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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.

Monday, March 30, 2020

A teenager from Collier Row is among three to have been jailed for killing a 15-year-old aspiring musician in a pre-planned gang attack.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

“Our policing style is not going to change.” East Area commander Stephen Clayman explains how the Met will be responding across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham during the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

A 30-year-old lorry driver from Upminster has been jailed for more than three years after causing the death of a pedestrian in Suffolk.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

A 72-year-old man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a child was electrocuted at a Harold Wood pub.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Police have issued a warning after receiving reports of scammers taking advantage of elderly people amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A detective will be subject to learning following an investigation into a controversial stop and search in Gidea Park.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Masked thieves stole around £50,000 worth of iPads and goods from a Romford gadget store.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Five teenagers have been summonsed to court to answer two charges of robbery apiece at Basildon Youth Crown Court.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

A kebab shop in Romford town centre will have its premises licence reviewed following complaints of “sickening behaviour” and loud noises at night.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Police have released an image of a man who is suspected of indecently exposing himself to a woman on a bus in Romford.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an incident between two groups in Dagenham.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Havering Council has apologised after it mistakenly sent an 84-year-old woman a warning letter threatening to fine her for a fly-tip she had been trying to get cleared up for more than 20 years.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The images of four men wanted in connection with a series of “audacious” thefts from courier vans have been released by police.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

A group of almost 300 supermarket workers are fighting for up to £10,000 each in equal pay compensation.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The inquest into the deaths of a driver and pedestrian who died at the scene of an eight-car crash in Harold Wood last month opened this morning.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

After a newsagents was robbed at knifepoint residents in Gidea Park relaunched their Neighbourhood Watch to tackle what they say is a rise in crime in their area.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

A year after Havering – and the entire country – was rocked by the fatal stabbing of Jodie Chesney, her dad says he is determined to create a legacy for his daughter with a charity that will work to stop knife crime murders like hers from ever happening again.

Friday, February 28, 2020

What started with a routine stop and search in Loughton last November has come to fruition in a major operation involving around 450 officers in 22 locations across east London and west Essex.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracking down a stolen drum kit that is of a great sentimental value to its owner.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Police hunting a gang of car thieves have recovered stolen luxury vehicles worth at least £3million and at least £100,000 in cash in a series of early morning raids on locations across east London and Essex this morning.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A man who used the identity of a dead baby in a bid to avoid a speeding offence in Wennington has been jailed.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Around 300 wraps of suspected crack cocaine and heroin have been seized from a Romford teenager.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Newham and Tower Hamlets are amongst the most prolific London boroughs for mobile phone theft, according to new data released by Mazuma.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two people died following an eight-car crash in Harold Wood.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Residents are being encouraged to share their views on regeneration proposals for the Chippenham Road Estate.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Children are invited to take part in a week of journalism themed events at The Liberty as the Romford shopping centre launches its Roaming Reporter scheme.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The evolution of gangs, drug markets and technology combine in a “perfect storm” to intensify problems facing the police when it comes to tackling serious violence among young people in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, and Havering.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Mayor of London has announced he will be investing an extra £55.5million to tackle the underlying causes of violent crime, but critics have called for a more “holistic” approach to the issue.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A large cannabis factory has been discovered by police in Elm Park.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A Romford man who admitted breaking into a north London home has been jailed for more than four years.

Monday, February 10, 2020

An Emerson Park school is temporarily closed after strong winds from Storm Ciara left large pieces of debris scattered over its grounds.

Monday, February 10, 2020

A 35-year-old taxi driver from Hornchurch has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after a man in his 70s died in a car crash in Chelmsford on Sunday.

Friday, February 7, 2020

A Collier Row man has been jailed for seven years after he admitted removing court-imposed electronic tags from at least 37 convicted prisoners out on bail or early release.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Police are appealing for any victims of sexual assault to come forward after the conviction of a “reprehensible” Romford GP who preyed on his vulnerable female patients.

Friday, February 7, 2020

A Romford GP was branded a “master of deception” as he was handed three life sentences after being convicted of 90 sex offences against 24 former female patients.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Havering Police closed a Hornchurch road on Thursday lunchtime after a number of suspects fled from a car that had been flagged down and chased by officers.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

A Romford drug dealer who supplied a notorious gang with heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed for more than six years.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Met is appealing for witnesses and footage after homophobic abuse was heard at West Ham’s match against Brighton.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Two teenagers have been locked up for carrying out a “terrifying” attack on a Romford Uber driver which involved repeatedly stabbing and tasering the 30-year-old in an attempt to get his Mercedes Benz.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

An appeal has been launched after a van was stolen from alongside the A12 in Harold Wood.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The use of stop and search powers by police in Havering more than doubled in 2019. Here’s what a year’s worth of results looks like.

Monday, January 27, 2020

A mother has described the horrifying moment three masked men burst into her home in the Cally and held a “Rambo knife” to her sleeping son’s chest.


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