A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Concerns for Missing Southend Teenager
A search has started for a 15 year-old girl from Southend who has gone missing.
Jade Cleveland was last seen leaving her home on Saturday, 4 June and police say they are concerned for her welfare.
Essex Police said: "She is described as white, 5ft 1ins tall with shoulder length red hair.
"She was last seen wearing black leggings, black Nike trainers, a grey hooded jumper and carrying a large black bag.
"Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is asked to contact police in Southend on 101".
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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