Kieren Lynch and Jennifer Cronin both died as a result of his petrol-fuelled attack, an inquest heard.
Two men and three teenagers are arrested over the death of Dwayne Forrester, 21, last summer.
The RSPCA said it was "total chance" that the pony was spotted and rescued.
Ex-Southend United player Efe Sodje siphoned off money meant to help poor African children.
Simon Dobbin was left brain damaged after an attack by 13 Southend United fans in 2015.
Judd Trump wins his first Masters title as a rapid start paves the way for a 10-4 victory over seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Stephen Humphrys scores twice on his debut as Southend put four past struggling Bradford at Valley Parade.
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