Police are appealing for information as they try and trace a woman who has gone missing with her two young children.Paige Smith, 21, from Stour Road in Dagenham, has not been seen since Wednesday after a domestic row. It is believed she had an argument with the children's father.
She is described as a slim white female, 5ft 1ins, with blue eyes, long ginger hair and a scar on her forearm. It is believed she may still be in the Dagenham area although she has other known links with the South Ockendon and Clacton areas of Essex.
Her children, both boys, are Riley, aged four, and Lewi, aged eight months. Anyone with information is urged to call police 101 or Missing People on freephone 116000
Police are appealing for information after a road traffic collision in Dagenham resulted in the deaths of two men.
The incident happened at Lodge Avenue, at the junction with Neasham Road, Dagenham. Police were called shortly after 10:10pm on Saturday August 10.
London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance and London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene. On arrival officers found two cars which had been in collision - a red Honda Civic and a silver Renault Clio. A 17-year-old male passenger was found in a red Honda Civic and pronounced dead at the scene.
A second passenger was taken to hospital but was subsequently pronounced dead. The 18-year-old male driver of the Civic remains in hospital in a serious but non-life-threatening condition. The occupants of the Clio were treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
This is a tragic collision where two young men have lost their lives.
We are in the early stages of the investigation and are currently seeking any witnesses to the collision or anyone who may have information which could assist the police.
Please contact staff in the Road Death Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
– Detective Inspector Adrian Looby, Metropolitan Police
Ford said: "We are disappointed that the company's voluntary redundancy and redeployment proposals for employees affected by the closure of Dagenham stamping and tooling operations have been rejected and that the union has said that it plans to ballot its membership on possible industrial action.
"We continue, however, to engage in discussions with our workforce at Dagenham stamping and tool operations, and we are continuing to work with a variety of stakeholders to provide information and support to our employees."
Hundreds of workers at car giant Ford are to be balloted for strikes following a decision to close their plant.
Unite said more than 650 of its members at the stamping and tooling site in Dagenham will vote in coming weeks on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.
The dispute stems from a decision last year to end production at Ford's plant in Southampton and to close Dagenham. Unite said more than 100 toolmakers have not been found suitable jobs, and workers being redeployed are being given little information about the work they'll be doing.
National officer Roger Maddison said:
"Ford betrayed its workers when it announced the closure of its plants and now the company is rubbing salt into the loyal workers' wounds by treating them with contempt.
"The workers at Dagenham are furious and they are right to want to stand up to the company's despicable behaviour. Skilled workers with over 20 years of experience are being forced to change career but are being given no information about what they'll be doing.
"Many of them will have their pensions severely slashed and some workers might fail capability tests and be sacked after all. To make matters worse, over 100 workers have not even been found suitable work despite the company's promise to do so.
"Skilled workers with years of experience are being thrown on the scrapheap. Workers who feel they have to accept a severance package are being offered up to £30,000 less than their colleagues in Southampton.
"Whether the workforce chooses to stay or go, it is being treated like a second class citizen.
"To make matters worse Ford is bullying workers with threats to withdraw the package on offer if workers take action. A vote for strike action will send a clear message to Ford that its betrayal can't and won't stand."