Police probe after arson attack on car in Chafford Hundred

POLICE officers in Grays are appealing for information after a car was deliberately set alight in Hawkins Drive, Chafford Hundred on July 17 around 1.25am. The car, a black Ford Focus, was parked on the driveway; police believe a window was smashed and the interior of the car was then set on fire. The car suffered major fire damage.

Result! Eight jailed for seven years each over failed Lakeside heist

EIGHT men have today been jailed for seven years after pleaded guilty to stealing watches and jewellery worth nearly £2m from a jewellery store in Thurrock.

Drug bust in Corringham as police swoop across South Essex

A TOTAL of 47 people have been arrested in a major police operation against organised crime in south Essex. The arrests were carried out under Operation Erasure which targeted offenders involved in Class A drug dealing, burglary and violent crime.

Seven arrested over bogus cop telephone fraud scam

SEVEN people were arrested on Wednesday July 9, when detectives executed search warrants in connection with a series of Essex telephone frauds by bogus police officers. Five men and two women were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit fraud when officers went to addresses in north London.

Man rushed to hospital after being stabbed outside Grays railway station

A MAN was rushed to hospital after being stabbed outside Grays Railway Station. Police were called to the station at just after 3.30pm this afternoon (Wed).

E-fit of man wanted after female driver of white range rover assaulted

The attack happened at the junction of Arisdale Avenue and West Road shortly before 9:30am on Wednesday, July 2 when the female driver of a white Range Rover was approached by the passenger of a car which had been behind her. He then started punching her before he returned back to the car and was driven off.

Chafford Hundred “celebrity hairstylist” stole more than £30,000 from Mick jagger’s daughter

A CHAFFORD HUNDRED celebrity stylist who stole more than £30,000 worth of gems from Mick Jagger’s jewellery designer daughter is facing jail. Ojuri ‘Charles’ Adesanya, 29, pocketed the bespoke jewellery from Jade Jagger after claiming it would be used for a bogus fashion shoot in women’s magazine, Harpers Bazaar China reports the Daily Mail. Adesanya […]

Two Crooks don’t make a right as brothers plead guilty to break ins on Grays high street

TWO GRAYS brothers pleaded guilty to a number of burglaries at estate agents in Grays on Sunday night/Monday morning. Wesley Crooks (32) Morrison House, Grays and Steven Crooks (30) of Seabrook Rise, Grays were arrested following break-ins to Bairstow Eves and Haart on Orsett Road, Grays.

Thurrock UKIP councillor’s drink drive case adjourned due to illness

A COURT CASE into an allegation of drink-driving made against Thurrock UKIP councillor Robert Ray has been adjourned. The court was told that the Aveley cllr was in hospital. No further details were given.

Search for teen ends in arrest after street in Grays street closed off

TWO MALES have been arrested after an incident in Brook Street, Grays. Police were called to the area at just after 0230 hrs on Monday morning after reports that a commercial property had been broken into.

Police ask you to focus on suspects at Vision Express

ON Monday June 23 at 11:15am, a female suspect distracted a member of staff whilst a male suspect concealed four pairs of designer sunglasses in his pockets before leaving the store without making an attempt to pay. Anyone who recognises the people in the CCTV images is asked to contact police in Thurrock on 101.

Men sought after theft of whisky from Corringham Co-Op

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to in connection with a theft from the Co-Operative store in Corringham.

Witnesses sought after attempt to rob teen on Corringham street foiled

POLICE have appealed for witnesses after a man attempted to steal a teenage boy’s mobile phone at Corringham. The 16-year-old boy was at Mackley Drive near to the junction with Lyndhurst Road when he was grabbed by the shoulders and ordered to hand over the phone, which he was using at the time.

Stanford pensioners duped of a thousand pounds by heartless conman

AROUND midday on Wednesday, June 11th a man using the name of Jonathan Roberts attended the home address of an elderly vulnerable couple and convinced them they needed some work doing to their roof. They couple paid the man £1,000 to fix their roof, which he was due to do the following day, but he never returned.

Couple sought after theft of Tag Heuer watches from Ernest Jones at intu Lakeside

It is alleged they went into Ernest Jones at around 1pm on Thursday, June 12, opened a display cabinet and removed three Tag Heuer watches worth just over £10,000. If you know the man and woman please contact Ps Jennifer Gray at Thurrock Neighbourhood Policing Team on Essex Police 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Top police cop Ben Hodder re-bailed until September

A SENIOR Thurrock police officer, arrested on suspicion of a sexual offence, has been rebailed. Chief Inspector Ben Hodder, the district commander for Thurrock, was arrested on May 8.

Two cars stolen after South Ockendon burglary

The break-in happened in South Ockendon when thieves forced their way through the front door of a house on Cedar Rise between 3-4:30am on Thursday, June 5. Inside, they stole two sets of car keys and then the cars themselves, a grey Ford Mondeo and a silver Mazda MX-5, from outside.

Man sought after shoplifting in Crammavill Street

POLICE officers in Grays have issued a CCTV still of a man they want to question in relation to the theft of meat products worth £80 from Tescos in Crammavill Street, Grays in mid-April.

Thurrock cops to host beat surgeries in Grays shopping centre

NEIGHBOURHOOD policing officers in Grays are inviting residents and retailers to a police surgery where they can raise or discuss ongoing issues or concerns which are affecting their lives or livelihood.

Knifepoint fag robbery in Grays

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a burglary in Grays.

FOUR masked men walked through an unlocked door of a house on Elm Road shortly before 9:30pm on Thursday, April 24 and threatened the female homeowner with a knife, forcing her to hand over a quantity of cigarettes. They then left via a back door.

Man robbed in Daiglen Drive in South Ockendon

FOLLOWING a night out, the 27-year-old man was dropped off by a taxi in Danbury Cresent, South Ockendon and saw a man and woman in this street. The man asked the victim, who was intoxicated, if he was ok as he was unsteady on his feet. As he walked along Daiglen Drive he was assaulted from behind, causing him to fall to the ground. His wallet, containing cash and cards was then stolen. A passing female motorist stopped and called an ambulance for the victim, who suffered numerous cuts and swelling to his face and a fractured eye socket.

Man cautioned over theft by finding in Aveley

A 42-year-old man has been cautioned for the theft of a wallet left by a passenger on a bus in Aveley. The man, from Aveley, attended Grays police station on Friday, April 11, after police released a CCTV image. He was cautioned after admitting the theft which happened at around 5pm on March 29, on the No. 22 bus.

Violent robbery in First Avenue, Grays

DETECTIVES in Grays are appealing for information following a robbery in First Avenue. A man in his 40s from Grays was approached by two black men as he walked to his car parked at the junction of First Avenue and London Road, at 8.50pm on Friday, April 11.

Fobbing crash probed after driver bailed on drink driving

POLICE investigating an rtc in Fobbing have a man on police bail while enquiries continue.

A silver Ford Fiesta was believed to be involved in a single vehicle collision between High Road, Fobbing and Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, sometime between 2am and 5.30am on March 29.

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