A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Chelmsford Taxi Driver Injured After Passenger Attack
A taxi driver has been stabbed in the arm in Chelmsford by a man who robbed him and tried to steal his car keys.
The driver had picked the man up at the railway station at around 7.50pm yesterday (Wednesday, 3 February).
Essex Police said: "Officers were contacted with reports the victim had been injured with an unknown object by a customer in Oliver Way.
"The driver, a man aged in his 50s, was taken to hospital with an injury to his right arm.
"It is not believed to be life threatening.
"The suspect – who was collected by the driver at Chelmsford train station - stole cash and attempted to steal the car keys, before running off towards the Newland Spring estate.
"Police searched the area and enquiries are ongoing to locate the suspect.
"He is described as white, aged in his mid-30s and of stocky build. He wore a white and green hooded top with jeans".
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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