A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Girl Groped In Colchester
Extra police patrols are on the streets in Colchester after a 13 year-old girl was groped in the town.
It happened as the girl was walking along Riverside Walk between 8.20am and 8.30am yesterday (Wednesday, 6 July).
Essex Police said: "A man approached her from behind, grabbed her wrist and bag and groped her.
"She kicked him and he dropped her bag, which she picked up before running off.
"The suspect is described as being 5ft 5ins tall, aged in his late 30s to early 40s, with brown hair that was spiked at the crown and shaved at the sides.
"He had ring piercings on his bottom lip and left eyebrow and wore black skinny jeans, a plain white V-neck open top, and a black Adidas hooded top with white stripes down the side.
"Enquiries are ongoing and extra patrols will be carried out in the area.
"Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Colchester CID on 101".
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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