A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Body Found in Hunt For Missing Basildon Man
Police searching for a missing Basildon man have found a body.
39-year-old Brien Chambers, also known as Paul Summerfield, vannished from his home in Laindon on Thursday (4th September).
On Saturday, a member of the public, found a body on land close to Hornbeam Way.
Although a formal identification has not yet taken place police have informed Mr Chambers' family of the discovery and have suspended the search.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.
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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