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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,...

July 26, 2020

AN ELDERLY woman, who died after suffering a stroke and testing negative for coronavirus, had Covid-19 added to her death certificate, despite having no symptoms of the illness, fueling mounting fears about the accuracy of daily death statistics.
Cases like Gladys Sher...

July 22, 2020

TWO Essex women have been separately charged with stealing hundreds of pounds worth of ink cartridges from Sainsbury's supermarkets.

Kathleen Stokes, 42, has been charged with stealing £225 worth of ink cartridges from the Sainsbury's supermarket at Cricketers Retail Pa...

July 18, 2020

A police sergeant secretly tried to record a colleague in the shower and had a sick video of a woman receiving oral sex from a dog, a court heard.

Detective Sergent Benjamin McNish, 29, (above) tried to film a female officer with his phone camera as she showered in Febr...

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.
Crimi...

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 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:...

July 7, 2020

A BRITISH car dealer has been named as a key member of a gang of travellers known as the "Bitumeurs Anglais" who are said to have conned French pensioners out of up to £4 million through an organised asphalt scam.
Bertie Lee, 57, from Morecambe, is fighting extradition...

July 4, 2020

THE family of a man fatally stabbed in an Epping Forest car park have paid tribute to him as more arrests have been made in connection with the murder.

Stephen Morrisson, 30, was described as "larger than life itself" by his relatives.

A family statement said: "Our Stevo...

July 3, 2020

A paedophile tried to take his own life after he was arrested for sexually abusing two young girls over a four-month period.

Alan Hine, 54, from Abbey Field View, Colchester, in Essex, nearly succeeded in the suicide bid, but was saved.

Last month he pleaded guilty...

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