Search

One suspect for multiple criminal damage incidents in Hornchurch

14:47 31 July 2014

CCTV image captured by a resident of Central Drive, Hornchurch, who has suffered a number of incidents of criminal damage to his plants.

CCTV image captured by a resident of Central Drive, Hornchurch, who has suffered a number of incidents of criminal damage to his plants.

Archant

One man is believed to be responsible for persistent criminal damage in Hornchurch after CCTV footage shows him pulling up plants by the root and nonchalantly discarding them back into the gardens which they came from.

The damaged foliage on Central Drive includes shrubs such as laurels and privets.

Sgt Darren Hepple, of Hacton Safer Neighbourhoods Team, said: “There have been several reports of criminal damage of a similar nature in the area and we believe that one person may be responsible.”

The video was captured in the early hours of Saturday morning by a resident who has suffered a number of incidents to his garden and was determined to catch the perpetrator.

Police also believe the same man has caused criminal damage to cars in the area and are appealing for the public’s assistance in getting to the root of the problem.

Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV should contact police on 020 8721 2593 or 101 quoting reference number 5411013/14.

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 15:55
Chris Cooper believes the fire last Friday has destroyed 90 per cent of grassland. Photo: Chris Cooper.

A park which residents have worked hard to improve has had large swathes of grassland ruined after a blaze ripped through it.

Yesterday, 13:18
Jake Lane, 16, suffered serious facial injuries after a stranger assaulted him and his brother at a bus stop in Heathway, Dagenham, yesterday afternoon. Picture: Jay Wara

A teenage boy could require specialist facial treatment after he and his brother were beaten up at a bus stop.

Yesterday, 12:24
Romford Magistrates' Court

A drunk driver has spoken of his “regret” after he kicked police officers and made threatening remarks.

Yesterday, 10:45
Shoppers at the Mercury Mall shopping centre in Romford

A shopping centre in Romford was evacuated as part of a safety exercise today.

Yesterday, 09:08
Romford station

Trains are being delayed between Shenfield and Liverpool Street after a lorry struck a railway bridge near Romford station.

Yesterday, 07:38
Driver on a mobile call behind the wheel

Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise.

Yesterday, 07:00
Goodmayes Hospital, where Nelft are based.

Vulnerable patients at risk of hanging themselves were not kept safe by the borough’s mental health trust, an inspection has found.

Mon, 18:20
A man was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a train at Goodmayes station

There are severe delays on services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield after an incident at Goodmayes station.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now