Crime & Court

Yesterday, 17:00

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is calling on Costa Coffee to investigate "unorthodox management" at an Upminster cafe after a theft led to allegations that staff were being subjected to unauthorised pay deductions.

Mon, 17:00

A 16-year-old boy from Rush Green who was a passenger in a stolen van which was travelling at 75mph in a 30mph zone while being chased by police was "lucky" not to have died when it crashed, a court heard.

Mon, 11:45

Police are awaiting the results of further tests after a post-mortem examination on a man who died in Elm Park proved to be inconclusive.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Police are treating the death of a man in Elm Park as suspicious.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The mum of four-year-old Isla Caton who is being treated for cancer abroad says she is "thankful" no one was hurt after their Spanish home was burgled.

Monday, August 12, 2019

A man in his 20s was found with stab injuries outside Atik nightclub in Romford.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is calling for an investigation into claims that a Costa Coffee worker was told to pay back £280 stolen from the till.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A 79-year-old Collier Row man has admitted causing a Romford motorcyclist's death by careless driving after a crash on an Essex road in September last year.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Seventeen years after the death of his son, a Hornchurch father was not surprised to hear a leading pathologist say that the scene "looks staged".

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A 21-year-old barista working at an Upminster Costa says she was shocked after she was told to pay back £240 stolen from the till following a robbery at the store.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A Hornchurch man has been jailed for three years and eight months after stealing £2.9million from his employer to fund his gambling habit and a life of fast cars and football season tickets.

Monday, August 5, 2019

A cyclist is calling for a more efficient system of handling bike theft in Havering after two of his bikes were stolen from Upminster Station.

Friday, August 2, 2019

A former member of staff at Stubbers Adventure centre has been jailed for attempting to engage in sexual communication with children as young as nine.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A police investigation into a hit and run in Romford town centre saw officers close a road for almost 24 hours.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Detectives are appealing for the public's help in identifying two men who they believe are connected in an unprovoked assault on board a train in Upminster.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Havering councillors have delayed a planning application for 88 homes on the Coral Car Park over fears around inadequate parking.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

It's time to get on your bike as Havering joins forces with Cycle Confident to offer free cycle training across the borough this summer.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

It cost more than £140,000 to police this year's We Are FSTVL though fewer arrests were made at the Upminster music festival.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The NHS and Public Health England have released their top 10 tips for keeping cool in the heat this week as the country prepares for what might be a record-breaking day scorcher tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a fraudster with links to areas across east London and Essex.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

People young and old from across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge came together at Queen's Hospital on Saturday (20 July) for a special anti-knife crime event.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

There will be no rail service for the rest of the day between Romford and Upminster as the one train that runs on the short line has broken down.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

A man was arrested for drink driving last night following a car crash in Romford.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A man wanted by Romford Town Police in connection with a shoplifting incident has been arrested in Ilford.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Police are appealing for help to find a 21-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident.

Monday, July 15, 2019

The Metropolitan Police have issued a warning to women who commute through Harold Wood station after a series of seven sexual assaults around the station in less than a month.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Ilford and Romford top the list for the highest number of car thefts in the UK, based on insurance claims.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Two men charged with manslaughter following the death of seven-year-old Harvey Tyrrell at the King Harold Pub in Harold Wood last year appeared in court yesterday morning (Thursday, July 11).

Friday, July 12, 2019

The independent police watchdog has confirmed an officer has been served with a criminal notice after footage of him arresting a 17-year-old went viral in April.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Youngsters and their parents have been invited to take part in knife crime workshops at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

Monday, July 8, 2019

Two men in their 20s from Romford and Ilford have been arrested after a third man suffered severe facial injuries during a fight at Top Golf in Chigwell.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Smash and grab burglaries at small shops are "out of control" and businesses have had enough.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

A tree surgeon who fell to his death from a tree in Hornchurch hadn't replaced a stolen safety harness, an inquest heard.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

In a bid to keep young people who are at risk of exploitation and crime safe, three east London boroughs will be sharing resources.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A woman charged with an offence under the Communications Act has walked free after no evidence was produced against her on the day of the trial.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A group of men allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint while she was in her car in Rainham.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

A 91-year-old woman was "absolutely petrified" as she could do nothing but sit and watch as men broke in and ransacked her home.

Friday, June 21, 2019

A man who helped a prisoner after he escaped from custody has been ordered to spend six months behind bars himself.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Metropolitan police's specialist gangs unit has been visiting schools across the borough to deliver "eye-opening" talks about gang grooming.

Monday, June 17, 2019

There has been a spike in violent crime and robberies taking place in Romford over the past six months. Reporter April Roach was invited to join the police on an operation targeting offenders coming into the borough.

Friday, June 14, 2019

A serving RAF sergeant from Rainham and a 71-year-old man from Rush Green have been jailed after admitting their involvement in a £1million drug dealing and money laundering conspiracy.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Police arrested 16 people following a series of dawn raids aimed at targeting cocaine dealers in Brentwood, Romford and Dagenham this morning.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A magistrate, her boyfriend and his friend, who paid off court fines with cash from crime, have today (Tuesday, June 11) been sentenced for their parts in a £61,500 fraud.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The police are appealing for help to find a Hornchurch man who is wanted in connection with a shoplifting incident.


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