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Freddy Mayhew, Reporter
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Firefighters were called to a car on fire and had to refill their water tank to tackle the blaze early this morning.
The silver BMW 3 series found in Mayesbrook Park at 2am was a “total write-off” said firefighter Stuart Bidicant, who added: “The whole thing was in flames — the inside was burnt out.”
The Barking fire crew needed “a little bit of extra water” to put out the blaze near Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, and filled up from a nearby fire hydrant before bringing it under control by 2.45am.
No-one was reported to be injured.
Nine years after her son was savagely beaten and dumped by the side of a road, a mum-of-three is appealing for help to finally bring the perpetrators to justice.
A new social media app aimed at getting more young people into creative writing is about to launch in Barking.
A longstanding member of a neighbouring council claims Barking and Dagenham has serious questions to answer over the state of its youth offending services.