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Detectives have arrested a seventh man over the death of Shammi Atwal

Seventh arrest over death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal

Police have arrested a seventh man in connection with the death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal

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Two men and one woman arrested on suspicion of Woodford Green burglary

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

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Man sentenced to six weeks in prison after admitting burgling Seven Kings restaurant

A man has been sentenced to six weeks in prison after pleading guilty to burgling a restaurant.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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Flying Squad officers made the arrests following the raid in Wood Green.

Five arrested in Ilford after games arcade robbery in North London

Police have arrested three teenagers and two men in Ilford following a violent armed robbery of a games arcade in the early hours this morning.

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Constanta Agrigoroaie, 23, who was sentenced to six years in prison for her role in the scam. [Picture: Metropolitan Police Service]

Scammers jailed for more than 14 years in total after conning £15,000 out of internet users

Two scammers have been jailed for 14 years in total after conning internet users out of more than £15,000, which was used to purchase UK travel tickets for foreign national offenders.

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Bob Bradford with the returned trailer, which had been stolen on Friday

Scout leaders recover stolen camping equipment worth £10,000 after spotting items for sale on eBay

Scout leaders have recovered £10,000 worth of stolen camping equipment after spotting the items for sale on eBay.

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Thefts of Mercedes Sprinter vans rising in Redbridge

Thefts of a certain type of Mercedes van are on the rise in Redbridge, it has emerged.

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Danny O'Brien

Police deny Redbridge will experience a knife crime spike this summer after campaigner’s claims

Police have quashed fears from a leading anti-knife campaigner who said he would “not be surprised” if there was a rise in blade-related crime in Redbridge during the summer holidays.

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Lee Laming. [Picture: Redbridge police]

Gallery: Can you help police find Redbridge’s most wanted?

These 12 people are wanted by police on suspicion of committing crimes including burglary, criminal damage and shoplifting.

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Do you know this man? (Picture: British Transport Police)

CCTV appeal over rush hour sexual assault on Stratford to Ilford train

Police are keen to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault during rush hour on a train between Stratford and Ilford stations.

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Anthony Matthews was sentenced yesterday

Chigwell man jailed for nine years over £5m cocaine bust

A Chigwell drug dealer was jailed for nine years yesterday for his part in a conspiracy to supply cocaine worth more than £5million.

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Ronnie and Reggie's PR manager James Campbell

The Chigwell pensioner who became the Kray twins’ PR man

It’s been five decades since the Kray twins’ rise to celebrity – and infamy.

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Practising Rastafarian tells court he is ‘Catch-22’ situation after being caught with cannabis

A practising Rastafarian caught with two large bags of cannabis told a court the drug was part of his “every day life”.

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Sex trafficker Krisztian Abel

Ilford man who was sex trafficking ‘enforcer’ jailed for 10 years

A sex trafficking gang for which an Ilford man acted as an “enforcer” have been jailed for 36 years after tricking and forcing women into prostitution.

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The scare was a false alarm

Road closed as police investigate ‘suspicious’ package

A police investigation into reports of a suspicious package closed off Horns Road in Newbury Park today.

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Sex trafficker Krisztian Abel

Ilford man Krisztian Abel part of London sex trafficking gang facing jail

An Ilford man who was part of a gang which trafficked more than 100 women into the UK and forced them into prostitution is facing jail today.

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The coach stopped outside Ilford Police Station

‘Illegal immigrant’, 16, found clinging to coach outside Ilford Police Station after school trip

A Sudanese teenager was found clinging on to the underside of a coach packed with Ilford schoolchildren returning from a trip to France.

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The vicious attack in Ilford Lane caught on CCTV

Mariana Popa murder: Timeline of a sex worker’s killing

The family of murdered Mariana Popa have had to wait eight months for her killer to be brought to justice. Today Farooq Shah, 21, of Station Road, Forest Gate, was jailed for a minimum of 29 years.

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CCTV supplied by police of Mariana with her killer Farooq Shah, just moments before the fatal stabbing

‘I’m still in shock and devastated - our plans to have a family have been dashed’

Mariana Popa and her boyfriend had only moved from Romania to London via Italy three weeks before her death, a jury at her trial at her murder trial heard.

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Features See all

Ilford Conservatives were concerned over the coming of commercial TV

60 years ago this week: “Commercial TV will bring bad taste”

Commercial television was on the agenda when a panel of the Ilford Conservative Association answered questions from other members at Churchill Hall.

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Court & Crime See all

Detectives have arrested a seventh man over the death of Shammi Atwal

Seventh arrest over death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal

Police have arrested a seventh man in connection with the death of Chigwell man Shammi Atwal

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Young Citizen See all

Ashley Kissin

Redbridge mayor Cllr Ashley Kissin makes call for Recorder Young Citizen Award nominations

Redbridge’s new mayor has urged people to put forward their nominations for the Young Citizen Awards.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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