Crime & Court


A knife-wielding thug who carried out a string of violent knifepoint robberies targeting young women and an 84-year-old across Havering and Ilford, has been jailed for 35 years.

A Redbridge teacher union representative has been suspended after saying it is better to let one child get stabbed than install knife arches at every Redbridge school.

A pilot scheme which gave Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering its own police analytical team, was “so successful” that it is being rolled out across the Met.

Gangs in Redbridge are moving away from postcode rivalries and working together for business reasons.

A police officer who raped a teenage girl twice when he took out on a date in Harold Hill has been sacked.

Concerned by the number of knife crimes as well as cuts to youth services, a teenager is raising money to open a mocktail bar to give young people a place to hang out in Ilford.

Seven teens have been arrested in connection with a suspected robbery near South Woodford Tube station in which a police officer was injured.

Plans to install knife arches and detecting wands at every secondary school in the borough have been slammed by a Redbridge National Union of Teachers representative.

Police admitted they need to think more creatively to solve the drug dealing problem at Ilford Station.

For the first time, Redbridge Council has said the borough has a gang problem.

After a series of high profile knife incidents, young people took part in a stabbing first aid session

Exclusions at Redbridge’s schools have increased by 31per cent since 2013, with police chiefs warning this could be contributing to a surge in knife crime.

A minicab driver was taken hospital after reportedly being assaulted by a knife-wielding passenger in Ilford.

An Ilford teen is accused of murdering of 18-year-old man who was chased and stabbed to death by a knife-wielding moped gang in a “terrifying and vicious attack”, a court heard.

Police are appealing for help tracking down a Romford man who fled from the scene of a car crash that left a woman in her 70s in a medically-induced coma with a broken neck.

Vans plastered with the mugshots of men and women wanted in connection with a number of crimes – including burglaries, robberies and violent moped-enabled offences - are set to tour the capital.

Mosques in Redbridge have been warned to be alert after 49 people were killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two places of worship in Christchurch, New Zealand this morning.

A pupil has been expelled from a school in Ilford for carrying a knife.

Redbridge mothers and grandmothers completed a 10-week course about child radicalisation and grooming online.

A Newham drink driver has been jailed for causing a crash on the A1400 in Woodford Green which left a motorcyclist deaf and partially paralysed.

Families have been left terrified after masked men burst into a block of flats in Hainault, and beat up an occupant before trying to tie him up.

More than 50 knives have been surrendered at police deposit boxes after two young people were fatally stabbed in Ilford and Harold Hill.

A vigil was held for an “ambitious young man” one week after he was stabbed to death in Ilford.

A fundraising appeal for the funeral costs of missing student Joy Morgan last seen in Ilford has been launched to support her family.

An Ilford headteacher who let a London Bridge terrorist attempt to radicalise her primary school pupils has been banned from management roles.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting called on the home secretary to increase resources available to the police following a spate of stabbings in Ilford, Gants Hill and Harold Hill.

One week on from the fatal stabbing of Ché Morrison in Ilford, police are returning to the scene to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

An Ilford man has been jailed after hitting a seven-year-old girl in the head with a mobile phone and spitting in a police officer’s eye in separate incidents.

Tackling violence is the Met Police’s top priority, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Graham McNulty insisted today, March 4, saying officers had carried out more than 2,500 stop and searches in the past three days.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has said there will be an increased police presence around Gants Hill and has asked people not to circulate videos of violent incidents on social media following the double stabbing yesterday afternoon.

West Ham midfielder Samir Nasri has avoided a driving ban after his car was clocked doing 60mph in a 30mph zone in Newbury Park - despite failing to show up for court.

A man who was stabbed to death in Ilford has been named.

The injuries to two teenagers who were stabbed in Gants Hill this afternoon are no longer being assessed as life-threatening.

West Ham footballer Samir Nasri faces a possible driving ban after his car was clocked going 60mph in a 30mph zone in Redbridge.

A reality TV personality from Canary Wharf - who was bitten on her face during a night out in Ilford - is offering a £5,000 reward to anyone who can help police track down her sex attacker.

A police chief is calling for the public’s help to stop a slew of stabbings in London including an attack in Romford and two knife deaths in Bethnal Green and Ilford.

An Ilford shopkeeper has spoken of the shocking moment a fight outside Ilford Station left a young man bleeding to death in the town centre.

Detectives are urgently investigating after a man was fatally stabbed in Ilford.

An illegal immigrant with no driving licence has been jailed after crashing an uninsured car through a garden wall in Romford during a 95mph police chase down the A12.

A delivery driver who attacked a council worker after dropping off pizzas for a town hall Christmas party won’t go to jail.

A Dagenham husband and wife who used bank cards they burgled from Chigwell homes to go on a spending spree have been jailed.

A Woodford Green sex pest who sexually assaulted two women on the Central line has avoided prison after being handed a suspended sentence.

Four men have been jailed for a total of 50 years for two incidents of kidnap, false imprisonment and blackmail.

A 19-year-old daredevil has admitted dangerous driving after a 95mph Valentine’s Day police chase down the A12 through Newbury Park ended with him crashing his car in Romford.

Teenagers appearing at the Old Bailey all pleaded not guilty to the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath 10 months ago.


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