A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Man Arrested In Southend Murder Investigation
A 47 year-old man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of a pregnant woman in a suspected arson attack in Southend.
Emergency services were called to a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats on Balmoral Road at around 11.15pm on Saturday (7 May).
A 30 year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but died there on Monday.
A 47 year-old man from Westcliff was arrested yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 10 May) and has been taken to Rayleigh Police Station for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Marina Ericson said: "This is an important development in our enquiries but this is very much a continuing investigation and we would appeal for anyone with information which could help us to get in touch.
"Whatever you have heard or seen, even if you don’t think it is significant, we need to know".
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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