Crime & Court

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A man who has accused a former council worker of sexually assaulting him as a young boy, has previously been convicted of downloading indecent images of children, a court heard.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A 66-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted a young boy in the cubicles of Hornchurch Baths in the late 1970s, a court heard.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Police are searching for a man found guilty of harassment, after he failed to appear at court.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A police officer serving in the borough has been struck off after lying to protect his brother after a car crash.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A man who conspired to burgle dozens of homes across east London and Essex alongside his girlfriend has been jailed for six years.

Friday, August 4, 2017

A man has appeared in court charged with possessing extreme animal pornography and indecent images of children.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The heartbroken mother of a Romford club bouncer has thanked the community for its support after a man was found guilty of her son’s death.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

People who witness acid attacks can have an “important role” in minimising the harm to the victim, according to doctors.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A doctor has been charged with 118 sexual offences including one assault on a child aged under 13.

Two men have been acquitted of murdering a 27-year-old bouncer who was stabbed to death with a machete metres from his home.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Police are unable to say how much progress has been made in deciding whether there is enough evidence to reopen an investigation into how a man came to be found dead in a cement mixer.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A man has been jailed for five years for his part in a late night crime spree that began when two cars were stolen in Harold Hill in June.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A driver who failed to stop at the scene of a crash, which killed a speeding 23-year-old motorcyclist, has been given a four month suspended sentence.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A perverted teenager who sexually assaulted two women and girls aged 11 and 13 in Havering parks has been handed a 12 month referral order.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Not enough was done to shut down an alleged illegal rave where two men were shot and another stabbed this weekend, angry residents claim.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Two men were shot and one stabbed at a private party in Romford in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

“We need closure,” said the father of a man found dead in dubious circumstances.

Monday, July 17, 2017

A man has been arrested over the death of a 28-year-old man at a block of flats in Harold Hill.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Frustrated residents are calling for CCTV to be installed at a park in Harold Hill that has become blighted by vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A man from Chadwell Heath has been publically named for drink driving.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Angry parents have had enough of moped gangs causing havoc on what were once quiet residential streets and the Recorder is backing their calls for action.

Friday, July 7, 2017

“None of us here are pushed into this role,” said a sergeant responding to claims that police are not doing enough to tackle crimes in the borough.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Moped gangs are terrorising the borough’s streets day and night, leaving frightened families to lock themselves away, too scared to walk outside their own front doors - but enough is enough.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A teenager accused of being part of a machete attack which left a doorman dead told jurors he only got out his knife because a baseball bat was being swung.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Moped muggings have increased across the capital during the past 12 months and so too have people’s fears that the police are not doing not enough.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A concerned parent has written to some of the borough’s schools, asking for their assistance in tackling the recent spike in moped crime.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A forward-thinking MP met with the police’s tri-borough commander to discuss the ever-growing problem of moped crime.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Two men have been jailed for a total of 27 years for the brutal killing of a man who was beaten and stabbed 13 times.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Detectives have released shocking CCTV footage of a man’s car being rammed in Dagenham before he was chased down the street and stabbed to death.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A teenage boy has pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences at two parks,

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A man who left voice mail messages threatening to “kill” his victim has been sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A man has been handed a suspended 18 month prison sentence for taking six indecent images of a child under 12 on his mobile phone.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A headteacher has appealed for calm after reports of a stabbing at a school falsely circulated on social media.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A man convicted of manslaughter left messages on an answering machine saying he was going to “kill” and “bury” his victim.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A doorman and former bodyguard to the stars was stabbed to death outside his home by two machete-wielding teenagers on a moped, a court has heard.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Two women are in hospital after being shot in a drive by shooting in Romford last night.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Three males – including two teenagers – are due to stand trial tomorrow in connection with the fatal stabbing of a bouncer metres from his house.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

An Ilford pharmacist who stole almost £5,000 worth of prescription drugs from pharmacies in Havering and Dagenham, which he then sold on the street, has been jailed.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Residents’ hopes that a legal case would be mounted to challenge a planning inspectorate’s decision against gravel extraction have been dashed.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A 23-year-old Romford man has been jailed for his role in kidnapping and assaulting a teenager, demanding £10,000 from him and stealing two cars.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

“If you think you know your children, think again,” said a mother who organised a knife-crime conference.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A teenager arrested in Barking in connection with the London Bridge terror attack is to remain in police custody after a warrant for further detention was granted.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A “surrogate father” who raped and sexually abused a teenage boy has been convicted.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Inquests into the deaths of eight people killed in the London Bridge terror attacks are set to open at Southwark Coroner’s Court today and tomorrow.

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