Police investigate Harold Hill shooting

Police in Bridgewater road

Police in Bridgewater road - Credit: Archant

Detectives investigating a shooting have taped off a Harold Hill road.

Police in Bridgewater road

Police in Bridgewater road - Credit: Archant

At 12.40am today police spotted a black Renault Clio driving at speed in Rainham Road, Rainham, and attempted to pull it over – but the driver didn’t stop.

After a chase officers found the car in Beam Avenue, Dagenham and arrested a man on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs. He is now in custody at an east London police station.

The car’s badly damaged bodywork had a gunshot mark. Police believe the shooting took place in Bridgwater Road and inquiries into what happened are ongoing.

The road is closed and officers are preventing anyone from accessing the taped off area at the back of Abercrombie House hostel.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter