The contract of the current Chief Constable of Essex, Stephen Kavanagh, has been extended for a further four years.
Colchester Murders Trial Due To Start
The trial is due to start today of a teenager charged with murdering James Attfield and Nahid Almanea in Colchester.
33 year-old James was found with more than 100 stab wounds in Castle Park in the early hours of Saturday, 29 March 2014. He later died in hospital.
31 year-old student Nahid, who was from Saudi Arabia, was attacked in broad daylight while walking to the University of Essex on the Salary Brook Trail on Tuesday, 17 June.
The teenager was arrested in May last year and in January admitted killing both James and Nahid, pleading guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.
He denies murder however, and is due to stand trial at Guilford Crown Court.
The trial is expected to last just over a week.
A teacher, who worked in Chelmsford, has been charged with multiple offences relating to children.
Adam Mudd Was 16 When He Began His Cyber Attacks
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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