A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
35 Domestic Abuse Crimes Recorded Every Day In Essex
Figures obtained by Heart show there are 35 domestic abuse crimes a day happening in Essex.
In Essex 13,000 crimes were recorded last year - and that's a total that's risen sharply over the last 5 years.
Heart spoke to Sheridan from Essex who met her partner well over 10 years ago she said at first he was charming, and did his very best to 'woo' her.
For years she didn't think of herself as a victim because she didn't understand the many forms off domestic abuse.
She was able to escape thanks to the charity Refuge which looked after her and her children.
Essex police say they treat domestic abuse very seriusly, and have been training officers and issuing hundreds of body cams to tackle it.
You can get more advice and help on domestic abuse at http://www.refuge.org.uk/
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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