Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Colchester: Teen Arrested Over Rape
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl in Colchester.
The teenager, who is also 16, was attacked in woodland off Clairmont Road on Sunday evening (9 February).
The 16-year-old boy from the Sudbury area was arrested a few hours after.
He is currently on police bail until later this month.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "Officers are aware that a number of people were walking their dogs while others were playing football at Lexden King George Field between 4:30-6:30pm.
"Detectives are keen to speak to these people in order to find out if they saw the assault or heard anything which could assist with the investigation."
Anyone with information in connection with this rape is urged to contact detectives at Colchester's Sexual Offences Investigation Team on 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or email the incident room SOIT@essex.pnn.police.uk
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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