A woman had her purse stolen after rushing to help a stranger who was hit by a car.
The cold-hearted thief took the wallet from a plastic bag which Ilona Alisauskaite dropped by the roadside as she went to help Asha Sadnani.
Ilona, 31, dashed to stop the bleeding after seeing Asha get hit by the car in Barking, east London.
Asha, from Barking, escaped with minor injuries and has thanked Waitrose worker Ilona for her help.
A car has been stolen from Barking with a six-year-old inside. Police have issued an appeal:
Police arrested two people and recovered three large knives after a fight broke out at house party in Dagenham.
Somewhere between 200 and 300 people were at the gathering in Oxlow Lane. Police were called shortly after 11pm yesterday after reports of a large fight in the street.
Two youths were arrested at the scene. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. A 15-year old boy was arrested for assaulting police.
Officers also recovered three large knives, scissors and a quantity of cannabis.
The teenagers were taken to an east London police station where they are being questioned. No injuries have been reported.
Police dispersed the crowd after the incident.
A charity fundraiser who was planning to compete in a triathlon next month to raise money for a cancer charity may have to pull out after his bike was stolen. The £7,000 Trek Speed Concept 7.5 bike was taken from Highbridge Road in Barking on August 3rd. The owner Paul Nash was training to compete in an Iron Man race in Menorca on September 21st which involves a 112 mile bike ride. He is hoping to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.
The bike has white handle bars with bright red tape on the handles. It also has specially-fitted Fulcrum Wheels and a black storage box on the back. Anyone with information is asked to call the Barking and Dagenham Motor Vehicle Crime Squad on 020 8217 7976 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111 555.
Two Lithuanian men have been charged with the manslaughter of a father-of-two who was killed by a moving lorry after chasing robbers from his cash and carry store.
Shammi Atwal confronted gang members armed with metal bars and a sledgehammer during a robbery at their business in Barking, east London.
Vidmantas Gonskoves and Aurimas Diliunas will appear at RedbridgeMagistrates' Court tomorrow accused of manslaughter and robbery.
A businessman has died after being pushed under a moving lorry as he chased a gang trying to raid his shop. Shammi Atwal confronted the men who entered his Barking cash and carry - armed with metal bars.
Detectives have praised the 45-year-old's bravery, and a murder investigation has been launched.
- His 37-year-old widow, who police have not identified, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene
- The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene in River Road and was not arrested
- The suspects are described as white men. It is not known how they got away
Police say up to 10 men entered the Glen & Co Cash and Carry in Barking yesterday morning.
Shammi Atwal and his wife - who are co-owners of the business - tried to stop them, causing the gang to flee.
Detective Chief Inspector Neale Baldock said: "This was a man trying to stop thieves robbing his business. He acted bravely in defence of his wife and managed to chase the robbers from his premises only for him to be pushed in front of a moving lorry.
"People in the community know who committed this appalling and cowardly crime and I would urge them to contact my officers."