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A 15-year-old girl is among four people charged with the murder of a man who died after a row with a group of youths.
Lorry driver Darren Kelly, 42, from Basildon, Essex, was stabbed to death on Tuesday night.
Essex Police said two boys aged 16 and 17, a 15-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man have been charged with the murder.
They are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
A 13-year-old girl from Basildon who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail until December 16.
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A man from Tottenham has been found guilty of smuggling 35 immigrants in to the UK in a container in which one man died.
Meet Singh Kapoor was found dead when the container, which had travelled from Belgium, was opened.
The rest, including Mr Kapoor's wife and children, survived the ordeal but were found distressed in cramped conditions.
Four men went on trial at Basildon Crown Court accused of organising the operation.
A jury found Taha Sharif, who is Kurdish and was living in Tottenham, north London, guilty of conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK.
They have yet to reach a verdict on Stephen McLaughlin, Timothy Murphy, and Martin McGlinchey who all deny the same charge.
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Four men have gone on trial accused of helping smuggle 35 illegal immigrants into Tilbury Docks in August last year - one of whom died.Read the full story ›
A man has been charged with kidnap following the disappearance of a three-year-old child.
Essex Police are no longer searching for the young boy, who is safe after he went missing last Sunday, sparking a search across the county.
Tradesman Robert Gurling, 45, from Romford, will remain in custody until his appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Laurence Payne, 40, a computer programmer, also from Romford, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court today charged with assisting an offender, in connection with the investigation.
He was remanded in custody until later this month, when he will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court.
A woman from Guildford in Surrey has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and has been released on bail.