Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
54 Cannabis Plants Seized From Rochford Property
Police have seized more than 50 plants from a cannabis factory in Rochford.
Officers from the force's new team set up to tackle drug dealing gangs in south Essex raided a property on Rectory Road on Monday (22 February).
They discovered 54 cannabis plants in the loft.
Essex Police: "A 26-year-old man from Rochford was reported for production of cannabis and abstracting electricity.
"Anyone who suspects premises are being used as cannabis factories should call police on 101.
"Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org."
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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