Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Ex-Mayor Takes Legal Action Against Police
A former Mayor of Chelmsford has failed in a bid to stop the media revealing that he's taking legal action against Essex Police.
David Lee has launched a High Court challenge to quash the caution given to him three years ago.
The 47-year-old was put on the Sex Offenders Register for possessing indecent images of children.
Mr Lee was given permission to pursue a judicial review of the force's actions but Lord Justice Aikens and Mrs Justice Swift refused his application for "anonymity'', saying the "general principle of open justice" had to apply.
A date for a hearing of legal arguments has yet to be fixed.
Mr Lee resigned as mayor and as a councillor in November 2007 following the launch of a police investigation.
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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