A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Cannabis Plants Seized During South Essex Drug Raids
More than 60 cannabis plants, with a street value of tens of thousands of pounds, have been seized during drugs raids in Canvey and Wickford.
Police raided two properties yesterday (Wednesday, 2 March 2015).
Officers found around 50 plants on Suffolk Way on Canvey Island at around 12.30pm, and arrested a 31 year-old man on suspicion of producing cannabis and abstracting electricity.
He has been released on bail until 3 May.
A further 16 plants were then discovered at an address off Beauchamps Drive in Wickford at 12.50pm.
Detective Superintendent Stuart Hooper said: "These warrants are part of an ongoing operation to tackle the supply of drugs in south Essex and part of its success is down to information supplied by members of the public.
"I would urge anyone who suspects premises are being used as cannabis factories, or has any concerns about drug dealing, to get in touch".
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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