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Crime & Court

Thu, 14:34

A young woman who was subjected to a prolonged sexual assault while travelling to work on a packed tube train has spoken of her ordeal.

Thu, 11:54

A man who repeatedly stabbed a 19-year-old in a packed shopping centre restaurant has been cleared of attempted murder, but still faces years in jail.

Wed, 12:38

A Rainham woman shook a three month-old boy so hard he suffered brain damage and then waited 12 hours before calling an ambulance, a court heard.

Mon, 15:40

Police are on the hunt for two men after a man was knocked unconscious outside a nightclub.

Mon, 15:00

Crime and community safety concerns were aired last Wednesday as Havering Police staged a coordinated Community Action Day to ask those who live, work and visit the borough about the issues that matter to them.

Mon, 11:35

A driver made a lucky escape after concrete rubble was thrown from a bridge onto the path of oncoming traffic.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Billy Green being lead away from court. Picture: The Press and Journal.

A 39-year-old Hornchurch man has been jailed for pretending to have a bomb in an airport while still under the influence after watching the World Cup on TV the night before.

Friday, October 24, 2014
Todd outside Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A judge asked the families of two men killed after being hit by a bus in Romford town centre to put themselves in the place of the driver and “thank God” it has never happened to them.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A woman has been charged with drink-driving after a car crashed and overturned in a car park.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Picture posed by a model (PA)

Gang culture is on the rise in Havering, with the borough’s young people being targeted by groups from Dagenham.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Forensic experts examine the car for evidence

A man found dead in a car in the car park of Tesco in Gallows Corner, Romford, has been named as Behar Brace.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
This is not the ufo spotted in Romford. Picture by Gerhard A. E. Uhlhorn from Flickr

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a UFO, according to one Romford resident.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Heavy police presence in Rush Green Road, Romford

Heavy police presence has led to one of Romford’s busiest roads being blocked off.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

A former employee of Harold Hill carpenter Evaldas Svolkinas has been jailed for life today after a jury found him guilty of murdering his boss over a cash dispute.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Forensic experts examine the car for evidence

A man in his 50s was found dead in a vehicle in the car park of Gallows Corner Tesco, in Romford, in the early hours of this morning.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Phones, tablets and laptops have been banned from the school grounds to combat cyber bullying at Acland Burghley School. Picture: Edward Smith

Green Points collectors will now be able to access their rewards via an iPhone app.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

A former employee of Harold Hill carpenter Evaldas Svolkinas was today found guilty of abducting and murdering him over a debt.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The scene of the crash in Main road

A woman and child are being treated for minor injuries after a car and ambulance were involved in a collision in Main Road, Romford.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
fire engine~8

A 67-year-old man slept through his fire alarm as his home filled with smoke after he fell asleep while cooking - but his dog came to the rescue.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Crow Lane Cemtery, Romford. Pic: John Hercock

Unmarked graves where civilian Second World War casualties were laid to rest will be recognised at a memorial dedication next month.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
'Poor rail conditions' have caused delays throughout the morning

Trains through Romford and Ilford are delayed by as much as 15 minutes, Greater Anglia has warned.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The new store would open on Collier Row Road (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA)

A planning application to demolish a petrol station and replace it with an Aldi retail foodstore has been submitted.

Monday, October 20, 2014

An inheritance scam is targeting residents by asking for their bank details.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Truancy rates are down nationwide. Picture: PA (Barry Batchelor)

Fewer pupils are skipping school than ever before, according to new figures published today.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Todd outside Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A bus driver who hit and killed an elderly couple with his double decker in Romford has today been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

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