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Pedestrian critical after crash & Mystery over injured man in road
Pedestrian critical after crash
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision in Chelmsford which involved a car and a pedestrian.
The collision happened just after 8am yesterday morning (Thursday, March 5th) at the junction of Springfield Road and Pump Lane, and involved a male pedestrian and a silver Vauxhall Corsa.
The man was air lifted to the Royal London Hospital and is in a critical condition.
The occupants of the vehicle were left shaken but uninjured.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mystery over injured man
A man, found in a road in Chelmsford with life changing injuries, says he has no idea what happened to him.
The 29 year old was discovered in Railway Street in the early hours of Sunday February the 22nd.
Police say he'd left The Cave at around 2am.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw any incident in the area around Railway Street between 2am and 3.40am.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Ps Jon Loudon at Chelmsford Police station on 101.
Added by Nick Hull on 06/03/2015 07:05:43
Pregnant woman attacked & home of former Essex MP searched as part of paedophile ring claims
Pregnant woman attacked
Police are looking for a gang who attacked a woman with baseball bats and a
knife while she was on the verge of giving birth in Basildon.
The 22-year-old victim was about to go to hospital when five masked men burst into her home.
She suffered a fractured skull and other injuries - but gave birth to a
healthy baby in hospital.
Home of former Essex MP searched as part of paedophole ring claims
Police investigating historic child sex abuse allegations have been searching the home of a former Essex MP.
Conservative Harvey Proctor - who now lives in Leicestershire - represented Basildon then Billericay in the late 70s and early 80s.Operation Midland centres on claims a paedophile ring operated around Westminster more than 30 years ago.
Serving Essex policeman found dead
A serving officer with Essex Police has been found dead in Cornwall.
28 year-old Craig Pledger was based at Grays and previously in Southend.
He'd been battling severe depression and his death isn't being treated as suspicious.
Stansted 15 year plan revealed
Bosses at Stansted Airport say passenger numbers there COULD be doubled and thousand more jobs created.
They've published details of how they intend to develop the terminal over the next 15 years.
There are also plans to improve rail links.
Government calls for more new homes in Essex
The government says enough land's available to build at least 3 and a half thousand new homes in Essex.
Ministers are calling on councils to develop sites which has been sold by the public sector.
Man & cat rescued from house blaze
A man's been treated by paramedics after a kitchen fire in Southend.
Crews were called to Milton Close yesterday evening.
They also rescued a cat.
Missing teenager found
A 14 year-old girl - who went missing from Heybridge - has been found safe and well.
Wafa Benaziz turned up in London last night - after disappearing on Friday.
Added by news on 05/03/2015 14:12:41
Illegal traveller camps banned & man wanted in connection with armed burglary
Council bans illegal traveller camps
Illegal traveller camps have been banned in Harlow.
It means if any spring up at 450 sites in the town - those responsible could face jail.
It's believed to be the first time an injunction's been granted for a whole town.
It's only temporary - but the council will apply for a permanent one later this year.
Man wanted in connection with armed burglary
Police have released an efit of a man wanted in connection with a burglary at a house in Ongar during which a woman was threatened with a knife.
Sixty pounds was taken from the home on Shelley Close last month.
One of Europe's most wanted men in Essex?
Police are hunting 17 men wanted by foreign authorities - thought to be hiding in the UK.
Officers say one of them has links to Essex.
21 year-old Marius Kuliga's suspected of carrying out armed robberies in Poland in 2013.
Four rescued after A12 crash
Four people have been rescued following a crash involving four cars on the A12.
Emergency services were called to the northbound strech between junctions 21 and 22 yesterday evening.
Heybridge girl missing
Police say they're growing increasingly worried about the welfare of a 14 year-old Heybridge girl who's gone missing.
Wafa Benaziza was last seen leaving her home in Wood Road on Friday night.
Fall in number of people employed by Essex Police
New figures show a big fall in the number of people employed by Essex police.
According to the Police Federation, the overall workforce has been slashed by almost a fifth over the last four years.
Officer numbers are down by more than 14% to just over 3,000.
Man charged over Harlow blaze
A man's been charged with arson with intent to endanger life following a fire in Harlow.
39 year-old Tarik Serradji from North London due in court later this month following the blaze in Spruce Hill last September.
Dart Charge latest
A new time lapse video's been released showing payment barriers being removed at the Dartford Crossing.
A new safety system's being installed to prevent oversize vehicles entering the tunnels.
Drivers no longer have to stop and pay at the barriers.
Added by news on 04/03/2015 14:34:16
Man jailed for life for meat cleaver attack & EU cash available for local businesses
Man jailed for life for meat cleaver attack
A man`s been jailed for life for the attempted murder of a woman in Jaywick.
49 year old Kerry Roberts of no fixed address admitted attacking his victim with a meat cleaver inside a property in Meadow Way last November.
The woman was seriously injured but is now recovering.
The judge told Roberts he`ll have to serve a minimum of nine years.
EU money available for businesses
Essex County Council says millions of pounds of EU cash is available for local businesses.
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership`s secured the money from the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund.
Help for diabetics
Extra help and support's being made available to diabetics in Essex.
Officials say the aim is to try and cut the number of emergencies and - as a result - ambulance callouts and hospital admissions.
Campaign to protect the elderly from rogue traders
A new campaign`s been launched in Essex to protect the elderly from rogue traders.
The County Council has teamed up with the police and Age UK Essex for the initiative.
Special community agents will visit homes to offer advice on cold callers and how to spot genuine traders.
Crackdown on unauthorised school absences
Another crackdown on unauthorised school absences is underway in Southend.
Attendances have risen since the launch of the scheme in 2013.
Now, the emphasis is being put on persistent offenders and parents who refuse to engage with staff.
Holidays during term-time will also be subject to scrutiny.
Cyclist hurt in 'hit and run'
A cyclist`s suffered a broken collarbone in a suspected hit and run in Nazeing.
The man, aged 52, was involved in a collision with a black car that didn't stop as he was riding along Epping Road at the junction with Common Road at about 6.20am yesterday (Monday, March 2.)
The driver left the scene before the ambulance service and police officers arrived.
Police say the vehicle was a five door car, possibly a Volkswagen Polo.
The cyclist has been treated for his injuries in the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Chigwell road policing unit on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Added by news on 03/03/2015 16:33:23
Man wins thousands in damages from police & striking firefighters "locked out" by fire bosses
Man wins thousands in damages from police
A former City banker has won damages from Essex Police after he was wrongly put on a 'most wanted' list of suspected rapists.
Anthony Crook's picture and address were published online and in the local
newspaper when his ex-girlfriend made allegations against him.
He says officers didn't even leave a message on his mobile to say they wanted to talk to him.
He's won 67-and-a-half thousand pounds in compensation.
Firefighters " locked out" during strike
It`s emerged striking firefighters in Essex were locked out by the county`s Fire Authority before their stoppage began.
Members of the FBU are accusing fire bosses of extending the industrial action.
However officials say it had to be done so resilence crews could be put in place because shifts overlapped.
Crews walked out in a dispute over changes to shift patterns and working conditions.
Man seriously hurt in brawl
A man`s suffered a serious head injury during a brawl near a nighclub in Epping.
Police say around twenty men were involved in the fight close to Club 195 on the High Street in the early hours of yesterday.
Crash leaves woman with potentially life-changing injuries
A woman has suffered potentially life-changing injuries after a crash in Basildon.
The vehicle the woman was driving was involved in a collision with a van on South Hill in Langdon Hills on Saturday.
Two children in the car and a passenger in the van also needed hospital treatment.
Missing solicitor could be in county
Police say an unemployed solicitor who`s gone missing from the West Midlands could be in Essex.
54 year old Christopher Parry-who has contacts in Colchester- was last seen in Solihull on Friday.
Businesses evacuated after fire involving gas cylinder
A number of businesses had to be evacuated after a fire in a workshop in West Thurrock.
Crews were called to the premises on Motherwell Way this morning.
An oxy-acetylene cylinder was involved in the blaze.
Thousands wasted as ambulances queue for hospitals
It's been revealed the East of England ambulance service wasted more than 6,000 hours over Christmas queuing outside hospitals to hand over their patients.
Figures show they had to wait for over an hour on more than 2,000 occasions.
The local NHS also spent almost £370,000 pounds hiring crews from private companies or St John Ambulance.
Gang beat and rob pensioner
A pensioner`s been knocked unconscious during an attempted robbery in Southend.
The 67 year old was walking when he was approached by four men.
The victim was hit in the face, which caused him to fall to the floor and was briefly knocked out.
When he came round, he stood up and was guided by one of the suspects to the pavement area.
He was then kicked to the ground and hit about his face and head.
The suspects threatened him and searched his pockets, before being disturbed and leaving the area.
The four suspects are white men, described as being of normal build, who spoke with foreign accents.
Two of them were aged in their twenties and around 5ft 9'/10' tall. One of the men was wearing a dark coloured hoodie with a pattern on.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Southend CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
D-Day on school choices
Education bosses say 93% of Year Six pupils in Essex have been offered places at their first or second choice secondary school.
15-thousand parents are being notified today.
Teenagers rescued from rising tide
Two teenage girls have been rescued after getting cut off by the tide on Rushey Island in the River Roach.
The 13 year olds were winched to safety following an operation involving Southend Coastguard Rescue Team, Burnham RNLI Atlantic 85 and D Class Inshore Lifeboats, RAF Rescue Helicopter R125 and Essex Police.
The girls were landed ashore at Havengore Bridge.
Rescuers say the pair, who were very cold, were checked over by Essex Ambulance before returning home.
Added by news on 02/03/2015 14:37:28