Crime & Court

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A "reckless" driver who undertook traffic on the hard shoulder of the M11 before smashing into another car has been given a suspended jail sentence.

A hospital trust should pick up some of the bills run up by lawyers representing a severely disabled five-year-old girl who was at the centre of a life support battle, a judge has ruled.

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 dealer caught with £10,000 of lethal drugs used for "chemsex" has been jailed for nine years after his car was pulled up by police.

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

A doorbell camera captured an 18-year-old student from Manor Park being fatally stabbed over 45 seconds, a court has heard.

Tributes have been paid to a "loyal and respected" factory worker who was stabbed to death at a house party.

A West Ham drug dealer and his accomplice have been jailed for running county lines networks between London and Kent.

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.

A Little Ilford address has been raided by police in an operation targeting drugs and violence in the capital.

A security guard who made teenage shoplifters perform sexual acts on him has been jailed for 14 years.

A man from Stratford has been sentenced after siphoning off more than £31,000 from his employers in the City of London.

The red carpet has been rolled out for talented youngsters who recorded music to speak out against knife culture.

Canning Town's Fold nightclub has won the right to stay open for now.

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

Boy, 17, stabbed in Plaistow

Friday, November 15, 2019

A boy was stabbed in Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow on Thursday, November 14.

Three men who stole £100,000 worth of posessions from passengers, including those at London City Airport, have been jailed for more than 12 years.

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

The council has shut down a Canning Town nightclub after police arrested two men running the venue on suspicion of money laundering.

A security guard made teenage shoplifters perform sexual acts on him to avoid being reported to the police.

A former Paralympic cyclist accused of gluing himself to the top of a plane at London City Airport has denied causing a public nuisance.

A broken fence two "train surfers" used to get onto tracks before they were electrocuted went unrepaired for two and a half years.

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.

An East Ham family has spoken of their devastation after paying £13,000 to a builder who walked out halfway through an extension job, leaving a litany of faults.

A prosecutor broke down in tears as she described how the murder of a mother and her two children impacted the victims' distraught family.

A curry house chef who killed his wife and two children before fleeing the country 12 years ago has been found guilty of murder.

A jury has been told to put emotion aside when reaching a verdict at the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife and children.

A Newham woman who lost her cousin to knife crime fears the community has become "desensitised" to young people dying on borough streets.

Police investigating a robbery in Manor Park a year ago have released an e-fit image of a suspect as they appeal for information.

Two men have been convicted for an acid attack in the street with their victim still undergoing painful medical treatment 20 months later with what detectives describe as "horrifying life-changing injuries".

A man has been jailed for at least 15 years after he caused life-changing injuries to another man by throwing a noxious substance in his face.

Post-mortem reports on the bodies of two women found in a freezer in Custom House have still to be completed, a court has been told.

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of teenager Santino Angelo Dymiter in Plaistow have charged a 26-year-old woman with "assisting an offender".

A candidate for the 2020 London mayoral election has called for more scan and searches to help halt knife crime.

A curry house chef tried to strangle his wife in bed years before allegedly taking her life and those of their children, a court has heard.

An outreach charity teamed up with The Big Issue to produce a special edition of the magazine focusing on knife crime.

A Dagenham man has been charged with murdering a teenager in Plaistow.

An Ilford Uber driver says he was forced to drive 220 miles for eight-and-a-half hours without a break by three passengers carrying out "illegal activities" across London and Essex.

The eldest sister of a woman killed along with her two daughters has described the moment her brother-in-law threatened to kill her if she went to the police, a jury has heard.

A Bethnal Green man has been jailed for four years after he jumped from the top floor of Westfield Stratford City and landed on a budding doctor who was left paralysed.

A father placed the dead bodies of his wife and two daughters together on a bed before fleeing the country, a court has heard.

Three members of an organised crime gang operating brothels in east London using women trafficked into the UK have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

Three fraudsters from Barking, Ilford and Plaistow who received rental payments for properties that were never available to rent have been sentenced for money laundering.


Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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