Crime & Court


A man who poured kettles of boiling water over an elderly couple faces years behind bars for his part in a “barbaric” crime.

An 89-year-old widow was left distraught after two teenage girls stole a necklace she was given on her wedding day, right outside her home.

The case of a man who was found stabbed in the neck in a park bush earlier this week has been deemed non-suspicious by investigators.

A teenager has been arrested after an under 16s football match turned ugly and resulted in two teenagers and a man being squirted in the face with a “noxious substance”.

A police hunt is underway after a couple in their 50s were robbed at knifepoint by masked burglars who broke into their home in Ilford.

One of the men accused of running a drugs ring from Ilford station operated alone and “sold drugs to survive”, a court has heard.

A man who was knifed after prayers at the mosque, only realised he had been stabbed when he got home and saw his intestines hanging out.

A mob of around 14 teens have been terrorising a street in Goodmayes for six years by selling drugs and throwing acid, it has been claimed.

An 80-year-old has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in South Park.

A cat who was decapitated and dumped in a pond is the latest victim of a notorious feline killer, animal welfare campaigners say.

Investigating neo-Nazi and terrorist funding, foiling fraudsters who stole £600million from a Mumbai bank, it all sounds like the life of James Bond.

A man has been arrested in connection with a “horrific” burglary spree that took place in Ilford, Goodmayes and Seven Kings over 36–hours.

A gang who allegedly created an open market for drugs outside Ilford station stashed heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis across the town centre, a court heard.

Police have charged four young men following a robbery in Hermit Road, Newham, on October 23 last year.

Two air weapons and 16 rounds of ammunition were handed in at Ilford police station as part of the Metropolitan Police’s gun amnesty week.

A gang spent six months brazenly selling drugs “in broad daylight” from Costa Coffee opposite Ilford station, a court has heard.

Two men posing as delivery drivers burst into a family home and tied up a couple with electrical cords for 40 minutes, before fleeing with cash and sentimental items.

Ilford station was described as “an open market for the dealing of drugs” as the trial of an alleged drug gang began yesterday.

A man who stabbed to death an ‘adorable’ 20-year-old inside a park and then tried to flee to France has been jailed today.

The sister of the lorry driver tragically killed in the A12 lorry crash in Essex has spoke of her family’s heartbreaking loss.

A couple in their 50s have been burgled after two men forced their way into their home and tied them up, reportedly with “electrical tape”.

Police officers had expressed concerns about a party venue’s links to gang activity just days before a man was stabbed there in a huge melee.

Investigators in the case of Sunday’s stabbing believe a reactivated gun could have been used to fire a bullet during the early morning melee.

Up to 1,000 people were at the party that ended with a man being stabbed and a gun being fired on Sunday, police have revealed.

Firearms owners are being asked to hand in their weapons, with no questions asked, as part of an initiative to reduce gun crime on the capital’s streets.

Residents living yards from where a 22-year-old man was shot and stabbed in a car this weekend have expressed their anger and shock at the brutal crime.

An investigation has been launched by the Met’s gang unit after a 22-year-old was shot in Ilford this morning.

Ilford High Road is closed today as detectives from London’s gang crime unit investigate an incident involving a man found seriously injured in a car.

Investigations are continuing after a police raid at an address in Ilford led to the discovery of more than 500 plants.

The latest victim of a group of brick thieves says that public safety will be compromised unless more is done to stop them.

A 33-year-old man has been charged with intent to supply Class A drugs and driving whilst disqualified after being stopped by officers.

Just over a year on from that fateful night when Charlie Kutyauripo was stabbed to death, his family finally have justice.

The 17-year-old who stabbed his former friend Charlie Kutyauripo to death last January can now be named as Aaron Gaiete, after a judge lifted reporting restrictions.

Inspectors have raised grave concerns over cell conditions at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Parts of Redbridge have the highest number of burglary insurance claims in the entire country, according to an annual survey.

A Pakistani diplomat has revealed the horrifying ordeal he and his family were put through when intruders broke into his house and beat him.

The older brother of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed to death by his former friend, has said he “feels sorry” for the killer.

A 17-year-old boy was today convicted of stabbing his former friend to death outside a birthday party in Woodford Bridge, just over a year after the incident.

A football fan from Ilford was among nine sentenced for their part in a brawl between West Ham and Arsenal supporters.

A drug smuggler who attempted to bring £2million of cocaine into the UK by dyeing it pink has been jailed for 16 years.

A Seven Kings teenager, who drove a tipper truck erratically and “nearly crashed” into a police car, was fined at court today.

A minicab driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman while taking her to Redbridge appeared in court this morning.

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

A man who punched a policeman twice while drunkenly trying to walk through a crime scene with cocaine and cannabis has been handed a one-month curfew.

A man received a lengthy sentence last week, for making false car insurance claims.

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