It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Battlesbridge: Man Hurt In Machete Attack
A man in his 20s has been badly injured following a machete attack in Battlesbridge yesterday evening (Sunday December 18th).
It happened in Hayes Chase, near The Lodge Country Inn between 5pm and 5:30pm.
The victim received serious injuries to his body and head. He was taken in a van to Runwell Road, near the Toby Carvery, where the driver of the van called police.
The victim was taken to hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition awaiting surgery.
The driver of the van has provided a statement to officers.
Ds Gary Robinson said: "This was a vicious assault which detectives believe took place in the Hayes Chase area in the early evening of Sunday December 18. I would ask anyone who saw the incident, or who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area between around 5pm and 5:30pm, to contact me by calling 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."
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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