A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
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.
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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