Crime & Court

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An Upminster scrap dealer was awarded £6,450 in a “David and Goliath” case against the British Transport Police (BTP) which has left him physically and emotionally scarred.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Hornchurch man has been sentenced to six years in prison after stealing a car, leading police on a high-speed chase, crashing into six vehicles and injuring an officer.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Police are hunting a man who subjected a 13-year-old girl to racial and sexual slurs before threatening a woman who came to her aid.

Friday, June 8, 2018

A Romford man who confronted a schoolboy in a Chadwell Heath public toilet and forced him to engage in a sexual act has been convicted of his crimes.

Friday, June 8, 2018

A teenager from Barking who waved around a large hunting knife during a row in a shopping centre in Romford has been jailed.

Friday, June 8, 2018

A man posing as a fake gardener was caught on CCTV as he stole £8,000 from the 83-year-old from Hornchurch.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A barmaid who attacked a clubber in a drunken rage the day her drinking ban ran out has been given a 16-week suspended sentence.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A shopping centre taught children how to strut their stuff on a catwalk in a bid to support two charities.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A surprisingly big beehive left residents bewildered when they came across the swarm of bees when they crossed a road.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The beauty salon in Hornchurch was visited by two undercover investigators after it was seen to be offering tooth whitening treatments on its Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

An 83-year-old grandmother from Hornchurch had her life savings stolen by a man posing as a gardener.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Police were called at around 23.20pm last night (Friday, June 1) to reports of a large fight.

Friday, June 1, 2018

A 53-year-old woman accused of a ‘ferocious’ attack on a maths teacher has been found not guilty of common assault.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a car crashed into a bus in Harold Hill.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A man has been arrested after allegedy walking more than eight miles along the Eurostar line from Ebbsfleet to Rainham.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A former Conservative mayor has been suspended from the party due to an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual assault.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Havering Police are appealing for the public’s help tracing a man wanted in connection with an assault that saw a mini-cab driver’s nose partially bitten off.

Friday, May 25, 2018

A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Romford, forced into a car and driven to Ilford where he was left with serious injuries.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Police have introduced new technology including scrambler bikes and handheld stinger devices to try and tackle moped crime in the borough.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A 65-year-old Romford man accused of beating 85-year-old Rosina (Rose) Coleman to death with a hammer appeared for a pre-trial hearing at The Old Bailey today (May 23).

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tri-borough commander Jason Gwillim has said he would “love” more police officers in his command, but does not know how many will be pledged by the Mayor of London.

Monday, May 21, 2018

A Romford man charged with the murder of 85-year-old Rosina (Rose) Coleman appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Monday, May 21.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A man has been charged with the murder of 85-year-old Rosina (Rose) Coleman in Romford, on Tuesday, May 15.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, councillors and church leaders visited the home of 85-year-old Rosina Coleman who was found dead in her Romford home with serious injuries.

Friday, May 18, 2018

A 65-year-old man has been arrested at an address in Romford on suspicion of murdering 85-year-old Rosina Coleman in Ashmour Gardens.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has called for more police in the borough after the tragic news that an 85-year-old woman was murdered in her home.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The 85-year-old woman who was murdered in Romford has been named locally by neighbours.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

First pictures from the scene of the murder investigation in Romford have shown a police tent outside of a house and forensics teams leaving the premises.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Charges have been brought against two men from east London in connection with four burglaries in the Brentwood area.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Police investigating the death of Rainham mum Julie Hunt have released pictures of four cars whose drivers may have witnessed the incident in which she was killed.

Friday, May 11, 2018

A Hornchurch charity has been awarded £14,000 from Sadiq Khan to try and reduce knife crime in Havering.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The opening date for the new Lidl store in Harold Hill has been delayed for a week because of car park surfacing-works not being completed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after a 51-year-old man was left in a critical condition in Harold Hill.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

An Elm Park man who fled the UK to avoid prosecution has been jailed for five years after he was caught in possession of £1,600 worth of heroin and cocaine.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Police officers investigating the death of Rainham mum Julie Hunt in West Thurrock want to identify the drivers of four vehicles who may have witnessed the incident in which she was killed.

Friday, May 4, 2018

A Romford drug dealer has been jailed for 29 years for the brutal stabbing of a father-of-two.

Friday, May 4, 2018

A family doctor has denied 76 sex attacks on 19 female patients.

Friday, May 4, 2018

A man in his 20s has been stabbed in a fight in the street in Romford.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Police are to increase patrols in Romford town centre after a teenager was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a knife in The Brewery.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Met Police officer has been sacked after she was caught lying about her attendance at work.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly carrying a large hunting knife in a Romford McDonald’s.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Two 24-year-olds from Romford and Chadwell Heath have been jailed for a combined total of five years and three months for their part in running a Class A drugs cartel across west London.

Monday, April 30, 2018

A campaign calling on victims of unwanted sexual behaviour to report offences to police no matter how small launched today.

Friday, April 27, 2018

The number of robberies carried out in the borough has more than doubled in the last two years, Met crime figures show.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Detectives from Essex Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down a man who is suspected of sending threatening messages.


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