Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:39
Enormous fly-tip discovered in Gerpins Lane, Upminster, on Sunday

Another enormous fly-tip was found at a notorious dumping hot spot.

Yesterday, 09:49
Police have released CCTV footage showing a man assaulting a plumber, who had find refuge inside a customer's house.

This footage shows the moment a 46-year-old plumber was assaulted after he was approached by a man, who had asked him for a lift.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Alfie the terrier

A heartbroken dog owner whose Yorkshire terrier was mauled to death by a pitbull-type dog has spoken of his horror after the deadly animal was seen near his home.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA

A man notoriously known by police for motor vehicle crimes has been sentenced to seven months in prison and given a 12-month driving ban.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Premier Express store in Chase Cross Road

A newsagent worker has been assaulted after three masked men broke into a shop in Collier Row.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Police seek this man in connection with a burlgary at Saint Francis Hospice's shop in Upminster

A man is sought by police in connection with a burglary at a charity shop.

Friday, August 12, 2016
CCTV from the RSPCA Essex and Havering branch

The RSPCA is appealing for help in identifying two culprits who took a bench belonging to the charity in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Paul Jones of Dorking Walk, Romford, was handed a 12-month conditional discharge after assaulting a man on a bus by Dagenham Heathway.

A 46-year-old man who drunkenly assaulted a student on a bus has been spared jail.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Hassan Sheikh died from injuries he sustained in the crash on the A13 on July 1 2015. Picture: Iqra Sheikh

A lorry driver who caused a collision in which a student died by changing lanes without checking his mirrors was jailed for eight months yesterday (Wednesday).

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Police at the scene after a man was shot in the leg (credit:

A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with a shooting in Gidea Park last week.

Monday, August 1, 2016
Circuit nightclub in North Street

Two men were rushed to hospital in the early hours of Saturday after a large fight broke out near Romford’s Circuit nightclub.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Police at the scene after a man was shot in the leg (credit:

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in Gidea Park last night.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
British Transport Police

A man has been identified and will be interviewed by police after a disabled commuter was pushed and slapped on a train.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
A plane making a final approach to land at City Airport (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

The government today announced it has given City Airport the green light to expand.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Daniel Hancock. Picture: Met Police

A driver who ran over a father-of-one found dead at his home the following day has pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Generic shots of a Big Mac burger from a McDonalds restaurant. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday  November5, 2007.  Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

From a man calling to say that his “very very large friend” was stuck up a tree, to a man calling to request a Big Mac, the London Fire Brigade has revealed its top ten weirdest calls.

Monday, July 25, 2016
Robert Morris aged 22  from Hornchurch

Do you know the whereabouts of these five people? They are all sought by police on suspicion of a number of alleged crimes, ranging from assault to robbery.

Friday, July 22, 2016
Officers line South Street as they prepare for revellers to leave Fiction nightclub

Sat in a police van, officers switch their gaze up and down Romford town centre watching for any disorder.

Friday, July 22, 2016
British Transport Police

A man has been identified and will be interviewed by police after a disabled commuter was pushed and slapped on a train.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledges more neighbourhood officers. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Images

Every council ward in Havering will get a second neighbourhood police officer patrolling the streets, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan pledged today.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The motorbike followed a man along Straight Road to Gallows Corner Picture: Google Streetview

A father drove two teenagers to safety when a armed man on a motorbike threatened to “cut them up and kill them”.

Monday, July 18, 2016
Three men have been jailed for more than 14 years for violent robberies in Ilford and Romford. From left to right: Alexandru Nalbariu, Razvan Nalbariu and Crist-Valentin Tabacaru.

Three men who committed four violent robberies in Romford and Ilford over an eight day period, have been jailed for more than 14 years.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
The pair will appear at Snaresbrook Crwon Court next month Picture: PA images

A father and son have been charged in connection with an alleged racial assault in Stratford.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Darren Walter, 47, of Colne Drive, Harold Hill, was sentenced for six and a half years on Tuesday, after he was found guilty of one count of robbery and three counts of fraud. (Credit: Met Police)

A “despicable” electrician who overcharged a vulnerable elderly customer and then stole £3,500 from her purse has been jailed.

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Hassan Sheikh died from injuries he sustained in the crash on the A13 on July 1 2015. Picture: Iqra Sheikh

A trucker who caused a smash that killed a student after switching lanes without checking his mirrors pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving today.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Havering Police are appealing for the victim of an assault, believed to be a stabbing, at the Colley Row Inn to come forward

The victim of an assault, reportedly stabbed in the back, has been urged to come forward to assist Havering Police with their investigation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Chelmsford Crown Court

A drunk soldier who has been spared jail for his part in a late night takeaway attack has been told he should be “ashamed” of himself.

Monday, July 4, 2016
Ambulances and police in South Street in the early hours of Saturday morning. Photo: MPS Specials

One man was arrested and another ended up in hospital after a fight broke out in the town centre.

Friday, July 1, 2016
Mark Abrahams who has been sentenced to 11 months in jail. Photo: City of London Police

A construction worker is facing a lengthy prison sentence for breaking a colleague’s jaw after a heated argument broke out.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Aiden Mahony, known to friends as Oggy, was stabbed in January

A man accused of stabbing a football fan to death in a Hornchurch pub will face a retrial, after the jury failed to reach a verdict yesterday (Friday).

Friday, June 24, 2016
Champion Ganda, of Harold Hill, was stabbed to death in Forest Gate.

A third man has been charged with the murder of a Harold Hill teenager.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Armed police were called to reports of a person with a firearm in Osborne Road, Hornchurch

Armed police and a police helicopter attended the scene in Osborne Road but no suspect or weapon was found

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Cannabis factory in Rainham (@MPSHavering)

A cannabis factory in a residential property in Rainham has been discovered by police.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Aiden Mahony, known to friends as Oggy, was stabbed in January

A pubgoer accused of stabbing a man to death after he was told not to abuse a barmaid has said he had only been trying to scare the victim.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Thomas Mann, a disabled dad who was attacked in his car while shopping at the Brewery, in Romford.
Thomas, with his wife Veronica.

A disabled dad has recalled the shocking moment when angry thugs attacked his car and threatened to beat him up in broad daylight.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Aiden Mahony, known to friends as Oggy, was stabbed in January

A Tottenham Hotspur fan was stabbed in the heart after he stepped in to defend a barmaid from an enraged drinker a court heard today (Tues).

Friday, June 10, 2016
A murder investigation has been launched

More officers will be available to Havering Police during the next month as pubs and clubs are set to fill for Euro 2016.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Business owner Ricky Oliver is hoping to make a fresh start with his company

A business owner has put “nine months of hell” behind him after thieves made off with £30,000 of equipment.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
A woman was rescued this morning from Archway Bridge

An appeal has been launched to shop owners after two newsagents were raided by an armed gang in the last week.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A jury in the trial of a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing his former friend to death has failed to reach a verdict.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Chelmsford Crown Court

A man has been jailed for eight years for his part in a bloodthirsty 30-second attack on a Romford traveller who had his hand virtually chopped off.

Monday, May 30, 2016

A community psychiatric nurse has been suspended from working for a year after she accessed medical records without clinical justification and acted aggressively in front of a patient.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Nearly 100 police officers from across London attended the scene at the Orchard Village estate, Rainham, in July last year. About 300 residents were evacuated for eight hours. Credit: @beckileigh_x

A man who tested a homemade bomb in his kitchen causing the evacuation of hundreds of people, wanted to kill himself after being arrested over child pornography, a court heard on Tuesday.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenager who stabbed his former friend to death outside a 16th birthday party told the Old Bailey he did it “to protect” himself.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A business owner in Collier Row has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after being found guilty of laundering cash totalling £166,000.

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