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A prolific Essex burglar who police said had “no qualms” has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after being caught red handed leaving a house he had just broken in to.

A fraudster who scammed internet shoppers out of £21,000 has been jailed – four years after the crimes took place.

A motorist who caused a crash which killed his sister has been given a two-year driving ban.

A former Colchester man has been jailed for two years and four months for committing sexual offences against children.

A man who was convicted of causing a fatal crash in Colchester in 2012 has lost his court appeal against his driving conviction.

A man who imported an “anatomically correct” childlike sex doll from Asia has been sentenced in the first case of its kind in Essex.

A woman who posed as a teenage girl and seduced a boy over Facebook has been jailed for three years.

A former lecturer who escaped to Ireland after being convicted of having indecent images of children has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

A man who battered his 81-year-old wife to death as she slept with a wooden vase made by one of her sons has been jailed for life – and must serve a minimum of 16 years.

An “unscrupulous criminal” who targeted an elderly woman demanding cash for work he had not carried out has been jailed.

An addict has been jailed for a minimum of 18 years after he stabbed a man through his heart in a “senseless attack”.

A jury has found a man guilty of stabbing a friend to death amid a drug-fuelled row at a property in St Osyth.

Jurors are set to retire to consider their verdict in the trial of a man accused of stabbing another man to death.

The treasurer of the friends group at a north Essex primary school has narrowly avoided prison after admitting fraud involving up to £5,000 of the group’s funds.

A man who forced his way into a house in Great Notley and assaulted a couple inside has been jailed for three years and nine months.

A soldier in the Welsh Guards who killed another motorist and injured three family members when he leaned into the footwell of his car to retrieve a sat nav, has been jailed for four years.

Two fairground workers have denied the manslaughter of a girl who died when a bouncy castle she was playing on blew away in Essex.

The girlfriend of a 23-year-old man who was stabbed to death at a property in St Osyth says “he had no chance” against his alleged attacker.

Friends of a popular Chelmsford electrician who was shot in the chest outside a petrol station have launched a fundraising appeal for his family.

The mother of an Essex murder victim has today made a direct plea for a ‘dangerous’ teenager police want to speak to in connection with the killing to hand himself in.

A top detective has urged a teenager who is on the run after a man was shot and killed in Essex to “give himself up”, and advised members of the public not to approach him.

A crackdown on targeting gang-related crime in Chelmsford, has seen 28 people arrested and around £12,000 worth of drugs seized in recent weeks.

A 71-year-old man from Clacton has pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife.

A Colchester man has been jailed for two years and five months after pleading guilty to two burglaries, fraud and driving while disqualified.

A 78-year-old man who sexually abused a young boy in St Osyth in Essex has been jailed for six years.

A 25-year-old man from Essex has been convicted of murdering his step-grandfather after striking him on the head with a dumbbell.

An Essex father who threw a corrosive liquid at a teenager outside a popular restaurant in Walton-on-the-Naze will now face years behind bars.

A couple from Clacton who failed to safeguard more than £40,000 worth of tenants’ deposits as part of their lettings agency business have narrowly avoided prison after a prosecution by Essex Trading Standards.

A convicted paedophile who abducted a girl from the Ipswich area and had sex with her after meeting her on a messaging app has been jailed for nine years.

Two fairground workers have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a “bright, beautiful and most loving little girl” who died when a bouncy castle she was playing on blew away.

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