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Yesterday, 07:00

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.

Mon, 16:46

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.

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.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The death of Jodie Chesney sent shockwaves through the country and brought home the grim reality of youth knife crime in Britain.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

It took a jury less than six hours to find a 19-year-old drug dealer from Collier Row and a 17-year-old guilty of murdering Dagenham Girl Scout Jodie Chesney.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A teenager has described the terrible moment he realised his pal had been stabbed, as he lay on the floor drenched in blood himself and looked in the distance to see the 15-year-old's lifeless body.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A Harold Hill man has received a two year suspended prison sentence for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A jury has retired to consider the verdicts in the trial of four people who have been accused of murdering Jodie Chesney.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Harold Hill man has been jailed after he was caught attempting to smuggle class A drugs by stashing them in books he purchased from Harrods department store and asked to be shipped to Australia.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A Romford shop owner was shocked to discover a thief had broken into his property and stolen money set aside for two charities.

Friday, October 25, 2019

A 17-year-old accused of killing Jodie Chesney denies owning the knife that he attempted to hide before his arrest, a court hears.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

A candidate for the 2020 London mayoral election has called for more scan and searches to help halt knife crime.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

An amateur boxer had been on the lookout for people he had "issues with" on the day Jodie Chesney was murdered, a court has heard.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Police were called to reports of a burglary in progress at an address in Hornchurch yesterday evening and discovered two people injured.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The trial of two men accused of arson in relation to the explosion at Bridge Point in Hornchurch two years ago has been discontinued after new evidence came to light during proceedings.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Metropolitan Police are investigating a "potential kidnap" in Harold Hill.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

A drug dealer told the court he delayed identifying his co-accused as the murderer of Jodie Chesney because he wanted to make sure his family were safe and out of the country first.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

An Ilford Uber driver says he was forced to drive 220 miles for eight-and-a-half hours without a break by three passengers carrying out "illegal activities" across London and Essex.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Two people have been interviewed by police after investigators determined that a house fire in Romford was linked to "cannabis production".

Monday, October 21, 2019

A Romford Market trader told a jury that he did not sell more than 200 gas canisters to one of the men on trial in connection with an explosion at flats in Hornchurch.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Four men were arrested in a series of raids in Romford and Brentwood as part of an investigation into a crime group suspected of hiding migrants in a cattle truck.

Monday, October 21, 2019

An amateur boxer has described how a youth confessed "I just stabbed someone", after Jodie Chesney was fatally attacked.

Monday, October 21, 2019

A gang of prolific burglars who stole more than £1million during a year-long crime spree targeting cash machines - including one in Rainham - has been jailed for a total of 55 years.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Have you seen Millie Macdonald, who is missing from Harlow?

Friday, October 18, 2019

A 17-year-old boy has been named in court by one of his co-defendents as Jodie Chesney's killer.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Homeowners across Havering are being reminded of a few simple steps that could protect their homes from burglaries following two quick-fire break-ins in Upminster last week.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Two fraudsters from Redbridge and Harold Hill have been jailed for their part in a London-wide roofing scam that conned pensioners out of three quarters of a million pounds.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A mini bus used by a Havering business which provides services for adults with learning disabilities has been found destroyed after being stolen in Harold Hill.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

An explosion and fire at a Hornchurch block of flats was caused by the "utterly reckless behaviour" of two men trying to make cannabis oil, a court has heard.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A Romford GP accused of molesting female patients as young as 11 cited celebrities Angelina Jolie and Jade Goody to convince them to have unnecessary intimate examinations, a court has heard.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The independent police watchdog has revealed more details about its investigation into a detective based at Romford Police Station who has been sacked for using racist language and trying to plant evidence.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A police detective working in the Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge tri-borough area has been sacked with immediate effect from the Metropolitan Police after he was found to have committed gross misconduct.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

One of Dagenham Girl Scout Jodie Chesney's alleged killers has been accused of throwing his business partner "under the bus" over the incident that saw the teenager fatally stabbed in a Harold Hill park.

Monday, October 14, 2019

An inquest into the deaths of a vulnerable mother and son has been put on hold as the coroner seeks an independent expert witness.

Monday, October 14, 2019

A radio service catering to patients at King George and Queen's Hospitals is set to run its third annual 25-hour nonstop broadcast to raise money for charity on the day the clocks go back - and you can get involved by sponsoring a song.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to bring travel disruption across London today (Monday, October 14).

Sunday, October 13, 2019

A Romford man who was caught on doorbell cameras attempting to break into properties in Brentwood has been jailed for two and a half years despite refusing to appear in court from custody.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Carers described their unease at an Upminster mother and son's living situation days before they were found dead in their home.

Friday, October 11, 2019

A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Jodie Chesney has claimed he spent the day of her death doing drug deals and had no idea there would be bloodshed that night.

Friday, October 11, 2019

A 79-year-old driver from Collier Row has been banned from driving for two years after being involved in a fatal collision with a motorcyclist on an Essex country lane.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Dawn raids at 50 properties across east London have resulted in police seizing a variety of drugs, cash and weapons.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

A mental health liaison nurse has revealed he feared a 54-year-old man "may kill" his mum, just months before they were both found dead.

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