Crime & Court

Fri, 17:00

A man who shot and killed his heavily pregnant ex-wife in her Newbury Park home with a crossbow has claimed he only intended to get her attention when he fired the fatal bolt.

A murdered rough sleeper who was discovered dead in Aldborough Hatch suffered a fatal brain haemorrhage most likely caused by a traumatic head injury before his body was dumped in a country lane.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

Police are investigating after mobility equipment worth £750 - including an electric scooter used in the 2012 Olympics - was rented out from a disability charity and never returned.

A pair of burglars will spend more than five years behind bars after they were convicted of a break-in in Chigwell where more than £60,000 worth of jewellery was stolen.

An armed robber threatened a staff member with a handgun before making off with cash at a bank in Wanstead yesterday morning (Thursday, November 7).

An Ilford charity providing support to the homeless has paid tribute to "a gentle giant" who was found dead in Aldborough Hatch last weekend, sparking a murder investigation.

A rogue Redbridge landlord has been ordered to pay the courts £5,770 after he pleaded guilty to putting tenants' lives at risk by letting them live in an unlicensed, overcrowded and unsafe property.

Murder detectives have named the 57-year-old man found dead in a rural lane in Aldborough Hatch as they launch an appeal for anyone who saw him in the days before his death to come forward.

A heavily pregnant woman from Newbury Park was shot and killed with a crossbow by her vengeful ex-husband after she left him for a builder who had worked on their home, a court has heard.

Aldborough Hatch residents have told of the "unsettling" atmosphere in their neighbourhood since a murder investigation was launched after a man's unresponsive body was found there on Saturday morning.

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a man's body at the side of a lane in Aldborough Hatch.

Police are appealing for help to trace a teenager who is unlawfully at large.

A young man was shot dead by mistake in a "ruthless and planned attack" as part of a bloody turf war by rival youths, a court has heard.

Post-mortem reports on the bodies of two women found in a freezer in Custom House have still to be completed, a court has been told.

A Barkingside man who drove on the wrong side of the road before deliberately driving into a Brent council worker and causing his victim fatal injuries has been convicted of murder and jailed for 15 years.

A rogue landlord from Grays who rented out unsafe, unlicensed properties in Redbridge that endangered the lives of 56 of his tenants has been ordered to pay £25,165.

A charity is appealing for information after its month-old mobile library for homeless communities was stolen from outside Wanstead Quaker Meeting House.

An Ilford Uber driver says he was forced to drive 220 miles for eight-and-a-half hours without a break by three passengers carrying out "illegal activities" across London and Essex.

A serial burglar operating out of secret workshops in Woodford Green and Brentwood has been ordered to pay Lord Sugar more than £170,000 in compensation after targeting his Chigwell home during a £1.2 million crime spree.

Police and council officers have been congratulated for their hard work following the closure of two brothels in the borough.

Three members of an organised crime gang operating brothels in east London using women trafficked into the UK have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

Two fraudsters from Redbridge and Harold Hill have been jailed for their part in a London-wide roofing scam that conned pensioners out of three quarters of a million pounds.

Three fraudsters from Barking, Ilford and Plaistow who received rental payments for properties that were never available to rent have been sentenced for money laundering.

A driver and passenger both found themselves in the hot seat after they were caught misusing a blue badge permit in Ilford.

Redbridge Council has secured funding to offer a ground-breaking family therapy programme for young people deemed at risk of becoming involved in gangs.

A man from Ilford has been arrested in connection with a murder of a young man in Norfolk.

A police detective working in the Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge tri-borough area has been sacked with immediate effect from the Metropolitan Police after he was found to have committed gross misconduct.

A radio service catering to patients at King George and Queen's Hospitals is set to run its third annual 25-hour nonstop broadcast to raise money for charity on the day the clocks go back - and you can get involved by sponsoring a song.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to bring travel disruption across London today (Monday, October 14).

The deputy leader of Redbridge Council has thrown his hat into the ring in the Labour Party's Ilford South selection contest.

Residents who were disappointed that prostitutes were almost eradicated after a police crackdown in Ilford Lane have thrown eggs, hurled abuse and slashed officers' car tyres in a bid to bring them back.

A peaceful march against knife crime is being held in Barkingside to take a stand against youth violence in the borough.

Hainault residents who found a knife "hidden" under a recycling bin are shocked after police told them to dispose of it themselves.

Police have stormed dozens of addresses in Redbridge and seized a gun, drugs and cash in a landmark crackdown on drug-related violence.

A gang of county lines drug dealers from across east London have been brought to justice after they were found guilty of transporting Class A drugs from London to Exeter - often using coerced children as drug mules while bragging about their illegal lifestyles on Snapchat.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged following a stabbing at Woodford Underground Station on the Central line.

A South Woodford man who dumped household appliances and furniture on the borough's streets has been left £750 out of pocket as Redbridge Council continues to crack down on people who make a mess of the borough.

A Wanstead riding school owner has been saddled with a £369 fine after failing to show how he had been disposing of his commercial waste for the last two years.

Redbridge was one of the country's 25 worst knife crime hotspots last year, according to figures released by the Metropolitan Police.

Police believe a 30-year-old man from Goodmayes who has been missing since October 5 could be in Westminster.

Groups of two or more people can now be fined if they refuse to leave Woodford Green, Wanstead and South Woodford as part of a drive to tackle anti-social behaviour.

An NHS manager from Newbury Park has been ordered to pay back more than £220,000 he defrauded from Newham's clinical commissioning group or serve an extra three years in prison.

A man has been taken to hospital after getting stabbed in the back at Woodford Station.


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