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A man has been jailed for nine years after admitting to raping a vulnerable woman within the grounds of Chelmsford Cathedral.
Jaroslaw Wrzesinski, of Kings Road, Chelmsford, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday 8 September.
Wrzesinski, 41, a cleaner, will be a registered sex offender for life.
At around 6.40am on Sunday, April 2, Wrzesinski had just left work when he noticed the victim, followed her and raped her before leaving the scene.
A passer-by found the victim, aged in her 20s, in a distressed state and contacted police.
Wrzensinski preyed on and attacked a lone female when she was at her most vulnerable in a well-used public area of Chelmsford city centre in broad daylight.
The victim has shown huge strength and bravery throughout this investigation and will continue to be supported by specialist officers.
Through effective work with partners and with the invaluable support of members of the community we serve, Wrzensinski, a predatory sex offender, has been taken off our streets and now has a long time behind bars to think about his actions.
A pensioner found strangled at a property in Essex has been named as Margaret Sims.
The 70-year-old died at Milton Road in Stanford-le-Hope just after midnight on Sunday, August 20.
A post-mortem examination gave a preliminary cause of death to be compression of the neck.
Police said her family were "very shock and are trying to come to terms with what has happened".
Keeley Barnard, 51, of Hopkins Mead in Chelmsford, has been charged with murder and was due to appear in court today, August 23.
Essex Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to question in connection with a sex attack in Chelmsford.
Officers say a woman had become ill following a night out and was approached by a man as she sat on a bench in Moulsham Street at around 3am on Monday 10 July.
He then sexually assaulted her and left the scene after being challenged by the victim’s friend.
The mother of murder victim John Pordage has made an emotional appeal for help in tracking down a teenager police want to question.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu
The manhunt is continuing for a teenager after a man was shot dead outside a petrol station in Chelmsford.
Police are warning that 17-year-old Bradley Blundell could be dangerous and are urging the public not to approach him.
The victim, 34-year-old John Pordage, was shot in the chest in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Today, a 16-year-old appeared in court charged with his murder.
A teenager has been charged in connection with the murder of John Pordage in Chelmsford.
The 16-year-old boy, who is from the city, was arrested on Sunday. He has today been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon, handling stolen goods and perverting the course of justice.
He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.
A van driver is in a potentially life-threatening condition in hospital following a three-vehicle crash in Essex.
A white Mercedes sprinter van, a silver Ford Mondeo and a HGV collided just after 10pm on Thursday night (August 4) between junctions 18 and 19 at Chelmsford.
A 40-year-old man, who was the driver of the Mercedes van, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and is in a critical - and potentially life-threatening - condition.
A woman and a man both in their 60s - the driver and passenger in the Mondeo - suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in Chelmsford.
Brian Hurry died after being hit on the head with a metal bar at his home in Galleywood near Chelmsford last year.Read the full story ›
An East of England ambulance driver has been cleared of causing death by careless driving after hitting a man on a pedestrian crossing.Read the full story ›