Search

BREAKING NEWS: 10 overnight burglaries in Barking and Dagenham

11:29 19 September 2012

Probe: Insp Brewer does not believe the break-ins were orchestrated by an organised gang

Probe: Insp Brewer does not believe the break-ins were orchestrated by an organised gang

2010 Getty Images

Barking and Dagenham was hit by 10 burglaries last night.

Detectives are today probing the rash of break-ins.

The east London borough was plagued by five burglaries each day on average between April and July, Met police figures show.

Det Chief Insp Phil Howarth has urged householders to lock their PVC doors overnight.

He said: “We still see far too many people whose lives have been devastated by this horrible crime.

“Please alter your security routine to include locking your doors with the key and making use of all of the security that you have available.

“Home burglary causes misery and inconvenience to residents but it can be easily avoided. Working together we can make life difficult for burglars.”

Anyone with information concerning burglary or the handling of stolen goods should contact police by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories

7 minutes ago
Chas and Dave

They might both be in their 70s but Chas and Dave are still as excited as they’ve ever been about creating a good old knees-up.

10:42
Jeremy Corbyn poses with MP Diane Abbott and other supporters

A speech by a Labour ward councillor was given a rapturous applause at a rally for Jeremy Corbyn.

The Jungle camp in Calais, where Memoona went to help refugees Picture: Minhaj Welfare Foundation

A teenager hopes to overcome her fear of heights to raise money for Syrian refugees.

The council is warning Barking and Dagenham to stay safe in this summer's sunshine Picture: Dominic Lipinski/ PA Images

Commuters, children and the elderly are being warned to take care in extreme heat as temperatures are set to hit 31 degrees Celcius today.

07:00
Shelley Harlow shares a room, and a bed, with her four-year-old daughter Maisy Gosling, in temporary accomodation in Barking

A mother forced to share a bed with her four-year-old daughter has spoken out about the realties of homelessness after a group of MPs slammed local council advice as “too often meaningless and ineffectual”.

Yesterday, 18:30
Olympic themed fun day at Barking Riverside

Two fun days celebrating the success of Team GB in Rio gave youngsters a chance to take part in their very own Olympics.

Yesterday, 17:00
Cllr Peter Chand runs shoulder with a python

Hundreds of people enjoyed a sunny day out in the park.

Yesterday, 16:25
Police at the scene of the accident on the A13 eastbound

A man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop after a road accident.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now