Police in Havering are appealing for a witness who reportedly saw a boy aged around 16 to 17-years-old being "dragged off in a van" in Hornchurch.
The van is described as small, coloured white but dirty and had a side opening door. The rear windows are believed to be blacked out and the front headlights are believed to have a blue-coloured tint.
Police said they are especially keen to be contacted by a dog walker seen in the local area who was witnessed shouting "stop" at the van. This witness is described as a white man, possibly aged in his 30s, walking a brown or gold coloured dog.
This is clearly difficult news for staff affected by these changes. We will do everything we can to support them, including seeking redeployment opportunities wherever possible and ensuring that compulsory redundancies are kept to a minimum.
Around 250 jobs are to be cut by the Royal Bank of Scotland from sites in London and Hornchurch in Essex. The union, Unite, describes the cuts as "unnecessary and avoidable".
Unite national officer Dominic Hook said: "Staff will be recruited in other parts of the country in order to do the work currently undertaken at these sites.
"While RBS state they are committed to identifying redeployment opportunities, these do not appear to be viable geographical alternatives."
The family of a pensioner who was murdered in her own home have said the 72-year-old died in an 'unbelievably shocking and cruel way'.Read the full story ›
Today, the son of Rosemary Shearman described the moment he found out his mother's death, and appealed for anyone with information to come forward. Greg Shearman said:
"It was unreal, it's not the sort of thing that happens to your own family. But laying flowers at her house for myself and my sister - was just terrible.
"If anyone was in that area, and may have seen something, just contact the police. This is a nan, my mum, who's been taken away from us. And it's wrong. If you can help, ring the police."
A family paid tribute today to a devoted grandmother murdered in "an unbelievably shocking and cruel way" in Hornchurch. 77-year-old Rosemary Shearman was found by neighbours in Platford Green last Tuesday.
The family of Rosemary Shearman, said: "Our mother has been taken from us in an unbelievably shocking and cruel way. We are finding it very difficult to come to terms with her loss and the way it happened.
"She was a devoted grandmother and although she never fully recovered from the death of our father nearly five years ago, she lived a very full and busy life."
A man was charged last night with the murder of 77 year old Rosemary Shearman.
50 year old Thomas Blazquez, from Redbridge was charged with killing the grandmother in her own home in Hornchurch last Tuesday 3rd September.
He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The son of pensioner, Rosemary Shearman, who was killed at her home in Hornchurch spoke today of how he was struggling to come to terms with what happened.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Gregory Shearman said: "I'm just totally shocked. I don't know what to say."
It's emerged the 72-year-old pensioner was bound, gagged and stabbed in the random attack.
Police have appealed for witnesses after an elderly woman was murdered in her own home. Neighbours discovered the body of the victim after a taxi driver failed to get an answer when knocking on the front door.
A 50-year-old man has been arrested and is being treated in hospital with self inflicted injuries. Our Senior Correspondent Ronke Philips reports.