Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Uttlesford: Scam Targets Another Pensioner
An elderly man has been scammed out of £10,000 just 24 hours after a woman in the same area was conned out of £5,000.
The man in his 70s was contaced by someone posing as a police officer on Tuesday.
It comes after a woman was conned out of £5,000 the day before.
In both cases the victims were contacted by a man who said he was investigating fraud at their respective banks.
The trickster got them to withdraw a large sum of money by saying their bank notes needed to be forensically examined.
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.
More than half a billion pounds for social care across Essex but an extra 3% council tax levy will pay for it.
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