Crime & Court

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Detectives investigating the murder of an Ilford man in central London on New Year’s Day have released images of two men they are seeking in connection with his death.

Redbridge Council has issued a warning to forest users after dogs, deers and badgers have been illegally caught in snares in Hainault Forest Country Park.

A shopkeeper has shared footage of the moment knife-wielding thugs stabbed a teenage customer inside his store and is appealing for more police patrols and CCTV cameras in Ilford.

A pensioner in her 70s has been hit by a lorry in Ilford town centre.

Redbridge’s newly selected mayor has stepped down to “shield” his family from the public after his appointment caused his wife’s past to be dredged up by the media.

Two men committed a series of robberies using hire bikes as getaway vehicles.

A sixth youth has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath 10 months ago.

A group of fraudsters, including Victoria Beckham’s former brother-in-law, have been jailed today for a £800,000 ‘boiler room’ scam from a virtual office in Canary Wharf.

London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt was able to plan the attack from Ilford despite being under MI5 surveillance, a pre-inquest has heard.

A gang of fraudsters, including Victoria Beckham’s former brother-in-law, are facing jail today for carrying out a £800,000 ‘boiler room’ scam from an office in Canary Wharf.

Police have issued a warning after scammers sent out fake TV Licensing documents to Redbridge residents.

Three men have been convicted of ambushing a Barking man and beating him to death with garden shears and pickaxe handles in an Ilford town centre revenge attack.

Two men have been charged after a woman was allegedly kidnapped from a house in Ilford.

Police acted quickly to detain and search a group of young people following reports that they were seen with firearms in Romford’s town centre yesterday afternoon.

Ninety-eight per cent of vehicle crime in Redbridge has gone unsolved over the past three years.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a “shocking attack” in Mayfair killed a Romanian bouncer from Ilford.

As we prepare to welcome 2019, The Recorder takes a look at the last six months of the past year, and the biggest stories we have reported on. Yesterday we took a look at the first half of 2018.

A courageous 14-year-old saved the life of a stranger who had been stabbed in Redbridge.

A cabbie is so outraged that his driving licence has been revoked after the DVLA found traces of drugs in his urine that he is hoping to appeal the decision.

Baby Jesus beheaded in Ilford

Friday, December 21, 2018

Baby Jesus has been beheaded in Ilford.

A man claiming to be a supermarket security guard violently robbed a 90-year-old woman in the doorway of her Barkingside home.

Residents were petrified to live in their own homes at the beginning of 2018 after a spike in violent burglaries which saw new incidents reported almost daily.

A crooked Ilford lettings agent who illegally pocketed tenants’ deposits to fuel his gambling addiction and lavish lifestyle has been spared jail.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an alleged drive-by shooting in Ilford.

A wife fleeced her Ilford husband and ­family out of £250,000 by lying about having terminal brain cancer.

Armed police chased a group of men in a car after a drive-by shooting in Ilford.

A market trader from Newbury Park has been found guilty of torching a £260,000 Ferrari during an arson attack in Emerson Park that was revenge for a business deal gone wrong.

Three members of the same family are facing possible jail for having Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

An Ilford carpet shop has released CCTV footage showing the moment a man swiped hundreds of pounds from a shop counter in what is believed to be a coordinated distraction robbery.

A market trader didn’t torch a £260,000 Ferrari because he had a broken ankle ‘after falling off his van replacing an aerial’, a court has heard.

A former rough sleeper who rushed to the aid of a teenager injured in an ‘acid attack’ in Stratford died in his Ilford flat less than a year later.

Police investigating after three men allegedly took advantage of an elderly Woodford Green couple and charged them £10,000 for cutting down a tree.

A Hainault shisha bar boss has been ordered to cough up £2,255 after customers were caught smoking indoors.

A Newbury Park man alleged to have torched a £260,000 Ferrari outside a house in Emerson Park was taking revenge for a property deal that went wrong, a court has heard.

A teenager has been shot in the face in Ilford.

Clayhall residents were told to stay in their homes after four men armed with “crowbars and a bottle of acid were on the loose”.

A teenager who threatened to blow up a Barkingside school unless he was paid $5,000 has been jailed.

Five years on from the fatal stabbing of a Plaistow teenager in Chigwell, detectives are renewing their appeal for information.

Two thieves broke into an Ilford place of worship and stole around £600.

The Met Police has launched a video campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse and encourage victims to seek help and support.

A new task force focussing on robbery in the tri-borough is to be launched and there have been no cases of moped thieves being rammed off their bikes in the area according to commander Jason Gwillim.

A 64-year-old Ilford man was left requiring surgery after he was mauled by a “big and powerful” dog in the town centre.

A man was arrested in Newbury Park after police allegedly found a “large kitchen knife” and stolen goods in his possession.

An Ilford man who stabbed a shop worker more than 30 times will be locked up at a secure facility indefinitely.

Prolific pickpockets who flew to the UK to targeted elderly and vulnerable victims in Redbridge, Newham and Barking and Dagenham have been jailed.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

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