Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Man Jailed For Historic Sex Offences In Colchester
A 38 year-old man has been jailed for seven years for historic child sex offences in Colchester.
Paul Lancaster, from Parkfields in Sible Hedingham, committed the crimes between 2006 and 2009.
He had denied three counts of sexual touching of a child under 13, one count of sexual assault by penetration, and four counts of sexual assault by touching a female between the ages of 13 and 15, but was found guilty of all of them.
Dc Jenna Daltrey of the Child Abuse Investigation Team based in Colchester, said: "I have worked on this case for the last 15 months and throughout this time the victim has acted with dignity, courage and honesty.
"I am extremely proud of the way the victim conducted herself throughout the trial
"Paul Lancaster has shown no remorse or empathy towards the victim and he has now been found guilty of all 8 counts charged.
"He will be on the sex offenders register for life and a sexual harm prevention order has been granted by the judge. Justice has been done."
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
A group of 12 men from Essex have been jailed for more than 40 years for a violent attack on a football fan.
Essex Police are carrying out a crack down on knife crime this week.
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