Crime & Court

Fri, 14:54

One of the country’s largest discount retailers has been ordered to pay almost £500,000 for repeatedly selling knives to children in Barking, Dagenham and Chadwell Heath.

A witness in the Beniamin Pieknyi murder trial told the court today he’d pleaded with the alleged attacker, telling him “it’s not worth it”.

A police officer caught driving a car without insurance or a MOT certificate committed “gross misconduct”, a hearing found.

A teenage boy has been stabbed in Dagenham this evening.

Police are investigating a suspected shooting claimed to have taken place at a Dagenham pub.

The mother-of-one was caught on CCTV pocketing the money.

A trio of robbers responsible for 19 knife and acid attacks in north and east London were jailed today for a total of more than 30 years.

A joint two week operation to crack down on crime in Barking town centre has resulted in a major clampdown on crime and anti social behaviour in the area.

A man has been charged after a young woman was sexually assaulted near a railway footbridge in Dagenham.

The MP for Dagenham and Rainham is launching a petition to get the government investing more in policing.

A young woman had her mobile phone stolen in Dagenham yesterday after fighting off a stranger who sexually assaulted her when she ignored him.

The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims have smashed their £10,000 fundraising drive to get justice for their loved ones.

A dad who secretly filmed his wife and teenage stepdaughter in the bathroom for five years has escaped jail.

Shocked witnesses spotted a man dangling off a crane in Barking yesterday.

A paedophile from Barking has been jailed for sexual offences against three girls spanning almost 10 years.

Brothers from Dagenham have been jailed for 28 years for stabbing a man in Rainham over a “minor dispute”.

A Public Space Protection Order has come into force around Dagenham Heathway.

A shop in Barking has been caught selling a knife to a 14-year-old.

The torture trial of the ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been put off until the new year.

Thieves have stolen coins decorating paintings at an exhibition in Barking Library.

A cyclist from Chadwell Heath has been killed in a crash on the A127 in Essex.

Two men were stabbed in separate attacks just hours apart in Barking and Dagenham yesterday (Sunday).

A resident in Dagenham was left in shock after waking up to discover an attempted break-in at his property.

A man has been robbed at knifepoint in Dagenham yesterday afternoon.

The sisters of a 25-year-old man murdered by serial killer Stephen Port have said they cannot grieve until they get justice for their brother.

The Charity Commission has announced the appointment of an interim manager to oversee a mosque where children were groomed by an Islamic State fanatic.

As she showed me photos of her little boy you could almost believe she was happy.

A misconduct panel heard how James Durrance, a special constable with Essex Police, told Asda security and employees that he was an officer following the incident on June 9, 2016, and showed his warrant card.

A motorist from Dagenham who was caught drug driving has been given a suspended jail sentence and banned from going behind the wheel for a year.

The driver of a car which crashed outside Dagenham East station was attempting to evade the police, officers believe.

A man has been injured in a drive-by shooting at Academy Central in Barking.

A City worker broke his collarbone after reportedly being shoved off his bike on the morning commute.

The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims are a step closer to getting answers to questions surrounding the murders.

Four men who were arrested after a stabbing in Barking have been released under investigation.

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

Four men were injured after a stabbing outside a Barking nightclub.

An ‘old-fashioned conman’ who scammed vulnerable non-British shopkeepers out of more than £5,000 has been sent to prison.

A man was slashed with a blade near Barking station yesterday afternoon.

A man with links to Barking, East Ham and Ilford who was wanted in connection with an assault in Harpenden is no longer being sought by police.

Immigration officers walked out of a Barking bar red in the face after a mistaken search for illegal workers.

A pair of thieves who laughed at their hearing have been jailed after targeting a “vulnerable” pensioner.

A councillor has launched a crowdfunding campaign to replace a bicycle robbed from a Barking schoolboy as he rode it for the first time.

The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims have launched a crowdfunding campaign to get justice for their loved ones.

A man has been injured after he was attacked inside a shop in Barking this evening.


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