A mum and her lover have this morning been found guilty of the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter – but cleared of murder.
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.
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.
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.
A pensioner who claimed more than £70,000 in false housing benefit payments has been spared jail because she is too old.
This jaw-dropping footage shows the moment a speeding driver smashes his Honda into five parked cars in a quiet residential street before fleeing.
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.
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.
Illegal workers were targeted during a joint operation involving immigration, customs, council and police officers this week.
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.
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.
“Jewish people can’t walk down the street wearing their traditional garb” was a sentiment echoed at a meeting on anti-Semitism.
“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.
A former PCSO who blackmailed brothel workers has been jailed for six years.
Police, immigration and customs officers descended on Ilford Lane earlier today (Tuesday) grilling workers and shoppers in a joint crack down.
A driver is facing years behind bars after killing his two best friends and seriously injuring a woman in a high-speed crash.
A jury has retired to begin deliberations over the alleged murder of an eight-year-old girl in Chadwell Heath.
An 83-year-old man has suffered head injuries after an altercation on a bus.
A dedicated police officer who was back on the beat just three months after being diagnosed with leukaemia has been recognised by the Met.
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.
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.
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.
Education across the board will help end the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in this country.
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.
Two sisters who raked in £183,000 in a six-year housing benefit scam could face jail.
A man who was dubbed a ‘hot criminal’ has won a modelling contract.
Andrew Mitchell’s wallet is £80,000 lighter today, and his political reputation is in tatters.
His girlfriend has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice.