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Jodie Chesney's family gave an emotional statement outside the Old Bailey this afternoon after the teenager's murderers were jailed for life.

A Collier Row drug dealer and a 17-year-old boy from Barking have been sentenced to a total of 44 years in prison for the murder of Jodie Chesney.

East Area Command police officers are appealing for donations for this year's Christmas Tree Appeal which aims to support children in need.

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a 33-year-old man who is wanted in connection with a series of robberies at bookmakers in east London.

Shocking footage of two young men being assaulted in the street revealed the world of "casual violence" in which Jodie Chesney's two killers moved.

The testimony of a witness who spotted two men fleeing Harold Hill park moments after Jodie Chesney's death proved crucial to detectives being able to track down the Dagenham Scout's killers.

The family of a Dagenham scout who was brutally murdered in an unprovoked attack have said they will never be able to come to terms with her death.

It took a jury less than six hours to find a 19-year-old drug dealer from Collier Row and a 17-year-old guilty of murdering Dagenham Girl Scout Jodie Chesney.

Strike action at Queen's and King George hospitals has been suspended while the unions resume talks with management staff at the hospital trust.

A 17-year-old accused of killing Jodie Chesney denies owning the knife that he attempted to hide before his arrest, a court hears.

A drug dealer told the court he delayed identifying his co-accused as the murderer of Jodie Chesney because he wanted to make sure his family were safe and out of the country first.

A 20-year-old drug dealer accused of murdering Jodie Chesney has claimed he spent the day of her death doing drug deals and had no idea there would be bloodshed that night.

Dawn raids at 50 properties across east London have resulted in police seizing a variety of drugs, cash and weapons.

A new adoption agency which hopes to speed up the process of finding parents for vulnerable children across east London has launched in Havering today.

Jodie Chesney's boyfriend fought to hold back tears as he told the court how she collapsed in his arms after she was stabbed.

Girl Scout Jodie Chesney was stabbed to death by drug dealers after her friend bought cannabis from a rival rather than their new batch dubbed "Pineapple Express", a court has heard.

A popular scout from Dagenham was stabbed in a "cowardly attack" in Harold Hill for which she is unlikely to have been the intended target, a court heard today, Tuesday, September 17.

A mother has shared the story of how her daughter saved five lives after her death.

Allegations of unfair pay deductions at an Upminster Costa Coffee by a Dagenham barista has led to the company launching an independent audit of its franchise partners.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is calling on Costa Coffee to investigate "unorthodox management" at an Upminster cafe after a theft led to allegations that staff were being subjected to unauthorised pay deductions.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas is calling for an investigation into claims that a Costa Coffee worker was told to pay back £280 stolen from the till.

A 21-year-old barista working at an Upminster Costa says she was shocked after she was told to pay back £240 stolen from the till following a robbery at the store.

Detectives are appealing for the public's help in identifying two men who they believe are connected in an unprovoked assault on board a train in Upminster.

Biomedical scientists are planning to take industrial action against the NHS trust that runs King George and Queen's hospitals following a dispute over shift changes.

A former pupil at a Romford theatre school from Dagenham has made her West End debut in London's feel-good musical Mamma Mia!

The mother of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Dagenham has called for young people to stop their friends from carrying knives.

In a bid to keep young people who are at risk of exploitation and crime safe, three east London boroughs will be sharing resources.

Thousands of people across east London are being offered a free lung health MOT as part of the UK's largest ever lung cancer screening study.

Police arrested 16 people following a series of dawn raids aimed at targeting cocaine dealers in Brentwood, Romford and Dagenham this morning.

A pair of gym trainers from Barking and Dagenham used their first aid skills to act quickly and save an elderly man's life after he collapsed in Romford.

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