A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Clacton: Man Charged With Sex Assault
A man has been arrested and charged with a number of sexual offences against a five year old girl in Essex.
35 year old John Perring, from Church Court Grove, Broadstairs, Kent, was deported from the USA and arrested when he landed at Heathrow Airport on Thursday evening.
According to Essex Police, the attacks happened in Clacton between April and August last year.
Mr Perring, who is unemployed, is charged with a total of six counts of sexual offences.
He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court today (Saturday 21 January).
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
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