Crime & Court

Saturday, May 16, 2020

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

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.

Two men who were spotted exchanging a gun in a car park have been jailed.

Newham and Tower Hamlets are amongst the most prolific London boroughs for mobile phone theft, according to new data released by Mazuma.

Detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime South (Trident) are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in Thamesmead.

A couple who carried out a plan to murder the woman’s ex-husband have been jailed.

A murder investigation has been launched after a man attacked for challenging a suspected car thief died in hospital.

A gang of violent thieves has been jailed following a series of robberies targeting Dartford shops.

A champion kickboxer who failed to turn up to give evidence after witnessing a “grisly” murder at a gym has been spared jail for contempt of court.

Two vulnerable Bexley residents have fallen foul of a growing phone scam, and have parted with thousands of pounds.

A woman and her lover are facing jail for the “brutal” murder of her ex-husband, who was stabbed to death in an alleyway.

Police are investigating a Christmas Eve stabbing incident in Bexleyheath.

A man has been arrested after police investigating an “altercation” in Harold Hill discovered a man with stab wounds miles away in Bexley.

Police investigating a stabbing have cordoned off a car park in Harold Hill this morning.

Police have carried out a series of raids, including addresses in Dartford, Bexley, and Bromley, and made eight arrests.

A vicious thug who filmed himself carrying out a sickening attack on a helpless man has been jailed for six years and nine months.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flash flooding is expected to bring travel disruption across London today (Monday, October 14).

A friend of TV football pundit Jamie Redknapp has been found guilty of stabbing an alleged international drug dealer to death at a kick-boxing gym over a £20,000 debt.

Communications cables have been stolen in Abbey Wood – cutting the phone, television and internet from hundreds of homes and businesses.

A Bexley sex offender has been jailed again after launching another appalling attack on a sleeping woman.

An Erith sex pest has been jailed for intimately touching himself in front of women on the London Underground.

A man who killed his teenage girlfriend has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.

A conman who was jailed for duping pensioners out of thousands was caught in Bexley.

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A controversial merger of police units has caused Bexley to slip from being the safest borough in London, a councillor claims.

A gang of seven has been jailed after a crime spree of burglaries and vehicle thefts across south east London.

Three men, including one from Belvedere, have been sentenced for their part in producing and supplying drugs.

A man who carried out armed robberies at a bookmaker’s and post offices in Bexley and Dartford has been jailed.

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A prolific shoplifter who targeted supermarkets in Sidcup and Chislehurst and stole hundreds of pounds of goods has been jailed for seven weeks and been banned from every Co-op supermarket in the country for life.

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A Sidcup motorist has been jailed after he was caught as part of a Met Police scheme to catch repeat danger drivers.

Vans plastered with the mugshots of men and women wanted in connection with a number of crimes – including burglaries, robberies and violent moped-enabled offences - are set to tour the capital.


Police in Bexley are employing tactics used on football hooligans to crack down on a growing number of “county line” drug gangs exploiting young vulnerable people into running drugs into rural parts of the UK from the capital.

Bexley police

Bexley MP and cabinet member James Brokenshire has called for swift justice for speedboat killer Jack Shepherd.

James Brokenshire

Just hours after the family of Charlotte Brown, killed by speedboat show off Jack Shepherd, demanded the British government do more to bring him back to Britain and face his jail sentence, the police revealed he may have been tracked down.


A Sidcup man has been jailed for four years for twice raping a woman in Medway.

Woolwich Crown Court

A Bexley man has been charged with raping a woman in Whitechapel following a media appeal.

A Bexley man who was suspected in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has admitted being a kingpin in a £4 million drugs plot.

Officers have made a number of arrests this morning (Thursday, December 6), including in areas of Bexley and Bromley as part of an investigation into violent disorder which occurred on August 25 in the Hounslow area.


A Bexley man who was a suspect in the murder of Stephen Lawrence has gone on trial accused of being one of the “ringleaders” of a conspiracy to supply “huge quantities” of cannabis resin.

Metropolitan Police

Four men, including one from Bexley and one from Gravesend, have been charged following the Arsenal vs Tottenham football match at the Emirates Stadium yesterday (Sunday, December 2).


A Bexley man responsible for a violent knife attack in Edenbridge has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Maidstone Crown Court

A father has been found not guilty of killing his 10-week-old baby.

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