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Sentencing of men over £1.6m online romance scam adjourned

Ife Ojo and Olusegun Agbaje were due to be sentenced today. Credit: PA

Two men convicted of duping a woman out of £1.6 million by faking an online romance have had their sentencing adjourned.

Ife Ojo, 31, from Peterborough, and Olusegun Agbaje, 43, from Hornchurch, Essex, were due to be sentenced at Basildon Crown Court today, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud.

Judge Jonathan Black adjourned the case until 8 January 2016. The men have been remanded in custody.

Are drink driving penalties tough enough?

From the beginning of December, police forces across England and Wales are launching their annual Christmas Drink and Drug campaign - targeting anyone over the limit.

As police forces in our region join the nation-wide crackdown, road safety charity Brake is calling for tougher punishments for those who break the law.

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A quiet start to Black Friday Frenzy

A slow start at the Intu:MK shopping centre in Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

Shops across the East have experienced a quieter start than predicted as today's Black Friday event began in a more sedate way than last year's pre-Christmas shopping event.

Retailers are still hoping that customers could spend their way to the UK's first £1 billion in online shopping by the end of the day but so far instore shopping has not seen the buying rush expected.


'Hardworking, kind and loving': Woman pays tribute to partner killed in Suffolk car crash

John Hobson's partner said he Credit: Suffolk Police

The partner of a man, who died following a crash in Suffolk, has paid tribute to him.

John Hobson, 65, from Colchester, died after his car crashed on the A134 Assington on Tuesday night.

His partner Debbie described him as a "hardworking, kind, loving, understanding individual, who always went the extra mile to help others".

"The six years we had together were the best and happiest in my life. You were my one true love, forever. I love you so very, very much. With John by my side I was whole, he was part of me.

"We always used to say ‘if we could bottle what we had, we would be millionaires.’ I am truly devastated and life will be empty without John by my side."

"John was a hardworking, kind, loving, understanding individual, who always went the extra mile to help others."

– Debbie, John Hobson's partner

Police seek witnesses after alleged road-rage attack

The liquid caused reddening and irritation. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Essex police are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly sprayed in the face with an irritant liquid in a road rage incident.

The victim, a 41-year-old from Bedfordshire says he was driving in Harlow near the roundabout junction between the A414 and Edinburgh Road.

He claims he was cut up by a man in a grey Golf, who then stopped, wound the passenger window down and sprayed the liquid through the victim's driver window, causing reddening and irritation.

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