Crime & Court


A man who cheated Havering Council out of more than £30,000 through council tax and housing benefit fraud has been jailed.


Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a man who is wanted for fraud and threatening behaviour in Havering.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Three members of a criminal gang who went on a £300,000 'high end' car stealing rampage have each been jailed for three years.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A Rainham man has appeared in court charged with committing an aggravated burglary in Forest Gate.

Monday, January 13, 2020

A 17-year-old boy from Havering who viciously assaulted a member of rail staff at Grays Station after not paying for a ticket has been sentenced.

Friday, January 10, 2020

A Romford dad's fatal fall from a penthouse apartment in Brazil was the result of an accident, a coroner concluded at an inquest today (Friday, January 10).

Friday, January 3, 2020

A 50-year-old man has been charged following a number of armed robberies in Wanstead and Gants Hill.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Just over 10 per cent of shoplifting crimes are being solved in Havering as police say they are having to drop "low-level" crime reports.

Monday, December 23, 2019

A man who repeatedly pretended to be a charity worker in Havering to steal collection tins has received another jail sentence for committing fraud.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

A Collier Row teenager is one of three boys found guilty of killing a 15-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed after being caught up in the middle of a gang fight.

Monday, December 16, 2019

One of the boys accused of the murder of 15-year-old Tashaûn Aird denies being at the scene - despite his two co-defendants insisting he was there.

Monday, December 16, 2019

A Harold Hill man has been jailed for his part in torching a car and trying to set fire to the doors of a house in Brentwood.

Friday, December 13, 2019

A Collier Row cannabis dealer has been jailed for supplying Class B drugs and possessing criminal property that is commonly used to grow cannabis.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Havering students worked with the borough's enforcement groups to come up with a specially-designed door hangar that will remind residents to lock their doors this Christmas.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A Romford GP who cited the cases of Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to instil fear in his patients is facing jail for molesting 23 female patients.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Detectives investigating the death of a man at an Upminster golf club have charged four men with grievous bodily harm.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The borough's safety officers helped stop the sale of more than 16,000 unauthorised Christmas lights that were being imported into the country from China.

Monday, December 9, 2019

A alleged fight at an Upminister golf club left one man in critical condition and four arrested.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Rainham on Friday, December 6.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A man has been arrested after police investigating an "altercation" in Harold Hill discovered a man with stab wounds miles away in Bexley.

Monday, December 2, 2019

One of the youths accused of murdering Tashaûn Aird has denied orchestrating the fatal attack, claiming he was only at the scene because he wanted to make a move on a girl.

Monday, December 2, 2019

A police officer working across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was sacked without notice for his role in an insurance scam in Newham.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Police investigating a stabbing have cordoned off a car park in Harold Hill this morning.

Friday, November 29, 2019

A man has been arrested on suspicion of failing to stop at the scene of an accident after a car crashed with a motorbike.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Organisations dedicated to making sure that young people feel safe gathered to discuss how they can better share their resources and intelligence across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Rainham family has been left heartbroken after callous thieves broke into their home and stole a trove of sentimental jewellery that had been bought for them by their great-aunt just before she died.

Monday, November 25, 2019

A 19-year-old from Tower Hamlets was in hospital for four days after he was punched by a security guard at a Romford McDonald's.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Police investigating the theft of a passenger's bag and the fraudulent use of their card in Romford are appealing for the public's help in finding a man who may have information about the incident.

Monday, November 25, 2019

A 35-year-old man has been jailed for three and a half years for burglaries at addresses in Upminster and Brentwood.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Two teenage boys from Romford and Forest Gate have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and failing to stop following a police chase which ended in Dagenham.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A 15-year old boy on trial for stabbing Tashaun Aird to death was allegedly caught at school with a seven-inch Rambo knife in his trousers just months before the fatal attack, the Old Bailey has heard.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Jodie Chesney's family gave an emotional statement outside the Old Bailey this afternoon after the teenager's murderers were jailed for life.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Police officers who brought Jodie Chesney's killers to justice have paid tribute to the strength of the Dagenham Girl Scout's family as the identity of one of her killers can be revealed for the first time.

Monday, November 18, 2019

A Collier Row drug dealer and a 17-year-old boy from Barking have been sentenced to a total of 44 years in prison for the murder of Jodie Chesney.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Detectives investigating a string of robberies on trains across London have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to after two 16-year-olds were attacked on a train between Upminster and Chafford Hundred.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 33-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a series of robberies at bookmakers in east London.

Friday, November 15, 2019

A postal worker who pocketed £4,000 of customers' cash and valuables instead of putting them in the post has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Armed police have arrested two young people following reports that school children were being robbed in Romford.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The founder of youth organisation, Knives Down, Gloves Up hopes to get youngsters off the streets and into boxing gyms to show them an alternative to gangs.

Monday, November 11, 2019

A police detective has denied assaulting a teenager with his baton after footage of his conduct during a stop and search in Gidea Park went viral on social media.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Shocking footage of two young men being assaulted in the street revealed the world of "casual violence" in which Jodie Chesney's two killers moved.

Friday, November 8, 2019

The testimony of a witness who spotted two men fleeing Harold Hill park moments after Jodie Chesney's death proved crucial to detectives being able to track down the Dagenham Scout's killers.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The family of a Dagenham scout who was brutally murdered in an unprovoked attack have said they will never be able to come to terms with her death.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Jodie Chesney's killers - an amateur boxer from Collier Row and a 17-year-old drug runner - had drifted into the violent but lucrative world of drug dealing from broken homes.


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