Crime & Court

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A Marks Gate man has been told to pay almost £6,000 for flogging fake designer clothes at Dagenham Sunday Market.

The mother of a teenager whose body was pulled from the River Thames has said there is no way he committed suicide after a coroner recorded an open conclusion.

A Barking hacker sentenced to six years in prison has been told to pay £270,000 and sell his Rolex watch or face more jail time.

The ex-wife of former Liberian president Charles Taylor will walk free from custody after a senior judge dismissed torture charges against her.

The mum of a "lovely" and "helpful" man stabbed to death after attending a birthday party has told how the community has rallied round to support her.

A man is set to appear in court charged with the murder of Randy Skuse.

A grieving woman has caught cemetery gardeners on film pocketing bottles of booze left at her partner's grave.

A Dagenham man who stole vehicles from driveways in Kent has been sent to a young offenders' institution.

A six-year-old boy attacked by a dog as he walked home from school will be scarred for life, his parents have revealed.

A takeaway worker was injured after teenagers "ransacked" a branch of McDonald's - forcing customers to take shelter.

A police officer working across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was sacked without notice for his role in an insurance scam in Newham.

Two men from Barking and Stoke Newington and a Colchester teenager have been jailed for the attempted murder of a man who was repeatedly stabbed after being lured to an area of Marks Tey in Essex.

Organisations dedicated to making sure that young people feel safe gathered to discuss how they can better share their resources and intelligence across Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham.

A robber from Orpington has been found guilty of murdering a Dagenham man after he was lured into an ambush by a teenage girl.

Two teenage boys from Romford and Forest Gate have been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and failing to stop following a police chase which ended in Dagenham.

Two thugs who kidnapped a man, threatened him at gunpoint and blackmailed his family have been jailed.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A boy has suffered life-changing injuries after being attacked by a dog in the street.

An alleged killer couldn't have fatally stabbed a Dagenham man in an Anerley car park because he had been trying to stop the attack, a court has heard.

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Dagenham.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses in connection with a double stabbing.

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

Police officers who brought Jodie Chesney's killers to justice have paid tribute to the strength of the Dagenham Girl Scout's family as the identity of one of her killers can be revealed for the first time.

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.

A man from of east London arrested at Heathrow airport is to appear in court today charged with a terrorism offence.

A man is in a serious but stable condition after being attacked following a football match.

A solicitor and former councillor has been jailed for running a seven-year housing fraud in which he bought two properties including his own terraced cottage in Barking then illegally sub-letting his council house.

The inquest into the deaths of four men murdered by Barking serial killer Stephen Port will be heard by a jury.

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.

A postal worker who pocketed £4,000 of customers' cash and valuables instead of putting them in the post has been jailed for 18 weeks.

Almost 30 women have been found during dawn raids targeting an international ring of suspected human traffickers.

The mother of a Dagenham man killed in an Anerley car park broke down after a girl accused of his murder told a court she wants to help his family get justice.

Man stabbed in Barking

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A man suffered stab and slash wounds in a "serious assault" in Barking.

A teenage boy is fighting for his life after being stabbed near the grounds of Barking Abbey.

Popular ex-boxer Vinny Mitchell died of multiple traumatic injuries after he lost control of his new motorcycle, a coroner has ruled.

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.

Jodie Chesney's killers - an amateur boxer from Collier Row and a 17-year-old drug runner - had drifted into the violent but lucrative world of drug dealing from broken homes.

The death of Jodie Chesney sent shockwaves through the country and brought home the grim reality of youth knife crime in Britain.

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.

A jury has retired to consider the verdicts in the trial of four people who have been accused of murdering Jodie Chesney.

Blood on a jacket belonging to a murder trial defendant might prove he was not at the scene of the attack, a court has heard.

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

Two boys were stabbed in Station Parade, Barking, this evening. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.


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.

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