A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Essex: Emergency Services Busier Over New Year
Emergency services saw a rise in calls during new year.
Just over 100 people were arrested across Essex, mainly for domestic assaults, neighbour dispute and town centre scuffles.
Police say the rise was due to an increase in alcohol consumption.
50 extra officers were on the streets to deal New Year troubles.
The planned firefighter strike across Essex passed without any major incidents.
Cover crews were called out a total of eight times during the industrial action over pensions.
In Basildon a woman had to be cut free from her car and in Leigh crews dealt with a house fire.
Crews walked out between 18:30 on Tuesday 31st December to 00:30 Wednesday 1st January.
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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