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Care workers to be sentenced for abuse

The Old Deanery care home at Braintree. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Three former care workers are due to be sentenced this morning for abusing elderly residents at an Essex home.

It happened at the Old Deanery in Braintree in 2014.

Lorna Hortilano, Adeshola Adediwura, and Anita Ray - all from Braintree - have pleaded guilty to assault.

They will be sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Norfolk man had thousands of indecent images of children on laptops

A 34-year-old man from Norfolk has been placed on the sex offenders' register after admitting possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

Gavin Hamilton, of Sea View Rise, Hopton, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Friday.

He was given a three-year community order, with a three-year supervision order, and will also have to follow an internet sex offender programme.

Hamilton had pleaded guilty to five counts of making indecent images of children at a previous hearing.

Police raided his home in April 2014 and seized items including laptops and memory sticks which were found to hold thousands of images and videos of children.

Councillors seek permanent traveller ban

A temporary injunction was granted in March Credit: ITV Anglia

Councillors in Harlow will be at the High Court today to try and make a temporary ban on travellers permanent.

An unprecedented interim injunction on illegal sites was granted in March preventing travellers from setting up illegal sites across the whole town.

The injunction application seeks the same protection as the interim injunction and would ban 35 named people from setting up unauthorised encampments on any land in Harlow.

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