July 24 2014 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A man has been sentenced to three and a half years for robbing Asian women.
Usman Zaheer, 30, of Kildowan Road, Goodmayes, was given the punishment at Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 15 after committing three offences.
He robbed older women by pushing them and snatching their neck chains or by targeting those with children or heavy shopping bags.
Zaheer committed offences at the underpass near Ilford police station, in High Road, and at the Centreway Apartments, in Axon Place, Ilford, in August and May last year.
The driver of a Vauxhall Corsa which smashed into the barriers near the Moby Dick junction of the A12 has been arrested after one of his passengers died in the collision.