A man from Colchester who befriended and sexually abused a young child has been jailed for seven years.
Three Charged Over Sible Hedingham Shooting
Three men have been charged over a break-in in Sible Hedingham where a man was shot in his own home.
Intruders broke into the house on Rectory Road in the early hours of Saturday, 6 February.
The man inside the building had hidden in his bedroom but was shot through the door.
He suffered what were described as "life-changing" injuries, and Essex Police said he may have to have his leg amputated.
Three men were subsequently arrested.
Now 22 year-old Charlie Simms, from North Road in Great Yeldham, 23 year-old Kalebh Shreeve, from Gibson Road in Halstead, and 27 year-old Christopher Bergin, from Hawkwood Road in Halstead, have all been charged with aggravated burglary, GBH with intent, and possession of a firearm.
They are due at Colchester Magistrates' Court this morning.
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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