A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
£5k Reward For Info After Sible Hedingham Shooting
A reward of up to £5,000 has been put up for information after a man was shot by intruders at his home in Sible Hedingham.
The victim had hidden in his bedroom when he was shot through the door on Rectory Road in the early hours of Saturday, 6 February.
He suffered "life-changing injuries" and police say he may have to have his leg amputated.
The reward is being offered by charity Crimestoppers.
Antonia Litten, Regional Manager for Crimestoppers in Essex, said: "This must have been a terrifying and traumatic experience for the victim.
"It is vital that those responsible are caught to ensure that they cannot strike again.
"There are people out there who know who the culprits are and I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers anonymously through our 0800 555 111 number or Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .
"We don't take personal information. We don't record calls and we can't trace calls or information given online. No-one will ever know you contacted us."
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.
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