News in Thurrock

THIS evening's clapping tribute to the heroes of the NHS at Basildon & Thurrock Hospital was particularly poignant as a victim of the Covid-19 virus was remembered by his colleagues.

Paramedic Neil Ruch died on Monday after a lengthy fight against the virus. He passed away at the hospital in Basildon where colleagues came together to remember him and say thank-you to those who tried to save him. Mr Ruch, from Canvey Island, had been admitted in April.

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A 26-YEAR-old Chafford Hundred man has been kept locked up as he awaits trial for trying to blackmail more than 20 women after he jacked into their computers.

Akash Sondhi, 26, of Hedingham Road, was remanded in custody after Chelmsford magistrates heard of the charges and their serious nature. Plus fears that if he were released, Sondhi might commit further offences or attempt to intimidate witnesses.

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The scene of James' Prentice's latest thefts that brought him before magistrates.

A THIEF who failed to learn from a court sentencing was back before magistrates - who slapped another 40 hours on his community service order.

In March Thurrock Nub News reported on the sentencing of James Prentice, 38, of King Edward Frive, Grays, who pleaded guilty to a series of thefts of designer clothes from the House of Fraser at Lakeside.

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