Crime & Court

Friday, February 15, 2019

A paedophile who raped a young girl in the 1980s and 90s has been jailed today after his brave victim came forward three years ago.

Teenagers appearing at the Old Bailey all pleaded not guilty to the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath 10 months ago.

A ‘greedy’ rogue landlord who converted three family homes into houses in multiple occupation without planning permission has been jailed for forging documents.

A delivery driver accused of driving Tavis Spencer-Aitkens’ alleged killers to the scene of the fatal attack parked his van and took drugs to “calm his nerves” after what happened, a court has heard.

The families of the men killed by serial killer Stephen Port have welcomed a TV drama they hope will highlight police failings.

A memorial service has been held for the victim of a fatal stabbing a year after his death.

The family of Karen Peter, who was murdered at her Rush Green home by her husband, have spoken out about their “special” relative.

A murderer who strangled his wife in the family home before setting fire to her body, all while their daughters were indoors, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years.

A controlling womaniser who murdered his wife in the family home while their daughters were in before setting fire to her body will be sentenced today.

A Dagenham man has been jailed after driving his car at a police officer in Leicestershire.

A 20-year-old drug dealer from Barking has denied organising a van to take Tavis Spencer-Aitken’s alleged killers to the Nacton area of Ipswich on the day of his death.

A shopkeeper has been fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,375 costs after illegally selling a cigarette to an underage person.

Vandals have caused up to £8,000 of damage to a pitch and putt course after they smashed facilities and burned down a hut.

A manipulative man who strangled his wife and set light to her body after taking out more than £300,000 in life insurance has been found guilty of murder.

A ‘rogue’ letting agent has been fined £4,000 after failing to publish the correct fees for tenants and landlords.

A florist had a knife held to her stomach during a daylight raid on her shop.

A man has been sent to jail after he was arrested during the Metropolitan Police’s piloting of the use of facial recognition technology in Romford town centre.

A Rush Green pub supervisor who stabbed a customer in the arm in a “moment of madness” after one of England’s World Cup games has been spared jail.

The family of a Dagenham man who died in a Dubai jail cell may have to write to the city’s ruler in their quest to solve the mystery surrounding his death.

A drug dealer from Barking accused of murdering teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has denied hitting him over the head with a bottle during the fatal attack.

Shocking CCTV footage of the moment a teenager was run over before being stabbed to death has been released by police.

A company developing young people’s skills has been fined £2,500 for street trading without a licence after a group of youngsters were caught flogging its magazines.

A man from east London has been charged with terrorism offences including being a member of Al Qa’ida.

A man tricked into meeting a conman over a faked car sale was robbed and hit by the crook’s vehicle as he sped off.

The jury in the trial of six defendants accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens has been hearing evidence about gang rivalry in Ipswich.

Police have today released two dramatic videos which shows a high speed chase where a shotgun was waved at them by a gang member in a ‘scary clown mask’.

A 16-year-old boy accused of murdering Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens is in the witness box at Ipswich Crown Court.

Counter terrorism officers have arrested a 25-year-old suspected of having links to Syria.

Police officers investigating an alleged county lines drugs ring have made six arrests following a string of raids on homes in Romford, Dagenham and further afield in Essex.

Schoolchildren were involved in a brawl that left a sandwich takeaway trashed and shop assistant with a cut to the face.

Three members of the same family, including a mother who labelled Ariana Grande “the devil”, have been jailed for possessing Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

Enforcement officers are appealing to find a phoney groom from Dagenham who bought a sham marriage in an attempt to flout immigration rules.

Three members of the same family could be jailed today for having Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

A grandfather battling against cancer has spoken of his agony after being conned out of his life savings.

Barking and Dagenham is set to launch a domestic violence commission after recording the highest levels of abuse in the home in London.

A “controlling and manipulative” man strangled his wife then set fire to her body after taking out £310,000 of life insurance, a court has heard.

Man, 31, stabbed in Dagenham

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a stabbing yesterday.

A CCTV image has been released after a customer was slashed in a betting shop fight over a winning ticket.

A pensioner was scammed out of £200 after being told she owed money for decorating work - but none had been carried out.

A stabbed man has been arrested following a brawl involving knives in a Dagenham cul-de-sac.

Two people have been stabbed in an aggravated burglary.

The father of a man stabbed to death in Barking has spoken of his pride after opening a school in his son’s name.

Detectives are appealing for information in their hunt to find a wanted man with links to east London.

Cowardly robbers attacked an elderly man in his Dagenham home during a violent burglary last night.

A sixth youth has been charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath 10 months ago.


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