A man has died in hospital following an incident in Harlow last week where he was assaulted.
Disgraced Essex Peer Released Early
Lord Hanningfield has been released from prison after serving just nine weeks of a nine-month sentence.
Former Tory peer Lord Hanningfield from Chelmsford has been freed from prison after serving only a quarter of their sentences for fiddling their parliamentary expenses.
Lord Hanningfield, 70, received a nine-month sentence in July after falsely claiming nearly £14,000.
Three former Labour MPs jailed over the parliamentary expenses scandal - David Chaytor, Eric Illsley and Jim Devine - have already been released.
Lord Hanningfield is a former pig farmer from West Hanningfield who served as a Lords opposition frontbencher and leader of Essex County Council. He falsely claimed £13,379 in parliamentary expenses for overnight stays in London when he was not in the capital, including one occasion when he was actually on board a flight to India.
It is understood that he was freed under the home detention curfew scheme, which allows prisoners who pose a low risk to be tagged and released early after serving at least a quarter of their sentence.
A domestic abuse hub has been officially opened in a bid to provide more support to victims across South Essex.
Around 100 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a packaging warehouse.
Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages against Essex Police over his wrongful arrest.
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