Police are looking for a 19-year-old man who has absconded from Southend Crown Court. Ricky Kerry ran from the dock of the court in Victoria Avenue just as he was being sentenced to 28 months for robbery.
Police have launched a manhunt after a 19-year-old fled a court dock as a judge was about to send him to jail. Unemployed Ricky Kerry ran from the dock at Southend Crown Court after being sentenced to 28 months in prison for robbery.
Essex Police say he made off on foot at just after 12.45pm in the direction of Baxter Avenue. It is understood that Kerry, of Jones Close, Southend, escaped through heavy double doors at the entrance to the court and down two flights of stairs.
The force said Kerry was being sentenced for a robbery in Sutton Road, Southend, in April in which he punched a man and took his mobile phone. Anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101
A woman was raped outside a crown court in a late-night attack.
The 19-year-old victim told officers she had been raped by a man near a disabled access ramp outside Portsmouth Crown Court last Sunday morning.
A 23-year-old man from Gosport was arrested on suspicion of rape, interviewed in police custody, and bailed until January 15, 2013, pending further enquiries.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault which happened at 1.30am on Sunday, November 18.
Detective Constable Alison Richards of Portsmouth CID said: "Officers would like to hear from anyone who was out at around 1am, and who may have seen or heard anything that may assist the investigation."
A 17-year-old detained after attempting to grab the Olympic torch as it was carried through Gravesend appeared in court today.
He pleaded guilty to a public order offence as well as assaulting torchbearer Anna Skora and a police officer.
The court heard the attempted grab was a prank which had gone too far.
The youth who can not be named for legal reasons received a four month referral order and was ordered to pay £100 in compensation to each victim, and £85 in costs.
The parents of Elliott Turner are to be sentenced today for their part in covering up the murder of Emily Longley.
Turner was sentenced to life in prison for killing his 17 year old girlfriend at the Bournemouth home he shared with his parents.Leigh and Anita Turner have been found guilty of intent to pervert the course of justice.
Hundreds of passengers who took a Titanic Memorial Cruise from Southampton, to hold a memorial service over the site of the wreck, are threatening to sue the organisers in a row over fuel surcharges.
A restaurant manager at Gatwick Airport who sexually assaulted two teenage colleagues has been sentenced to a three-year community order and made to sign the sex offenders register.
David Hartwell, 26, abused his position to take advantage of the girls between November 2009 and August 2010.
He was found guilty by majority on two counts of sexual assault following a trial at Hove Crown Court last month and sentenced at Croydon Crown Court.
He will sign the sex offenders register for five years.
Hartwell, of Rookwood Avenue, New Malden, Surrey, was also given a six-month curfew, from 9pm to 6am, and he was ordered to pay £1,200 costs.
Thames Valley Police made the arrests during a series of early morning raids on Thursday. The age of the six men ranges from 26 to 37. They face charges include rape, conspiracy to rape a child, trafficking and supplying drugs. Four other men have been released on police bail.