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A Suffolk man has been jailed for 12 years for his part in a terrifying raid during which stun guns and batons were used to restrain their victims.

An Essex man who harassed a woman and stole her car, broke into a stranger's home and racially assaulted an innocent restaurant worker all in one day, has been jailed for four years,

A brave security guard has described how he protected customers and colleagues from a robber armed with a samurai sword at a Tesco store in Essex.

Two men have been jailed for a total of 20 years after raping a woman in her own home in north Essex.

A brave shopkeeper has been praised for "swatting away" what he believed to be a loaded gun from a man who tried to rob the store of cash.

A sexual predator who abused children over a number of decades has been jailed for 17 years.

A heroic off-duty Suffolk police officer who caught a pair of jewellery thieves is celebrating after receiving an award for her bravery.

Fifteen activists whose protest closed the runway at Stansted Airport have been spared immediate prison sentences.

A burglar who broke into a home in Braintree over Christmas and stole a car has been jailed for 21 months.

Police investigating the murder of 54-year-old Paul Gillet in Clacton have released a CCTV image of a woman they wish to speak to.

Two 'sex predators' have been convicted of rape after a woman was attacked in a house in Colchester.

A pair charged with murder and arson with intent were remanded in custody following an appearance in magistrates court yesterday.

Activists who brought Stansted Airport flights to a standstill have been convicted of an aviation security offence.

A group of people who breached Stansted Airport's security fence before chaining themselves together in front of a plane were convicted today (December 10).

A gang of fraudsters who "brainwashed" elderly victims into paying thousands of pounds for unneccesary work to their homes have been jailed for a total of more than 16 years.

A restaurant manager has been jailed for raping a teenage girl and sexually assaulting another.

A drug dealer from Essex has been jailed for seven years after he was found in possession of more than £16,000 worth of crack, heroin and crack cocaine.

A Clacton man was handed a 10-year sexual harm prevention order after engaging in sexually explicit conversations with what he believed to be a child under 16 years of age.

A Clacton woman was sentenced to three years and six months as a court heard the heart-rending last words of a 76-year-old man hit by her speeding car.

A man from north Essex has been jailed for crimes including stalking and sexual assault.

An Essex man is due in court in connection with a number of serious offences committed in Chelmsford, Maldon and Shoebury.

A prolific offender locked up for hurling abuse at police officers is also banned from entering a town centre when he leaves prison.

A man who threatened and chased staff around a shop full of customers with a knife has been jailed.

An Essex teenager has been jailed for 14 months for stabbing a worker who confronted him.

Another person has been taken into custody by Essex Police after staff were threatened by a wrench and hammer in a jewellery shop theft.

Two men and a woman are starting jail sentences totalling 16-and-a-half years following an attack on a man with an axe and a sledgehammer in Clacton, branded by police as a "terrifying ordeal".

Take a look at who has been put behind bars over the last seven days- a drug dealer, a people smuggler and two men in their 20s involved in using "rambo-style" knives.

One of Britain's top murder case lawyers, who finds "equilibrium" in rural Suffolk, has warned the justice system is in crisis.

Take a look at what's been happening at courts in Suffolk and north Essex this week.

A people smuggler who went on the run after attempting to take an Iraqi family through Harwich International Port in a hired campervan has been jailed.

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