Burglars from Hornchurch and Harold Hill jailed after year-long crime spree
PUBLISHED: 12:45 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 13 November 2017
Matthew Clemenson Romford Recorder
Jesse Orme and Luke Thurogood were jailed last week. Photo: Met Police
Two prolific burglars from Havering who went on a year-long crime spree across east London have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years.
Jesse Orme, 26, of Dagnam Park Drive, Harold Hill, was sentenced last Friday at Snaresbrook Crown Court to six years’ imprisonment having been convicted of multiple offences on Monday, October 30.
Luke Thurogood, also 26, of Kilmartin Way, Hornchurch was jailed for a total of six years and three months at the same court, having been convicted of multiple offences on Friday, November 3.
Thurogood’s string of offences comprised six counts of residential burglary, two counts of handling stolen goods, two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking, having no insurance and being unlawfully at large.
Orme’s offences comprised two counts of residential burglary and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.
The pair’s offences were all committed between June 2016 and June 2017, and the duo were known to work together.
Det Con Christopher Yianni, Havering Police, said: “I am pleased that these men have been jailed so that they will not be able to commit further crimes for many years.
“Burglary is an unpleasant crime that involves invading what should be someone’s private and safe space.
“The total disregard they have shown for other people’s property and the way they ransacked their homes before fleeing in stolen cars is reflected in their sentencing.”
Forensic examinations of the burglaries identified both Orme and Thurogood through DNA found at each of the scenes.
This along with other investigative techniques allowed police to secure these convictions.
Although officers have been unable to confirm whether the men were working together on the burglaries, Thurogood was convicted of handling stolen goods that were taken during one of Orme’s burglaries.
With the nights drawing in, officers would recommend that residents take a number of precautions to help prevent becoming a victim of burglary. These include using a timer device to automatically turn on lights and radios at night.
Further crime prevention advice can be found via: www.met.police.uk/crime-prevention/residential-burglary.
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He might have skipped the country by then.
Why so long to bring him to trial?
‘Extremely upset’ Gidea Park scouts group appeals for help after van is stolen
PUBLISHED: 17:30 15 November 2017
Hayley Anderson Romford Recorder
The 3rd Squirrels Heath Sea Scouts' van was stolen after the Romford Remembrance Day Service. Picture: Neville Lamkin
Scouts have been left confused and saddened, after the club’s van was stolen following a Remembrance Day service.
The 3rd Squirrels Heath Sea Scouts, based at the Gidea Park Methodist Church, Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, travelled to the Romford Remembrance service on Sunday to pay their respects to soldiers past and present.
Scout leader Neville Lamkin left the van in Lytton Road, Gidea Park, over night for him to pick up the next morning, as parents took their children straight home after the service.
But when Neville returned the following morning, the van was gone.
He said: “It is a big blow to us, it’s a fundamental part of our group, because having the van means we can get to all sorts of events and take the children on days out.
“The children are extremely upset, our older van was much loved but we needed a new one that was in a better condition so it’s a real shame this has happened.”
The club could not afford to buy another van, so borrowed money from a scouts group in Havering three months ago, and had its first outing to the Longridge Activity Centre in Marlow for a canoeing trip.
A minibus from a club in Chadwell Heath has been borrowed for the time being but at the club’s expense.
Neville is hoping residents will be able to help track down the van.
He said: “We hadn’t put our stamp on the van yet, showing that it belonged to the scouts so whoever’s taking it might have thought it was just any old van.
“It’s important for us to carry on as best we can, so we are using a mini van from another group at the moment but it is going to cost us.
“People have been really kind helping us to get the message out there.
“You know it will be sorted, whatever happens when you see the support our group is getting.”
The white transit van’s registration is YR60 AGV.
If you have anymore information, call Neville on 07836 563322.
Try Havering Community Transport they still have three second hand mini buses to dispose of.
Revolutions are always verbose.
The safe streets of Havering.
Two women arrested after assaults and robberies in Romford and Hornchurch
PUBLISHED: 11:28 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:28 20 November 2017
The junction of Lyndhurst Drive and Hornchurch Road where the first incident happened. Picture: Google Maps
Two women have been arrested following a series of assaults, robberies and hit-and-runs in Romford and Hornchurch on Saturday night.
Police received a total of six calls relating to a series of separate incidents between 9.35pm and 10.23pm.
Officers were alerted first to the robbery and assault of a woman by two people in Lyndhurst Drive at the junction of Hornchurch Road at 9.35pm. The woman received minor hospital treatment.
They were contacted again at 9.41pm after a car was in collision with two pedestrians in Minster Way, Hornchurch. They did not need medical attention.
The London Ambulance Service contacted the police at 9.55pm after treating a woman, now discharged, at hospital following an assault.
Police were called again at 10.04pm following an assault and robbery by two women in Ramsden Drive, Romford, in which a woman suffered a head injury and required minor hospital treatment.
They were then alerted at 10.11pm to a collision involving a car and a male pedestrian in Collier Row.
The last call came in at 10.23pm when a man was assaulted outside Upminster Bridge Tube station. He was taken to hospital and discharged following treatment.
At 10.30pm a silver Peugeot car was involved in a collision with a marked police car in Faringdon Avenue, Romford. No one was injured but two women aged, 31 and 32, who were in the car, were arrested on suspicion of robbery, assault and driving offences.
Supt Sean Wilson, of the East Area Crime Command, said: “This was a shocking series of incidents which resulted in four people needing hospital treatment.
“We believe that these incidents are linked, and we have arrested two women as part of the ongoing investigation.
“Incidents of this nature are thankfully very rare, and I assure Havering residents that we are working hard to fully understand what has happened, and establish the circumstances around these offences.”
The women are now in custody and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Superintendent Wilson added: “We are deploying extra patrol officers for public reassurance, and residents should continue to feel safe on east London’s street.”
Anyone with information should contact East Area Crime Command CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Please do continue to feel safe on East London's streets, but watch your back.
Still, at least we know the offenders are being tagged, so they can't commit any more crimes.
Collier Row man charged amid electronic tag tampering investigation
PUBLISHED: 09:26 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:26 27 November 2017
Rosaleen Fenton Romford Recorder
PA library picture dated 07/01/2000 of an electronic tag used to track the whereabouts of persistent offenders. Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced a dramatic extension of the system of electronic tagging of offenders, Tuesday February 26, 2002, to include hardcore juvenile criminals aged from 12 to 16, with tags similar to the device pictured. The system comprises a small radio transmitter, known as a Personal Identification Device (PID), about the size of a diver's watch, which is firmly attached to the offender's ankle, and sends a signal to a monitoring unit alerting the prison service if the offender has disobeyed their curfew. David Blunkett's new measure is designed to keep young offenders in check if the courts believe they are likely to commit further imprisonable offences on bail. The project - expected to tag 1,800 young tearaways in its first year - is also a bid to restore confidence in the justice system, which magistrates believe is failing to stop young troublemakers appearing before t
A man from Collier Row has been charged following an investigation into the alleged misuse of electronic tags used to monitor criminals.
Detectives have charged 29 people following an investigation into the monitoring of offenders.
Through Operation Glen Falls, police probed allegations about the misuse of the electronic tracker devices fitted to offenders.
Now, a Collier Row man who worked for Electronic Monitoring Service (EMS) has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Martin Crean, 46, of Collier Row Lane, will next appear at Thames Magistrates Court on Friday, December 22.
Fellow ex-employee Jason Gundry, 46, of King Edwards Road, Barking, will appear on the same date.
A further 27 people have been charged in connection with the investigation, including men from Romford, Hornchurch, and Rainham.
Liam Ashby, 22, of George Street, Romford.
Harry Donnelly, 22, of Easedale Drive, Hornchurch.
Thomas Capper, 27 of Beulah Road, Hornchurch.
Paul Higgins, 31, of Richmond Road, Romford.
Robert Ross, 27, of Sedgefield Close, Harold Hill.
Tony Marshall, 38, of Tring Walk, Harold Hill.
Scott Talbot, 34, of Danbury Road, Rainham.
Gokham Gurler, 34 of New Farm Drive, Abridge.
They will also appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, December 20 or Friday, December 22.
Well they can all look forward to pulling the tags off their Christmas gifts.
In the slammer!
While smoking joints and drinking whisky, no doubt!
Two Romford men cleared of stabbing Dagenham 20-year-old Hosam Eisa to death at The Brewery
PUBLISHED: 14:21 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:50 27 November 2017
Matthew Clemenson Romford Recorder
Hosam Eisa was stabbed and later died at The Brewery in May. Picture: Facebook
Two young men accused of murdering Dagenham 20-year-old Hosam Eisa at a Romford shopping centre have been found not guilty at the Old Bailey today.
Che Pullen, 20, of Loom Grove, Romford, and a Romford 17-year-old who cannot be named for legal reasons had been on trial over the stabbing to death of Mr Eisa at The Brewery on May 18.
CCTV from the shopping centre shows Mr Eisa and Mr Pullen had been involved in a number of confrontations before he was stabbed to death in the car park.
It was also quickly established by police that Mr Eisa had been carrying a yellow craft knife when he was killed, and footage from the Namco Funscape bowling alley shows him attempting to pull something from his trousers while confronting Mr Pullen and his group of friends.
Mr Eisa had pursued them to the bowling alley’s arcade after taking exception to a look that passed between himself and one of the group as they walked past him and his girlfriend on The Brewery’s first floor.
At one point, the group of teenagers, led by Mr Pullen, retreated behind the bowling alley’s reception desk while Mr Eisa was made to leave the premises.
He repeatedly told Mr Pullen and the 17-year-old defendant, “come outside” as he left.
Attempting to leave The Brewery discretely, Mr Pullen and his friends then tried to head through the shopping centre’s car park, unaware that Mr Eisa had not left the building and had simply gone to smoke on the balcony.
He then confronted the group once more, in a tense conversation that saw Mr Eisa and Mr Pullen share a cigarette lighter while discussing what had happened.
Mr Eisa repeatedly asked Mr Pullen to get one of his teenage friends to apologise, for what exactly is unclear, and eventually a fight broke out that saw Mr Pullen slash at Mr Eisa’s face with a knife.
As the group attempted to run from the scene, Mr Eisa gave chase.
It was then that Mr Pullen turned, with his knife still in his hand, and struck Mr Eisa in the chest.
The wound pierced his heart, and he died at Queen’s Hospital less than an hour later.
Mr Pullen, who repeatedly broke down in the dock while delivering his testimony to court last week, claimed he had been genuinely afraid for his life and acting in self-defence.
Teenagers arrested for carrying ‘Rambo style’ knife and drugs in Romford shopping centre....
I suppose the 'Rambo Knife' was purely for self defence?
If it aint broke don't fix it.
Complaints against Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham police more than tripled after tri-borough merger
PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 December 2017
Matthew Clemenson Romford Recorder.
Complaints against the police in Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham more than tripled in the three months that followed the borough’s merging in January, new statistics reveal.
Figures recently released by the Metropolitan Police reveal the boroughs that make up the new tri-borough pathfinder recorded a total of 509 public complaint allegations in the 12 months from November last year.
In December, the month before tri-borough working began, the three boroughs recorded 19 complaints from members of the public, but by February this year, just two months after the merger, monthly complaints had risen to 65, a staggering 342pc rise in just three months.
A different report reveals 63 police officers and two members of backroom administrative staff within the East Area Command have been receiving support over conduct matters in the last year.
More than one-in-five officers whose conduct had been reviewed had been in the job for less than two years.
More worryingly, the percentage of substantiated complaints against officers has risen slightly in comparison to last year.
Between October 2016 and November this year 27pc of allegations against officers were deemed substantiated, as opposed to 25pc the year before.
Many residents of the three boroughs, including all three councils, have previously complained about worsening response times as a result of the tri-borough model.
A spokeswoman for the East Area Command acknowledged the Met had noticed a rise in complaints following the merger, but stressed that alterations had been made and that complaints were once again falling.
She said: “East Area BCU received a number of complaints regarding police procedures and lack of investigation.
“This was mainly due to the introduction of the borough command unit (BCU) merging three boroughs into one.
“It was recognised that having one ongoing CAD list covering three boroughs was problematic and as such steps have now been taken to return the BCU to three separate CAD lists.
“This has meant that complaints have returned to previous levels.
“The investigation of crimes also had some problems as a result of the merge and new investigating guidelines.
“These have now also been addressed and again complaints are back to previous levels.”
‘Dangerous’ man with links to Romford wanted in connection with noxious substance attack
PUBLISHED: 13:05 05 December 2017
Matthew Clemenson Romford Recorder
David Hudson, who has links to Romford, is wanted for questioning by Essex Police. Photo: Essex Police
Police are urgently trying to trace a man with links to Romford after a noxious substance attack in Leigh-on-Sea.
Officers would like to talk to David Hudson, 52, in connection with an assault where a man was sprayed in the face with an unspecified noxious substance.
A man, aged in his 20s, reported that he was assaulted inside a property in Danbury Close at around 12pm on Thursday, October 5.
During the attack he was sprayed in the face with a substance which is believed to have been ammonia. The victim suffered injuries to his face and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Hudson has been described as being 5ft 10ins, has a scar on his right eyebrow and has tribal tattoos on his right arm. He has links to Leigh and Romford.
Hudson is considered dangerous and members of the public are urged not to approach if they see him but call police immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police officer working in Romford dismissed over child porn charges
PUBLISHED: 14:30 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:30 06 December 2017
Matthew Clemenson Romford Recorder
A police officer working in Romford has been immediately dismissed from the Met after child pornography and other extreme images were discovered in his possession.
PC Lucas Beach based at East Area Command unit in Romford answered an allegation that his conduct amounted to a breach of the Met’s Standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduc’.
PC Lucas had on June 29 at Basildon Crown Court pleaded guilty to making indecent photographs of children, possessing prohibited images of children and possessing extreme pornographic films following an investigation by Essex Police.
On July 27 he was sentenced to a rehabilitation activity requirement, participation in an internet sex offenders programme and handed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for five years.
The chair found the allegation proven and the officer was dismissed without notice on Friday, December 1.
Revealed: Youth knife crime in Havering is soaring, it’s time to act say bereaved families
PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 December 2017
Beth Wyatt & Emma Youle Romford Recorder
Knife crime victim Ricky Hayden's sister April and mother Suzanne Hedges by Ricky's memorial bench at the Forest Park Crematorium. Picture: Ken Mears
Two grieving families say enough is enough as BETH WYATT and EMMA YOULE report on the devastating consequences of rising knife crime in Havering, in the first of a special series of reports
Aiden O'Mahony was fatally stabbed in a Hornchurch pub in 2016. His nephew Martin O'Sullivan (pictured) says his uncle's death tore the family apart. Picture: Steve Poston
It is hard to imagine the bitter pain of losing a loved one to a knife attack.
But today, as the Recorder launches a special series focusing on knife crime, two families have spoken of the far-reaching impacts on their lives as they call for tough action to end rising knife violence.
It comes as the Recorder can reveal knife attacks on under 25s in Havering have soared by 29 per cent in the last year.
The mother of knife victim Ricky Hayden has called for tougher sentences and increased use of stop and search, as she told the Recorder: “We didn’t get justice.”
Ricky Hayden with two of his nephews. Picture: April Hayden
And almost two years after his uncle’s murder, the nephew of Aiden O’Mahony has asked: “Why are people still going around carrying knives? Why can’t the police have more powers to do something about it.”
Ricky’s family are facing their second Christmas without him and their grief is still raw.
The popular 27-year-old bouncer, who worked at Kosho nightclub in Romford, was stabbed outside his home in Chadwell Heath in September last year.
Ricky, his dad and brother had gone outside to confront two teenagers they thought were trying to steal his brother’s moped and Ricky was knifed in a senseless attack.
Hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral of Ricky Hayden. Picture: Ken Mears
A 20-year-old from Chadwell Heath was found not guilty of murder but convicted of manslaughter earlier this year. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison. A second man was acquitted.
Since the trial Ricky’s family have been vocal about their disappointment and what they feel are inadequate punishments doled out by the courts to those in possession of knives.
“We didn’t get the justice we wanted,” said his mum Suzanne Hedges, 50. “People say ‘do preventative things in schools’, but unfortunately the crime doesn’t just start like that; it starts with drugs, carrying the knife for protection, gangs. If a person goes down that route no one can stop them.”
His mum and sister are thankful to the police who worked on Ricky’s case, but believe officers need more powers and must take full advantage of stop and search.
Ricky's sister described him as 'the best brother ever'. Picture: Ken Mears
This time of year is inevitably painful for the family, who regularly visit Ricky’s memorial bench.
“Ricky was such a family person, every Friday we go round to my nan’s for dinner, and he loved Christmas, fireworks, birthdays, he got involved in everything,” said his sister April Hayden, 23. “He used to make everyone giggle and now he’s not here. It’s like everyone’s waiting for Ricky to walk in the door.
“Some days I wake up and don’t want to get out of bed. It still doesn’t get to me that he’s actually gone. He was a dad to my son, best brother in the world.”
The day-to-day sense of loss is echoed by Martin O’Sullivan.
Aiden O'Mahony, known to friends as Oggy, was fatally stabbed in a Hornchurch pub in 2016.
Pubs were once comfortable haunts for him, places where he watched football with his uncle Aiden O’Mahony every Sunday afternoon.
But almost two years after Aiden was stabbed to death at JJ Moon’s in Hornchurch, he cannot step inside a pub without thinking of the day that irrevocably changed his family.
Aiden - known to friends as Oggy - was watching an FA Cup match with friends in January last year when a commotion broke out and he was attacked with a kitchen knife while trying to intervene.
The 60-year-old from Cranham died in hospital.
Aiden's nephew Martin O'Sullivan has called for a curfew on under-16s being in town centres after 9 o'clock at night and more police officers on the streets. Picture: Steve Poston
“It tore our family apart,” said his nephew. “It was Aiden being Aiden, trying to help somebody out - which he would always do - and unfortunately he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There’s a big, big void in our family.”
Aiden’s killer, a 32-year-old from Hornchurch, was jailed for a minimum of 23 years in January.
The pain of his uncle’s passing worsened when Martin heard that Ricky Hayden had also been stabbed to death, as he was a casual acquaintance of the nightclub bouncer.
“Three or four times a week I’d have a chat with him, he was as daft as a brush, but a very lovely character, a nice guy, he always said hello and would make sure people were alright,” he said. “It brought it all back massively. I felt upset, annoyed, angry as to why it was still happening.”
Police at JJ Moon's pub in Hornchurch, where Aiden O'Mahony was stabbed after going to watch an FA cup football match. Picture: Steve Poston
Possession of a knife can carry a sentence of up to four years, even if it is not used, but Martin would like to see more severe punishments of up to 15 years to avoid offenders being given “a slap on the wrist and a fine”.
If he had the power to enforce change, he would also ban under-16s from walking through town centres after 9 o’clock at night and would “fight and fight and fight to get more police on the ground”.
“Everybody is responsible to try and eradicate this problem,” he said. “If they know somebody going around with a knife, people should step forward and phone the police, phone Crimestoppers. We’ve all got a duty to each other.”
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But those lads were white British and of a different culture.......
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