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A judge has been appointed to lead the inquest into the deaths of four men murdered by Barking serial killer Stephen Port.

A rogue landlord who illegally converted a Barking home into two flats without planning permission has been jailed after failing to pay back almost £130,000.

Two men who were part of a gang that created videos to taunt rival groups have been jailed for a total of 26 years.

A cigarette tossed from a car has cost a Dagenham woman £689.

MI5 received an anonymous tip-off that London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt was an extremist before an investigation was launched in 2015, an inquest has heard.

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

Young people most at risk of becoming involved in violence and other crime are being offered activities and safe spaces to help them develop.

A crooked window cleaner who burgled his elderly clients' homes after they trusted him to use their toilet alone has been jailed for five years and four months.

A company must pay almost £10,000 after an employee sold a knife worth just £3 to a teenager.

The widow of one of the London Bridge terrorists broke down in court as she said she had laid flowers at the scene but is "not able to look" at photos of the eight people who were killed.

A man who was arrested in Barking on suspicion of smuggling four other men and a child across the English Channel has appeared in court.

A shop owner in Dagenham has been fined for a second time for failing to prove how he got rid of his business waste.

A Dagenham man has been spared prison after he admitted stealing more than £1,600 from Greggs in Hornchurch to fund his cocaine habit while working as a manager there.

The ex-wife of one of the Barking terrorists who carried out the London Bridge attacks broke down in tears as she recalled her shock at the violent acts he committed.

Police failing to investigate several primary schools where a London Bridge terrorist worked was "a very real missed opportunity", an inquest heard.

Investigators monitoring London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt were not told that his brother-in-law had alerted a counter-terrorism hotline about his behaviour more than 18 months before the atrocity.

Barking and Dagenham knife crime offenders will be tagged with a tracking device when they are released from prison.

Eight have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following a street fight in Dagenham last week.

Three fly-tippers have been ordered to pay back more than £230,000 after they illegally dumped waste in a "highly-organised" operation in Barking, Havering and Essex.

Police had lots of opportunities to foil the London Bridge attack after the terrorists repeatedly met up in Ilford to make plans, an inquest heard.

A Pentecostal church has coughed up almost £34,000 after being ordered to pay back every penny earned from its illegal operation.

A crooked window cleaner who burgled his elderly client's homes in Dagenham after they trusted him to use their toilet alone is due to be sentenced today.

A disqualified driver who failed to turn up at court after being caught behind the wheel has been jailed.

A series of attacks against Rush Green Primary School has left staff questioning the response from police.

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary dined with Barking London Bridge terrorist at least three times while on bail for drumming up support for Islamic State, but the connection was not investigated by counter-terrorism police.

A Dagenham man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a man from Grays.

Ilford hate preacher Anjem Choudary "energised" the ring leader of the London Bridge terrorist attack, an inquest heard.

A man from Dagenham has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a dawn raid.

A 17-year-old boy from Barking charged with the murder of girl scout Jodie Chesney has been remanded in custody.

Melissa Watson had just left Barking station, fresh from her home in Devon, when she fell victim to a bag snatcher.

A fourth person has been charged with the murder of girl scout Jodie Chesney, who was stabbed in a park in Harold Hill.

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A man who threatened a pregnant woman with sexual violence in a 'disgusting' verbal attack at a railway station has evaded jail.

A single mum has spoken of her horror after being burgled while she and her four-year-old son slept upstairs.

A gang has been found guilty of hacking into a businessman's email account and attempting to steal £3million.

An inquest has been opened into the death of a man whose body was discovered in a lake.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was found on the A13 fighting for his life.

Fourteen knives were seized in schools, pupil referral units and colleges in Barking and Dagenham last year, it has been revealed.

A sports club in Dagenham has lost thousands of pounds worth of equipment after a storage container was set alight.

A banker "didn't even think" before using his skateboard to fight off a London Bridge terrorist who looked "like the devil", an inquest has heard.

A woman dubbed the Angel of London Bridge was killed after rushing in to help a victim of the terror attack, saying: "I'm a nurse. I have to go and help".

Public urinators and rubbish dumpers are among the wrongdoers caught on camera by Barking and Dagenham Council.

A crooked window cleaner who burgled his elderly client's homes in Dagenham after they trusted him to use their toilet alone is facing prison.

The youngest victim of the London Bridge terror attack fell over in her high heels and was being helped up by a Good Samaritan when they were both fatally stabbed, an inquest heard.

The owners of a beauty shop have been fined more than £14,500 for selling 'dangerous' skin-whitening cosmetics.

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