A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Teen Arrested After Suspected Acid Attack In Ockendon
A 17 year old boy has been arrested after five teenagers were hurt in a suspected acid attack at Ockendon railway station.
The group, all between 16 and 18 years old, were waiting on the platform at around 12.40am on Sunday when they were approached.
A man squirted them in the face with an "unknown liquid" before getting on a train from Southend to Barking.
Two of the group of friends suffered "potentially life-changing" injuries to their eyes, face and mouth.
Three others had minor burns, that aren't thought to be life threatening.
A 17 year old boy from Dagenham handed himself into police and has now been arrested.
He is currently helping police with their enquiries.
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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