A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Colchester: Police Appeal for National Help
Police are widening their search for a man wanted in connection with two serious assaults in Colchester and Clacton.
They happened last year in July and Setember.
Twenty-year-old Shaun Ellis from Sycamore Road in Colchester was arrested but failed to answer bail.
He is known to frequent the Colchester, Clacton, Basildon, Chelmsford, Southend and Ipswich areas and officers are now appealing for information nationally.
Dc Tim Harris said: "Shaun Ellis should not be approached but anyone who spots him or knows where he is currently living should contact Essex Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers, where they can give information anonymously on 0800 555111."
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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