A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Police Brand Convicted Colchester Killer "Coward"
A man who killed his former partner in Colchester in a 'drug and drink fuelled rage' has today been sentenced to life in prison.
25 year-old Mark Czapla (pictured) was given a minimum jail term of 23 years, for stabbing 23 year-old Kirsty Humphrey last September.
He stabbed Kirsty to death in her own home on Queen Elizabeth Way.
Superintendent Simon Werrett from Essex Police: "The family are happy with the sentence, they are disappointed that he has not come before the court to either hear any of the the evidence against him or to hear the sentence pronounced upon him.
It just shows what a coward he is, that he's not even prepared to face the evidence against him or to face the family of Kirsty, who he's killed."
A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
The first of the 66 Crossrail trains is in operation from today running on the TFL route between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
A crackdown, aimed at tackling online child abuse in Essex has seen more than 40 people arrested in the last six months.
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