Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Man Charged Over Harlow Hotel Manslaughter
A 20 year-old man has been charged with the manslaughter of a man attacked at a hotel in Harlow.
52 year-old William Wareham died after suffering head injuries during an assault at the Park Inn Hotel on Southern Way on Saturday, 12 December.
Essex Police said: "Mr Wareham had suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital, where he died in the afternoon of Sunday, December 13.
"The provisional cause of death was a head injury.
"Bradley Casey, 20, of Palmers Way in Cheshunt has been charged with Manslaughter and will appear before magistrates in Chelmsford on February 24".
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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