Heart's discovered that dog attacks in Essex have increased by 143% over the last 5 years.
Essex Coastguard Closure Confirmed
Ministers have confirmed the coastguard centre at Walton-on-the-Naze is one of eight around the UK to close by 2015.
Co-ordination centres will also be shut cat Swansea, Portland in Dorset, Clyde and Forth in Scotland, Liverpool, Great Yarmouth and Brixham in Devon, with a loss of 159 jobs.
But shipping minister Mike Penning insisted the changes would result in a "modernised, nationally networked, fully resilient'' service.
A new central Maritime Operations Centre (MOC) will be located at Fareham in Hampshire, Mr Penning said in a statement to MPs.
The blueprint confirmed today significantly waters down the Government's original closure plans, but shadow shipping minister Jim Fitzpatrick said: "I have no doubt these proposals are at least partly driven by financial constraints.''
He added: "In a number of communities out there now there will be real disappointment and even anger today.''
The £1.5 billion deal will also see new fleet rolled out across the network.
Attack happened in Colchester yesterday afternoon.
Fatal light aircraft crash could have been caused by the captain suffering severe heart problem, accident investigators said.
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