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A judge will conduct inquests into the deaths of Barking serial killer Stephen Port’s victims, the chief coroner has confirmed.

Councillors, charities and the police were among those who signed a pledge at Barking Town Hall yesterday to unite and take action against knife crime.

A five-car collision on the A13 in Rainham is causing lengthy delays on the eastbound carriageway while emergency services respond to the incident.

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

Greater Anglia and TfL Rail services from Shenfield to Liverpool Street are running a delayed service after a man was struck by a train at Goodmayes Station.

It is the start of a new civic year here in Barking and Dagenham and I would like to start by extending my congratulations to all the newly-elected councillors in the borough.

A police officer who worked in Barking and Dagenham raped a 16-year-old student twice while they were on a date, a court has heard.

The families of serial killer Stephen Port’s victims have been told a report into the Metropolitan Police’s initial response to the four deaths “will be damning”, according to solicitors.

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.

In the last few weeks we have heard of yet more shocking incidents of crime in our borough, including the news that another young person in our community, Hasan Ozcan, has been tragically killed in a knife attack.

The New Year at City Hall has already got off to a busy start!

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

The Dagenham and Rainham MP has praised the Mayor of London for confirming an investment of £49m will go into policing in the capital.

Two fraudsters claiming to be builders tried to swindle a Dagenham woman out of money for roofing “repairs”.

Paramedics rushed a person to a major trauma hospital this morning after an unspecified “incident” in Barking.

There were 264 acid attacks carried out across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge in the last three years, new figures have shown.

Two males were arrested this afternoon after police carried out a “re-enforced stop” on a stolen vehicle in Dagenham.

The Metropolitan Police is reminding people to protect their homes from burglary during the Christmas period.

A 19-year-old has been rushed to hospital after a suspected noxious substance attack at Barking and Dagenham College.

Complaints against the police in Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham more than tripled in the three months that followed the borough’s merging in January, new statistics reveal.

A 37-year-old man has admitted killing a homeless man from Dagenham who firefighters discovered lying next to a burnt out car.

The High Court has today quashed the former inquest verdicts on two of Stephen Port’s murder victims, as the families take an “important step” in their fight for justice.

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

A Dagenham man who conned amateur sports groups and small businesses out of £300,000 has been jailed for four years.

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