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Linus Okrah, of Chester Road, Wanstead (Picture: British Transport Police)

Wanstead ticket clerk jailed over £100k scam

A Wanstead man who conspired with five colleagues to illegally create Oyster card credit as part of £100,000 ticketing scam has been jailed for 18 months.

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The man was found with a stab wound and bite marks on Wanstead Flats (Picture: PA Images/Stefan Rousseau)

Man found stabbed and bitten on Wanstead Flats was off-duty police officer

Two teenage girls have been arrested after a man was found stabbed and bitten on Wanstead Flats by firefighters called to put out a grass fire.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Shots fired in Chadwell Heath street

Did you see two men fire a gun in Chadwell Heath on Tuesday?

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Racism allegation referred to police directorate after Redbridge bus incident

An allegation of racism against a Metropolitan Police officer has been referred to the force’s internal investigation directorate.

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Redbridge police chief rebuts officer shortfall claims

A shortfall in police numbers branded an “absolute scandal” has been tackled, according to a senior officer.

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Imran Kayani was sentenced to one year for knowingly selling unsafe cars. [Picture: PA]

Director of Ilford car dealer jailed for one year after knowingly selling unsafe vehicles

A car salesman has been sentenced to one year in prison after knowingly selling two unsafe vehicles.

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Police search the scene on Sunday after a 36-year-old man from East London was shot outside Virgin Active in Chigwell. Photo credit: Alex Rose

Update: Police appeal for witnesses after Woolston Hall shooting

Police are continuing in their search to track down the Chigwell shooter who fired a gun at a 36-year-old man on Sunday hitting his shoulder.

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'This swindle is not a victimless crime' (Picture: British Transport Police)

Woodford Green woman, 27, fined over iPhone fraud

A Woodford Green woman has received a fine for claiming she had lost her iPhone when she had sold it.

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Police search the scene on Sunday after a 36-year-old man from East London was shot outside Virgin Active in Chigwell. Photo credit: Alex Rose

Update: Police searched area for more than five hours looking for Chigwell shooter

Police kept gym-goers inside Virgin Active in Chigwell for more than five hours after a 36-year-old man was shot in his shoulder on Sunday afternoon.

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Michael Thomas had been in a critical condition for a week. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Man leaves hospital after Chigwell shooting

A 36-year-old man shot in Chigwell yesterday afternoon has left hospital after receiving treatment for a bullet wound to his shoulder.

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Ilford police station

Complaint lodged with police over alleged racist incident in Redbridge

The Metropolitan Police is investigating an allegation of racism against its officers in Redbridge.

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Dewan Uddin, 35, of Norfolk Road, Seven Kings, was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison. [Picture: Metropolitan Police Service]

Seven Kings man sentenced to more than six years in prison for conspiring to rob a chemist

A Seven Kings man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison after conspiring to rob a chemist.

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Ilford loan shark couple imprisoned after lending money to 43 ‘vulnerable’ borrowers

A couple who operated a “sophisticated” loan shark business which took advantage of “vulnerable” borrowers were imprisoned for 14 months at Snaresbrook Crown Court this week.

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Man jailed for 32 weeks after admitting stealing from vehicle in Ilford

A man has been jailed for 32 weeks after admitting three offences.

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Walthamstow Coroner's Court

Wanstead GP with history of depression ‘took own life’, inquest finds

A Wanstead GP and father-of-five with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest heard yesterday.

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Khurram Shahzad, 30, was jailed for 21 months (Picture: British Transport Police)

Ilford pervert jailed over ‘predatory’ Tube sex assaults

A sexual predator from Ilford has been jailed for two separate assualts on a terrified Brentwood teen.

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Phil Smith works as manager of housing standards for Redbridge Council (Picture: Phil Smith)

Council worker helps police nab Ilford bag snatcher

An eagle-eyed council worker has been praised by police for helping catch a bag snatcher.

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The new sergeants at Ilford police station

Police to push for more officers as force faces ‘exceptionally busy weekend’

Police called for reinforcements from other boroughs on Friday as they were faced with an “exceptionally busy” period.

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Ilford Lane thief jailed for 21 months after getaway taxi stays stationary

A opportunistic thief who stole hundreds of pounds of razors and shower gel from an Ilford Lane shop was caught after the taxi he called to flee the scene failed to drive off.

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Police are investigating reports of vehicle thefts in the borough

Organised crime linked to spate of van thefts

A spate of van thefts could be linked to organised crime, police have revealed.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Linus Okrah, of Chester Road, Wanstead (Picture: British Transport Police)

Wanstead ticket clerk jailed over £100k scam

A Wanstead man who conspired with five colleagues to illegally create Oyster card credit as part of £100,000 ticketing scam has been jailed for 18 months.

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Young Citizen See all

Christian Donavan, 15, cycled 167 miles to raise money for three charities.

Young Citizen Award: Christian cycles from Yorkshire to Wanstead for charity

A schoolboy who cycled more than 160 miles to raise money for children’s charities has been nominated for the Recorder/Redbridge Rotary Club Young Citizen Awards, sponsored by Exchange Ilford.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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