A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Basildon DJ In Court Over Historic Sex Attacks
Chris Denning from Basildon has been in court charged with 41 alleged sex attacks on underage boys between 1967 and 1985.
The 73 year old is a former BBC broadcaster.
He stood in Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Friday 23rd May) to confirm his name, date of birth and address in Essex.
The alleged offences are mostly against boys aged nine to 16 but the alleged indecent assaults also include two alleged attacks on a man aged 16 or over.
There are 22 alleged victims.
Denning will next appear in custody at London's Southwark Crown Court on June 6th.
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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