Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Colchester: Man Held After 'Gun Threats'
A man has been arrested after teenagers complained they were assaulted and threatened with a gun.
Police were called to the incident near the Highwoods branch of Tesco in Colchester at 8.30pm last Wednesday.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "Officers arrived and found two local teenage boys had been threatened by a man holding what was described as a handgun.
"One of the teenagers sustained minor head and leg injuries after having been physically struck and required medical treatment.''
A 26-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of committing firearms offences. He has been released on bail until December 8th.
Witnesses should contact Colchester CID on 101.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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