A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Romford: Father Jailed for Killing Son
A father from Romford who killed his toddler son because he was crying has been jailed for nine years today (Wednesday 7 Dec).
Nathan Allen brought both fists down on 14-month-old Fletcher's abdomen as he lay in his cot.
The youngster died in January from internal bleeding and damaged kidneys.
The 27-year -old from Erith Crescent was jailed for manslaughter at the Old Bailey after a jury cleared him of murder.
Allen had been left with the boy for less than 30 minutes while his partner 19-year-old Danielle Hands went to see her family.
Judge Brian Barker told Allen: "Your reaction was aggressive and extreme. You will have to live with your actions for the rest of your life.
"This was a terrible act and you must take responsibility for your actions.''
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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