Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
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.
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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