Ten arrests in major police swoop

TEN people from north Essex have been arrested for a number of serious offences - including one in connection with two firebomb attacks on police officers homes.

TEN people from north Essex have been arrested for a number of serious offences - including one in connection with two firebomb attacks on police officers homes.

Police executed warrants on 12 addresses in Essex and east London early yesterdaymorning.

Those arrested were a 41-year-old man from Holland on Sea on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud and witness intimidation; a 50-year-old man from Colchester on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice; a 55-year-old man from Clacton-on-Sea on suspicion of money laundering and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice; a 32-year-old woman from Holland-on-Sea on suspicion of money laundering; a 36-year-old man from Holland-on-Sea on suspicion of money laundering; a-22-year-old man from Clacton on suspicion of money laundering; a 48-year-old man from Clacton on suspicion of money laundering; a 43-year-old man from Frinton-on-Sea on suspicion of money laundering; a 51-year-old man from Frinton-on-Sea on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud; a 43-year-old woman from Frinton-on-Sea on suspicion of Cannabis cultivation.

All are being held at various police stations in Essex and London.


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The firebomb attacks happened at the homes of two police officers in 2006 at addresses in Clacton and Holland-on-Sea. Two men were found guilty in March 2007 of arson with intent to endanger life and were jailed for a total of 30 years following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

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