The contract of the current Chief Constable of Essex, Stephen Kavanagh, has been extended for a further four years.
Colchester: Mum Pays Tribute To Baby
A mother from Colchester has paid tribute to her baby daughter who died in a car crash.
Nine-month-old Diamond Roberts died in a collision in Clacton Road, Thorrington last month.
Her mother, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries, issued a statement describing her as a "shining star''.
She added: "We only had her for nine precious months but in this time she changed so many people's lives with her happy, smiley face.
"She had three precious sisters who adored her and would have done anything for her.
"Her gift of organ donation means she has saved other people's lives and we will take comfort from the fact she will live on because of this.
"She will be missed by many, her mummy and sisters will never forget her.''
The collision, between a Land Rover and a Hyundai, happened at around 9.40am on 23 August.
Three other children, all girls, were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.
Police said all of those injured were travelling in the Hyundai.
A 61-year-old man, from St Osyth, has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently on police bail.
Witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
A teacher, who worked in Chelmsford, has been charged with multiple offences relating to children.
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Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
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