Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:30

Police are appealing to the public for information about a series of linked sexual assaults in Wanstead.

Police are investigating claims that a man attempted to kidnap two young girls in Clayhall.

Officers have released images of a man wanted in connection with an assault on security staff at Chadwell Heath station.

This is the face of a man who is wanted in connection with a murder in Lithuania.

Three bikes were stolen from a Wanstead charity which refurbishes donated bicycles to raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

A man was arrested in Gants Hill after walking around with a chainsaw at 3.30 in the morning.

Police have launched an operation to prevent young people from getting involved with gangs in Redbridge as they return to school for the new term.

The cousin of Mary Jane Mustafa has said that her family “still don’t know the truth” about what happened to her even after killer Zahid Younis was jailed for murder.

A man who murdered two women and hid their bodies inside his freezer has been jailed for life.

The families of the two women murdered and concealed in a freezer have described the “inner turmoil” and “pain” of their disappearance and the subsequent court trial.

The trial of a Redbridge councillor charged with electoral fraud has been postponed again until January.

Double murderer Zahid Younis lived a life that was “a pattern of lies”, the detective in charge of the investigation has said.

A Custom House man has been found guilty of murdering two women and concealing their bodies in a freezer.

A police officer was assaulted after responding to a fight in Gants Hill.

A total of 13 people have been arrested in relation to the violent abduction of three brothers but police are still hunting for Imran Safi, their father and the main suspect and the missing children.

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of a Custom House man who is accused of murdering two vulnerable women and storing their bodies in a freezer.

Four men have been arrested in Ilford on suspicion of being involved in the abduction of three children, with the police still searching for the boys and their father.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were hit by a car in Gants Hill and sustained life-changing injuries.

A director of the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed his disappointment over failures in recent investigations into a historic paedophile ring, uncovered by a new true crime podcast.

A man accused of murdering two women and hiding their bodies in a freezer has said he was coerced into storing the second body by two men who threatened to tell about the first if he didn’t help them, a court has heard.

A man accused of murdering two women and hiding their bodies in a freezer said that he “wasn’t comfortable” with calling the police after finding one of them dead in his flat.

Vulnerable victims and witnesses will be spared the trauma of attending court and will have the option to pre-record their evidence as new technology rolls out across courtrooms including Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Detectives investigating the death of 19-year-old Mohammed Usman Mirza in Clayhall have charged a teenage boy with his murder.

A serial rapist who preyed on lone women in the dark and murdered Michelle Samaraweera from Hainault more than a decade ago has been sentenced to life in prison.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after four men were stabbed during a fight outside a nightclub. Two men from Redbridge were part of a group who were arrested.

The man accused of killing two women and hiding them in his freezer claimed to be a homeless cancer patient and a victim of domestic violence, a court has heard.

A new multi-agency task force has been launched to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in and around Ilford town centre.

Burglars are posing as police officers to trick their way into people’s homes, detectives in east London have warned.

Tributes were today paid to an NHS worker and mother-of-four who was killed in a suspected murder.

An investigation into a historic paedophile ring with Havering links is set to be reopened for the third time in five years, after a report found a series of failures by Essex Police.

A “manipulative and controlling” man killed two vulnerable women and stored their bodies in a chest freezer he bought for that exact purpose, a court has heard.

A police officer has been injured following a fight which broke out in Ilford Lane last night (Thursday, July 30).

A violent rapist who preyed on lone women in the dark has been convicted of murdering one of his victims more than a decade ago.

A man accused of murdering two women and concealing their bodies in a freezer asked a WhatsApp group how to “get rid” of a woman shortly before one of them was reported missing, a court has heard.

A new Street Watch, where resident volunteers, supported by the council and police, can help patrol their neighbourhood is being launched.

Two women whose bodies were discovered in a chest freezer had been subjected to “very significant violence”, a court has heard.

Crime has risen slightly over the last year in Redbridge, official police records reveal.

A police force’s failure to interview key witnesses, who possessed critical evidence about alleged corruption, is explored in the latest episode of our new podcast series.

A man has been charged with a terrorism offence following a series of raids by armed officers, including one in Goodmayes.

Two teenagers were stabbed in a fight between a group of men with weapons on a residential street in Woodford Green.

It will not be a priority for officers to deal with people not wearing masks in Redbridge’s shops, a police chief has said.

A serial burglar who targeted properties across Woodford Green and Chigwell before stealing cars and then using the owners’ bank cards has been jailed for nine years.

Redbridge Council and police are co-hosting a webinar on their joint approach to tackling crime.

An Ilford man has been jailed after being caught dealing drugs in Kent.

Whistleblowers saved documents charting alleged failures to properly care for “dozens” of Southend children linked to the so-called “Shoebury Sex Ring”, a new documentary reports.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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