. Picture: Met Police

Havering police to become RoboCops with body-worn cameras

Police in Havering are set to become RoboCops next week as they don body-worn video cameras to catch criminals in the act.

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The Jaguar taken from Ingatestone. Picture: Essex Police

Police fear Brentwood cars stolen to order after two ‘unusual’ thefts of Jaguars in four days

Police fear cars are being stolen to order after two Jaguars worth a sum of nearly £70,000 were stolen from the Brentwood area in four days.

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Westley Murray

Knifeman jailed after attack that left victim fighting for life outside Queen’s hospital

A knife-wielding attacker whose victim was left fighting for his life outside Queen’s Hospital has been jailed for three years.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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Dean Wilkins, who was sentenced to six years in prison for slashing victim Raheel Butt in the face with a knife after their vehicles nearly collided. [Picture: Redbridge police]

Man left scarred by knife attack in Hornchurch speaks out after attacker is jailed

A man left scarred by an assault which saw him slashed in the face with a knife is still suffering flashbacks.

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The burger seller was selling illegal cigarettes. Picture: Press Association

Would you like illegal cigarettes with that? Romford burger seller handed court bill of almost £2,000

A burger seller has been grilled for dishing out side orders of illegal cigarettes from her van.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Romford pensioner facing jail term for historic sexual offences

A pensioner who assaulted a young girl more than 50 years ago after forcing her to draw a picture of him naked is facing prison.

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High Road, Romford.

Government crackdown on illegal workers sees Chadwell Heath restaurant owner disqualified

A restaurant boss has been banned from being director of any business for the next six years the Home Office has ruled after he was found employing three illegal workers.

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Steven Roome says his landline has been hacked and on Friday night calls were made to Guinea Bissau in west Africa every 6 minutes all night totalling £385.60.

‘I didn’t even know where Guinea Bissau was’ - Hornchurch ‘fraud’ victim charged hundreds for calls to west Africa

A bemused homeowner was told he could not ring from his landline due to a high number of calls being made through the night to west Africa.

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Romford Magistrates' Court

Man gets 200-hour community order for Rainham air con theft

A Romanian-born man who stole air conditioning units from a scrap metal yard in Rainham has been ordered to do 200 hours community service.

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The former owners of Mia the Cavalier King Charles spaniel have been banned from owning dogs for five years

Romford owners of “emaciated” spaniel banned from keeping dogs

The owners of a spaniel that was “completely emaciated” with its bones protruding when found by police have been banned from keeping dogs for five years.

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South Street in Romford.

Police figures show Marks & Spencer store is target for shoplifters

Shoplifting has shown a big increase at one store in Romford, police figures show.

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The piebald yearling horse (Picture: RSPCA)

‘Appalling and cowardly’: Injured horse left for dead in Upminster country lane

A badly injured horse “thrown away like she was a piece of rubbish” had to be put down after she was found at a fly-tipping hotspot in Upminster on Monday.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Care home nurse from Romford jailed after being secretly filmed abusing 92-year-old dementia patient

A care home nurse from Romford was jailed today after being secretly filmed manhandling and poking a 92-year-old dementia patient in the face and telling her to shut up.

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Dean Wilkins, who was sentenced to six years in prison for slashing victim Raheel Butt in the face with a knife after their vehicles nearly collided. [Picture: Redbridge police]

Driver sentenced to six years in prison after stabbing man in the face in Hornchurch

A driver who stabbed a man in the face after their vehicles nearly collided has been jailed for six years.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Package of cocaine flung out of car as Hornchurch man led police on high-speed chase

A Horncurch man hurled £200,000 of cocaine out the window of his Range Rover as he led police on a 90mph chase with his pregnant partner and 18-month-old child in the car.

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CCTV appeal Romford

Do you know this man? CCTV appeal launched after children mugged in Romford

Police have released this image of a man they want to question after two children were mugged in the subway under Mercury House in Romford.

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Drunk clubber attempted to steal Romford market traders’ van, court hears

A man drunkenly tried to hijack a market trader’s van in Romford before attacking him and running away, a court heard.

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Boris Johnson. Picture: PA/Stefan Rousseau

Barry’s Bikes: Leader proposes Boris Johnson-style scheme for councillors and staff

The new council leader is proposing that a Boris bike-style scheme should be introduced for councillors and officers in Brentwood – and be named Barry’s Bikes.

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Police wish to talk to this person in connection with the theft. Picture: Met Police

Video: Couple steal £500 from Elm Park woman, 71, in distraction theft

Officers from Havering Police have released the CCTV footage of the moment a 71-year-old woman became victim of a distraction theft.

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Andrew Rosindell MP and Rolf Harris posted on Facebook October 2012. Picture: Facebook

Andrew Rosindell removes picture with Rolf Harris from Facebook

Andrew Rosindell MP has removed a picture of him grinning next to convicted sex attacker Rolf Harris from his Facebook page after receiving complaints.

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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.

‘Young girls’ ignited fire that torched Hornchurch Dry Cleaners

Two firefighters were injured and taken to hospital as they tackled a blaze believed to have been started by girls who set a bin on fire outside a dry cleaners.

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Police wish to talk to this person in connection with the theft. Picture: Met Police

Couple steal £500 from Elm Park woman, 71, in distraction theft

A 71-year-old woman has said she relives the attack that saw a couple fleece her of £500 while she used a cashpoint alone every night.

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Iconic Legion hosted a Star Wars convention at Harold Hill Community Centre in Romford.

Romford pictures: Star Wars fans bring the force to Harold Hill

The force was strong around Harold Hill this weekend as Star Wars fans flocked to meet Darth Vador actor David Prowse.

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Club News: Third Gidea Park Scouts

Angela Hutton, from Third Gidea Park Scouts, reports on the club’s recent activities

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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