A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Billericay: Dangerous Chemicals Stolen
Thieves who stole a barrel containing chemicals are being urged not to open it and to call the police instead.
The drum was taken from a dry-cleaners on Western Road in Billericay this afternoon.
It contains a liquid called Percoethylene which Essex Police have said is dangerous if inhaled or ends up being dumped in the waterways.
Anyone who spots a blue metal drum is being urged not to touch it or its contents and to contact Essex Police immediately on 999.
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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