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.
It all happened so fast. The car hit her, and I went to her and phoned the ambulance.
They said I couldn't put the phone down and told me to hold her head to stop it bleeding.
When the police came, I looked around for my plastic bag and a lady said a man had taken it.
Asha, from Barking, escaped with minor injuries and has thanked Waitrose worker Ilona for her help.
She was there for me, she called the ambulance and tried to keep me awake.
I think it's absolutely disgusting that her purse was taken.
A car has been stolen from Barking with a six-year-old inside. Police have issued an appeal:
URGENT APPEAL - White Audi Q7 reg IF76 RIK has just been stolen from ALDERSLEY GARDENS, BARKING - 6yr old child inside. Call 999 if seen.
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.
Three large knives were recovered by my officers today as they worked to disperse a very large and unpredictable crowd following a private house party. By getting these knives off the street when they did, my officers have helped save lives and prevent another needless tragedy.
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.
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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