A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Ex-Mayor Takes Legal Action Against Police
A former Mayor of Chelmsford has failed in a bid to stop the media revealing that he's taking legal action against Essex Police.
David Lee has launched a High Court challenge to quash the caution given to him three years ago.
The 47-year-old was put on the Sex Offenders Register for possessing indecent images of children.
Mr Lee was given permission to pursue a judicial review of the force's actions but Lord Justice Aikens and Mrs Justice Swift refused his application for "anonymity'', saying the "general principle of open justice" had to apply.
A date for a hearing of legal arguments has yet to be fixed.
Mr Lee resigned as mayor and as a councillor in November 2007 following the launch of a police investigation.
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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