It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Appeal After Teen Injured In Chelmsford Attack
Essex police is appealing for witnesses to a vicious assault on an 18-year-old boy in Chelmsford town centre.
Just after midnight on Thursday, September 15, 2011 the boy was punched in Tindal Square and suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face.
It is believed that the boy, who was with a group of friends, had been followed from Duke Street by two men before being assaulted near HSBC bank.
The suspect who punched the boy is described as a white man, around 6ft to 6ft 3in tall and of a large muscular build.
He was aged between 17 and 20 and was wearing a dark jacket or jumper with some yellow colouring, dark trousers and dark shoes.
The suspect was accompanied by a white man who was of skinny build and had a pale complexion. He was about 5ft 8in tall and was wearing a light coloured jacket.
Investigating officer Pc Basaras said: "Police are convinced that there are people in the community who know who was responsible for this vicious assault on a young lad simply making his way home after a night out.
"If you know anything about this incident please contact officers at Chelmsford police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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