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Leigh-on-Sea man charged with murder & Colchester Park murder investigation continues
Leigh-on-Sea man charged with murder
A 24 year-old man's been charged with the murder of another man in Braintree.
Luke Eva - from Avondale Road in Leigh-on-Sea - has been remanded in custody and is due back in court on Monday.
24 year-old Southend man - Michael Haastrup - was found with stab wounds on Cressing Road on Wednesday.
Colchester Park murder investigation continues
Police are trying to trace a man and a woman who were in Colchester's Castle Park - just hours before the body of murdered Jim Attfield was found there.
Detectives say the pair need to be eliminated from their enquiries - OR that they could have key information.
The 33 year-old was stabbed more than a hundred times last month.
Added by news on 20/04/2014 07:38:25
Murder update & fox cubs killed in back garden
A man remains in custody in connection with a murder investigation in Braintree.
A man died after being found with stab wounds at an address in Cressing Road on Wednesday.
A woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender`s been released on bail.
Another man`s been released without charge.
Fox cubs killed
The RSPCA`s appealing for information after four fox cubs were found killed in a back garden in Basildon.
Officers were called to an address at Vaughan Williams Road the week before last.
X Rays revealed the animals died after being hit with a blunt instrument.
Witness appeal to assault
Police want to speak to a man they believe is an important witness to an alleged assault in Chelmsford.
Two pairs of men were involved in an altercation on Moulsham Street last month.
Two men received injuries during the incident.
Two men were arrested and released on bail.
Added by news on 19/04/2014 07:54:05
Man arrested on suspicion of murder & unmarked police car stolen
A man`s being questioned on suspicion of murder after a man died following a stabbing in Braintree.
The incident happened at a house in Cressing Road on Wednesday.
Unmarked police car stolen
An unmarked police car`s been stolen during a burglary at the home of an officer in Essex.
The vehicle fitted with blue lights and a siren was taken from the house in Doddinghurst in the early hours of yesterday.
Detectives are warning people not to pull over if requested to do so by the driver.
Blaze spreads to buildings
An investigation`s underway after a fire involving gas cylinders near Brentwood.
Crews were called to rubbish alight on Brentwood Road in Bulphan last night.
The blaze had spread to two nearby outbuildings.
Arson at disused building
Firefighters say a fire at a derelict building in Clacton was started deliberately.
Crews were called to Seawick Holiday Park on Beach Road on Wednesday evening.
Busy day for budget airline
It's set to be Easyjet's busiest ever day from Southend Airport.
Just under 4-thousand passengers are having an Easter getaway to places like Amsterdam and Barcelona.
Added by news on 18/04/2014 07:47:41
Basildon man found guilty of attempted murder & Three jailed over delivery van robbery
Basildon man found guilty of attempted murder
A Basildon man - who assualted his former partner and left her for dead - has been found guilty of attempted murder.
30 year-old Matthew Sargent will be sentenced next month.
The victim - who was 33 at the time of the attack on Osier Drive last August - has been left with lifelong medical complications.
Three jailed over delivery van robbery
Three men, who tried to steal cash from a delivery van in Leigh-on-Sea, have been jailed for a total of 43 and a half years.
The trio, from Brentwood, Leigh and Chadwell Heath, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to rob following the incident in November.
Two also admitted possessing guns and the third pleaded guilty to possessing class A drugs.
Tributes to woman stabbed to death by son
A Wickford woman, stabbed to death by her own son, has been described as a 'single mother who worked tirelessly to provide for her children'.
44 year-old Tolu Kelejaiye was found in Wethersfield Way last September.
Yesterday, Dotun Kalejaiye, who's 21, was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
He'll be sentenced in six weeks.
Fresh witness appeal after fatal Chelmsford crash
Police investigating a fatal collision in Chelmsford are renewing their appeal for witnesses.
A 67 year-old man died after his car was involved in a head-on collision with a Vauxhall Astra on Essex Regiment Way on Sunday.
A man, woman and 18 month-old girl - who were all in the Astra - remain in hospital.
A three year-old girl's been treated and is in the care of her family.
300 scarlet fever cases in East in last 6 months
More than 300 cases of Scarlett Fever have been reported in Essex and the Anglia region in the past six months.
New guidance is now being issued to health protection teams to combat the continuing rise in schools and nurseries.
The illness - which usually affects children aged between 2 and 8 - can cause complications like meningitis if it's not treated.
Paramedic Chris completes gruelling Sahara run
Essex paramedic Chris Connor has successfully completed the what's been dubbed the 'Toughest Foot Race on Earth.'
He was one of 1200 competitors who ran 152 miles over 7 days in the Southern Sahara in Morocco.
He also raised over 1,000 pounds for the Essex Air Ambulance!
Read more HERE
Added by news on 17/04/2014 13:33:00
Wickford man guilty of killing his mother & BA jobs boost for Essex
Wickford man guilty of killing his mother
A 21 year-old man's been found guilty of killing his mother in Wickford.
44 year-old Tolu Kelejaiye (pictured) was stabbed in the neck in Wethersfield Way last September.
Following a two-week trial, Dotun Kalejaiye was found guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
He'll be sentenced in six weeks.
GA welcomes franchise extension
Greater Anglia says winning its franchise extension will mean a series of improvements for Essex rail users.
Even though the company's only been given the go-ahead to continue running services until 2016, it says it's agreed a programme of investment and upgrades with the Department for Transport.
The deal will see refreshed rolling stock introduced on the Norwich to Liverpool Street line through Colchester.
There'll also be a doubling of services between Stansted and Cambridge.
Find out more on the Department For Transport website by clicking HERE
BA jobs boost for Essex
Up to 150 jobs are to be created on the old Coryton oil refinery site.
British Airways is to build the world's first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel.
1000 construction workers are being hired with the project due to be completed in 2017.
Family left homeless after Basildon blaze
A family's been left homess after a fire in Basildon.
Crews were called to Mellow Purgess just after 10 o'clock this morning.
Officials say the roof of the house has partially collapsed.
Taser use to be monitored
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is to start monitoring the use of Tasers more closely.
Nick Alston says the move comes after an increase in their deployment by the county's police officers.
The number of times the devices have been used has quadrupled in four years.
Trust apologises after death of pregnant woman
The East of England Ambulance Service is apologising for its failings in the lead up to the death of a Southend woman.
38 year-old Trudy Glenister died after suffering an ectopic pregnancy in 2011.
An inquest found student paramedics failed to realise she was bleeding internally.
Rap for airport over prisoners
The prisons' inspector's criticising staff at Stansted Airport for handcuffing detainees in full public view.
Her Majesty's Inspector of Prisons also raised conerns after a man was kept in a 24-hour holding room for more than 40 hours.
Tascor, who looks after security there, says it'll make a formal response in due course.
There've been similar issues at Luton airport as well - but the report says both airports generally treat detainees with respect.
Lorry driver could be prosecuted after shedding load
A lorry driver could be prosecuted after it shed its load of straw bales in Burnham.
The vehicle left the road and ended up in a ditch on Maldon Road on Monday afternoon.
School places joy
More than 93% of parents in Essex have been offered their first or second choice of primary school for their children.
16,000 youngsters will be starting in September.
Added by news on 16/04/2014 17:17:16