Man taken to hospital after being shot outside a boxing event at the Brentwood Centre.
Woman Cleared Of Sex With Boy
A married Essex teaching assistant has been cleared of grooming and having sex with a pupil more than 40 years her junior.
Elaine McKay, 58, who worked at the 1,700-pupil Clacton Coastal Academy in admitted sending a string of explicit photographs to the 15-year-old schoolboy, including provocative images of her posing topless.
But she denied claims that the relationship escalated to the pair having sex, saying that the boy told a lie which got out of control.
Jurors found her not guilty of intentionally touching a boy aged 15 by having full sex with him and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity after just over an hour of deliberation at Chelmsford Crown Court.
Judge Patricia Lynch said she would sentence McKay for sending the pictures next month.
A woman in her 20's has been threatened and robbed by a gunman in Colchester.
Chairman of luxury property group has been accused of fraud by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The people of Essex are being urged to have their say in the potential change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is governed.
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