A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Colchester: Van Driver Robbed At Knifepoint
A van driver has been robbed at knifepoint in Colchester.
It happened on John Harper Street at about 2.15pm yesterday (Thursday 20 March).
The driver had walked back to his vehicle, after making a delivery to a Chinese restaurant in North Station Road, when a man threatened him with a small knife and demanded cash.
He was then robbed of a shoulder bag containing a four-figure sum.
The suspect is described as white, about 5ft 9in tall and aged in his late 30s. He was said to be thick set and had short cropped dark hair.
He was wearing large mirror sunglasses, a dark fleece-style top, jeans and dark-coloured footwear.
Anyone with information should contact the investigating officer DC Trevor Clark or his colleagues at Colchester CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers 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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