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Five-year-old in hospital after dog attack in Dagenham

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening Credit: PA

A five-year-old girl is in hospital after being injured in a dog attack in Dagenham.

Police were called to Burnside Road just after 11.30am this morning after reports that the five-year-old was bitten on the arm.

The child has been taken to hospital for an assessment. An update on her injuries is not yet known but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 34-year-old woman, believed to be the owner of the dog has been arrested on suspicion of offences relating to the Dangerous Dogs Act and child neglect.

She remains in custody at an east London police station.

Barber hunted after expensive gold necklaces stolen

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Police are appealing for information about a man they want to find following the theft of a "number of high value gold necklaces."

Mohammed Salamah, 31, previously of Mayesbrook Road, Dagenham, east London has previously worked as a barber.

He is described as a white man, 6ft 1ins tall with a bald head and a brown beard.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call police on 101.


Sentencing due in lake body murder

Two men are due to be sentenced today following the murder of man in East London.

The remains of 39-year-old Neill Buchel were discovered in White Hart Lakes in Dagenham in April 2014.

Local fisherman believed they had spotted a large dead fish floating in the water, which turned out to be Mr Buchel's thigh.

His torso had been wrapped in a duvet and a curtain and weighed down with stones.

Nine more pieces of his body were later recovered from the water.

Chas Quye, 36, and Elvis Kwiatkowski, 35, are due to be sentenced for murder at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Police hunt man who punched female shopkeeper

Police are hunting a man who punched a female shopkeeper in the face leaving her with a black eye and cuts.

It happened at 5.30pm this evening in Dagenham. The man argued with the 41-year-old woman outside her convenience store on Broad Street. He came back shortly afterwards and hit her.

An ambulance was called but the woman was not taken to hospital. The man is described as dark skinned, about 5ft 8in, thin, with short dark hair, a beard and a local accent. Detectives are asking anyone who knows anything about the attack to call Dagenham CID on 020 3276 1096.

Police appeal for missing Dagenham woman

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 24-year-old woman from Dagenham.

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Adenike-Omolara Akinpetide was last seen yesterday morning at her home address on Reede Road, Dagenham. She said she was going to a hairdressers in The Heathway, but didn't turn up.

Police described Adenike-Omolara as of slim build and approximately 5ft 11 inches tall. She was last seen wearing a black padded coat with blue hem, a black blouse and dark grey close fitting trousers.

Anyone who has seen Adenike-Omolara, or knows of her whereabouts, is asked to call Barking and Dagenham police on 101 and quote reference 14MIS045781.

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