Crime & Court

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Four men from Barking, Dagenham and Romford have been summonsed to court to answer charges relating to a fight in Chelmsford.

The Covid-19 pandemic has allowed police in east London to be “more proactive”, a senior officer has revealed.

A warning about coronavirus crooks has been issued by the council.

A postal worker was found dead after a car “racing at speed” smashed into his vehicle, a coroner’s court has heard.

Two people have been arrested after a man was found with stab wounds in Dagenham.

A man has been charged with the murder of a barbershop worker.

There have been 400 coronavirus-related deaths recorded at Queen’s and King George hospitals, NHS England has revealed.

Four teenagers from Barking have been arrested following reports of a machete being brandished in a street in Grays.

A man and a woman from Dagenham have been arrested after children’s toys were stolen in Brentwood, Essex.

The Met is gearing up for a day of action today (Saturday, May 16) with hundreds of special constables and volunteers hitting the streets to support their local communities.

A man has been charged with attacking a police officer and dangerous driving following a car chase.

A Dagenham man who stole £11,500 in three knifepoint robberies of amusement arcades in Romford, Welling and Kent has been jailed.

A Dagenham burglar who raided a home even after the owner warned him he was caught on CCTV has been jailed for four years.

This is the moment a gang breaks into a car before one of them races off with it.

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal car crash.

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 17 year-old girl from Ilford who may be in Barking.

The Student View is a charity that teaches young people from The Warren School and Dagenham Park CoE School how to spot misinformation and write real news stories about Barking and Dagenham to encourage them to engage with their communities. This is one of their stories, by Basmmala

Volunteer police officer also worked for Met as a civilian staff member

A former Barking and Dagenham police officer who forged sick notes in order to moonlight as a dog walker in a £100,000 fraud committed gross misconduct, an investigation into his actions found.

A man and a teenage boy are in hospital after being stabbed in Dagenham.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Dagenham, where a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Vandals have stolen lampposts, picnic tables and benches from a park which was due to be opened this month.

More than 9,000 people have been targeted by “sextortion” scammers threatening to reveal intimate images of their victims in the first weeks of the lockdown, new figures reveal.

Police investigating a young NHS worker’s death in a seemingly unprovoked stabbing are trying to trace a car stolen in Dagenham a week before.

Six men have been arrested after fraudsters claiming to be from Barclays Bank targeted pensioners.

Overall crime in east London has fallen by almost a third during the lockdown but domestic abuse reports are on the rise, a police chief has revealed.

An appeal for witnesses has been launched after a man was nearly pulled onto live tracks at an underground station.

A man who spat at police officers and told them he had coronavirus has been jailed for six months.

Five people have been charged after detectives seized £2million worth of cocaine.

A retired detective has returned to police the streets of east London during the coronavirus crisis.

An NHS volunteer responder has been forced to stop delivering medicine and food supplies to vulnerable neighbours after thieves stole his moped.

Officers investigating the rape of a man at Barking station have released a CCTV picture of someone they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

Five men, including two from Dagenham and Ilford, have denied killing a man who was shot in the head in Stepney.

Using coronavirus to threaten someone is a criminal offence, the Director of Prosecutions (DPP) has warned after a Dagenham man appeared in court for coughing at police.

“Our policing style is not going to change.” East Area commander Stephen Clayman explains how the Met will be responding across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham during the coronavirus crisis.

An East Ham drug dealer found with cocaine on him when his car was stopped in Barking has been jailed for four years.

A Dagenham man allegedly recruited and directed two teenage boys to carry out a murder in a revenge hit after he was stabbed himself as part of a feud, a court has heard.

Police have released an image of a man who is suspected of indecently exposing himself to a woman on a bus in Romford.

A man is due to appear in court after a child was attacked by a dog.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was raped in the toilets at Barking station.

A schoolteacher has been fined almost £20,000 for selling counterfeit replica Premier League football kits and Calvin Klein underwear.

Two rogue landlords – including a solicitor – must pay a combined £40,000 after being taken to court by the council.

Three teenagers have been charged in connection with an incident between two groups in Dagenham.

A gang carrying two loaded semi-automatic weapons in a car have been found guilty of firearms offences.

A teenager was “senselessly” stabbed to death by three members of a county lines drugs gang who were attempting to rob a rival gang, a court has heard.


The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

People working for a wide range of private companies have been standing side-by-side with public sector staff on the front line during the coronavirus outbreak.

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