A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Girl Critically Ill After Garden Wall Collapse
A six-year-old girl is critically ill in hospital after a 6ft garden wall collapsed on her, Essex Police said.
The child was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in a life-threatening condition after sustaining a severe head injury following the incident in Fleetway, Basildon, on Sunday, a spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said.
Emergency services including the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance were called to the scene shortly before 7pm.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "The area has been cordoned off while inquiries into the circumstances of the incident take place.
"The Health and Safety Executive has been notified.
"Our officers are providing support to the girl's family at this difficult time."
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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