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A MAN and woman from Basildon have been charged with child sex offences.
Grant Francis, 28, of St James Road, Vange, and Hayley Morgan, 20, of Longmead, Pitsea, are set to appear in court in late January.
Police said they were charged following a 'complex enquiry' and that their alleged victims included boys and girls.
Francis is charged with one count of rape, one of attempted rape, two of causing or inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity, three of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under 13 and two of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13-15.
He also faces two counts of assaulting a girl under ... read on
read on...TWO MEN have been charged over the alleged armed robbery of a Pitsea Post Office.
PLANS for the development of a £50 million leisure and residential scheme at Seaway car park have been sealed by Southend Council. read on...
GPS have asked patients to be patient for a little while longer on plans for an empty hospital in Hornchurch. read on...
POLICE are hunting armed robbers who targeted a Pitsea Post Office. read on...
Christmas arrived almost a week early on Saturday, as Orient gifted their hosts both goals in another wretched display of defending, with Conor Hourihane and Devante Cole first-half strikes leaving the struggling east Londoners firmly entrenched in the League One drop zone.
Shortly after Karl Hemmings had blasted wide from a Shaun Batt slip, ex-Plymouth man, Hourihane sprung the offside trap and easily rounded Adam Legzdins, to give the Tykes a deserved 13th minute lead.
An already bad afternoon took a turn for the worse only three minutes later when the O's frontman, Gianvito Plasmati hobbled off, to be replaced by David Mooney.
Orient offered nothing in reply ... read on
read on...Southend had to settle for a point against Jimmy Floyd-Hasselbaink's high-flying Brewers on Friday night.
Goals from Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing helped West Ham United consolidated their place in the top four of the Barclays Premier League by earning a comfortable victory over struggling Leicester City at Upton Park. read on...
Essex Senior Cup supported by BBC Essex Fourth Round
REDBRIDGE snatched a dramatic Essex Senior Cup victory, and a place in the quarter-finals of the Essex Senior Cup as Ryman League Premier Division side Canvey Island suffered a cup upset at Oakside. read on...
Concord Rangers manager was cautiously delighted as his team produced a sparkling display to swamp Farnborough at the Aspect Arena. read on...
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