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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.

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

Eight-year-old Ayesha Ali was subjected to sustained torture based on a bizarre web of lies unlike anything that detectives had previously come across.

Afsar Ali, the father of Ayesha Ali, whose mother Polly Chowdhury has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of the manslaughter of the eight-year-old.

The devastated father of eight-year-old Ayesha Ali has said he will never forgive his former wife for falling under the spell of their “evil” next-door neighbour when she should have been keeping their “perfect child” from harm.

Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

A pensioner who claimed more than £70,000 in false housing benefit payments has been spared jail because she is too old.

CCTV footage shows when the driver loses control of the black Honda car in Hampton Road

This jaw-dropping footage shows the moment a speeding driver smashes his Honda into five parked cars in a quiet residential street before fleeing.

Ashley Latty, inset, was stabbed outside the Beaver Centre in Dagenham. Pictures: Met Police/Ellie Hoskins

A man was part of a gang who stabbed an innocent party-goer to death for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a has court heard.

The pair stole bank cards and cash from ATM users

Issa Mahmood, 19, of Fairfield Road, Ilford, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years for a series of thefts, which took place between September 2013 and August 2014.

Ilford Lane action day - enforcement officers from all different departments such as street cleaning, planning, trading standards etc, joining together for a blitz of Ilford Lane, an area known for issues such as prostitution.

Illegal workers were targeted during a joint operation involving immigration, customs, council and police officers this week.

Damaged vehicles in Hampton Road

Police are appealing for information after a driver collided with “between five to eight cars” in a street just after midnight in the early hours of Thursday.

Thetford, where an elderly man believed to be from Chigwell was killed. Pic: Google Streetview

An elderly man who has died after being hit by a van in Norfolk this morning is believed to have been on a group visit from Chigwell.

Borough commander Sue Williams (left) at the anti-Semitism event at the Ilford Federation Synagogue, Gants Hill. Picture: Ajay Nair

“Jewish people can’t walk down the street wearing their traditional garb” was a sentiment echoed at a meeting on anti-Semitism.

Lee Scott and Mike Gapes at the anti-Semitism event at the Ilford Federation Synagogue, Gants Hill. Picture: Ajay Nair

“I’m proud to be British and I’m proud to be Jewish” was the feeling echoed at a meeting to discuss anti-Semitism in the borough.

Kabeer Yousaf

A former PCSO who blackmailed brothel workers has been jailed for six years.

Ilford Lane action day - enforcement officers from all different departments such as street cleaning, planning, trading standards etc, joining together for a blitz of Ilford Lane, an area known for issues such as prostitution.

Police, immigration and customs officers descended on Ilford Lane earlier today (Tuesday) grilling workers and shoppers in a joint crack down.

The fatal crash happened on the junction between Lodge Avenue and Neasham Road in Dagenham.

A driver is facing years behind bars after killing his two best friends and seriously injuring a woman in a high-speed crash.

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

A jury has retired to begin deliberations over the alleged murder of an eight-year-old girl in Chadwell Heath.

Ilford Station

An 83-year-old man has suffered head injuries after an altercation on a bus.

Police achievement awards.
Pcso Fiaz Ismail

A dedicated police officer who was back on the beat just three months after being diagnosed with leukaemia has been recognised by the Met.

A woman pleaded not guilty to murdering a pensioner in North Woolwich

Jurors have been warned against the urge to “play detective” in the real life “whodunit” of a mother and her lover accused of murdering eight-year-old Ayesha Ali.

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

The mum accused of killing her daughter and her lover were “not mad” when they abused and tortured the girl while wrapped up in their Facebook fantasy world, jurors have been told.

Police outside the Broomfield Road house where Ayesha's body was found back in August 2013. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

A jury was asked to think that truth may be “stranger than fiction” when considering how far a mother and her lover may have been involved in the death of her eight-year-old daughter.

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena

Education across the board will help end the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in this country.

Barkingside Magistrates' Court

A man who grabbed his ex-girlfriend by the throat and repeatedly flung her onto a bed has walked free from court – but been banned from contacting her.

Snaresbrook Crown Court Pic: John Stillwell/PA

Two sisters who raked in £183,000 in a six-year housing benefit scam could face jail.

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