The QEII bridge has been closed, trees blown down and roofs blown off as winds of up to 65 miles an hour battered Essex overnight.
Chelmsford: Police Car Fire After Crash
A police car has caught fire after colliding with a traffic island in Chelmsford.
It happened on Main Road in the Broomfield area of the City at around 9.30pm last night (Friday, July 20) near the junction with Ridley Road.
It was responding to an incident at the time and the road was closed until around 2am.
Two male constables in the car were taken to Broomfield Hospital for treatment. The passenger was later discharged but the driver was kept in overnight as a precaution.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at the Dunmow road policing unit on 101.
A cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after he was found collapsed at the side of a road near Billericay.
A patient group in Essex says 80% of young people in the county do not know where to go to access mental health services.
Binge drinking is costing UK taxpayers almost £5 billion a year, according to researchers from the University of Essex.
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