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The MP for Barking has warned that public confidence in the police has plummeted after a major shake-up to the force’s command.

Knives, an axe and box cutter blades were among the weapons handed to Dagenham police station last month.

Closing Dagenham Jobcentre would hurt countless jobseekers in one of London’s most deprived areas, campaigners have warned.

Barking MP Margaret Hodge launched a petition today to keep the Learning Centre police counter open.

A two week gun amnesty is taking place in a bid to reduce the number of deadly weapons on the streets.

Last week the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced that Dagenham police station would be saved from closure.

A lively People’s Question Time took place in Dagenham last night, giving hundreds of voters a chance to quiz mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Greater London Assembly members.

The borough’s council leader has pledged to work to ensure a police counter remains open in both Barking and Dagenham.

Dagenham police station is set to be saved - but it could be at the expense of a front counter in Barking.

The deadline to have your say on the proposed closure of Dagenham Police Station is this Friday (Oct 6).

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition to save Dagenham police station from closure.

London assembly members, councillors and Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas braved the rain in a last-ditch protest against Dagenham police station’s closure.

The council are making a final plea for signatures for a petition launched by Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas to save Dagenham police station.

Four years after it was saved by a community campaign, Dagenham police station is under threat once more.

One air weapon was handed in at Dagenham police station as part of the Metropolitan Police’s gun amnesty week.

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