A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Colchester: CCTV Released Following Church Theft
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to following a theft from a church near Colchester.
A man walked into St Andrew's Church in Rectory Lane, Abberton at about 1.50pm on 23 February and broke into the safe and stole cash.
The thief also stole a statuette of Christ with the Virgin Mary, which is 1ft 6ins tall, and a ship's bell in bronze with 'SMI' in capital letters, which is about 6ins tall and same diameter.
Anyone who can name the man or knows the current location of the stolen items is asked to contact Pc Shaun Hammond at Colchester Police Station on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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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