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'We would never have risked the lives of our nephews' - Owner of dog who killed baby Archie speaks out

Archie Joe Darby with his big brother, Daniel-Jay

A BABY boy was ripped out of his loving mother’s arms by a family dog and killed.

6:40pm Friday 21 October 2016

Dog grabbed baby from mother's arms and savaged him to death, inquest told

Baby Archie Joe Darby died and his older brothe, Daniel-Jay, was seriously injured in a dog attack in Colchester, Essex (Family handout/PA)

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother's arms by the family dog and savaged to death, an inquest has heard.

10:54am Friday 21 October 2016

Intruders dressed in season disguises - including Halloween pumpkin mask - storm house at knifepoint

Mask and knives were recovered

THREE men in Halloween-style masks forced their way into a house at knifepoint during a terrifying raid- leaving one man needing hospital treatment.

6:45pm Friday 21 October 2016

Ofsted chief warns of 'serious weaknesses' in child protection by police forces

Ofsted chief has written to police watchdog

Police failures to take child protection seriously could lead to a repeat of the horrifying abuse scandals seen in Rotherham and Oxford, the chief inspector of schools has claimed.

12:59pm Tuesday 18 October 2016

Crime-ridden estate could get lights switched back on as police make request in bid to halt burglary spree

Sandra Devine petitioned against the light switch off

STREETLIGHTS could be turned back on in a crime-ridden estate as police try to halt a burglary spree.

5:00am Thursday 20 October 2016

Police in Essex issue warning about inheritance phone fraud

Police in Essex issue warning about inheritance phone fraud

DETECTIVES are investigating reports of a fraud in which victims are tricked into paying money to release inheritance money that does not exist.

3:20pm Thursday 20 October 2016

Only one in 16 rape reports in Essex leads to a conviction: Charity claims 'victims are being let down'

Only one in 16 rape reports in Essex leads to a conviction: Charity claims 'victims are being let down'

RAPE victims in Essex are being let down by the criminal justice system, according to a charity.

2:40pm Thursday 20 October 2016

Police shortages ‘leave kids at risk’

Sir Michael Wilshaw

VULNERABLE children in Southend “are being put at risk of significant harm” due to a shortage of specialist police officers, the country’s top education inspector has warned.

5:00am Wednesday 19 October 2016

Police rule out third party involvement in deaths of elderly couple

Incident at a bungalow, Eastwood Road North

POLICE have ruled out foul play after an elderly couple were found dead in separate rooms of their bungalow.

5:00am Tuesday 18 October 2016

Caught on camera: Suspected burglar seen sizing up house as police hunt crime gang

Glove - Man rang doorbell wearing glove

A SUSPECTED burglar was caught on camera casing a house as police hunt for a gang of raiders.

7:00am Thursday 20 October 2016
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