An entire workshop on Green Lane in Dagenham was destroyed in a fire during the small hours of this morning.
Twelve fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers were called to the blaze at a workshop on Green Lane in Dagenham at around 2am. It took fours hours to bring it under control. Nearby flats were evacuated but no one was hurt.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Three men are to appear in court today charged with murder after a man's dismembered body was found in a lake in Dagenham.
Scott Hunt, 41, Chas Quye and Elvis Kwiatkowski, both 35, will also face a charge of perverting the course of justice at Redbridge Magistrates' Court in east London.
The charges relate to the death of 39-year-old Neill Buchel, who disappeared from Braintree Road, Dagenham, on March 13.
Mr Buchel was reported missing five days later when he failed to contact his two daughters. Police were called later when members of the public saw a leg floating in water at White Hart Lakes, also in Dagenham.
A fourth man has now been arrested over the murder of Neil Buchel in Dagenham.
Police were alerted to the murder after a human leg was found floating in White Hart Lakes on April 1st.
A 60 year old man was arrested this morning at his home in Eltham. Two 35 year old men and a 41 year old have also been re-arrested and are in police custody.
Police investigating the murder of Neil Buchel, whose body was recovered from a lake in Dagenham, have made a fresh appeal for information.
Police were called to White Hart Lakes on April 1 after a member of the public discovered a human leg floating in the water.
A body was subsequently recovered from the lake and officers said they are confident it is that of Mr Buchel who has not been seen since March 13.
DCI Chris Jones, Homicide and Major Crime Command, said he was keen to hear from anyone who can build up a "fuller picture" of Neil Buchel's movements between March 13 and April 1.
"I would also reiterate appeals to anyone who has used the lakes recently if they have noticed anything unusual. In particular any local anglers who may have seen any suspicious activity or any new faces not usually present at the lakes,” he added.
Police have appealed for information after a dismembered body was found in a lake in east London.
Officers investigating a severed leg floating in White Hart Lakes in Dagenham have now recovered a complete body and believe it is the remains of 39-year-old Neil Buchel.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones said:
I would like to ask anybody who has used the lakes recently if they have noticed anything unusual.
In particular any local anglers who may have seen any suspicious activity or any new faces not usually present at the lakes.
Police investigating the discovery of a human leg in a lake have now recovered a whole body and believe them to belong to a missing 39-year-old man.
A complete body was removed from White Hart Lakes in Dagenham and detectives said they are confident the parts belong to Neil Buchel.
The severed leg was originally found by a member of the public on Wednesday.
Mr Buchel had not been seen since March 13 and police had described his disappearance as "out of character".
Police divers from marine support unit are continuing to search the lake in Dagenham where a severed human male leg was discovered.
One of the anglers who made the gruesome discovery at White Hart Lakes says he is "still in state of shock"
He described flipping it over with a stick before he realised what it was.
Detectives are stlll looking into the possibility that the severed limb may be linked to the disappearance of Neil Buchel.
Police have appealed to local anglers and fishermen for information following the discovery of a human leg in a lake in Dagenham.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:
I would like to ask anybody who has used the lakes over recent weeks whether they have noticed any unusual or suspicious activity.
Have you seen anybody putting something into the water? Have you noticed anybody who you have not seen there before? Any information, no matter how trivial you may think it to be, could be crucial to establishing what happened and I would urge you to speak with my team.
Anyone with information have been urged to contact the incident room on 020 8345 3734 or if you wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
The family of Neil Buchel have been informed of the discovery of a human leg in a lake in Dagenham although police said it was too early to confirm if the find is linked.
The 39-year-old went missing from Braintree Road, Dagenham, on March 13 and further enquiries by police raised suspicions around the circumstances of his disappearance.
Police said Mr Buchel was involved in an altercation with a group of males on the day of his disappearance.
He then returned with others to an address in Stansgate Road and has made no contact with family - including his estranged partner and two daughters - since.
Three men arrested in the murder investigation have previously been bailed.