August 20 2014 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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.
The number of animals reported stolen from Barking and Dagenham more than doubled in the first three months of this year, new figures show.
The number of job benefit claimants has fallen by more than 2,000, new figures show.
Accidents involving dustcarts have cost Barking and Dagenham Council more than £300,000 in the past six years, the Post can reveal.
One hundred years ago, a global war began that saw more than 16million people killed and a further 20m wounded. In this week’s feature to mark the centenary of the First World War, Sophie Morton finds out how the story of Barking’s own war hero is being told to a new audience.