Crime & Court

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.

Yesterday, 16:48
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
Police have released the image of man they want to speak to. Photo: British Transport Police

Police wish to speak to a man in connection with an incident in which a disabled commuter was slapped after a man tried to force his way into an occupied toilet.

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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A friend of Charlie Kutyauripo’s told the Old Bailey that he was stabbed to death due to an argument over a tracksuit.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A general view of Basildon Crown Court in Basildon, Essex.

A man who has pleaded guilty to having an explosive substance under suspicious circumstances is due to appear in court this afternoon (Thursday).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenage girl warned two boys to stop arguing – “it’s a 16th birthday party” – moments before one of them was stabbed to death, a court heard.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Plans for an indoor trampoline park to open in an empty wharehouse in Harold Hill have been agreed by the regulatory service committee last night /Credit:SamuelSchultzbergBagge

An indoor trampoline park is due to open in a 2,100 metre square empty warehouse on June 1.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Soni was sentenced at Romford Magistrates' Court today for sex attacks on East London buses, including on the Number 5 in Dagenham

A shop worker was jailed on Wednesday for sexually assaulting four females on east London buses – including a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Town hall

The new mayor of Havering will be sworn in at a ceremony tonight.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A 16-year-old girl said she saw Charlie Kutyauripo “catching his last breaths” moments after he had been stabbed outside a birthday party, a court heard.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Paddy Dear

All shades of orange will be seen next Friday as children turn out to support the UK Sepsis Trust.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Retirement properties could be built in High Street, Hornchurch Picture credit: Google streetview

Plans for 32 sheltered retirement apartments in High Street, Hornchurch, have been submitted to Havering Council.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenager stabbed his former friend to death outside a 16th birthday party allegedly due to a row over a tracksuit, a court heard.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Ricardas Klimawskis was last seen leaving Emerson Park Academy on Friday

Police are appealing for help to find a 15-year-old boy, who did not return home after school.

Monday, May 16, 2016
The unveiling of Upminster War Memorial - picture curtosey of Britain in Old Photographs: Upminster and Hornchurch by Tony Benton

Upminster War Memorial has been given Grade II listed status by Historic England.

Monday, May 16, 2016
Tania Pontes is missing from her home in Harold Hill

Police are appealing for help to find a 14-year-old missing from her home in Harold Hill.

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Chanelle Whittaker whose house was broken into and valuable videos and pictures taken from the safe

Irreplaceable home videos and war medals have been stolen, leaving a father-of-five devastated.

Friday, May 13, 2016
CCTV image of suspect

Police are appealing for information on a robbery of a 13-year-old boy in Romford.

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