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Force faces action in murder case

A man who believes Essex Police framed his two brothers for murder has served the force with court proceedings.

Brian and Jason Bolger were convicted of battering 40-year-old Gary Edwards to death outside a pub in South Ockendon in 1998.

Their brother Darren Bolger said he had begun the action as new evidence had come to light in the case.

Essex Police confirmed they had received documents which were being examined by the force solicitor.

Mr Bolger said he had started proceedings after seeing council documents and papers the defence team used during his brothers' trial.

He told BBC Essex: "Those who acted improperly should be brought to book.

"I am not one of those crusaders. I am not saying all police are corrupt.

"I'm against those that bring the police force into disrepute."

Brian and Jason Bolger have failed three times to have their convictions referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

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