Breaking News: Essex Fire Service: Abuse investigation: Two face charges

DETECTIVES investigating complaints concerning allegations of criminal offences at the former Tilbury Fire Station, between the 1980s-1990s have completed their enquiries. They have interviewed over 100 people in this large and complex investigation.

A full file of evidence was sent to the East of England Crown Prosecution Service’s Complex Casework Unit who has advised that two men should face prosecution. Essex Police have obtained summonses for two former firefighters for misconduct in public office.

Anthony BENHAM, aged 49 from Stanford le Hope and Ian MAGUIRE, aged 55 from South Benfleet have been summonsed to appear before Magistrates in Basildon on July 17.