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August 5, 2020

ONE of two men convicted over the notorious Essex Boys triple gangland murders has had his bid for freedom delayed a second time due to coronavirus.
Jack whomes, 57, (above left) was due to go before the Parole Board on Friday, July 31, to argue he should be released,...

August 1, 2020

A TRANSGENDER former beautician has admitted assaulting a woman and a police officer after being arested on Oxfrod Street on Thursday.

Paris Bregazzi, 32, (pictured above: PA) who was born male, but identifies as female, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today...

July 27, 2020

A FORMER Leeds United professional football player, who made the England youth squad, has been charged with possession of a firearm and possession of class A drugs following the Encrochat hack.
Paul Shepherd, 42, from Leeds, (pictured above) played for the club as a fu...

July 22, 2020

A CAR garage boss has been charged with drug supply and keeping a firearm and ammunition at his business premises following the Encrochat hack.

Robert Wiggins, 42, boss (pictured above) of Wiggins Autos in Notting Hill, London, is alleged to have conspired between March...

July 21, 2020

ANOTHER Albanian national suspected of being involved in major drugs trafficking in Europe has been arrested in the UK.

Lorenc Sula, 41, whose address is not known, has been arrested by Bedfordshire Police after Greece issued a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) for his arre...

July 18, 2020

NEARLY 40 suspected major drugs traffickers, including men accused of belonging to some of Europe's biggest mafia organisations, have been caught hiding in the UK.
Italy and Poland are each separately seeking the extradition of 12 fugitives from the UK who are alr...

July 16, 2020

DOMESTIC abusers, paedophiles, drug dealers, prolific thieves and violent offenders have been spared jail as the lockdown loosens even though there are thousands of empty prison spaces, because it may be "too heavy" a punishment for them during the pandemic.

July 15, 2020

A CANNABIS growing ring across Essex and east London was today hit as ten people were arrested in a series of eight morning raids. 

It was part of an investigation by Essex Police into organised crime groups exploiting vulnerable people by forcing them to grow and guard...

July 13, 2020

A POLICE officer, who was due to be commended for going "beyond the call of duty," was not prosecuted despite a misconduct panel finding she gave money to her criminal boyfriend so he could stock up on drugs to sell... and even "discussed profits with him."

Former PC Ka...

July 9, 2020

A POLICE bust on a cannabis factory came too late as the 200 plants had already been harvested of their crop. 

Officers were called shortly before 1.50pm on Wednesday July 8, to a rented property in Alderton Hall Lane, Loughton.
An Essex Police spokesman said:...

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