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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Stanislavs Leonovs was jailed for 20 years for attempted murder and possession of a firearm at the Old Bailey on Monday following a two week trial

A man, who fired seven shots at a 57-year-old from the boot of a car, has been jailed for 20 years for attempted murder.

Police are encouraging people who carry blades to dispose of them in the

In an effort to save lives, young people in the borough are being urged to surrender knives in a week-long campaign that launched on Monday.

The Limes Farm estate, in Limes Avenue, Chigwell. Picture: Google

Officers have started conducting extra patrols in the Limes Farm estate – the scene of a shooting last year – to reassure residents.

Squatters Paul, 23, also known as Homeless Poet, Robin Watts, 25, and Zoe, 36, cleaning at the former Barclays bank in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: Ajay Nair

“Friendly” squatters who have moved into a former bank have started cleaning up the “abandoned” building.

95-year-old Susan Moss was robbed by two women after she was distracted by a man asking for directions. She is traumatised and can't leave the house

An elderly woman who was robbed in broad daylight has said the people who targeted her have “taken away her liberty”.

Gurkirpal Singh Bance, known as Dave Bance, has been sentenced for three years in jail after he was found guilty of stealing £500,000 of VAT

A businessman who was a close friend of pop star Michael Jackson has been jailed for three years after a fraud investigation revealed he stole VAT money at his central London restaurants.

Muhammad Javid Butt

A grieving daughter said she will “never be able to escape the emptiness” after her father was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning following a builder’s mistake.

Fr Gareth Jones  says he is glad his dark secret is out

Ashamed and remorseful parish priest Fr Gareth Jones told the Recorder of his relief that his dark secret was out after he was fined for a drunken, foul mouthed brawl with police.

Fr Gareth Jones  says he is glad his dark secret is out

A Church of England vicar shouted “I’m from the Vatican, you’re ******” as he brawled with police after a vodka-fuelled nightclub binge.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A jury in the trial of a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing his former friend to death has failed to reach a verdict.

Cannabis plants growing in an Ilford house. Credit Met Police

A man has been arrested after a suspected cannabis factory was discovered in Newbury Park.

The former Plessey factory site, Vicarage Lane, Ilford, where Redbridge Car Sales are operating without planning permission

A car dealer is still operating illegally more than a year after being ordered to leave, a public meeting heard.

The old wardrobe Sahin Sahin left in Woodford Green.

A man who dumped an old wardrobe in the street was hit with a bill for £850 after magistrates ignored his excuses.

Hainault Forest Country Park. Photo: Andrew Bowden via Creative Commons

Police officers have asked for Redbridge Council to block a Lithuanian midsummer festival out of fear for children’s safety, papers show.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenager who stabbed his former friend to death outside a 16th birthday party told the Old Bailey he did it “to protect” himself.

Florin Onea, of Hickling Road, Ilford, left, with son Arnold

The “shocked” son of a man who was knifed in the heart plans to launch an appeal against a court verdict after his killer was cleared of murder.

Ernest James, 35, was jailed for 14 years for trying to rape a jogger in Epping Forest.

A ‘violent sexual predator’ who attempted to rape a female jogger near Epping Forest has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.

Jason Dockrill, right, who was convicted in 2004 for the brutal murder of Finnish student Suvi Aronen, left, in Wanstead Park, has admitted a further rape following a cold case review. Photos: PA

A sex killer, serving life for battering a Finnish student to death in Wanstead in 2003, has also admitted a “horrifying” stranger rape two years earlier.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A friend of Charlie Kutyauripo’s told the Old Bailey that he was stabbed to death due to an argument over a tracksuit.

Florin Onea, 49, of Hickling Road, Ilford, who was found with a stab wound at his home in October last year and died nine days later. Picture: Metropolitan Police

A Romanian lodger who knifed his landlord through the heart after a vodka binge walked free from court after a jury cleared him of murder.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenage girl warned two boys to stop arguing – “it’s a 16th birthday party” – moments before one of them was stabbed to death, a court heard.

Abdul Aziz Patel

A chartered accountant who stole £107,000 of tax and tried to hide the money in his children’s bank accounts has been jailed for four years.

Stratford station

An Ilford teenager who killed a commuter at Stratford station has today been jailed for two years and nine months.

Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his boss has begun its deliberations.

Soni was sentenced at Romford Magistrates' Court today for sex attacks on East London buses, including on the Number 5 in Dagenham

A shop worker was jailed yesterday (Wednesday) for sexually assaulting four females on east London buses – including a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

More support has been called for to encourage male domestic violence victims to come forward. Photo:ThinkstockPhotos/Carlos Gomez Bové

The head of a domestic violence (DV) charity has called for the council and police to do more to encourage male victims to come forward.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A 16-year-old girl said she saw Charlie Kutyauripo “catching his last breaths” moments after he had been stabbed outside a birthday party, a court heard.

Charlie Kutyauripo, 16, who was stabbed to death in Woodford Bridge. Photo: @MostAuthentic

A teenager stabbed his former friend to death outside a 16th birthday party allegedly due to a row over a tracksuit, a court heard.

Neah Tuohy from Chigwell who has been jailed for 12 years.

A hairdresser screamed “the system is ******” after she was jailed for 12 years for glassing a man in the face as he lay unconscious in the street.

Florin Onea, 49, of Hickling Road, Ilford, who was found with a stab wound at his home in October last year and died nine days later. Picture: Metropolitan Police

The wife of a man who died after he was fatally knifed did not want her husband’s alleged attacker to be prosecuted, a court heard on Friday.

Hickling Road, Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

A man accused of murdering his boss and “good friend” told the victim’s wife he did not drink alcohol for fear of “becoming violent”, a court heard yesterday.

Sikander Rashid with his damaged wall

A father-of-three has called for more to be done into the spate of brick thefts after waking on Sunday morning to find a large hole in his garden wall.

Hickling Road, Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

A man was fatally stabbed with a kitchen knife after being attacked with a vodka bottle during a “bare-chested” fight with his lodger, a court heard this afternoon.

Hickling Road, Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

The trial of a man accused of murder has been adjourned till tomorrow afternoon.

Hickling Road, Ilford. Picture: Ajay Nair

A man accused of murder is due to stand trial this afternoon.

The six found guilty of firearm and robbery offences in connection to the Wanstead shooting. Clockwise from top left: David Stockley, Jovaughni Richards, Taylor Scott, Carl Knight, Ramone Celaire and Umar Anwar. Picture: Met Police

Six thugs have been found guilty of firearm offences after a man was blasted with a shotgun and robbed at knifepoint in a suburban street last year.

Three cars set on fire outside a house on Lord Avenue in Clayhall

A family had to be rescued from a balcony after the cars on their driveway were set on fire in a terrifying arson attack.

David Manton

A man who robbed a Coral betting shop pretending to hold a gun in a bag has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

A report released by Barnardos in March showed child sexual exploitation (CSE) affects children regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, faith, disability, background or upbringing. Photo: Dan Hodges/Barnardos

A passionate appeal has been made for businesses to be the “eyes and ears” against sexual exploitation of children after just three signed a pledge to help stamp it out in Redbridge.

Police are setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme in Loxford Ward, Ilford. PC Glenn Pilley, with volunteers Raquel Cerezo, and Jaime Santos.

“Non-confrontational” vigilantes are set to “take back their streets” as they prepare to patrol in their neighbourhood.

The luxury Eton Heights aparment block, in Woodford Green, where a 39-year-old man was stabbed in the leg during an altercation over a taxi. Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Google`

Redbridge Police are appealing for witnesses after a 39-year-old man was stabbed outside a luxury apartment block during an argument over a taxi.

Redbridge police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 72-year-old man was struck by a stool in a pub in Barkingside

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 72-year-old man was injured with a bar stool in a pub.

Bryan Cranston, left, plays Walter White in the TV show Breaking Bad, a chemistry teacher who poisons opponents to expand his drug empire. Paul Mallin, right, searched 'ricin Breaking Bad' before stabbing to death his ex fiancee and her new partner in Ilford. Picture: Empics Entertainment; Met Police

A jilted lover – who stabbed to death his former fiancée and her new partner – searched for ‘Breaking Bad’ inspired poison before killing them, a court has heard.

Paul Mallin, 51, left, stabbed to death his ex girlfriend, Karen Reid, 53, centre, and her new partner John Down, 86, right, in an Ilford sheltered housing unit in September.

A “bitter” 51-year-old has been jailed for 19 years, for stabbing to death his former lover and her new fiancé, 86, with a 10 inch carving knife, in “brutal circumstances”.

Paul Mallin, 51, left, stabbed to death his ex girlfriend, Karen Reid, 53, centre, and her new partner John Down, 86, right, in an Ilford sheltered housing unit in September.

A 51-year-old man, who stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend and her new partner in Ilford last year, will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today.

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