Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Passengers Stuck On Packed Essex Trains
Passengers have been stuck on packed rush-hour trains after a power supply problem hit busy commuter routes between Essex and London.
The problem meant that for a time no trains were able to run between Tilbury Town/Upminster and London's Fenchurch Street station.
A number of London-bound trains came to a halt, with the problems for passengers being compounded later by a trespasser on the tracks.
Passenger Sarah Calkin tweeted: "O my God. I'd be better off walking to London."
At 9am, Jenna Collier tweeted: "Left the house at 6.20 and still not at work!"
Eventually, a limited amount of power was restored and the stationary trains were able to start moving.
The problem affected passengers with the c2c train company. A number of travellers switched to using Abellio Greater Anglia trains which also became packed.
The problems on c2c are expected to last until the end of the day.
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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