Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Hornchurch: Man Charged With Pensioner's Murder
A man has been charged with the murder of an elderly woman who was attacked in her home in Hornchurch.
77-year-old Rosemary Shearman was found by neighbours in Platford Green on Tuesday (3 September).
A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it had now authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Thomas Blazquez, 50, with her murder.
The alarm was raised after a taxi driver called at Ms Shearman's address by appointment on Tuesday morning as she was due to go on holiday.
When the taxi driver received no response he contacted neighbours who entered the address at around midday before calling the emergency services.
Blazquez will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Monday 9 September).
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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