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Crime & Court

Fri, 15:38

A serving RAF sergeant from Rainham and a 71-year-old man from Rush Green have been jailed for a total of 11 years after admitting their involvement in a £1million drug dealing and money laundering conspiracy.

Wed, 11:29

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

Tue, 14:19

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.

Tue, 11:00

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

Mon, 16:15

A woman has been jailed and another handed a suspended sentence after they were found guilty of providing fake alibis for three thugs who killed a Hornchurch 23-year-old.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

A Dagenham man has been spared prison after he admitted stealing more than £1,600 from Greggs in Hornchurch to fund his cocaine habit while working as a manager there.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

A Hornchurch pizza delivery driver who downed half a bottle of whisky before crashing his car has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 23 months.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Three fly-tippers have been ordered to pay back more than £230,000 after they illegally dumped waste in a "highly-organised" operation in Barking, Havering and Essex.

Friday, May 31, 2019

A Hornchurch pizza delivery driver has admitted he made "a stupid mistake" after he was caught by police almost three times over the drink driving limit.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The London Bridge terrorists rented the van they would use to plough into pedestrians in Harold Hill, an inquest sitting at the Old Bailey heard.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The mum of a "bubbly" 15-year-old boy who was stabbed in the heart, says she is "haunted by the reoccurring nightmares" as his murderer was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment today.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The use of live facial recognition technology by police has been approved with conditions by the London Policing Ethics Panel after it was trialled in Romford town centre.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Two men have been stabbed and a further three men have been taken to hospital following an incident in Romford.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A 17-year-old boy from Barking charged with the murder of girl scout Jodie Chesney has been remanded in custody.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Melissa Watson had just left Barking station, fresh from her home in Devon, when she fell victim to a bag snatcher.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

A fourth person has been charged with the murder of girl scout Jodie Chesney, who was stabbed in a park in Harold Hill.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A man in his fifties has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Hornchurch this afternoon (Thursday, May 23).

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A former member of staff at Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster who was charged with a sexual offence has had his sentencing postponed due to an error with his initial charge.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A charity director says he is "disgusted" after a break-in, just one week after another charity shop had been targeted.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in South Ockendon for which three teenagers from Havering have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Friday, May 17, 2019

"If I cared about each and every one of you that gets stabbed I would end up in a hospital."

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Armed police swarmed a quiet residential street to arrest a man believed to be wanted by police in Glasgow in connection with a fatal shooting but later realised it was the wrong man.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Armed police who arrested a man thought to be wanted by police in Glasgow in connection with a fatal shooting, was released with no further action after officers found it was the wrong man.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A 25-year-old woman from Ilford has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after human trafficking and modern slavery concerns led police to search a number of properties in Romford and Ilford.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Police responded to reports that people were throwing items from the roof of a building in Romford on Thursday, May 9.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A project manager from Romford who admitted to taking a "degrading" upskirt picture of a young woman has been spared jail - telling a judge his life has been turned upside down since the incident.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

An 18-year-old from Collier Row has been charged with murder after a teenager was fatally stabbed in Hackney.

Friday, May 3, 2019

The independent police watchdog is asking anyone who witnessed the arrest of a 17-year-old in Romford to come forward after a viral video of the incident sparked an investigation into an officer's use of force.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A mum who conned her daughter's Hornchurch primary school out of £31,000 after stealing nearly £1million from her employer will only pay back a token amount of £1 after she was declared bankrupt.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A 19-year-old has been attacked with a knife in Harold Hill.

Monday, April 29, 2019

A popular high street shop is concerned burglars might come back again after breaking in and stealing hundreds of pounds.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

A police officer who was filmed striking a handcuffed 17-year-old boy with a baton in Romford has been unofficially prohibited from contacting the public while the case is independently investigated.

Friday, April 26, 2019

A businessman involved in a "highly sophisticated" boiler room scam has been jailed for seven years today.

Friday, April 26, 2019

A 32-year-old man has pleaded guilty to one charge of outraging public decency after taking an upskirt picture of a woman as she queued for food on a night out, a court heard today.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that they will be conducting an internal review after a video of a 17-year-old being arrested in Romford went viral on social media.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A popular pub has reopened its doors after a £200,000 refurbishment.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A 17-year-old teenager has been arrested on suspicion of obstruction after he was allegedly found with Class B drugs in Romford.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hundreds of incidents of violence and sexual assault took place in Havering in February this year according to police data.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Family and friends of a young woman who died of cardiac arrest are raising money for a cardiac charity in her memory.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Detectives from the Met's Trident and Area Crime Command have arrested 13 people, including someone from Harold Hill, and seized more than £120,000 worth of assets as part of ongoing operation to tackle violence and organised drug lines.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Havering has been named one of the top boroughs in London for children getting admitted into their first choice primary school.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

An adult college is encouraging residents to try something new with the return of its Get Creative Festival.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

One year on, the family of a man shot dead by police in Collier Row have said the "suffering keeps on going every day" and that they are still waiting for answers as to what happened the night their father and husband died.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Residents have taken to patrolling the streets of Havering to try to prevent knife crime and ensure young people feel safe.

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