A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Concerns For Missing Teenager From Braintree
Essex Police say they "urgently need to find" a 15 year-old girl from Braintree who has gone missing.
Niamh McGovern was last seen getting on to a train to London at 4pm yesterday.
Essex Police said: "She is white, 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, with long straight black hair.
"When she was last seen she was wearing a black Adidas top, a brown jacket with a fur collar, light blue skinny jeans and carrying a large black handbag.
"She is vulnerable, her safety is at risk due to her age and we urgently need to find her.
"She has connections to the Wandsworth and Battersea areas of London.
"If anyone sees her they are asked to call Braintree Police Station on 101 with their information".
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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