Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Chelmsford: Pedestrian Seriously Injured
A pedestrian is in hospital with serious injuries after a car hit him in Chelmsford.
Emergency services were called at 6.33am today (8th October) to reports of a crash on Colchester Road.
The pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital by air ambulance.
The road has been closed from Boreham services to Sainsbury's roundabout while police collision investigators carry out initial enquiries.
The car driver has been arrested on suspicion of careless driving.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police or anyone with information about events leading to the collision should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Leonne Weeks, 16, who was found dead on a path in Rotherham.
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