Crime & Court

Fri, 13:52

A criminal with 69 previous convictions was sentenced today to 24 years in prison for murdering an alcoholic in a cruel, prolonged and “extremely violent” attack in the victim’s own home.

Mon, 14:53

A 21-year-old drug dealer who pressured other defendants not to “snitch” after an addict was stabbed to death at a block of flats in Harold Hill has been convicted of murder.

Mon, 11:00

A gang rammed a van into a small family-run business, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

A prolific burglar who used victims’ pillowcases to carry prized possessions out of their homes has been jailed.

Friday, April 13, 2018

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Havering’s hospital trust.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A man has been arrested after a 25-year-old man was stabbed in Romford.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A university lecturer who survived a brutal attack said violent crime will become the norm in London unless proposals to close half the city’s police stations are reversed.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The jury will soon begin deliberations in the case of four men accused of stabbing a drug addict to death at a Harold Hill.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A man in his 70s was stabbed four times and robbed of £800 as he returned to his Harold Hill home after collecting his pension.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

As a wave of knife crime breaks across the streets of the capital, a Recorder reporter joined police officers for an in-depth look at what exactly the authorities are trying to do about it.

Monday, April 9, 2018

A burglar from Harold Wood who was caught after he used a stolen credit card at Gallows Corner’s drive-through McDonald’s has been jailed for two years.

Friday, April 6, 2018

In 1979 a Romford schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Police will step up patrols this weekend across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge amid rising violence and knife crime in the capital.

Friday, April 6, 2018

A man accused of stabbing a drug addict to death is “no angel”, but doesn’t deserve to be wrongfully handed a life sentence, his defence lawyer insisted.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Police would like to speak to three men about a violent robbery at Romford train station.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A mum who stole more than £31,000 from her daughter’s Hornchurch primary school while out on bail for other fraud offences was sentenced to a further 6 months in prison.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Two teenagers have been arrested for carrying large knives and cannabis outside of Romford train station.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Police are appealing for information to identify 15 fans suspected of football hooliganism during a match in Stratford earlier this month.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Three teenagers have been arrested after a 17-year-old and a man in his forties were stabbed in Harold Wood, last night (Tuesday, March 27).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

An attempt to rob a Harold Hill bank forced the branch to close until the facilities could be made safe for customers.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A man who walked into a Rainham pub with a fake gun before beating a man with a police baton has been jailed for two years.

Monday, March 26, 2018

An Upminster man has been jailed for assaulting and controlling his girlfriend who eventually took her own life.

Monday, March 26, 2018

A serial offender has been found unanimously guilty of murdering an alcoholic with a vodka bottle in what the judge described as “a despicable act of cruelty”.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The jury has begun its deliberations in the case of a serial offender who allegedly beat an alcoholic to death with a vodka bottle hours after being released from custody.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Two women who embarked on a cocaine-fuelled crime rampage through Romford, Hornchurch and Upminster Bridge have been jailed for a total of 12 years and nine months.

Friday, March 23, 2018

A man from Hornchurch has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a man, last night.

Friday, March 23, 2018

A man from Chadwell Heath who tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his minibus by saying “we can be friends” has been jailed.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Four men threatened staff at knifepoint and made off with a large amount of cash at a pizza shop in Romford.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A man accused of beating an alcoholic to death said he landed “one lucky punch” on the victim during a fight, but did not cause the injuries that killed him.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A man accused of murdering a drug addict in Harold Hill, was pressured not to “snitch” on another defendant, the Old Bailey heard yesterday, Tuesday, March 20.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A man accused of stabbing a 28-year-old drug addict to death, told the Old Bailey yesterday, Monday, March 19, there was no money in killing someone, and it was “crazy” to think he would commit such a crime days after his release from jail.

Friday, March 16, 2018

A man accused of murdering a drug addict attended a probation meeting with a bag filled with Class A drugs before carrying out the brutal attack, a court heard.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Fifty eight crimes were reported in Havering on average each day at the beginning of this year, police data reveals.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

A homeless man was attacked and left with a head wound in Romford town centre yesterday morning.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

A newly-released prisoner who beat an alcoholic to death with a vodka bottle spent hours attempting to clear forensic evidence from the scene of the crime, a court heard yesterday (Tuesday, March 13).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The 36-year-old is believed to have links to both Romford and Mijas in Malaga.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A man beat his sister’s alcoholic friend to death with a vodka bottle after mistaking him for a notorious sex offender, a court heard yesterday (Monday, March 12).

Monday, March 12, 2018

The family of a man who died after he was kicked in the head during a street fight have hit out at the five-year sentence his attacker received.

Monday, March 12, 2018

A man was stabbed in Harold Hill, last night.

Friday, March 9, 2018

A man who killed a ‘defenceless’ father-of-two from Harold Hill with a kick to the head during a street fight in Brentwood has been jailed for five years.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

A man from Upminster has been convicted of murder following a machete attack in South Ockendon last summer.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Rainham parents who are scared that their children could be victims of robbery and burglary have created an online group to try and protect them.

Friday, March 2, 2018

A man accused of allegedly murdering a Harold Hill resident has told a jury he was only at the scene of the attack to buy drugs.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

A man from Harold Hill received threatening text messages from a drug dealer before he was stabbed to death in a block of flats, a court has heard.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A loan shark who cheated healthcare workers out of thousands of pounds has been ordered to pay back almost £500,000 in proceeds of crime.


There are many reasons people decide to join a gym. Some want to pack on muscle for strength, train for endurance, or lose weight. But did you know it also does wonders for your mental health? Two members at Romford’s Better Gym in the Market Place talk about their personal fitness journey and the importance of replacing bad habits with good ones.

Sean Watson, director at the family-run St Michaels Homes which runs Howard Lodge and Dudbrook Hall, answers the common questions people have about care homes.

NC Construction Services Ltd, based in Hornchurch, Essex, is branching out into residential home improvements and refurbishments after many years working in the commercial sector, in direct response to potential clients looking to add space and value to their property.

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