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UPDATE: Life sentence for security guard who planned kidnap, rape and murder of Holly Willoughby

A security guard from Essex who kept thousands of images of Holly Willoughby has been sentenced to life with a minimum of 15-years for planning her kidnap, rape, and murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Prosecutors authorise charging Steve Wright with 1999 murder and attempted kidnapping

Prosecutors authorise charging Steve Wright with 1999 murder and attempted kidnapping

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Luke D'Wit: Sinister double murderer jailed

Luke D’Wit has been sentenced to 37 years for the murders of Carol and Stephen Baxter.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Prison sentence in first cyberflashing case

Nicholas Hawkes, 39, the first person to be convicted of cyber-flashing, has been sentenced to a total of 66 weeks in prison.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Christmas “party planner” jailed in first laughing gas drug conviction

A drug dealer who was caught red-handed with party bags containing cannisters of laughing gas alongside balloons and candy canes has become the first person to be jailed for possession of the class C drug since it was outlawed by the Home Office.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, East of England News

Former Essex Police officer guilty of filming sexual assault after night out

A former Essex Police officer has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman after a night out and filming it.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Callous Defendants Sentenced for Abuse

Today Elisha Robinson and Jodie Colvin were sentenced for their acts of horrific abuse directed at a young person in a bungalow in Mulbarton, Norwich. Another was also sentenced but they are a youth offender and so remain anonymous.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , East of England News

Reality TV star Stephen Bear jailed for posting 'revenge porn'

Reality TV star Stephen Bear has been sentenced today for voyeurism and two counts of "revenge porn".

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Reality TV star guilty of posting 'revenge porn'

A reality TV star has been convicted of posting so-called “revenge porn” on the OnlyFans video-sharing site.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

A former Detective Superintendent jailed for possession of extreme pornography

A former detective superintendent has today been jailed for possessing extreme pornographic images after illegal files were found on his phone.


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