A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Basildon Man To Be Sentenced After Attempted Armed Robbery
A 31 year-old man from Basildon is due to be sentenced next month after admitting trying to rob a shop in the town armed with a kitchen knife.
Lyam Ridley threatened the shop manager of Cellar Plus on Whitmore Way on July 11, 2015 and demanded money from the till.
Essex Police said: "The victim picked up a stool to keep him at bay and refused to hand over any cash.
"Ridley, unemployed, of Gobions, Basildon, left empty handed.
"He admitted a charge of attempted robbery at Basildon Crown Court on Monday February 8. He is due to be sentenced in the week commencing March 7".
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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