Crime & Court

Yesterday, 18:01

An Ilford man is due in court for courier fraud after he was accused of impersonating a police officer and tricking an 88-year-old woman into handing over a large amount of money.

Police were called to the Woodford Green Sainsbury’s shop in the early hours this morning to reports of a ram raid.

A Woodford Green man appeared in court charged with firearms and drugs offences.

Five men, including two from Dagenham and Ilford, have denied killing a man who was shot in the head in Stepney.

Five people were arrested and cash seized in an operation disrupting a suspected drugs county line run from Hackney and Ilford to Norwich.

A 32-year-old man was stabbed in the back on Sunday afternoon in Woodford Green and police are appealing for information to help find two men suspected to be involved.

Three men have been jailed for the manslaughter of a bouncer who was stabbed outside an exclusive mansion party.

“Our policing style is not going to change.” East Area commander Stephen Clayman explains how the Met will be responding across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham during the coronavirus crisis.

Some Ilford Lane businesses are accused of hiking up prices to more than double as shoppers stock up in case of a coronavirus lock down.

Police have issued a warning after receiving reports of scammers taking advantage of elderly people amid the coronavirus outbreak.

A solicitor and her partner from Ilford who defrauded a Fleet Street firm out of more than £60,000 have been jailed.

Five teenagers have been summonsed to court to answer two charges of robbery apiece at Basildon Youth Crown Court.

The home of a Chadwell Heath family was left with damaged front windows after two bricks were thrown.

A teenager has been found guilty of the fatal stabbing of schoolboy Michael Irving in Stratford.

Two rogue landlords – including a solicitor – must pay a combined £40,000 after being taken to court by the council.

A 26-year-old man was hospitalised in a road rage incident in Woodford Green and police want to speak to the owner of a vehicle who was involved.

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an incident between two groups in Dagenham.

A murder investigation has been launched after the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in Ilford.

A man has been fined for breaching a public space protection order after he admitted attempting to buy sex in Ilford.

The images of four men wanted in connection with a series of “audacious” thefts from courier vans have been released by police.

Four blue badge cheats have been hit with fines and costs of more than £4,000 as Redbridge Council continues its crackdown on abuse of the permits.

An Ilford shopkeeper has been ordered to pay £25,000 after counterfeit iPhones and banned tobacco were found in his store.

A man has appeared in court in connection with the death of a cyclist in a road crash on the A127.

Residents of a block of flats say they are scared for the safety of their children after being threatened by addicts who are openly using drugs inside their building.

A Chigwell man has been jailed for two and a half years after killing a 61-year-old pedestrian while driving under the influence of drugs.

An Ilford teen serving a life sentence for murder has been given more time behind bars for his role in a drug dealing gang.

Newham and Tower Hamlets are amongst the most prolific London boroughs for mobile phone theft, according to new data released by Mazuma.

A suspected brothel in Ilford was cleared by police and the council following an investigation but a resident believes it is still openly operating.

A man accused of murdering two women who were found dead in a freezer faces trial in April.

A violent burglar from Barking Riverside and his accomplice have been jailed after being caught red-handed during a violent raid on a South Woodford home – by a retired police sergeant who used to work in Tower Hamlets.

A man has appeared in court accused of murdering two women who were found dead in a chest freezer.

The leader of Redbridge Council has asked the government to explain why promised funding for security measures at places of worship in Redbridge and across the country has been delayed.

The evolution of gangs, drug markets and technology combine in a “perfect storm” to intensify problems facing the police when it comes to tackling serious violence among young people in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge, and Havering.

The Mayor of London has announced he will be investing an extra £55.5million to tackle the underlying causes of violent crime, but critics have called for a more “holistic” approach to the issue.

The leader of Redbridge Council has urged the government to take swift action to tackle rising levels of knife crime after three people were stabbed in two separate incidents in Goodmayes and Ilford on Saturday.

A man is in critical condition after being stabbed Saturday afternoon at a house in Ilford.

Four robbers who subjected a number of sex workers to terrifying knife-point attacks have been jailed.

A new council-funded task force dedicated to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in Ilford town centre has been branded “ludicrous” by the borough’s neighbourhood watch chairman.

Emergency services were called to Caterham High School yesterday following reports of an assault by a former student on two teachers.

The Met is appealing for witnesses and footage after homophobic abuse was heard at West Ham’s match against Brighton.

A Hainault phone dealership has faced further complaints from customers demanding refunds.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in Redbridge has more than tripled in a year.

Two men from Ilford and East Ham have been arrested on suspicion of fraud after allegedly posing as bank workers to cheat five elderly people out of hundreds of pounds,

The Sikh community in Redbridge has spoken out against “false and untrue” media reports following the deaths of three Indian men in Seven Kings on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed a 29-year-old Ilford man has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in relation to the fatal stabbings of three men in Seven Kings on Sunday.


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