Regular updates for Essex Live have now finished for the week - thanks for joining us.
To recap, here are the top stories from today's page:
- A 22-year-old man has been jailed after he admitted beating his dog, which died three days later, on a train
- An Essex conman who defrauded Premier League footballers out of thousands of pounds has been jailed for four years
- Cocaine worth an estimated £50m has been found concealed inside a cargo of tinned tuna at the London Gateway Port
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Have a great weekend.