A man serving life for a triple gangland killing which became known as the "Essex Boys" case has won a sentence reduction after a High Court judge ruled he has made "exceptional progress" in prison.
Jack Whomes, who's 57, was jailed at the Old Bailey in 1998 for the Murders of Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe.
They were shot dead in a Range Rover on an isolated farm track at Rettendon, Essex, in a dispute over drugs.
Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb announced her decision to reduce his tariff, the minimum term which must be spent behind bars before becoming eligible to apply for parole, by one year. It had previously been set at 25 years.
The story of the killings became known as the "Essex Boys" case after it inspired a film of that name starring Sean Bean.
A man has died after two lorries crashed in a lay-by in Essex.
The lorries collided on the A130 near Rettendon between Chelmsford and Southend just after 11am on Tuesday.
Police say one of the drivers died at the scene. The other was treated for minior injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses.
The A130 southbound is partially blocked due to serious accident, two lorries involved between A12 Chelmsford Bypass (Howe Green) and A132 / A1245 (Rettendon Turnpike). Police will be closing the A130, which will mean most traffic using the A1245 instead.
East Hanningfield Road in Rettendon blocked because of a fallen telegraph pole and tree on the road between the A1245 (Main Road) and Buckhatch Lane