Crime & Court

Wed, 11:53

An Ilford woman defrauded her neighbours out of more than £550,000 after promising them a slice of an online gambling jackpot, a court heard.

A man has been stabbed and another injured after a row over a crash between two Mercedes in a quiet residential street turned violent.

In light of acid attacks in the borough, MPs are working together to toughen up the laws around the possession and use of corrosive substances.

A 19-year-old man has appeared in court accused of carrying three machete knives in a public place.

Two drug dealers in their 40s from Chadwell Heath and Seven Kings will spend a year behind bars for selling cannabis substitute Spice to homeless people in Westminster.

A police officer serving in the borough has been struck off after lying to protect his brother following a car crash.

Three 21-year-old men have been found guilty of affray.

An Ilford resident is urging people to be vigilant after he claims a group of boys armed with bottles of liquid – which he fears was acid – rang the door bell while his wife was at home alone with a baby.

Campaigners are delighted after Redbridge Council installed double yellow lines in Wanstead Flats in an attempt to stop a spate of fly-tipping.

A man who conspired to burgle dozens of homes across east London and Essex alongside his girlfriend has been jailed for six years.

A burglar who sprayed acid at a woman in her Goodmayes home, causing her serious burns, has been convicted of a series of offences involving noxious liquids.

A man who told an undercover police officer outside Ilford station that he could offer a good deal for a gram of cocaine has been jailed.

A charity has said “drastic action” is needed after police confirmed there were 16 reported Islamophobic incidents in Redbridge in June, more than in previous months combined.

The heartbroken mother of a Romford club bouncer has thanked the community for its support after a man was found guilty of her son’s death.

Police are urging councillors to strip a party venue of its alcohol licence, after two major violent crimes have flared up in the last six months.

People who witness acid attacks can have an “important role” in minimising the harm to the victim, according to doctors.

A alleged racist incident outside the Exchange Shopping Centre last month which went viral, was not correctly flagged as a racial crime by police.

Members of the “Three Musketeers” terror cell may have met with convicted Ilford hate preacher Anjem Choudary just days before they began their planned attack, it can now be revealed.

A man told an undercover police officer outside Ilford station that he could offer a good deal for a gram of cocaine, a court has heard.

The ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack taught Ilford primary school children and even passed a DBS check, the Recorder understands.

Two men have been acquitted of murdering a 27-year-old bouncer who was stabbed to death with a machete metres from his home.

The police and Redbridge Council are “powerless” to stop a weekly illegal rave that is “like having Glastonbury on your doorstep”, anxious residents claim.

With well maintained beards and a penchant for cocktails in jars East London is known for setting trends, but the recent rise in acid attacks is not one to be proud of.

A serial conman who posed as a multi-millionaire wine dealer and spun a web of lies about his wealth has been jailed for four years.

A perverted bus driver from Forest Gate who used his position of trust to sexually assault a woman while he was working has been jailed.

There has been “a massive decrease” in anti-social behaviour by group of youths who allegedly raced motorbikes, smoked cannabis and set a fence on fire in Clayhall Park, following a 48-hour police operation.

A woman in her early 50s was threatened at knifepoint by two men and told she would be murdered after answering the door to a decoy in Clayhall.

A man who incited a young child to engage in sexual activity has been jailed for 10 months.

A 36-year-old man from south London has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and engaging in sexual activity without consent.

An uninsured motorist from Goodmayes has been revealed as a drink driver in a name and shame campaign by Essex Police.

An Ilford driving instructor was surrounded by “children on pushbikes” pelted with eggs and punched in the face 15 times.

Police are pledging to tackle the organised gangs running prostitutes on Ilford Lane by ploughing additional resources into a wide ranging operation.

Police are looking for a gang who sprayed acid in three teenagers’ faces before punching them to the ground and leaving one with a fractured skull.

Crimestoppers has today put up a £5,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of an absconder wanted in connection with a violent robbery in Shoreditch.

A teenager accused of being part of a machete attack which left a doorman dead told jurors he only got out his knife because a baseball bat was being swung.

Beautiful Wanstead Flats has been “absolutely trashed” by a fly-tipping epidemic, angry residents have claimed.

A credit card fraudster has been jailed for two years for scamming small businesses out of £45,000 of bathroom tiles, washing machines and alloy wheels.

An Ilford man who was a part of “an international organised crime group” has been jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice.

Traffic police were issued body-worn video (BWV) cameras as part of the Met’s largest camera roll-out yet.

A review is set to take place into how authorities dealt with the recent terror attacks in the UK, the home secretary has announced.

The man brutally attacked in Eton Road on Monday was “shot six times”, according to the chairman of the Muslim Community Centre, yet still survived.

Concerns about prostitution along Ilford Lane saw fed-up residents hold a public meeting in the midst of where the criminal behaviour occurs.

A man who was stabbed in the neck in broad daylight was saved when police officers walked out of a shop just metres away from the incident.

A doorman and former bodyguard to the stars was stabbed to death outside his home by two machete-wielding teenagers on a moped, a court has heard.

A man “bleeding heavily” fled into a mosque for help after being shot and stabbed in a residential Ilford street this afternoon.

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