Crime & Court

Fifteen young people from Redbridge were referred to a London-wide project hoping to protect children from becoming embroiled in county lines drug dealing last year, new data has revealed.

A 24-year-old woman who died after she was hit by a train at Goodmayes station was not "adequately assessed" by a mental health team before she was discharged from hospital just one hour earlier, an inquest heard.

Enforcement notices issued by Redbridge Council to private landlords have skyrocketed in the past two years, new figures reveal.

Three men from east London who carried out a frenzied knife attack after cornering their victim in a youth centre have been sentenced to more than 50 years in jail.

A travelling criminal from Ilford has been jailed for three years after a Hertfordshire-led investigation linked him to more than 50 offences in 15 different counties.

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Two dangerous drivers both caught travelling at 100mph down the A12 in Goodmayes and Newbury Park recorded the fastest speeds captured by the borough's speed cameras in the last four years, the Recorder can reveal.

Gang members who armed themselves with knives and set "off in a convoy" from Hainault to stab an 18-year-old have been jailed.

An award-winning play which explores the "absurdity" of borders and today's world of "fake news and information overload" is coming to Redbridge Drama Centre and Wanstead Festival.

After much anticipation, a popular chain store opened its doors for the first time after moving into the former Toys R Us building at the weekend.

A Wanstead carpenter left a bystander with a chipped tooth during a drunken brawl with bouncers at a Barking pub after they didn't let him in to use the toilet.

A man from Chigwell has been jailed for stealing around £80,000 from his former employers for 'lavish' holidays, hotel rooms and even helicopter rides.

A man has been knifed in the neck in Chadwell Heath.

The council says it is investing heavily and will do everything it can to play its part in tackling violent crime in the borough.

A man from Liverpool who left a woman with fractured ribs after assaulting her in the bar of a Woodford Green hotel will not be going to prison after he received a suspended sentence.

Four fire engines and 25 firefighters were called to a flat fire above a shop in Ilford yesterday (Wednesday, September 4).

An Ilford man suspected of planning to kidnap and murder a female relative after she left the UK and renounced Islam has been arrested following an operation by the National Crime Agency.

The Ministry of Justice is weighing up plans to reduce defendants' access to free legal representation at Barkingside and Romford magistrates' courts by cutting duty solicitor slots by a third.

Enquiries are ongoing following the robbery of a man near Roding Valley Underground station yesterday (Tuesday, September 3)

The fiancée of an Ilford bouncer stabbed to death outside an exclusive Mayfair mansion party has appealed for help to catch his suspected murderer.

An obstetrician who worked at Whipps Cross Hospital has been struck off for possessing "vile and disgusting" extreme pornography.

A 42-year-old burglar who broke into a Woodford Green children's hospice shop in Romford will be released from custody today after being handed a prison sentence so short he had already served more than half of it in custody.

A 43-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman found dead at a house in Ilford have been named by police.

Ilford residents say they are "living in fear" and have called for urgent action from their MP and the council following a recent "upsurge" in violent crime.

A jury has been discharged after it failed to reach some verdicts in the trial of a man accused of murdering an Ilford bouncer outside an exclusive Mayfair mansion party.

Two men are fighting for their lives after being stabbed in Ilford last night.

A serving police officer based in Chadwell Heath accused of elbowing a pro-Brexit protester in the face before punching him four times has appeared in court.

The ringleaders of an organised crime network estimated to be worth more than £1million have been jailed.

A Newbury Park man has been sentenced for the possession and importation of a stun gun which he bought online from China.

There have been 920 criminal offences - ranging from fraud to sexual assault - recorded on buses in Redbridge since the start of 2017, the Recorder can reveal.

A Woodford Green hospice has suffered a "devastating blow" after thieves stole cash and damaged property at its Romford charity store.

A blue badge cheat has been disqualified from driving as Redbridge Council continues its crackdown on abuse of the permits.

An experienced Waltham Forest councillor has thrown his hat into the ring and announced he is campaigning to be named Labour's next parliamentary candidate in Ilford South.

Oaks Park High School in Newbury Park is encouraging its students to thank the teachers who have supported them over the year.

Squatters, rats and a cannabis factory next door producing £1million of marijuana are just some of the trials and tribulations one Goodmayes homeowner has had to endure over the last 11 years.

The former Chingford and Woodford Green Labour candidate has entered the race to be the next MP for Ilford South.

Snaresbrook Crown Court has one of the worst proportions of empty courtrooms in the country according to research published this week.

Two pickpockets from Ilford have been jailed for 12 weeks each after they were both caught trying to steal from people in Westminster during a police operation.

Police are continuing to appeal for the public's help in finding the body of murdered midwifery student Joy Morgan, who was killed by a fellow member of her Ilford church.

The Ilford-born trade union official who ran Jeremy Corbyn's second Labour leadership campaign has announced he is running to be named the party's next parliamentary candidate for Ilford South.

An inter-generation fun run is being held in Redbridge on August 26 to raise funds for the mayor's charities.

The producers of one of the plays at this year's Wanstead Fringe Festival have a role going spare suitable for a young Wanstead actor.

The Leader of Redbridge Council is running to be Labour's prospective MP for Ilford South.

Police are currently at the scene of a crash in Chigwell involving a moped and a car.

The Charity Commission confirmed that it is investigating a charity which regularly worked in Redbridge.


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