A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Rock Thrown At Car From Bridge On A12
A driver has escaped injury after a rock was thrown onto his windscreen from a bridge over the A12 at Ingatestone.
It happened on Saturday afternoon.
Essex Police said: "The victim was driving a red Fiat Punto under a bridge near the junction with the B1002 at 2.30pm on Saturday April 9 when he saw two teenage boys on the bridge.
"They threw a large rock, which struck the windscreen, causing it to splinter on the driver’s side.
"The victim, a 52-year-old from Heybridge, was unhurt.
"Officers carried out a search of the area and enquiries are ongoing to locate the suspects.
"They were thought to be aged in their early teens, wore dark coloured clothes and had bicycles.
"Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact police at Brentwood 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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