Crime & Court

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Men from Dagenham and Upminster are among three to have been charged with the attempted murder of a man in South Ockendon.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Murder plots have been foiled and some of London’s most dangerous criminals arrested in a joint operation against a criminal instant messaging platform.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Police have been called out to a number of illegal parties across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham in recent weeks.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Men from Dagenham and Upminster have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in South Ockendon.

Friday, June 26, 2020

During two nights of action, police targeted criminals operating on the London-Essex border resulting in 33 arrests.

Friday, June 26, 2020

An undercover intelligence operation targeting drug dealing and violence has led to 23 arrests across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why did Essex police fail to properly investigate a large paedophile ring despite having a wealth of evidence?

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Police are encouraging people across east London to learn about what to do in the event of a terror attack and how to report suspicious behaviour.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Romford Magistrates’ Court is due to reopen this week as the UK continues to emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown.

Friday, June 5, 2020

A Collier Row man who crashed a stolen car and narrowly avoided hitting two police officers who tried to stop him has been jailed for 18 months.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Met police officers covering Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge issued the second highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A man from Barking has denied killing a Rainham postal worker by dangerous driving.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Police have been cracking down on speeding as they have seen a rise in drivers breaking the limit in the capital during lockdown.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Four men from Barking, Dagenham and Romford have been summonsed to court to answer charges relating to a fight in Chelmsford.

Friday, May 29, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed police in east London to be “more proactive”, a senior officer has revealed.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A postal worker was found dead after a car “racing at speed” smashed into his vehicle, a coroner’s court has heard.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Two men were arrested and eight women rescued during raids on brothels in a crackdown on sexual exploitation and modern slavery.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

There have been 400 coronavirus-related deaths recorded at Queen’s and King George hospitals, NHS England has revealed.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Police and Romford’s Mercury Shopping Mall are appealing for help to find thieves who have stolen a charity coin spinner.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Met is gearing up for a day of action today (Saturday, May 16) with hundreds of special constables and volunteers hitting the streets to support their local communities.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Police recorded 38% increase in break-ins in February

Thursday, May 7, 2020

A Dagenham man who stole £11,500 in three knifepoint robberies of amusement arcades in Romford, Welling and Kent has been jailed.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Two more men have been charged in connection with the Upminster incident in which an 11-year-old was shot and injured.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Two more men in their thirties have been arrested in connection with the Upminster shooting that took place in Kerry Drive.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A drug dealer who was caught with a kilogram of pure cocaine in his car in Rainham has been jailed.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Detectives investigating the shooting in Upminster in which an 11-year-old was injured, have charged a man with aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon - a knife.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A councillor has praised residents who came to the aid of a man who was attacked in Rainham.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Police have made a third arrest in connection with the Upminster shooting of an 11-year-old boy.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Detectives investigating the shooting of an 11-year-old boy in Upminster continue to appeal for information.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Two teenage boys have been arrested after an 11-year-old boy was shot in Kerry Drive, Upminster.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

A boy, aged around 11, had sustained a gunshot injury and a man, believed to be aged in his 40s, has sustained lacerations to his head on Friday evening, May 1, to an address in Kerry Drive, Upminster.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Detectives are investigating a shooting incident in Upminster in which a child was injured.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Volunteer police officer also worked for Met as a civilian staff member

Friday, May 1, 2020

Rainham and Wennington has recorded the highest level of vehicle-related crime in Havering, over a two year period, according to Metropolitan Police data.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

A man has been jailed for four years and eight months’ after he was found with about £30,000 worth of cocaine in the boot of a private hire vehicle he was travelling in following a proactive police stop in east London.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

More than 9,000 people have been targeted by “sextortion” scammers threatening to reveal intimate images of their victims in the first weeks of the lockdown, new figures reveal.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Two men remain in custody after failing to stop for police at 3pm this afternoon, Friday April 24.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Detectives investigating the death of motorcyclist Kerrin Repman in Dovercourt have arrested a man in Hornchurch on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Overall crime in east London has fallen by almost a third during the lockdown but domestic abuse reports are on the rise, a police chief has revealed.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A gang of burglars sprayed fire extinguishers in the faces of an elderly couple during a “despicable” attack inside their home.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

A retired detective has returned to police the streets of east London during the coronavirus crisis.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Police are investigating after a Hornchurch supermarket was vandalised twice in a fortnight during the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Havering Council has urged domestic abuse victims to access support during the coronavirus crisis.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Gooshays Police dispersed 20-30 people illegally gathered in Gooshays on Friday night.


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