Thurrock quad bike riders banned from driving

Thurrock quad bike riders banned from driving

A quadbike rider who rode onto a footpath to avoid police and became wedged between a wall and a fence has been banned from driving. Officers spotted the quadbike carrying a young child on the back in Woodgrange Drive, Southend, on April 2. When the officers got near, it sped off with two mopeds and […]

Grays: Drug dealer caught with crack in his underwear

Grays: Drug dealer caught with crack in his underwear

A DRUG dealer caught with nearly £2,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Basildon Crown Court heard how officers from the West Operation Raptor team were out patrolling on Finchley Road, Grays on November 5 this year when they carried out a stopcheck on a car. The driver, 18-year-old […]

Teenager with links to Grays and Tilbury missing from Bedfordshire

Teenager with links to Grays and Tilbury missing from Bedfordshire

BEDFORDSHIRE Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Olivia Weston was last seen on the afternoon of Friday (7 December). She is described as 5’4’’, slim, with long brown hair with blonde ends and blue eyes. Olivia was last seen wearing a black Puffa jacket, jeans and trainers. Olivia […]

Speak up about rural crime near Thurrock

Speak up about rural crime near Thurrock



INDEPENDENT charity Crimestoppers is asking everyone to speak up about crime in the countryside.

A campaign has been launched to encourage more people to report crime in the countryside whether in villages, in homes, on roads or in farms.

Nearly one third of all reported crime in Essex is classed as rural – with violence the most common crime.

 Crimestoppers believes everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, wherever they live.

South Ockendon woman jailed for three years as part of gang that conned elderly out of thousands

South Ockendon woman jailed for three years as part of gang that conned elderly out of thousands

FRAUDSTERS who conned elderly victims by demanding extortionate amounts of money for unnecessary work to their homes have been jailed for a total of 16 years and five months. At Chelmsford Crown Court today, Friday, December 7, Damien Salter, 29, of Wells Gardens, Pitsea, received four years and Samantha Rogers, 38, of the same address, […]

There men charged over aggravated burglary in Cromwell Road, Grays

There men charged over aggravated burglary in Cromwell Road, Grays

ESSEX Police has charged three men following reports of an aggravated burglary in Grays. Reece Dadson, 18, of no fixed address, and Charlie Stutz, 20, of Darenth Lane, South Ockendon, have been charged with aggravated burglary and assaulting an emergency worker. Brandon Garrett, 19, unemployed, of Gobions Avenue, Romford, has been charged with aggravated burglary. […]

Grays: Drug dealer with pump action shotgun jailed

Grays: Drug dealer with pump action shotgun jailed

TWO drug dealers, one of which was found with a pump action shotgun in Thurrock, have been jailed for a collective total of 10 years. Basildon Crown Court heard how officers from the West Operation Raptor team were patrolling Grays High Street on Friday August 17 this year. They carried out a stop search on […]

Warning to Thurrock residents over use of firearms

Warning to Thurrock residents over use of firearms

CHIEF Constable BJ Harrington has warned criminals using airsoft weapons or BB guns to commit crime in Essex that armed police officers called to incidents will be treating them as a ‘genuine threat’. The warning comes as Essex Police begins a two-week firearm surrender across the county to get guns off the streets and ensure […]

South Ockendon teen faces trial over imitation firearm charge

South Ockendon teen faces trial over imitation firearm charge

A SOUTH OCKENDON teenager is set to stand trial over a number of charges including possession of an imitation firearm. George Wilderspin, aged 19, of Humber Avenue, South Ockendon has pled not guilty to the following. On 17/11/2017 at Upminster, dishonestly undertook or assisted in the retention, removal, disposal or realisation of stolen goods, namely […]

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