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Crime

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NATIONAL Inclusion Week 2022, which takes places from Monday 26th September to Sunday 3rd October, is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and promote the importance of equality in the workplace. In Essex, we also know that if we police with the consent of every community,…

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BACK in January, we noticed quite a few press releases and social media messages from Essex Police regarding fraud. Scam alerts, phishing expeditions etc. We wanted to establish whether there was a problem in Harlow.? As we had a number of questions, we put in…

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HARLOW Council is proposing to strengthen its existing partnership work with blue light services, criminal justice partners, businesses, charities, and community and faith groups as it toughens its approach to tackling antisocial behaviour (ASB) and crime in the town. Last night (22 September), the council’s…

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AFTER local concerns were expressed, Essex Police has enforced the no right turn on Gilden Way in Old Harlow. This has taken place over the last few mornings during the school drop off period. Despite being very clearly displayed, Essex Police has stated that numerous…

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A FORMER Met officer from Harlow was found guilty of assault following an on duty incident would have been dismissed without notice following a Special Case Hearing. The hearing was held on Wednesday, 21 September and chaired by Assistant Commissioner Amanda Pearson. After considering all…

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A HARLOW man has been jailed for possessing a hunting knife in the Gilden Park area of Harlow. John Hawkins, aged 65, of Myrtle Close, Harlow was sentenced for the following at Chelmsford magistrates court. On September 17th, 2022, had with you, without good reason…

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A MAN who sexually assaulted a girl on her way home from school in Harlow has been jailed for six years. Seya Mohammed, 19 of Clayburn Circle, Basildon was found guilty of two serious sexual offences including rape following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.…

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A HARLOW man has been charged after suspected drugs, estimated to have a street value of more than £100,000, were found at an address in Harlow. Officers from our Community Policing Team executed a warrant at an address on Ladyshot. Following a search of the…

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SASSKIA Roberts launched her career as a neighbourhood police officer last week, as one of 148 new officers on Police Now’s National Graduate Leadership Programme. Sasskia graduated from Birmingham City University in 2019 and then worked at a care home for young children and a…

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Update: Wednesday Oct 19th: No further action Update: Statement from Essex Police Officers were called shortly before 3.15pm on Tuesday 20 September to reports of someone seen with what was described as a firearm in the Longfield area of Harlow. Officers attended the area and…

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A HARLOW man has been made the subject of a Community Behaviour Order (CBO). Lewis Cooper-Gray, aged 34, of Halling Hill, Harlow was “discharged absolutely” from four charges in relation to failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice (CPN) in the town centre. He…

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CHIEF Constable BJ Harrington QPM has paid tribute to the officers and staff of Essex Police who have worked tirelessly around the clock following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Following the announcement of the Queen’s death on Thursday 8 September, UK policing…

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Update: Iris has now been found CAN you help find Iris Santos-Almeida who’s missing from Harlow? Iris, who is also known as Alex, was last seen on Sunday 18 September. Police are carrying out extensive enquiries locally to try to find her but we’re now…

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ESSEX Police have applied to extend a closure order for a premises in Tanys Dell. The application for an extension was made at Chelmsford magistrates court last week. The application has been supported by Harlow Council. It states: “Application to extend a closure order for…

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A HARLOW woman is set to undertake a skydive as part of charity fundraising in order to help bring a Knife Angel to Harlow. Allison Melaugh will be dong to dive just outside Peterborough on Saturday. Afterwards, there will be a charity raffle at the…

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A HARLOW man has been found guilty of a number of driving offences. Desmond Dodge, aged 46, of Jerounds, was found guilty at Chelmsford magistrates court of the following offences. On December 22nd, 2021 , being a person driving a BMW 1 Series vehicle, neglected…