A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Man Held After Car Left On Essex Railway
A man's been arrested after trains between Essex and London were delayed by a car found abandoned on a railway line.
Emergency services were called to the incident near Pitsea after the Volkswagen Polo was found shortly after 4.15am on Tuesday.
Rush hour services between Pitsea and London Fenchurch Street were disrupted throughout the morning.
British Transport Police said a man had been arrested on suspicion of assault and firearms offences.
It is understood officers had pursued the car after it failed to stop on a nearby road.
Pictures taken by Network Rail staff show the car straddling the track.
Rail operator c2c said on Twitter: "Wheels fell off car when it was attempted to be pushed from line. Had to then wait to be winched out."
A spokesman for the company said the disruption would continue for much of the morning.
"We're sorry to our passengers who faced disruption throughout the morning peak,'' he added.
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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