A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Thurrock Chief Inspector Sentenced Over Indecent Images
A former Thurrock chief inspector's been sentenced, after admitting one count of making indecent images of children.
34-year-old Ben Hodder, who's from Thurrock, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court today over images found on his laptop and phone.
He was given a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
He was also made subject of a six-month electronic curfew which is part of a 12-month supervision order, will pay a £1,200 fine and will be on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.
The force suspended him from duty in May last year when the images were found on a MacBook laptop and an iPhone.
Essex police say a special case hearing will take place in April to consider his future employment with the force.
A criminal conviction of this nature would ordinarily result in the dismissal of the officer.
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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