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Essex man who delivered fatal kick jailed for nine years

A 28-year-old who killed another man by kicking him in the side of the head has been jailed for nine years.

Lloyd Deacon was found guilty of manslaughter. Credit: Essex Police.

Lloyd Deacon ruptured a blood vessel in Gary Bassett’s brain when he attacked him in Market Pavement, Basildon last July.

The victim was with a friend when Mr Bassett approached and started being aggressive. Deacon then kicked him in the head, knocking him unconscious and leaving irreparable damage.

Gary Bassett passed away in hospital two days later. Mr Deacon was found guilty of manslaughter at Chelmsford Crown Court.

This has been a devastating and extremely difficult time for Mr Bassett’s loved-ones.

This case serves as a stark reminder that any act of violence can have the most tragic of consequences.

Deacon could have left the argument and walked away.Instead he now faces a significant number of years behind bars and will have to live with the tragic consequences of his actions for the rest of his life.

– DCI Stephen Jennings of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate


This weekend's football fixtures

This weekends football fixtures Credit: ITV News

SATURDAY'S GAMES - 3.00pm unless stated.


Bolton Wanderers v IPSWICH TOWN

NORWICH CITY v Sheffield United







Forest Green Rovers v CAMBRIDGE UNITED

LUTON TOWN v Morecambe

STEVENAGE v Carlisle United

National Basketball Cup: two local teams face off

The region's top two women's basketball teams will face each other in the National Final this weekend.

National Division 2 leaders Ipswich will face Division 1 leaders the Essex Blades in London on Sunday 21.

The Colchester based Essex Blades have previously won the cup. They will soon be moving to new grounds when the The Essex Sports Arena opens later this month.

A message of reassurance over the impact of Brexit

Liz Truss visited Stansted Airport today Credit: ITV News

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss has visited Stansted Airport to reassure businesses in the East that the government is committed to a post-Brexit economy.

On her visit she highlighted the increase in exports from the East of England- which has been vital in helping the economy grow.

The latest figures show between 2015 and 2016 exports increased 10.4%.

She said the airport's new flights to Dubai emphasised the post-Brexit need for new routes to the rest of the world.

The visit was to highlight the region's increased exports Credit: ITV News

The East of England exports £16 billion of goods to Europe, compared to £4.6 billion to North America and nearly £1 billion to China.

Machinery and transport goods were the most exported followed by chemicals.

The East of England is a thriving region and a vital hub between the UK and the rest of the world.

The Government is hugely committed to ensuring the East of England and its businesses are as competitive and productive as possible in the global marketplace.

– Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
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