Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Thurrock: Have You Seen Missing Laura?
Essex Police say they're growing increasing concerned for the safety of a teenage girl who's been missing since last Thursday (February 23rd).
15-year-old Laura Johnson, who is subject to a Care Order, was last seen when she used the toilets at Morrisons in Grays when she was with her career.
Laura has contacts throughout the Thurrock area although there have been reports that she has been sleeping rough at local stations.
She is 5'5" and although shown with red hair in the photograph she now has blond hair. Anyone with information on Laura's whereabouts is asked to contact police at Grays on 101.
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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