The police manhunt for a gunman wanted for the attempted murder of a neighbour has expanded outside west Essex into neighbouring counties.
Francis O’Donoghue is being urged to hand himself in to officers after a shooting on a travellers site off Goatswood Lane in Navestock on Tuesday.
Two men sustained gunshot wounds to the legs and chest and are recovering well in hospital under armed police guard.
A search of the site was completed on yesterday, with scenes of crime officers and ballistic experts recovering cartridge casings among other items of interest.
As well as continuing with their enquiries in Essex, detectives are also focusing their attention to traveller sites in Hertfordshire and London where it is thought the 27-year-old glazier may be hiding out with friends or relatives.
Secret film footage of two former 'slaughter-men' abusing pigs at a farm in Essex has been shown to a London court.
Piotr Andrzjie Wasiuta and Kelly Smith have admitted beating pigs with a batton and stubbing out cigarettes on their snouts, when they worked for Cheale Meats at Orchard Farm in Brentwood, Essex. They will be sentenced this afternoon.
The public gallery at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court was full of animal rights activists.
The defendants solicitors have said they do not want their clients details read out in case of reprisals from activists.