Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
220 Firearms Confiscated In Essex Last Year
Heart has been told 220 firearms were seized last year from people in Essex deemed not safe enough to own them.
It was part of a major firearms licencing operation called Operation Wishbone.
Chief Constable of Essex Police, Stephen Kavanagh said: "(It could be) repeated domestic abuse incidents, it could be criminal associations.
"Sometimes it wasn't criminal events, it was a series of intelligence reports about how someone was perhaps behaving towards their wife which gave us enough of an intelligence picture for us to go to the courts and say 'this person should not be given access to firearms'"
"I can guarantee that the work of Operation Wishbone, and that (gun licencing) team, will result in forthcoming years people still being alive".
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
A group of 12 men from Essex have been jailed for more than 40 years for a violent attack on a football fan.
Essex Police are carrying out a crack down on knife crime this week.
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