A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Challenge 25 Scheme Hits Colchester
Retailers are being encouraged to sign up to a new scheme in Colchester, asking anyone who looks under 25 for ID.
It's to help prevent underage alcohol sales and crack down on antisocial behaviour.
Anyone attempting to buy an age restricted product, like alcohol or cigarettes, who looks under 25 will be asked to confirm their age by producing a valid form of ID. This helps to reduce some of the uncertainty that staff face when selling age-restricted items.
County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Trading Standards said: “We encourage retailers to adopt the Challenge 25 scheme in order to ensure that they are not giving young people access to age restricted products. I would urge residents over the age of 18 to not be offended if they are asked to show ID, and take it as a compliment that they are asked to prove their age!”
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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