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A boy was arrested this morning after police were told a “knife” had been brought into a classroom.

A rogue landlord has been fined a second time for renting out illegal bedsits in Dagenham.

An angler from Romford has been fined for illegally fishing in Dagenham.

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

A married couple from Romford have been charged with drug offences after police raided an address in Dagenham.

Gun crime convictions have doubled in the past year, a police report has revealed.

Police believe three boys, one aged just eight, were robbed by the same people within the space of an hour yesterday afternoon.

A brawl at a pub in Barking had to be broken up by police officers last night.

A third person has been charged with the murder of a Barking man who was stabbed to death in Lewisham.

A mother and her children were threatened by a man in Dagenham after she asked him to stop smoking what she believed was a cannabis joint.

A beauty business owner must pay almost £21,000 after selling freckle cream containing mercury alongside counterfeit goods.

A Barking man arrested after a flight accompanied by a RAF fighter escort was diverted was wanted for a £175 fraud, a court heard.

A woman whose motorbike was stolen has appealed for help in finding it before the thieves put lives at risk.

Knife-wielding thieves have robbed 12 minicab drivers in one month stealing phones, cash and even cars.

Two mortgage fraudsters who preyed on financially vulnerable residents desperate for a home loan have been handed prison sentences.

Six teenage boys have been charged following a police operation in the borough.

This is the moment police arrest Daniel Wallace for the “barbaric” torture of an elderly couple during a burglary, and blasting a man with a shotgun in a drive-by.

Two young schoolgirls who police say are aged around 14 have been stabbed in Dagenham.

Police have arrested six teenagers after a firearms sting operation this afternoon.

A pair of “barbaric” thugs have each been handed three life sentences for tying up and torturing a married couple as well as nearly killing a man in a drive-by shooting.

Children and teachers have been left devastated after their prize garden went up in flames.

A landlord who broke the law by turning a building into seven flats without planning permission could be forced to repay the money he made renting them out.

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

The first ever injunction banning gypsies and travellers from setting up camp on sites across the borough was granted by the High Court.

A drug dealer today admitted supplying the serial killer with the date rape drug GHB.

A 26-year-old gardener accused of stabbing a woman in the head in a Dagenham park has had his plea date adjourned.

Police are today appealing for information after a teenager was slashed across the face in an unprovoked attack in Dagenham.

Police investigating yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster have arrested a woman in east London.

A biker today admitted to killing his 22-year-old friend through dangerous driving.

The teenager who was shot in the head in St Ann’s on Sunday evening has been officially named by police as David Adegbite.

A policeman and two members of the public are among four people killed in a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament.

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

It’s sadly an all–too–common occurrence: hitting it off with someone in a bar, then they do or say something that makes you feel vulnerable and unsafe. Now a campaign has been launched to help people discretely ask for help from bar staff before the situation escalates.

Tributes have been paid to the teenager who was shot dead in St Ann’s on Sunday evening by friends and dignitaries.

A second man has been arrested in connection with a suspected murder in St Ann’s on Sunday night.

A teenager has died after he was shot in the head last night.

A man who assaulted a police officer before stealing his car with a police dog inside it has been jailed today for two and a half years.

A takeaway that served a woman a cockroach with her lamb curry was this morning fined £3,500 and its owner £333 after hygiene breaches.

Chilling footage has emerged of a man attempting to rape a woman on the side of a busy street.

A 15-year-old boy from Chadwell Heath is being questioned by police after a gun was discovered during a search of his home.

A man is in a serious condition after he was assaulted outside a pub last night.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) today announced it will interview 17 officers in “the coming weeks” over alleged failures that stopped the Met catching the Barking serial killer sooner.

A man who pretended to be the son of a African king in order to groom two teenage girls he later sexually assaulted has been jailed.

A police chase ended in a crash this morning as officers pursued a stolen car.

Children as young as 13 were sold knives during under cover operations across the capital - including two cases in the borough - figures out today reveal.

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