Crime & Court

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.

Yesterday, 17:00

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

Yesterday, 15:00

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.

Yesterday, 13:29

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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Reports of knife crime in Havering have almost doubled since 2016, according to figures released by the Metropolitan Police.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Jodie Chesney was stabbed in the back by mistake after her killer "rid out on the wrong people", according to the alleged getaway driver.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A vulnerable mother and son found dead in their bathroom were known to police and safeguarding teams in Havering, an inquest heard.

Monday, October 7, 2019

The mum of a teenager who was stabbed to death has organised a conference to raise awareness of knife crime.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Residents have raised more than £500 after two men stole a large sum of cash from an 81-year-old pensioner in Harold Hill.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

CCTV spotted a man with a trolley suspected of stealing thousands of pounds worth of equipment from a children's dance studio.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

One of Jodie Chesney's alleged killers told a friend he had "done something real bad", a court has heard.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Two thugs from Dagenham and Collier Row are among 14 people to be sentenced for their part in "terrifying disorder" that broke out at a pro-Tommy Robinson demonstration.

Friday, September 27, 2019

The former owner of a Sussex petrol station has been sentenced for distributing and selling illicit fuel to unsuspecting motorists as part of a £3.5million scam.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

An Old Bailey jury has heard that the fatal wound that killed Jodie Chesney was an 18cm knife wound which almost passed right through her body.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Shadowy figures were caught on CCTV going into a park moments before Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death, a trial has heard.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A cousin of Girl Scout Jodie Chesney has told jurors he was shocked when he recognised one of her alleged killers, telling jurors: "I never thought he would do something like that."

Monday, September 23, 2019

A friend of Girl Scout Jodie Chesney has described the "panic and hysteria" which broke out when she was fatally stabbed in a Harold Hill park earlier this year.

Monday, September 23, 2019

A TV chef who had been wrongly accused of illegally killing deer in a Harold Hill park has spoken of his relief after the case against him collapsed and he walked free from court.

Monday, September 23, 2019

The vast majority of robberies in Havering are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough's most crime-ridden streets.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Jodie Chesney's boyfriend fought to hold back tears as he told the court how she collapsed in his arms after she was stabbed.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Twenty-three young people from Havering were referred to a London-wide project hoping to protect children from becoming embroiled in county lines drug dealing last year, new data has revealed.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Girl Scout Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death by drug dealers after her friend bought cannabis from a rival rather than their new batch dubbed "Pineapple Express", a court has heard.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Norfolk Police are appealing for the public's help to find a man who they think may be in Romford.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Police in Havering have launched an urgent appeal following an aggravated burglary in Collier Row.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A young man claimed to be "deeply saddened" at the death of Jodie Chesney as he refused to help police, a court has heard.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

An attempted burglary resulted in a police chase in Collier Row this morning.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A temporary ban against unauthorised encampments and known individuals linked to anti-social behaviour on Traveller camps in Havering has been granted by the High Court.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A popular scout from Dagenham was stabbed in a "cowardly attack" in Harold Hill for which she is unlikely to have been the intended target, a court heard today, Tuesday, September 17.

Monday, September 16, 2019

It's six o'clock on a Friday night, and I'm sitting in a police briefing with dozens of officers from both the Metropolitan and Essex Police services. We're about to go hunting for bad guys. This is Operation Gambler.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Reporter April Roach joined police officers and the borough's enforcement teams on a day of action targeting criminals and unlicensed drivers in Gallows Corner.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A crackdown on criminal landlords operating dangerous living conditions in Havering has seen £462,000 worth of penalty notices being issued over a year-long period.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A High Court Judge will today announce whether Havering's application for an injunction against illegal Traveller camps in the borough will be granted.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The highest speed recorded by speed cameras in Havering in the last four years was one dangerous driver who was caught travelling a "completely unacceptable" 105mph down the A12 in Harold Hill, the Recorder can reveal.

Monday, September 9, 2019

A 22-year-old man from Harold Hill has admitted to deliberately starting a fire in South Weald.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A BP worker who launched an "unnecessary and ridiculous" attack on two customers at his Romford petrol station's forecourt has been ordered to serve 160 hours community service.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The Ministry of Justice is weighing up plans to reduce defendants' access to free legal representation at Barkingside and Romford magistrates' courts by cutting duty solicitor slots by a third.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A 42-year-old burglar who broke into a Woodford Green children's hospice shop in Romford will be released from custody today after being handed a prison sentence so short he had already served more than half of it in custody.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A woman threatened a member of staff at Lidl with a small knife when she was asked to leave the shop in Harold Hill.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

There have been 725 criminal offences - ranging from vandalism to sexual assault - recorded on buses in Havering since the start of 2017, the Recorder can reveal.


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