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Burglar raided Essex home armed with stun gun

Ioan Sabou was jailed for 12 years Credit: Essex Police

A burglar who stormed a house in Essex armed with batons and stun guns has been jailed for 12 years.

Ioan Sabou, of Combs Lane, Great Finborough, was found guilty of aggravated burglary at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The 35-year-old entered the home of a woman in her 30s along with three other men at St Peter's Street in Colchester in May 2018.

They were armed with stun guns and batons, which they used to restrain the victim. A stun gun was used on her friend.

The burglars stole mobile phones, a tablet, cash and bank cards.

Sabou was arrested after one of the cards was used at a nearby garage.

As well as being found guilty of aggravated burglar, fraud by false representation and possession of a firearm, he was convicted of nine other thefts that took place in Norwich.


Police name woman killed by moped fleeing police

Police in Cambridge have named the woman who was killed by a moped which was being pursued by police through the city.

Lesley Bello-Hernandez, who was 67, was walking along Arbury Road when she was hit. She was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

The scene of the fatal collision Credit: Cambridge News/BPM Media

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking and possession with intent to supply drugs.

A 19-year-old woman was also arrested but has since been released under investigation.

Officers are appealing for anyone who has dash-cam footage of the collision or saw what happened to contact them at or to call them on 101 quoting incident 232 of 13 February.

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