Two men have been jailed for a total of 40 years after an aggravated burglary in Essex, where a man was shot.
Teenager Admits Colchester Killings
A teenager has admitted killing two people who were set upon while out walking in Colchester.
The 17 year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stabbed James Attfield (pictured), 33, more than 100 times in Colchester on March 29 2014.
Mr Attfield, who had a brain injury after being hit by a car four years before his death, was found fighting for his life in the town's Castle Park. He died later in hospital.
Three months later, the boy knifed 31 year-old Saudi student Nahid Almanea, sixteen times as she walked along the Salary Brook Trail towards the University of Essex on the morning of June 17 2014.
She was wearing a Muslim gown called an abaya when she was attacked.
The two deaths sparked fears a killer was randomly striking after police said there were "striking similarities" in the murders but nothing to link the victims.
The teenager, from Colchester, was arrested after allegedly being found with a lock knife on May 26 last year in the same area where Ms Almanea was killed.
During a hearing at the Old Bailey, he denied two counts of murder and possessing an offensive weapon but admitted two alternative counts of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
Anyone with information about an assault on a man in Chelmsford a month ago, which left him with serious head injuries, is being asked to come forward.
Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
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