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Southend murder inquiry latest & Two seriously injured after Leigh crash
Southend murder inquiry latest
Police have been given more time to question two teenagers in connection with the murder of a man in Southend.
A 24 year-old from Dagenham died after being stabbed on St Ann's Road on Wednesday.
A third person's been bailed - while a fourth's been released without charge.
Two seriously injured after Leigh crash
Two teenagers are in hospital with serious injuries following a four-vehicle crash in Leigh-on-Sea.
It happened on Elmsleigh Drive in the early hours of yesterday.
A man's been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
Man left with bleed on the brain after Southend attack
Police are appealing for witnesses to an attack in Southend - which has left a man in hospital with a bleed on the brain,
It happened on York Road on November the 11th.
One man's been arrested and bailed.
Added by news on 23/11/2014 08:54:29
"Major incident" continues at Colchester Hospital & improvements to pumping stations on Canvey after the summer floods
"Major incident" continues at CGH
Bosses at Colchester Hospital say a 'major incident' declared there - will now continue into next week.
Patients are being asked to stay away from A-and-E unless they have a serious or life-threatening condition.
Operations there are also being postponed.
A surprise inspection by the Care Quality Commission raised "safeguarding concerns".
Improvements at pumping stations
Powerful new cooling systems have been installed at pumping stations on Canvey Island.
Officials at the Environment Agency hope they'll stop pumps tripping out - as some apparently did during the July floods.
Added by news on 23/11/2014 08:51:41
Three more arrests over Southend murder & Police release CCTV over Southend child sex attack
Three more arrests over Southend murder
A 19 year-old and two 17 year-olds were detained in the early hours of this morning after swoops on addresses in Southend and Basildon.
Police release CCTV over Southend child sex attack
After Clacton, UKIP win in Kent
UKIP have followed up their by-election victory in Clacton with a win in the Kent consituency of Rochester and Strood.
Mark Reckless, who - like Douglas Carswell - defected from the Tories beat his former party by almost 3,000.
The Conservatives were second with Labour third and the Lib Dems fifth - behind the Greens.
Five rescued in sea drama
Five people have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the sea at Shoebury.
The Thames Coastguard has told us they received a request of assistance from East of England Ambulance service who reported multiple persons in the water at Barge Pier.
Southend RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was on exercise at the time and was immediately tasked to locate the persons.
Southend RNLI Inshore Lifeboat 2 and Hovercraft also launched and proceeded to Barge Pier. RAF Search and Rescue Helicopter 'Rescue 125' which was returning from an incident in Kent diverted to assist.
Essex Police were first on scene, located the group of youths on the Pier and then spotted the 5 persons in the water, 2 officers then affected a rescue.
Southend Coastguard Rescue Team also rushed to help.
The Lifeboats recovered the 5 casualties and 2 police officers to a nearby slipway where there were assessed by Paramedics, then taken to local A&E suffering from minor injuries and the cold.
Woman dies in Waltham Abbey crash
A woman's died after a crash in Waltham Abbey.
The 46 year-old pedestrian was involved in a collision with a van on Sewardstone Road yesterday.
A 35-year-old man's been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.**
One of the Essex whales dies
One of the pod of 40 whales swimming off the Essex coast has reportedly died.
The female juvenile was found on mudflats in the Blackwater Estuary.
The rest have swum to safety into deeper water.
Deadline looming for Travellers
Travellers who've pitched up illegally in Harlow have until 9am to move on.
There are currently 20 caravans on the Third Avenue cycle track.
The local authority's are also trying to clear two caravans from the car park on Third Avenue and another nine on London Road.
Tobacco smuggler caught
A 38 year-old man's been arrested at Tilbury Docks on suspicion of trying to smuggle £2.5 million worth of cigarettes into the UK.
HMRC say the haul's worth more than half a million pounds in lost revenue.
Fire leaves three homeless
A couple in their seventies and a 15 year old boy have been made homeless after a fire in Grays.
The blaze broke out in the roof of a bungalow late last night.
Added by news on 21/11/2014 12:37:07
One dead after Southend double stabbing & Mystery surronds Dunmow death
Man arrested over Southend murder
A 22 year-old man's been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Southend.
A 24 year-old from Dagenham died - after being stabbed on St Ann's Road last night.
A second man - also stabbed - is in a stable condition in hospital.
DCI Simon Werrett has told us: "I would urge anybody who has information about this murder to contact the investigation team at Southend.
"If you were in St Ann's Road between 10pm and 11pm and saw a group of men running please contact us."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Mystery surrounds Dunmow death
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the
death of an elderly man in Great Dunmow.
The 75 year old was found lying next to a car which was on hard standing next to a roundabout yesterday afternoon (
Essex Whales - latest
Marine experts say they're growing increasingly concerned for a pod of up to 40 pilot whales off the coast of Essex.
They've been sheltering in an area of mud and sand flats - with efforts
ongoing to move them out to less shallow water.
People living nearby are being urged to keep their distance so the animals
This is the latest video from Essex Police.
Jim murder - bail updates
Eight people - arrested in connection with the murder of Jim Attfield in Colchester - have been released without charge.
The 33 year-old was stabbed more than a hundred times in Castle Park in March.
Meanwhile - a 19 year-old man arrested last month - has had his bail extended until the New Year;
A 23 year-old Ipswich woman's due to answer bail today.
Major police operation on A12
91 vehicles had no MOT, 90 drivers wrre caught speeding while 23 vehicles were seized for having no insurance.
Investment in road better than HS2
More pressure's being put on the government to invest in the A12.
Rodney Bass, the Essex County Councillor in charge of transport, says upgrades to the road would do more to stimulate economic growth than the new high speed rail line, HS2.
Added by news on 20/11/2014 18:06:16
Police 'let down' 5 year old rape victim, man convicted over fatal crash & VIDEO Whales spotted around Essex coast
Police 'let down' 5 year old rape victim
Essex's Crime commissioner says a five-year-old rape victim was failed by the county's police force.
Nick Alston's apologised for blunders which saw her 12-year-old attacker given a final warning; the juvenile equivalent of a caution.
He said the victim and her family had been left "utterly bereft of justice".
Disciplinary proceedings were taken against a number of officers. Two officers in key roles in the case have retired.
Man convicted over fatal crash
A man's admitted causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal crash in Bicknacre.
22 year-old Nicholas Weston from Pedlars Path in Danbury will be sentenced next month.
His car hit a tree last September killing one of his passengers, 18 year-old William Andrews.
Dart Charge latest
The Highways Agency's revealed more than 100,000 vehicles have already been registered for a pre-pay Dart Charge account.
From a week on Sunday, drivers will no longer have to stop at a barrier.
Officials also say teams are working with the 100 biggest fleet operators while foreign lorry drivers have also signed up.
Braintree man missing
Essex Police are appealing for help to trace a man who`s gone missing.
57 year old Michael Bell was last seen at his house in the village of Finchingfield yesterday.
Detectives say he takes regular walks on beaches or promenades at Frinton, Walton and West Mersea and also travels to Burnham-on-Crouch and Southend.
1,000 tonnes of hay on fire in Colchester
Fire crews say they're carrying out a controlled burning near Colchester - after a thousand tonnes of hay caught light.
The blaze started Ambridge Road in Coggeshall yesterday evening.
Pregnant woman robbed in Chelmsford
Police say a pregnant woman's been left scared and shaken - after being robbed in Chelmsford.
A man made off from the alleyway off Kings Road last month - with her designer watch.
VIDEO: Whales spotted around Essex coast
A pod of whales spotted in the River Blackwater are now believed to have returned to sea.
A number were apparently stranded on mudflats for a time before refloating.
The last sighting was approximately one mile offshore between Jaywick and Brightlingsea.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue monitored the pod of whales at sea for the rest of the day, with assistance from Essex Police and local Coastguard.
The pod of long-finned pilot whales - thought to number approximately 40 - is thought to have been seen earlier in the Thames Estuary.
Added by news on 19/11/2014 12:56:55