Crime & Court

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A man shot a knife-wielding boy at close range without warning following a chase on a Tube, a court has heard.

More than 100 families were evacuated from a tower block of flats in Barking during the night when police said a man threatened to burn down the building.

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.

A woman from Dagenham says she is disgusted that a memorial bench remembering her father has apparently been stolen.

A teenager has been stabbed in the arm near the entrance to Dagenham's Central Park.

Police have found 90 cannabis plants at an address in Dagenham after being tipped-off by the power company EDF.

A mother whose 11-month-old was killed by a babysitter working illegally in the UK has described her daughter's final moments.

A man was found fatally stabbed following a street brawl, a court has heard.

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.

Two men arrested in Barking in connection with six suspected drugs-related deaths in south Essex have been released on bail.

A man was taken to hospital after an acid attack in Marks Gate on Friday, August 2.

Detectives investigating six suspected drugs-related deaths in south Essex have arrested two people.

A grime artist is facing time behind bars for running a county lines drug dealing network.

A judge has criticised a hospital for failings that allowed a known sex offender to attack a vulnerable sedated patient on a mental health ward.

A High Court judge has voiced concern after a "slight" and "highly-disturbed" 11-year-old boy was handcuffed and placed in leg restraints by police for an "extended period".

Police have released CCTV footage of a robbery at a warehouse in Dagenham, in which a worker was threatened and tied up.

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.

A shopkeeper has been fined £1,000 after illegally selling alcohol to two children.

The NHS and Public Health England have released their top 10 tips for keeping cool in the heat this week as the country prepares for what might be a record-breaking day scorcher tomorrow.

Police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a fraudster with links to areas across east London and Essex.

People young and old from across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge came together at Queen's Hospital on Saturday (20 July) for a special anti-knife crime event.

A golf course gearing up to host a European championship after its clubhouse was torched in an apparent arson attack, has "risen from the ashes".

Two men who stole £3,000 worth of phones, bank cards and wallets in just three hours have been jailed.

Three men have been jailed for life for a "ferocious" knife attack on a young man near a children's playground in Barking.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

A Dagenham man has been jailed for four and a half years for violent disorder in connection with the death of a Barking teenager.

A Barking man who grabbed a teenager by the throat and sexually assaulted her on a bus has been jailed.

A mother whose son was robbed by thugs outside a chicken shop has pleaded for more to be done to make the streets safer.

A 16-year-old boy is one of two people to be sentenced to life in prison for the "brutal" revenge murder of a teenager in Barking.

Police are looking to speak to two men in connection with a burglary that resulted in a stolen Mercedes being found in Dagenham.

A jury has concluded the London Bridge terrorists, who killed eight people and injured 48 others, were lawfully shot dead by police.

The coroner who examined the deaths of two of Stephen Port's victims will not be investigated, a judge has ruled.

A prolific pickpocket who continued to target Tube passengers after being released on bail has been jailed for 30 months.

A dealer has been found guilty of killing a former Bond actor with the same chemsex drug he sold to serial killer Stephen Port.

Barking and Dagenham has unveiled its new council-funded policing team that will be tasked with closing brothels, preventing illegal traveller camps and tackling drug dealing.

A 20-year-old man was arrested after a police pursuit in Dagenham ended with a crash into a stationary car.

A drug dealer kept crack cocaine and heroin up his bum for EIGHT days in a bid to stop police from finding his stash after he was arrested.

Youngsters and their parents have been invited to take part in knife crime workshops at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

Armed officers who shot the London Bridge terrorists believed explosives were about to be detonated and lives were at risk, an inquest heard.

A burglar who stole up to £20,000 worth of jewellery and then blackmailed his victim for the return of some of the haul has been jailed.

Three men who carried out a brutal pre-meditated attack on a young man in Barking while chasing him down the street have been found guilty at the Old Bailey of his murder.

A woman is fighting for life after an attempted murder and sexual assault.

A teenager from Dagenham has admitted cashing cheques stolen from the vulnerable grandfather of an accomplice.

A pensioner has warned neighbours to beware after rogue roofers tried scamming him out of £600.


To celebrate the launch of Connected Communities, Crowdfunder has teamed up with Trust For London to award £5,000 to five projects making a difference in Barking & Dagenham.

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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