Crime & Court

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A mum was shocked to find a pin stuck in a strawberry she was about to feed to her three-year-old twin boys but luckily no one was injured.

Two men have been jailed for life for murder after they stabbed a teenager 17 times.

A former black cab driver from Woodford Green starved himself to death in hospital after being allowed to refuse food and drink despite having a history of mental health problems, an inquest has heard.

A new law to tackle terrorist propaganda could be introduced in the wake of the 2017 London Bridge terror attack.

Police are appealing for help in finding a 35-year-old man from Northamptonshire who has been missing for almost two months and could be Ilford.

A colleague of a police officer who was hit by a car in Woodford Green and left seriously injured is raising money to support him and his family while he is off work.

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Whitechapel have charged a fourth man with murder.

Three gangsters, including a 21-year-old from Wanstead, who gunned down a young man in a case of mistaken identity were branded "selfish, cruel and stupid" as they were locked up for life.

An Ilford man has admitted stealing almost £400 of alcohol from a Dagenham supermarket during a two-day crime spree he indulged in while out on bail for further shoplifting offences.

The family of a murdered 23-year-old are urging members of the public who may have seen a car key to the police investigation in Ilford to come forward.

A developer has started work on an ex-landfill site before getting planning permission following an explosive court case.

The wife of a police officer seriously injured after a car struck him in Woodford Green has made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

A minicab driver who exposed himself to a passenger he picked up has been given a suspended sentence and put on the sex offenders' register for 10 years.

A convicted terrorist from Chadwell Heath who took a selfie on a secret phone has been sent back to jail.

A 50-year-old man has been charged following a number of armed robberies in Wanstead and Gants Hill.

A car crash on the A406 is causing long traffic delays.

The leader of Redbridge Council has appealed for more police to be restored to the streets as it emerges just 16 per cent of shoplifting crimes are being solved.

An Ilford woman who subjected her former partner to a campaign of violent abuse has been jailed.

A Hainault family whose home was ransacked by burglars the week before Christmas have been gifted more than £2,700 from friends, family and anonymous donors to help replace the family car and stolen presents.

A serial thief broke into the Mayor of Redbridge's car and stole ceremonial chains worth almost £100,000, a court has heard.

Two young men from Ilford and Manor Park have been convicted of murder after they stabbed a teenager to death during a fight in Southwark.

An Ilford youth club plans to host workshops on the consequences of carrying knives and weapons, offer self-defence classes and team up with a mental health charity to help "guide and nurture" the borough's young people following a "surge in youth violence".

A panicked woman called police claiming she had seen a man with a gun at an illegal rave in Seven Kings where Hackney 24-year-old Akeem Dylon Barnes was fatally stabbed, an inquest revealed today.

A police officer working across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was sacked without notice for his role in an insurance scam in Newham.

Three gang members, including a 21-year-old Wanstead man, have been found guilty of murdering an innocent man who was shot dead by mistake during a bloody turf war.

A man suffered from life changing injuries after acid was thrown in his face during a fight with two other men in Ilford on Thursday night.

A 20-year-old man from Chigwell has been jailed after he admitted stalking and harassing women because of their religion.

Detectives are asking for the public's help to trace the final movements of a man who was found dead in his Ilford home.

A man has been charged with murder and possession of a knife following the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old in Clayhall.

A doorbell camera captured an 18-year-old student from Manor Park being fatally stabbed over 45 seconds, a court has heard.

Organisations dedicated to making sure that young people feel safe gathered to discuss how they can better share their resources and intelligence across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

Boys aged 10-15 in Redbridge are most likely to be exploited by criminals operating in the borough and forced to deal drugs, buy weapons or join gangs, a new council report reveals.

Police have named the man stabbed to death in Seven Kings on Sunday.

Residents living near a Seven Kings alleyway where a 24-year-old was fatally stabbed claim it "sounded like a riot" as a fight at a late-running party ended in murder.

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 24-year-old was stabbed during a fight in Seven Kings.

A 24-year-old man has died in hospital after being stabbed during a fight in Seven Kings this morning (Sunday, November 24).

The family of a 35-year-old woman who was murdered by her jealous ex with a crossbow while she was heavily pregnant have paid heartbreaking tributes to her after the obsessed thug who killed her was convicted of murder.

An obsessed man has been found guilty of shooting his heavily pregnant ex-wife dead with a crossbow in Newbury Park.

More than 100 residents met with senior police and Redbridge Council officials last night to express their fears after a teenager was murdered during a fight in a Clayhall street.

Police have identified the 19-year-old fatally stabbed in Clayhall as Mohammed Usman Mirza.

Five people - three men and two women - have been arrested at a house in Ilford on suspicion of human trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation and money laundering.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police are trying to trace a Vauxhall-driving cabbie who might have more information about two incidents in which a gun was fired in Ilford.

Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was stabbed to death in Clayhall last night (Tuesday, November 19).

A Woodford Green man has been jailed for nine years for his role in a drugs ring supplying cocaine to users across Hertfordshire.

Residents at a block of flats where a teenager was stabbed to death last night heard an "explosion" before a "scuffle" began in a nearby alleyway, the Recorder can reveal.


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