A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Fire Engine And Car Collide In Basildon
A woman has been cut out of her car after a collision with a fire engine that was answering an emergency call in Basildon.
It happened on Broadmayne at around 8.40am today (24 March).
Essex Police said: "It involved a fire engine and a silver mini.
"The fire engine was answering an emergency call.
"The woman driver of the mini was treated at the scene by paramedics.
"The road is closed and the incident is ongoing.
"Any witnesses to the collision who have not yet spoken to officers are asked to call Essex Police on 101".
An investigation into the crash is underway.
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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