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Keelan Rowley, 20, from Ruaton Drive in Clacton, used social media sites such as Instagram and Snapchat to target 14 girls, including four who were just 12 years old.

Forensic information belonging to Christopher Raymond, 56, of no fixed address, helped to link him to the crime.

Toby Lees, 29 and of Garland Road in Colchester has appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.

Aron Parkinson has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

An Essex man accused of possessing extreme pornography and making incident images of a children has been summoned to court.

A man has been charged with possession of cocaine and grievous bodily harm with intent after a woman was badly assaulted in Essex.

A man has been convicted of a string of historical child sex offences in Clacton.

A violent robber who rammed a car into his victim before attacking and mugging him has been jailed.

Essex Police have issued CCTV footage of a teenager they urgently need to trace in connection with the murder of John Pordage in Chelmsford.

A man has pleaded guilty to burgling a home in Halstead in Essex after a forensics investigation identified him through blood he left at the scene.

Two teenagers arrested following the murder of Chelmsford man John Pordage have been sentenced - as officers continue their hunt for suspect Bradley Blundell.

Two men have been jailed for a total of seven years for the armed robbery of a betting shop in Brighlingsea.

A woman who stabbed and slashed a man in Clacton while demanding money has been handed a life sentence.

A former teacher who pleaded guilty to child sex abuse charges in an Essex court today has been jailed.

A former carer from Halstead convicted of sexually abusing a 37-year-old disabled woman has been jailed.

A former policeman from Colchester has been put on the sex offenders’ register after pleading guilty to attempted child grooming.

A burglar has been jailed for two years and five months following a break-in in Halstead.

A convicted sex offender, found with hundreds of indecent images and videos of children during a monitoring visit by police, has been jailed for 15 months.

Oliver Sheppard, 28, of Park Road in Clacton, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on January 16 after pleading guilty there on January 8.

A former head teacher from Saffron Walden who was found with “horrific” child abuse images has avoided jail.

A teenager gunned a man down outside a petrol station over a comment that he “looked like the Milky Bar Kid”, and he is still on the run from police, a trial heard.

A Boxted man has been jailed for seven years and 10 months after admitting child sex offences.

A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty to burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a licence and insurance after being arrested last week in Harwich.

A man has ben jailed after an aggravated burglary in north Essex where a couple were subjected to a “horrific ordeal” in which they were threatened with a firearm, metal bar and sprayed with an unknown substance.

The notorious “Jay Boys” gang which used violence to take over the homes of addicts in north Essex to deal Class A drugs has been jailed for a collective of total of more than 41 years.

A robber who claimed he was carrying a knife and stun gun when he demanded money from a north Essex shop manager has been jailed for nearly three years.

An Essex van driver who escaped prison after causing the death of his sister in a collision has been jailed after the Court of Appeal felt his sentence was ‘unduly lenient’.

An Essex police officer has appeared in court charged with grooming a 15-year-old boy.

An Essex man has been jailed for 18 months for punching and stabbing his wife in a ‘terrifying’ unprovoked attack.

The family of a Clacton man who was killed in Lawford last week have paid tribute to him today, as an inquest into his death opened at Essex Coroners Court.

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