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A pensioner who killed a cyclist was sentenced to a community order today and suspended from driving for three years.

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena

A mother who allegedly had female genital mutilation performed on her by a Clayhall doctor has condemned the practice while giving evidence in court.

Rashid Suleman

A market seller who stocked potentially poisonous dolls has been banned from trading.

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Burglaries in Redbridge have dropped by nearly a third over the past three years – despite an increase in insurance claims.

A woman has been arrested after a man was killed in a suspected hit and run in Redbridge on Saturday.

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena leaves Southwark Crown Court. Picture: PA

A doctor from Clayhall accused of carrying out female genital mutilation on a mother said he thinks it is an “abhorrent practice” and is “deeply embarrassed”, a court heard.

The block of flats in Broomfield Road, Chadwell Heath, where Ayesha Ali was found dead in August 2013

A mum accused of murdering her eight-year-old daughter was told her child was evil and that her parents would die due to her bad behaviour, a court has heard.

The scene after Kevin Lane was killed in Woodford Green

A pensioner who killed a cyclist last year will be sentenced this week.

The BMW was stolen by audacious theives

Shocking figures show nearly 5,000 cars have been stolen in Redbridge since 2009 – the highest number in the capital.

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A man in his early 50s has been killed in a hit and run crash in Chigwell.

The M11 has now reopened between junction four and junction six after a woman became trapped in a car following a four-vehicle crash on Friday morning.

Pic shows Ferdinand Cruz
Ongoing trial of Ferdinand Cruz for sex assault. Doctor accused of groping patients when they asked for help with erectile dysfunction.

A doctor accused of fondling two patients during an erectile dysfunction examination at his practice in Seven Kings wept with joy after winning a year-and-a-half long battle to clear his name.

Chamberlain Close, where Yogesh Desai was murdered just yards from his home

A man murdered in Ilford last month died of a stab wound to the neck, a post-mortem has revealed.

Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena

A doctor from Clayhall accused of female genital mutilation (FGM) did not know what he had done was illegal and had to look it up on his phone, a court heard.

Ashraf Ali, Polly Chowdhury's estranged husband, arrives at the Old Bailey

A woman accused of persuading her lover to kill her daughter created a whole family of fictitious characters to support her far-fetched lies, a court heard today.

The M11 has been closed between junction four and junction six and a woman has been trapped in a car following a four-vehicle crash this morning (Friday).

Burglary

The country’s burglary hotspots have been revealed – with three Redbridge postcodes making it into the top 10.

Wanstead Flats (Picture: PA Images/Stefan Rousseau)

Three teenagers have been charged following an alleged assault on an off-duty policeman at Wanstead Flats.

The house in Church Road, Newbury Park

A builder who spotted an opportunity and took over a long-empty home has won his squatters’ rights - even though he committed a criminal trespass by staying there.

Ashraf Ali leaving the Old Bailey today. Picture: Steve Poston

A mum accused of killing her eight-year-old daughter seemed “possessed”, a court has heard.

Ayesha Ali was found dead in Bedwell Court in Broomfield Road , Chadwell Heath

A woman accused of persuading her lover to murder her daughter seemed nonplussed about the girl’s death, a court has heard.

(L-R) Scott Stokes, Anne-Marie Madden and Jason Stokes (pictures: Met Police)

Two brothers from Chadwell Heath who were part of a gang which shot loaded handguns through the windows of houses have been jailed for three and a half years.

Police outside the house in Broomfield Road, Chadwell Heath, where Ayesha Ali's body was found. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

A woman persuaded her lover to murder her eight-year-old daughter by impersonating a fictitious spiritual Muslim named Skyman, a court has heard.

Pic shows Ferdinand Cruz
Ongoing trial of Ferdinand Cruz for sex assault. Doctor accused of groping patients when they asked for help with erectile dysfunction.

The wife of a doctor accused of fondling two of his male patients at his GP practice in Seven Kings told a court she had no reason to believe he was bisexual.

Polly Chowdhury, 35, of Broomfield Road, and Kiki Muddar, 43, Green Lane, Ilford, are both charged with the murder of Ayesha Ali.

Two women are due to go on trial this morning charged with the murder of eight-year-old Ayesha Ali.

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