Crime & Court

Friday, October 23, 2020

A dealer has been jailed after officers found Class A drugs in the car he was driving.

Ten years after a teenage boy was fatally shot in Plaistow, his family are still searching for answers and justice.

Councillors say they and their families have been subjected to “stalking, threatening phone calls and death threats” from online trolls.

A “dangerous” man has been jailed for 10 years after pleading guilty to a string of armed robberies.

Men from Dagenham and Custom House have been charged after a series of early morning raids.

A man has been banned from football matches after hurling racist abuse at a player at the London Stadium.

A man suffered multiple stab wounds in a “brutal” attack which is being treated by police as an attempted murder.

Police are appealing after a man indecently exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl in Beckton and tried to assault her.

Two men believed to be members of an organised crime gang have been taken into custody after a series of dawn raids.

The death of a pensioner was not caused by a fall at her care home or the following operation, a coroner has said.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Men from Stratford and Wanstead have been charged in connection with a shooting in Dagenham.

This is the moment police uncover an illegal rave where 150 people were crammed inside a derelict social club.

An East Ham criminal lawyer has developed a “stop and search app” to help people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

A man who conned a housing charity out of £100,000 to feed his gambling habit has been jailed.

Four men have been fined for public order offences after homophobic comments were made at a West Ham match.

A 16-year-old convicted of murdering 15-year-old Baptista Adjei in Stratford has been jailed for life.

A teenager has suffered what are thought to be life-changing injuries in a stabbing on board a train from Stratford.

British Transport Police have released an image following an incident of outraging public decency on a train to Stratford.

A suspected county lines drug dealer has been charged with supplying heroin and crack cocaine.

This is the face of a man who is wanted in connection with a murder in Lithuania.

A man was tasered by police following an attack on a woman in Stratford.

This is the moment an opportunistic thief pockets a charity donation box from a Forest Gate off-license.

A 17-year-old boy faced court this morning (September 8) in connection to a stabbing at West Ham Underground station.

Detectives investigating the drive-by shooting of a Forest Gate man have pleaded for anyone with information to “do the right thing” on the first anniversary of his death.

Two teenage boys are in hospital after a double stabbing at West Ham station.

A man from Stratford has been convicted of money laundering for an organised crime network which defrauded victims of millions of pounds through “smishing”.

The cousin of Mary Jane Mustafa has said that her family “still don’t know the truth” about what happened to her even after killer Zahid Younis was jailed for murder.

The mother of a 14-year-old who was shot dead in a Forest Gate park has made an emotional plea for witnesses on the third anniversary of her son’s death.

A man who murdered two women and hid their bodies inside his freezer has been jailed for life.

A partygoer has been cleared of fatally stabbing Barking man Randy Skuse at a party in Whitechapel and injuring three other people.

The families of the two women murdered and concealed in a freezer have described the “inner turmoil” and “pain” of their disappearance and the subsequent court trial.

Double murderer Zahid Younis lived a life that was “a pattern of lies”, the detective in charge of the investigation has said.

A Custom House man has been found guilty of murdering two women and concealing their bodies in a freezer.

Police have launched an investigation after a man exposed himself at a DLR station three times in the space of six days.

Neighbours have demanded tougher action against fly-tippers, warning their streets are becoming hotpsots for illegal dumping.

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of a Custom House man who is accused of murdering two vulnerable women and storing their bodies in a freezer.

People are being urged to help prevent illegal raves and unlicensed music events ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Barry Gardiner MP has welcomed the widening of an inquiry relating to alleged inappropriate photos taken by police officers of two sisters murdered in Kingsbury.

A man has been arrested and a large amount of cash seized as part of an investigation linked to the cracking of specially encrypted phones.

A Plaistow man who knocked a traffic warden unconscious and stamped on another’s head after getting a parking ticket has been jailed.

Calls for tighter security have been made after police were called in to shut down a mass gathering.

A social enterprise helping people who are struggling to access justice has been launched.

Six more Met officers are under investigation after two colleagues allegedly took selfies of murdered sisters in a Kingsbury park and shared them to a Whatsapp group.


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