This 40-year-old weeping woman befriended a vulnerable man in his 60s in Dagenham and tricked him out of more than £10,000 of his savings.

A man is being held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts following an operation in east London by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

A police investigation is underway after two men were injured in a double shooting in Chadwell Heath last night.

A teenager from Dagenham is one of three thieves starting jail terms totalling 20 years for a series of violent street robberies using and stealing high-power motorbikes.

A woman and three men have been jailed for a total of 29-and-a-half years for firearms offences after a gun and ammunition were discovered at an address in Dagenham and another gun in the boot of a car on the M2 motorway.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

A man in his 80s has been conned out of £2,500 in what detectives say was a cruel ‘courier’ fraud—despite refusing to withdraw cash from a machine at Tower Hill.

Detectives have released a picture today of a man they want to trace after a teenager was sexually assaulted while asleep in her hotel room in Barking.

A man and a couple caught on camera taking £920 from a woman’s bag at a bank at Barking in east London are being sought by police.

A total of 350 firearms including two wartime machine guns have been handed in to police in London as a result of a two-week gun amnesty which ended on Monday, Scotland Yard confirmed today.

Police have stopped large crowds of bikers taking part in a ‘ride out’ from getting to central London and have arrested four of them.

More than 7,300 households have been caught without a TV licence across east London in the past 12 months, according to latest figures.

A child has been injured in a road accident at Barking while crossing the busy Longbridge Road during this-morning’s rush-hour.

A man has been found stabbed to death on the pavement at Movers Lane in Barking.

A car driver was injured in a police chase when his vehicle smashed into traffic lights in Dagenham last night.

A teenager and three men from east London appear in court today charged with terrorism and criminal offences.

Three men and a teenager have been arrested in east London today under the 2000 Terrorism Act.

Three teenage girls from east London arrested in a counter-terrorism investigation have been released from police custody after 10 days.

Three teenage girls have been arrested in east London today on suspicion of involvement in terrorism, according to Scotland Yard.

A 47-year-old woman has been arrested in east London on suspicion of terrorism, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Police have arrested a man in east London today on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old David Adegbite in Barking have made two further arrests, Scotland Yard said last night.

Brazilian photographer Adriano Rodrigues is unveiling the secrets of his profession in free workshops for children and adults at Dagenham’s Becontree Library on Tuesday.

Detectives investigating the murder of schoolboy Joel Adesina in east London have released details today of two more arrests.

Detectives investigating the stabbing of schoolboy Joel Adesina in London’s East End last night arrested a woman on ‘suspicion of murder’.

Police have today formally identified the Dagenham schoolboy murdered during street clash on Friday night as Joel Adesina.

Morning Rush Hour travel on the London Underground has been disrupted for commuters in east London and the City by emergency work being carried out at King’s Corss.

A teenager is in a serious condition in hospital this morning after a stabbing in east Dagenham.

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

Police have made roadside swoops and raided scrap yards across east London and Essex hunting international metal thieves—using the world’s first sniffer dog trained to detect metals.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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