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A jury has retired in the trial of an alleged Islamic State-inspired teacher accused of attempting to groom children as he plotted terror attacks across London.

These are the appallingly overcrowded conditions discovered at a terraced house during modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking yesterday.

A fourth arrest has been made in connection with the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Hasan Ozcan in Barking.

Police have arrested a third person in connection with the fatal stabbing of Hasan Ozcan on the Gascoigne Estate in Barking.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a series of dawn raids in which more than 50 people were rescued.

An 18-year-old gang member has been imprisoned for possession of a firearm after he was stopped in a vehicle with a shotgun.

The jury trying a former Dagenham and Redbridge footballer accused of gambling £16,000 using a pensioner’s stolen credit card has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts.

Lawyers for the families of the victims of serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a landmark ruling holding police liable for serious failings in their investigations.

A Chadwell Heath drug dealer caught with cocaine, cash and a combat knife has been jailed for five years.

A woman from Barking who kept dogs and puppies in dirty makeshift kennels has been handed a suspended sentence.

A former Dagenham and Redbridge footballer gambled £16,000 at a Mayfair casino using a stolen card, a court has heard.

Two teenagers have been arrested after a 17-year-old was stabbed to death near the Gascoigne Estate.

More than 120 cannabis plants have been seized from a suspected drugs factory in Barking.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has opened the door for community groups in Barking and Dagenham to apply for funding for youth services.

A mother, her two sons and her husband have been sentenced for drug and money laundering offences.

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of Sandel Serbu in Ilford have released images of two men they wish to trace.

A Dagenham woman is on trial accused of neglecting seven dogs including an ailing puppy that later died.

Following an initial trial period Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge’s police merger is to be made permanent.

Detectives investigating a robbery in where a van was taken are searching for a Dagenham man.

“My son didn’t deserve this. They didn’t have the right to kill his dreams with one knife.”

Three terrorists who killed eight people in the London Bridge and Borough Market attack were pumped up on steroids, a pre-inquest hearing was told.

The family of murdered teenager Hasan Ozcan called for unity among the community on the Gascoigne Estate last night at a meeting between residents, police officers and councillors.

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.

Police and the council have scheduled a public meeting to discuss safety concerns in the wake of the murder of 19-year-old Hasan Ozcan on the Gascoigne Estate on Saturday.

Police are investigating after a teenager was left with ‘possibly life-changing injuries’ after being shot in the neck on the Gascoigne estate.

Police investigating the death of Hasan Ozcan have appealed for anyone who saw a group loitering in Abbey Road shortly before the teenager was stabbed to come forward.

A teacher accused of plotting terror attacks in London has dismissed bugged conversations in the wake of the Westminster Bridge attack as “overzealous rhetoric”.

A man wanted in connection with a theft could be in Dagenham.

From police officers to members of the public, the courage and commitment of those keeping the peace in Barking and Dagenham was celebrated at an award ceremony yesterday (February 5).

The teenager stabbed to death in Barking on Saturday evening has been named locally as 19-year-old Hasan Ozcan.

A teacher from Forest Gate accused of plotting a terror attack in the UK has admitted playing an Islamic State video in class to give students a “more holistic” view.

A Romford man has been jailed for beating to death a Dagenham grandfather in a row over a set of keys.

A Romford man is due to be sentenced today for killing a grandfather from Dagenham who was beaten to death in a row over a set of keys.

A murder hunt is underway after a teenager was stabbed to death in Barking.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge is holding a public meeting to discuss policing and crime in the borough.

More than 1,500 offenders were caught for driving offences, including using a mobile phone at the wheel, last week.

Man stabbed in gym in Dagenham

Thursday, February 1, 2018

A man was left needing hospital treatment after being stabbed in Dagenham this week.

A former-gang member who was stabbed as a teenager and went on to transform his life explains why knife crime is on the rise in Barking and Dagenham and across London.

A religious teacher from Forest Gate had a large kitchen knife stashed in his car when he was arrested for plotting Islamic State-inspired attacks on London, a court has heard.

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.

A former shopkeeper who sold a knife and potentially lethal gas to two teenagers has been ordered to pay more than £1,700.

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 top Scotland Yard detective has said use of stop and search in Barking and Dagenham and across London is a vital tactic to reduce youth stabbings, but warned: “We cannot arrest and enforce our way out of this situation.”

A young boy has described how a teacher from Newham allegedly trained him for terrorism as he plotted a “big attack” on London.

Police are currently at the scene of a stabbing in Barking town centre.

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