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A 19-year-old daredevil has admitted dangerous driving after a 95mph Valentine’s Day police chase down the A12 through Newbury Park ended with him crashing his car in Romford.

Yesterday, 12:55

Police have seized drugs and more than £10,000 in cash during a series of dawn raids this morning targeting suspected dealers in Bethnal Green.

Wed, 18:05

Police are renewing an appeal for witnesses following an assault involving a noxious substance in Harold Wood last year.

Wed, 12:00

An inquest into the deaths of a married couple from Rainham opened today (Wednesday, February 7).

Mon, 18:21

Men from Rainham, Romford, and Upminster have all pleaded guilty to their part in a serious crash at an illegal motorbike street race that left a woman with life-changing injuries.

Mon, 17:32

A man from Gidea Park crashed his car into two people while driving dangerously in Romford, a court heard.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Noak Hill residents are furious after police ‘destroyed’ their homes in a raid as officers were hunting for guns and drugs.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Two men have been charged following the three early morning raids in Harold Hill and Noak Hill on Wednesday, February 6.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Families who have been evacuated following a number of fire-arms raids in Romford in the early hours of this morning are being looked after at Central Park Leisure Centre.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Police made 14 arrests in Harold Hill this morning (Wednesday, February 6) as part of a major operation to target those believed to be in possession of firearms and linked to serious organised crime.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A man has been sent to jail after he was arrested during the Metropolitan Police’s piloting of the use of facial recognition technology in Romford town centre.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

A Rush Green pub supervisor who stabbed a customer in the arm in a “moment of madness” after one of England’s World Cup games has been spared jail.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Police are hunting for thugs who attacked a man’s car with a hammer and then ran him over during a road rage incident following a minor crash on the Gallows Corner Roundabout on Saturday (February 2).

Friday, February 1, 2019

Eight people were arrested during the Met’s deployment of live facial recognition technology in Romford town centre yesterday.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Donations by kind strangers have helped raise enough money to buy a new bike for a Rainham 10-year-old who had hers stolen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Police will be trialling facial recognition technology in Romford town centre tomorrow and on Friday.

Monday, January 28, 2019

A group of men who were asking people if they could change money from Euros in Upminster were detained by the police after allegedly exiting a lorry on the M25.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Police officers investigating an alleged county lines drugs ring have made six arrests following a string of raids on homes in Romford, Dagenham and further afield in Essex.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Three members of the same family, including a mother who labelled Ariana Grande “the devil”, have been jailed for possessing Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

Friday, January 25, 2019

A 20-year-old who stabbed a teenager four times outside Lidl in Romford has been sent to jail for more than four years.

Friday, January 25, 2019

A Harold Hill man has become the first person in the UK to be convicted of fraudulently selling defective parts from a recalled vehicle after making thousands of pounds selling faulty motorcycle brake cylinders online.

Friday, January 25, 2019

The death of a mum who jumped from a Romford multi-storey car park could have been avoided if she received the mental health care she needed.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Three members of the same family could be jailed today for having Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Harold Hill man who posed as a charity worker from Saint Francis Hospice and stole donation tins from three different shops – two days after pleading guilty to committing the same crime - has now been sent to jail.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A 26-year-old man from Romford has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an incident at a Post Office in Buckhurst Hill.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The first east London Serious Violence Summit was held last week, and saw the three councils that make up the Met’s East Area Command come together to draw up new ways to tackle rising levels of violent crime.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Bereaved families want to know why it was possible for the London Bridge terrorists to hire a van in Harold Hill to carry out their attack, an inquest heard.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Havering Streetwatch is appealing for more volunteers to help reduce the amount of crime in the borough, but co-ordinator Sally Miller doesn’t want any “time-wasters”.

Friday, January 11, 2019

A project to improve roads and fix potholes in the borough has been given a funding boost from central government.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

William Eve is the owner of The Bank Restaurant in Elm Park.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Emergency services were called to Larchwood Avenue this morning.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A man has been jailed for 21 months after breaking a woman’s jaw in “an unexpected and unprovoked” attack in South Ockendon.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The 35-year-old attempted to take donation tins from three shops in Gidea Park last September.

Monday, January 7, 2019

A charity ball to raise money for two worthy causes will be held next month.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Police acted quickly to detain and search a group of young people following reports that they were seen with firearms in Romford’s town centre yesterday afternoon.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Police officers investigating a stabbing near Harold Wood station last night (Thursday, January 3) have confirmed the victim has now been discharged from hospital.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

A man has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed in Harold Wood.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Ninety-eight per cent of vehicle crime in Havering has gone unsolved over the past three years.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Shops in Farnham Road were closed this morning after a suspicious package was reported at the Santander bank.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Police are at the scene now.

Friday, December 21, 2018

A person who was trying to enter the murder trial over the killing of 15-year-old Jordan Douherty at the Old Bailey earlier this week, was arrested for trying to get a 10-inch knife into the court room.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Police have released images of five suspects they are trying to trace in connection with the brutal beating of a 15-year-old boy before he was fatally stabbed outside a community centre.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a 15-year-old boy after he was attacked and fatally stabbed outside a community centre.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Members of staff from a Havering College who were poisoned with carbon monoxide from a broken boiler have been awarded more than £100,000 in damages.

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