A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Man Dies In Crash Near Basildon
A man has died after a crash involving a car and a van near Basildon.
The collision happend on South Hill - the B1007 - in Langdon Hills yesterday afternoon.
Essex Police said: "Police were called by the ambulance service shortly after 4.25pm yesterday to reports that a green Fiat Punto and a white Renault Kangoo panel van had been in collision on the road while travelling in opposite directions.
"Paramedics and fire fighters also attended and the road was shut for four and a quarter hours while emergency services dealt with the crash.
"The driver of the Fiat, believed to be a 26-year-old man from Basildon, was taken to Royal London Hospital for treatment but sadly died.
"The driver of the van was taken to hospital in Basildon for treatment to minor injuries before being released.
"Police are carrying out further enquiries to establish the cause of the collision".
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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