A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Thurrock Man Charged Over Petrol Station Arson
A man has been charged with trying to set fire to a petrol station in Stanford-le-Hope.
Police officers were called to reports of a man "tampering with a petrol pump and trying to set fire to the nozzle" at the BP on London Road at around 1am on Saturday.
Essex Police said: "Officers were quickly on scene and arrested a man.
"Glen Squibb 25, of Digby Road, Corringham was charged with attempted arson with intent to endanger life, possessing cannabis, possessing a knife in public and also with assaulting a member of staff at the petrol station.
"He was bailed to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on October 23."
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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