Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Grays: Brothers Stand Trial For Carpark Murder
Two brothers are due to stand trial charged with the murder of a man in Grays.
35-year-old Liam Holden, from Grays, had been on a night out with his partner, family and friends to celebrate a birthday when he became involved in a dispute with two men.
He was assaulted in a car park near Morrisons on London Road on Sunday 10 March 10 and was taken to Queens Hospital in Romford where he died a short time later.
The post mortem examination showed he died of head injuries.
24-year-old Owen Wood and 21-year-old Ryan Wood, both from Godman Road in Grays, are charged with murder and the trial is expected to last at least three weeks.
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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