Crime & Court

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The noise of a 30-year-old man being shot in a quiet street sounded like a “fireworks” going off, according to a resident.

Police incident at Barkingside High Street. Pic: @JuliaOsborne

Barkingside High Street, Mossford Green and Tanners Lane have been reopened after a police investigation into a “suspicious” item, according to Transport for London (TfL).

Barkingside Magistrates Court

Two men have been handed hefty fines following fly-tipping investigations.

Ilford businessman Khalid Hussain

The chairman of a business group has called raids cracking down on illegal workers “degrading”.

Barkingside Magistrates Court

A police officer and Army Reserve soldier from Chigwell has appeared in court after military bullets were found in his bedroom.

Alfie Perrin died on November 14 2012 when he fell from scaffolding in Camden Road, Wanstead

A court heard today how a building site supervisor’s “complete indifference” to a 16 year old apprentice’s “well being” may have caused him to fatally fall on a building site.

Barkingside Magistrates Court

A man has admitted stealing vodka from a Goodmayes supermarket after his wife confiscated his wallet and bank cards.

Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.

A pensioner who was “left for dead” following a burglary has no recollection of her ordeal.

Chief Inspector John Fish

An outreach worker has called on the police to protect Ilford Lane’s prostitutes after police claimed the women had “chosen” to continue selling sex.

Zallu Hassan, 83, who suffers from Alzheimer’s was left with horrific injuries from the attack.

An 83-year-old who suffered horrific injuries is still recovering in hospital after her Gants Hill home was burgled.

Ashley Mitton was jailed for 15 years

A university student has been jailed for a total of 15 years for raping and robbing prostitutes.

Councillor Elaine Norman opens the Oaks Park High School Bricklaying ceremony to mark the start of the extension to Oaks Park High School.

A debate has broken out over the effect of large schools on education standards as Redbridge Council continues its school expansion programme.

Robin Kitt Callender, 53

A partially sighted severely autistic woman who died less than 24 hours after being admitted to A&E was “neglected” by medical professionals, an inquest has heard.

The Ask Me event was hosted by Redbridge Police at St Alban's Church, Ilford

Prostitution, gangs, missing children and cuts to funding were just some of the issues raised at Redbridge Police’s Ask Me event last night (Monday).

Redbridge Police Station, in High Road, Ilford

The level of public’s confidence in the borough’s police force is one of the lowest across the capital.

Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Redbridge Council

A new project has been set up to help 50 people find employment.

New King Solomon High School headteacher Michael Slater

A headteacher whose past efforts in turning around a failing school were noted by David Cameron is taking charge of King Solomon High School.

The deputy mayor of London Stephen Greenhalgh with Cllr Keith Prince during his visit to Redbridge Photo credit: Keith Prince

London’s deputy mayor Stephen Greenhalgh wasted no time at all in throwing his weight behind the Save Oakfield Site campaign on his visit to Redbridge.

Attique Sami, of Walden Way, Ilford, was jailed for 19 years.

A garage owner has been jailed for 19 years for plotting to smuggle 230 kilos of heroin into Britain in a specially-adapted Jaguar car, police said.

Ayesha Ali

A children’s charity has spoken out over the “appalling abuse” suffered by little Ayesha Ali after her mother and her partner were convicted of killing the eight-year-old.

Ovidiu-Constantin Plamada, 31, and Mariana Sandra, 43. Picture: Metropolitan Police

A couple has been jailed for a total of 12 years after admitting to a string of burglaries in the South East.

Polly Chowdhury, left, and Kiki Muddar, right, have been convicted of the manslaughter of Chowdhury's daughter, eight-year-old Ayesha Ali

The mum found guilty of the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter along with her lover has been sentenced to 13 years in jail.

Sahil Patel, 30. Picture: Metropolitan Police

A “drugs to order” gang has been jailed for a total of 33 years.

The inquest into the death of Robin Callender at Walthamstow Coroner's Court

A partially sighted severely autistic woman died after collapsing in a care home following a period of vomiting and diarrhoea, an inquest heard.

Eight-year-old Ayesha Ali was found dead at her home in Broomfield Road, Chadwell Heath, in August 2013

Investigators took months to unravel the bizarre web of lies and network of fictional characters created by Kiki Muddar to control Polly Chowdhury in the lead-up to Ayesha Ali’s tragic death.

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