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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.

Costa Coffee, Cranbrook Road.

Rival drug gangs operating from outside a town centre coffee shop have left staff “worried for their lives”.

Pc Phillip Walters, who was shot dead on April 18 1995.

On an April night, 21 years ago, a brave Ilford police officer went out on a job never to return home.

Ilford Station

Commuters have welcomed extra police patrols at a “ghetto” train station in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour.

The scene of the alleged

A police officer was reportedly bitten so hard he “was actually bleeding” during an altercation with a man in Ilford yesterday.

Police have renewed an appeal to trace driver of a car dark-coloured Vauxhall Vectra, as part of the one-year anniversary of a fail to stop collision on Winston Way, Ilford

A mum of three who almost died when she was hit by a car is calling for the “monsters” who then drove away to be brought to justice.

Ilford Station

Police have been stepping up patrols outside a train station in a bid to crack down on anti-social behaviour.

John Breen died after an assault in Stratford station     Picture: Nick Ansell/PA

A 17-year-old boy from Ilford has admitted killing a man in a rush hour attack at Stratford station.

Det Ch Supt Sue Williams, the borough commander of Redbridge, was on duty the day of 7/7.

A departing police chief has spoken of her highlights after spending five years in charge of policing in Redbridge.

Couple Chowdhury Muyeed, 52, and Asma Khanom, 47, jailed for five and a half years and three and a half years respectively, for assisting foreigners falsely claim £1.6million in housing benefit. Picture: Central News

Three fraudsters who helped foreigners illegally claim more than half a million pounds in housing benefit from Redbridge Council have been jailed.

Bodgers of Ilford, left, were fined £3,000 by Barkingside Magistrates Court for selling the knife, right, to an under 18 without proper checks.

An iconic Ilford department store has been fined £3,000 for selling a knife to someone under 18-years-old.

Marcel Addai, 17. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Gang members gathered at one of their Ilford homes before driving to Hoxton to murder a teenager, a court has heard.

Redas Dainys, 16, was the passenger on the motorcycle of Justas Pranckunas, 20, when they both died in the crash last year

A biker and his teenage passenger were travelling almost double the speed limit in the lead up to their “tragic” deaths, an inquest has heard.

Police at the scene of a drive-by shooting in The Fairway in Woodford Green

A road has been closed by police after a shooting in Fairway, Woodford Green this morning.

The London Air Ambulance landing next to the crash in the A406 near Redbridge roundabout.

A traffic collision between a lorry and a motorcyclist caused huge congestion in the A406 at Redbridge roundabout.

ballot box

On May 5 the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections will take place. Anyone who is not registered to vote will not be able to have their say.

A dentist checking the condition of a patients teeth, as NHS dental charges in England will rise five per cent. Photo: John Giles/PA Wire/PA Images

If you need to see the dentist, it might be wise to go before Friday when charges for NHS treatments rise.

Avish Toofuny, 39, of Churchfields, South Woodford, who has been jailed for 15 years after admitting a series of drugs and firearms offences.

A man, who kept two firearms, 10 kilograms of cocaine and 100 kilograms of cannabis resin in his garage was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Ilford Delivery Office. Picture: Google

A thieving postman who stole envelopes containing bank cards then emptied people’s accounts to cover his drug debts has been jailed for 12 months.

Old Bailey scales of justice

A gang of six charged with shooting a man with a shotgun near a nursery will go on trial at the Old Bailey today.

L-R Pat Reynolds, Cllr Farah Hussain, Tracey Blackwell, Cllr Jas Athwal, Det Sup Mandy Beacher, Mark Benbow. Photo: Sandra Rowse

The one in four women affected by domestic violence (DV) was called a “figure that cannot be tolerated” at a new service launch on Friday.

Residents have spoken of a spate of brick thefts in Goodmayes. Picture: Ajay Nair

Police are investigating a spate of brick thefts after homeowners’ garden walls were smashed.

L-R Pat Reynolds, Cllr Farah Hussain, Tracey Blackwell, Cllr Jas Athwal, Det Sup Mandy Beacher, Mark Benbow. Photo: Sandra Rowse

A strong message of hope was sent out to victims of gender-based violence on Friday at the launch of a new service.

A man has been found not guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Image: PA

Redbridge Council said it hopes a trio who ran fake companies helping foreigners claim over £1million in housing benefit will be “severely punished”.

A man has been found not guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Image: PA

Three people have been found guilty of helping foreigners fraudulently claim more than half a million pounds in housing benefit from Redbridge Council.

A man has been found not guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Image: PA

A jury will today hand down a verdict on three people accused of helping foreigners fraudulently claim more than £500,000 of benefits from Redbridge Council.

Daniel Edmondson, 23, of Copperfield, Chigwell, and Kyiese Waithe, 22, of Queens Road West, Plaistow. Picture: Essex Police

Two men have been jailed in connection with a shooting on an estate last year.

A man has been found not guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Image: PA

A man, accused of organising thousands of pounds of fraudulent benefit claims for foreigners, has been described as “deeply devious”, a court has heard.

Olympic House, Clements Road, Ilford. Where couple Chowdhury Muyeed and Asma Khanom allegedly ran businesses and charities which helped EU nationals fraudulently claim hundreds of thousands of pounds in housing benefit from Redbridge Council. The council's benefits office is on the bottom floor, and the housing office is next door. Picture: Google

A woman accused of helping EU nationals scam £578,000 in benefits from Redbridge Council claimed to know nothing about the businesses she was listed as director of, a court has heard.

AFC Sudbury fans at another game

A footballer who was sent off after breaking another player’s nose is then alleged to have abused fans as he left the pitch.

A man has been found not guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Image: PA

A couple helped EU nationals falsely claim thousands of pounds in benefits from Redbridge Council, in the same building as the council’s benefits office, a court has heard.

A man has been found not guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Image: PA

Three people are accused of assisting EU nationals to falsely claim more than a million pounds in benefits from Redbridge Council, a court has heard.

Police released this image in the hope that a member of the public would recognise him

Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an armed robbery in Redbridge.

Ilford Lane at dusk

“There is definitely an issue of trafficking in Redbridge, and this is not just on the streets but in the brothels as well.”

Ayoushi Angoteea at age 3

A deaf girl died of “undetermined natural causes” less than 11 hours after she was sent home from hospital, an inquest has heard.

Pic shows PC John Wigglesworth. FILE PICTURE
A disgraced police officer who had sex with a 14 year-old schoolgirl after grooming her online is facing a jail sentence and the end of his career.
PC John Wigglesworth, 46, befriended the teenager on the social network site Netlog after getting her to confide in him about the death of a close relative.
He picked her up from school and took her back to his home in Essex on two occasions - first for 'kissing and cuddling' and then for sex.
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A police officer who had sex with a Redbridge schoolgirl he groomed online has been jailed for four years today.

Emma Hall, sentenced to life for the murder of Luke Harwood, with a 17 year minimum. Photo: Met Police

A teenager’s killer may launch an appeal against her conviction after judges ruled the law she was convicted under has been wrongly interpreted.

A man has been found not guilty on three counts of sexual assault. Image: PA

The sentencing of policeman who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old Redbridge schoolgirl has moved to Thursday.

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