A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Clacton: Man Held Over Dockyard Death
Police have arrested a Clacton man following the death of a worker at a dockyard.
Suffolk Police said they arrested the man this morning on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter following the death of 52-year-old Neville Wightman at Ipswich Docks.
Mr Wightman, who was from the Ipswich area, was crushed by a section of pontoon at the port on Friday evening.
A man in his 40s from Lowestoft was also injured in the incident and taken to Ipswich Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.
A police spokesman said: "A 47-year-old man from Clacton is currently in custody at the Martlesham police investigation centre where he will be questioned.''
Emergency services were called to Ipswich docks just before 6pm after a report that two men were being crushed by what appeared to be a section of floating pontoon.
A spokesman said police, the fire service and ambulance service attended.
He said: "The Health and Safety Executive has been informed and police will be carrying out a joint inquiry with the HSE to establish what has happened.''
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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