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Police are continuing to investigate a fire at a business address following the arrest of a teenager.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Detectives are hunting for thugs who carried out a brutal early-morning attack in Romford town centre.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A roadside car salesman has clocked up a bill of almost £2,500 for selling an Audi with false service history and mileage.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The son of Dave West, the Romford barrowboy turned Soho club owner killed on Friday, is set to appear in court today charged with his father’s murder.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The son of Dave West, the Romford barrowboy turned Soho club owner killed on Friday, appeared in court yesterday charged with his murder.

Monday, December 15, 2014
A post-mortem gave the cause of death as a single stab wound (Picture: Dave Thompson)

Romford barrowboy turned Soho nightclub owner Dave West was allegedly stabbed to death by his son on Friday night.

Monday, December 15, 2014
People often make up phone thefts to claim insurance

False reporting of mobile phone thefts could land you in hot water with the police, according to a top Havering officer.

Friday, December 12, 2014
Manager Jo Mills outside the Heart foundation charity shop where she works, which was broken into on Friday night (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

A wave of shop thefts and break-ins, including a late-night burglary blitz on three charity shops, is sweeping the south of the borough.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The waste which was dumped in Ongar Way, Rainham. Picture: Havering Council

A 21-year-old fly-tipper has been fined more than £1,000 following an investigation carried out by Havering Council.

Monday, December 8, 2014
Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A lorry driver who repeatedly raped a woman before tearfully apologising to her has today been jailed for nine years.

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Tesco Trolleys have been targeted. Picture: PA

Pound-pinching thieves are back on the prowl in supermarkets, stealing coins from under the noses of shoppers.

Friday, December 5, 2014
Pedrito Domingos

A man who repeatedly stabbed a 19-year-old in a packed shopping centre restaurant has today been jailed for 10 years.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A schoolboy was left with fractures to his hand after he was assaulted by a group of boys.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Victim Mick Sheppard at his home

A pensioner was slashed with a knife on his doorstep as he fought off a thug trying to break into his bungalow.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
This iPad was seized by police

Is this your iPad? Havering police are hoping to return the device they seized at an address in Dagenham to its rightful owner.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The woman was sentenced today at Snaresbrook Crown Court (Picture: John Stillwell/PA)

A Rainham woman who shook an 11-week-old baby so hard she left him with severe brain damage has been jailed for three years.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Adebowale and Adebolajo. Pictures: Metropolitan Police

Michael Adebolajo, one of the two Islamic fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby, has lost a bid to challenge his conviction.

Cllr Dan Young has been suspended from the Labour Party, it was confirmed

A young Labour councillor who assaulted his girlfriend in Romford town centre is stepping down from a leading party role after being warned about his future conduct.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Leonard Abercrombie, 59 (left), and Brian Iwanicki, 38 (right). Picture: National Crime Agency

Men have been jailed after using a shed to make and package drugs.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
BTP want to speak to these people over the theft

Officers are hunting thieves who cut through a lock and stole a bike outside a train station.

Monday, December 1, 2014

A teenager has admitted being involved in an elaborate fraud in which a couple was tricked into giving away thousands of pounds and a Rolex watch.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Further arrests have been made following a police investigation into an Essex-based escort agency.

Friday, November 28, 2014
The westbound A13 is closed at the junction with Ferry Lane [Photograph from Google StreetView]

The A13 was closed near Ferry Lane yesterday as police discovered a dead body in a car.

Friday, November 28, 2014
The woman was sentenced today at Snaresbrook Crown Court (Picture: John Stillwell/PA)

A Rainham woman has admitted shaking a baby so violently she left him with brain damage, jurors were told yesterday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Railway Hotel in Hornchurch

A pub chain is facing a large fine after it was found guilty of serving an unsafe Christmas dinner, which a woman died after eating.

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