£15M of cocaine seized by Border Force at London Gateway

£15M of cocaine seized by Border Force at London Gateway

15M OF COCAINE SEIZED BY BORDER FORCE AT LONDON GATEWAY Cocaine worth more than £15m has been seized by Border Force officers at London Gateway after it was found hidden within the floor of a container. The detection was made on Monday (13 July) during an intelligence led search of a 40ft, temperature controlled container […]

Purfleet man to face drug charges

Purfleet man to face drug charges

A MAN is to face charges of supplying drugs following an investigation by detectives. Jason Rao, 21, of Wood Avenue, Purfleet, has been summonsed to court to face charges of possession with intent to supply cannabis, being concerned in the supply of cocaine, and being concerned in the supply of cannabis. He is due to […]

Tilbury man arrested as part of joint operation with Met Police

Tilbury man arrested as part of joint operation with Met Police

SUSPECTS for drug-driving, assaults and burglaries were among those arrested during an operation targeting criminals travelling on the borders of Essex and London. The nights of action on Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July resulted in 43 arrests, 24 of those in Essex. Those arrested included: A 24-year-old man from Tilbury was arrested on […]

Grays: Robbery at Lodge Lane in Co-op

Grays: Robbery at Lodge Lane in Co-op

ESSEX Police releasing an e-fit image of a man we want to identify and speak to in connection with a robbery at a shop in Grays. It was reported a man went into the Co-op in Lodge Lane shortly after 7.20pm on 27 June and threatened members of staff with a knife. He stole a […]

Closure order on property where Thurrock man was shot dead

Closure order on property where Thurrock man was shot dead

Closure order on Roydon property A PROPERTY in Water Lane in Roydon, the scene of a fatal shooting five weeks ago, has been closed down under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. A joint operation between Epping Forest District Council’s Community Resilience team and Essex Police led to a Closure Order being made […]

Appeal after teenage boy exposed himself in Aveley

Appeal after teenage boy exposed himself in Aveley

ESSEX Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy exposed himself in Thurrock. The incident, where he exposed himself to a man in Kennington Park in Aveley, took place at around 3.25pm on Tuesday 30 June. The boy has been described as being white, around 17 years old, and was of slim build. He […]

Tilbury man in court over death of 39 Vietnamese nationals

Tilbury man in court over death of 39 Vietnamese nationals

A MAN has appeared at the Old Bailey via video link in connection with our investigation into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals. Alexandru Hanga, 28, of Hobart Road, Tilbury, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration under section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971. He due to appear at court at a […]