A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Migrants Detained In Harlow
Seventeen suspected migrants were detained by police after being discovered in the back of a lorry in Essex.
Two of the group, who are thought to be aged under 18, have been referred to social services while the rest have been handed to Immigration Enforcement.
All of the males were detained by police on suspicion of entering the UK illegally following the incident in Harlow, the Home Office said.
A 38-year-old Romanian man who was driving the lorry was arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration but later released without charge.
A police officer involved in dealing with the discovery earlier on Friday tweeted: "All males found within the back of the lorry in Harlow are on route to Dover to be welcomed by the UK Border Agency."
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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