A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Pitsea: Have You Seen Missing Daryl?
Fresh appeals are being made to find a man from Pitsea who has been missing for several months.
30-year-old Daryl Hendricks, known to his friends and family as 'Tink', has not had contact with his family since July and officers say this is very out of character for him.
He was living in Pitsea for 18 months prior to disappearing.
His mother Joan, from Pitsea, is asking him to get in contact to let her know he is OK as the family are very worried.
He is 30 years old and described as 5ft 7ins tall, black with short, black, curly hair, of slim build and with a pierced tongue.
He could be in London and anyone with any information about his current whereabouts is asked to contact Pc Sam Baldwin at Wickford police station on 101.
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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