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Herts’ new police and crime commissioner reappoints predecessor’s deputy as his No 2

Herts’ new police and crime commissioner reappoints predecessor’s deputy as his No 2

Herts’ new police and crime commissioner reappoints predecessor’s deputy as his No 2

20 May 2024

Lewis Cocking has held the role for the past three years, serving under Jonathan Ash-Edwards’ predecessor David Lloyd.


Bishop’s Stortford drug dealer, 22, who wreaked havoc for three years jailed

Bishop’s Stortford drug dealer, 22, who wreaked havoc for three years jailed

Bishop’s Stortford drug dealer, 22, who wreaked havoc for three years jailed

16 May 2024

Louis Bricknell, who police said had had “huge impact on individuals” over course of three years’ criminality, sentenced to 52 months in prison.


VIDEO: Stansted fuel station robbers used gun and knife to steal cigarettes

VIDEO: Stansted fuel station robbers used gun and knife to steal cigarettes

VIDEO: Stansted fuel station robbers used gun and knife to steal cigarettes

13 May 2024

Grant Bolden, of Saffron Walden, and Jack Knight, of Dunmow, used imitation firearm and knife to rob Stansted’s Jet garage for cigarettes worth £900.


Cocaine dealer behind East Herts County Lines supply jailed for nine years

Cocaine dealer behind East Herts County Lines supply jailed for nine years

Cocaine dealer behind East Herts County Lines supply jailed for nine years

10 May 2024

25-year-old Ware man Kyle Murphy’s County Lines operation supplied the class A narcotic for a year until August 2023.


Women’s Rights Network quizzes Herts police and crime commissioner candidates

Women’s Rights Network quizzes Herts police and crime commissioner candidates

Women’s Rights Network quizzes Herts police and crime commissioner candidates

29 April 2024

As part of their “Respect My Sex if You Want My X” campaign, the WRN asked the four male candidates about issues for females.


Rugby-tackled M&S thief stole 21 times in eight weeks from one store

Rugby-tackled M&S thief stole 21 times in eight weeks from one store

Rugby-tackled M&S thief stole 21 times in eight weeks from one store

25 April 2024

Matthew Nardolilli, who was caught and restrained by member of the public in Stortford, was serial shoplifter at Co-op in Old Harlow, court told.


Man stole chihuahuas and left them seriously injured, one of them fatally, next to rail line

Man stole chihuahuas and left them seriously injured, one of them fatally, next to rail line

Man stole chihuahuas and left them seriously injured, one of them fatally, next to rail line

16 April 2024

Mark Linford was found near Sheering within an hour of burgling a Harlow home where he stole three chihuahuas and left them badly hurt at Harlow Mill.


Man drove wrong way on M11 towards Stortford to avoid crash tailbacks

Man drove wrong way on M11 towards Stortford to avoid crash tailbacks

Man drove wrong way on M11 towards Stortford to avoid crash tailbacks

12 April 2024

Charlie Wilson, 27, of Colchester, admitted dangerous driving when he appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.


Pothole insurance fraudster claimed damage caused back and neck injuries

Pothole insurance fraudster claimed damage caused back and neck injuries

Pothole insurance fraudster claimed damage caused back and neck injuries

11 April 2024

Anaib Mohammad admitted four counts of fraud and was given a suspended 16-week prison sentence and was ordered to pay £8,512 costs.


Couple jailed for stealing goods worth over £3,000 at Stansted Airport

Couple jailed for stealing goods worth over £3,000 at Stansted Airport

Couple jailed for stealing goods worth over £3,000 at Stansted Airport

01 April 2024

A man, 43, and woman, 37, were jailed the day after stealing perfume, aftershave and cosmetics from World Duty Free.


Drug dealer tried to bite and spit at police officers at railway station

Drug dealer tried to bite and spit at police officers at railway station

Drug dealer tried to bite and spit at police officers at railway station

22 March 2024

Aman Gahuniya, from Henham, kept dropping £10 and £20 notes and a phone at Great Shelford station, having fallen off his bike and injured his head.


Four times the limit: M11 lorry driver slumped over wheel with near-empty whiskey bottle

Four times the limit: M11 lorry driver slumped over wheel with near-empty whiskey bottle

Four times the limit: M11 lorry driver slumped over wheel with near-empty whiskey bottle

22 March 2024

Gheorghe-Daniel Cristea, 34, narrowly avoided prison when he appeared for sentencing for dangerous driving and driving while four times the limit.


Thaxted murder: Kevin Horswill, 51, charged after man dies in garden

Thaxted murder: Kevin Horswill, 51, charged after man dies in garden

Thaxted murder: Kevin Horswill, 51, charged after man dies in garden

20 March 2024

Essex Police was called to reports of a man in his 50s assaulted in a garden in Orchard Close, Thaxted, at about 12.35am on Monday (March 18).


National award for pioneering Herts project to text court date reminders to defendants

National award for pioneering Herts project to text court date reminders to defendants

National award for pioneering Herts project to text court date reminders to defendants

13 March 2024

The scheme was started by the county’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to save police and courts time and money.


Man in court over jewellery shop burglary and assault on police officer

Man in court over jewellery shop burglary and assault on police officer

Man in court over jewellery shop burglary and assault on police officer

12 March 2024

James Happer, 51, from Loughton, who is also charged with possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious substance, was remanded in custody.


Cook crash: Recovery truck driver, 51, sentenced for drug-driving

Cook crash: Recovery truck driver, 51, sentenced for drug-driving

Cook crash: Recovery truck driver, 51, sentenced for drug-driving

11 March 2024

Micheal Eccles, 51, banned from driving for a year and told to do 40 hours’ unpaid work and pay £199 in costs and victim surcharge.


Harlow man guilty of murdering friend and disposing of his body in ponds – but won’t say why he did it

Harlow man guilty of murdering friend and disposing of his body in ponds – but won’t say why he did it

Harlow man guilty of murdering friend and disposing of his body in ponds – but won’t say why he did it

08 March 2024

A jury has unanimously convicted Lee Clarke, 56, of murdering Phillip Lewis and disposing of parts of his body in ponds across Harlow.


Teacher from Stortford jailed for sexual activity and communication with girls

Teacher from Stortford jailed for sexual activity and communication with girls

Teacher from Stortford jailed for sexual activity and communication with girls

04 March 2024

Investigation into Luke Berry, 35, who was a teacher at Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport, was launched in 2021 by Essex Police.


Police officer appears in court on rape and stalking charges

Police officer appears in court on rape and stalking charges

Police officer appears in court on rape and stalking charges

26 February 2024

Met PC Jake Cummings remanded in custody after being charged by Herts police with rape, stalking and controlling and coercive behaviour.


Teenager banned from shopping centre for anti-social behaviour

Teenager banned from shopping centre for anti-social behaviour

Teenager banned from shopping centre for anti-social behaviour

21 February 2024

A criminal behaviour order imposed by magistrates bans Logan Howe, 18, from Harlow’s Harvey Centre, adjoining buildings and car park for two years.


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