A man from Colchester has been jailed for 25 years for conspiring to murder his stepfather.
Wickford: Five-year-old Shot By Boy Aged Eight
Essex Police have confirmed that an eight-year-old fired a gun which seriously injured a five-year-old boy in Wickford.
Officers were called to a property in Upper Park Road at 1.20pm on Sunday (3 November).
The injured child was taken to the Royal London Hospital with a serious but not life threatening injury.
The gun and other legally held firearms at the property were handed over to officers.
The force has refused to comment on the type of weapon or the relationship between the two children.
It is understood the owners of the property were not at home at the time but were nearby.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested for possession of a firearm and drugs offences.
He has been released on police bail until January 6 while enquiries continue.
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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