Crime & Court

Friday, September 25, 2020

Two serving officers at the East Area Command Unit, which serves Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, have been charged with assault.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

A serving police constable working in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge has been dismissed without notice for gross misconduct.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A Hornchurch woman who defrauded more than £7,000 from the pharmacy she worked at has been ordered to repay the money.

Friday, September 11, 2020

A motorcyclist was killed in crash in Romford last night.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A stalker has been given a restraining order after he admitted harassing a woman at his Romford workplace.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Police have launched an operation to prevent young people from getting involved with gangs in Havering as they return to school for the new term.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Havering Council has opened a public consultation as it seeks to extend the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in Romford Town Centre.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A director of the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed his disappointment over failures in recent investigations into a historic paedophile ring, uncovered by a new true crime podcast.

Monday, August 24, 2020

A teenager dangerously weaving in and out of heavy traffic at speeds above 100mph during the morning rush-hour on the A13 at Rainham lost control of his BMW and killed another driver.

Monday, August 24, 2020

A woman was spat and and threatened with being stabbed as she travelled on a train between Stratford and Upminster.

Friday, August 21, 2020

The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death has spoken of her regret at not seeing the signs of gang elders grooming 
her son.

Friday, August 21, 2020

A Romford man has been charged with wasting police time in connection with a report a car with a child inside was stolen in Beckton.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gay people are being jeered at in the street, while Romford Pride has been attacked by some residents as an “outrage”, according to organisers.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

A scheme to improve road safety in Havering has warned more than 3,000 speeding motorists without any being reported a second time, according to a police community support officer (PCSO).

Monday, August 17, 2020

A father fears his family could be attacked after a violent criminal who was jailed for stabbing him was released from prison - and moved back into his neighbourhood.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Havering counted 2,606 burglaries in the past year, according to Metropolitan Police figures.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Burglars are posing as police officers to trick their way into people’s homes, detectives in east London have warned.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Havering Task Force has seized £1million worth of stolen vehicles and have arrested more than 100 people during their first six months in action.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Police are investigating after an 82-year-old reported being mugged in Liberty Shopping centre car park, Romford.

Monday, August 10, 2020

An investigation into a historic paedophile ring with Havering links is set to be reopened for the third time in five years, after a report found a series of failures by Essex Police.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A second person was injured in Rainham after incidents believed to be committed by moped riders armed with knives.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Birthdays are often a time to reflect; both on years passed, and all those still to come.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Police investigating the death of a man in Essex have released pictures of three people they would like to speak to.

Monday, July 27, 2020

A police force’s failure to interview key witnesses, who possessed critical evidence about alleged corruption, is explored in the latest episode of our new podcast series.

Monday, July 27, 2020

A cyclist involved in a crash where the driver of a car failed to stop has died.

Friday, July 24, 2020

A 17-year-old boy from Romford was arrested in connection with an alleged assault at Bow Church DLR station.

Monday, July 20, 2020

It will not be a priority for officers to deal with people not wearing masks in Havering’s shops, a police chief has said.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Whistleblowers saved documents charting alleged failures to properly care for “dozens” of Southend children linked to the so-called “Shoebury Sex Ring”, a new documentary reports.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Two more arrests have been made in an ongoing intelligence operation targeting drug dealing and violence across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

A serving police officer in the East Area Command Unit has been charged with two sexual offences.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with two pedestrians - killing one - in Harold Hill.

Monday, July 6, 2020

A podcast series investigating the alleged cover-up of a historic paedophile ring in Essex has launched today.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Men from Dagenham and Upminster are among three to have been charged with the attempted murder of a man in South Ockendon.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Murder plots have been foiled and some of London’s most dangerous criminals arrested in a joint operation against a criminal instant messaging platform.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Police have been called out to a number of illegal parties across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham in recent weeks.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Men from Dagenham and Upminster have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in South Ockendon.

Friday, June 26, 2020

During two nights of action, police targeted criminals operating on the London-Essex border resulting in 33 arrests.

Friday, June 26, 2020

An undercover intelligence operation targeting drug dealing and violence has led to 23 arrests across Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Why did Essex police fail to properly investigate a large paedophile ring despite having a wealth of evidence?

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Police are encouraging people across east London to learn about what to do in the event of a terror attack and how to report suspicious behaviour.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Romford Magistrates’ Court is due to reopen this week as the UK continues to emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown.

Friday, June 5, 2020

A Collier Row man who crashed a stolen car and narrowly avoided hitting two police officers who tried to stop him has been jailed for 18 months.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Met police officers covering Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge issued the second highest number of fines for Covid-19 breaches, figures show.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A man from Barking has denied killing a Rainham postal worker by dangerous driving.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Police have been cracking down on speeding as they have seen a rise in drivers breaking the limit in the capital during lockdown.


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