A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Essex: Children Missing from Beaches
Essex coastguards and RNLI crews had one of their busiest days of the year yesterday (Thursday 1 August).
As the county saw one of the hottest days of the year, thousands flocked to beaches in Essex.
Coastguards were called out to reports of 11 children who had gone missing from beaches in Frinton, Southend and Walton.
All of the youngsters were found safely.
They also had to deal with six people who had become stuck in mud with water up to their waste in Canvey.
The group was safely taken ashore.
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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