Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Thousands Takes Part In Colchester Half Marathon
More than two thousand runners have taken part in this year's Colchester Half Marathon.
More than 2,600 people completed the 13-mile route, which started at 9am at Weston Homes Community Stadium before heading along Boxted Road, Mile End Road and along North Station Road towards the town centre.
The runners continued up North Hill, into the High Street, down East Hill and along Ipswich Road.
The second half of the route went through Severalls Business Park and onto Boxted and Langham, before returning to the stadium.
Hundreds of people cheered the runners on in the early spring sunshine.
The event, now in its tenth year, raises thousands of pounds for two local charities - The Tom Bowdidge Foundation and The Robin Trust. The race was won by Colchester Harriers' runner Adrian Mussett in a time on 1 hour, 9 minutes and 53 seconds.
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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