A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Colchester: Tributes Paid To Crash Victim
Tributes have been paid to a man who died when the motorbike he was riding collided with a car in Colchester.
33-year-old Dean Sadler was killed in the accident at the Ardleigh Interchange roundabout on Sunday (April 1st).
Dean was born and raised in Ipswich. He attended Halifax Primary School before going on to Stoke High School.
He was a talented footballer and at 16 years left school and went to Colchester United on a Y.T.S. Colchester United released him at 18 years and he trained as a heating engineer.
He did his apprenticeship with a local Ipswich company and qualified. He has worked for various Ipswich companies, and was currently working for Inviron.
He continued to play football at a good standard where he played for Woodbridge, Needham Market, Debenham, and Ipswich Athletic.
He was very health conscious, maintaining his fitness levels as a regular user of the David Lloyd Gym in Ipswich.
He was a family man with a keen interest in motorcycling.
His family said: "He was a tremendous son, father, and brother. No one had a bad word for him, everybody liked him."
His fiancée, Tammy, said: "He was truly awesome and wonderful. I will miss him so much. He was a great step-dad."
A five-year-old boy has suffered life-threatening injuries when a suspected learner driver crashed into him in Saffron Walden.
A man who set a fire on the ninth floor of a block of flats in Southend, killing a neighbour and her unborn child, has been made subject of a hospital order.
Heart can reveal since so called 'legal highs' were banned last May - Essex Police have made 9 arrests relating to the supply or possession of the drugs.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Here's your chance to find out more about some of the companies currently advertising on Heart 96.1
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.