A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Essex: Lorry Driver Dies In Accident
A lorry driver's died on the A12 in Essex after his vehicle overturned and caught fire.
The accident happened on the southbound carriageway between Mountnessing and the M25 junction just before 4pm on Tuesday afternoon when the lorry overturned and caught fire.
Fire crews from Grays, Brentwood and Ingatestone attended the scene and extinguished the flames by 4.30pm. The northbound carriageway was closed to allow the air ambulance to land.
There are long delays and police are advising drivers to avoid the area. A diversion is in operation, leaving the the A12 at J12, onto the A1023 through Brentwood and back on at J11 Brook Street roundabout.
The southbound closure is expected to remain in place throughout the remainder of the rush hour and early part of the evening.
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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