A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Harlow Man Injured After Hit With Child's Scooter
A man has been treated for a serious eye injury after he was hit round the head with a children's scooter in Harlow.
The 27 year-old had been involved in what police are describing as a "disturbance" with a group of 10 or 15 boys outside Tesco in Church Langley at around 9.40pm on Friday, 5 February.
The group followed him and there was another argument at the junction of Hadley Grange and Kiln Lane a few minutes later.
It was during that incident that he was hit in the head with the scooter.
The man was taken to hospital and is continuing to undergo treatment for the injury to his eye, which was left severely swollen.
Investigating officer Pc Jo Snell, of Harlow CID, said: "I am keen to speak to anyone witnessed the disturbance, saw the teenagers in the area at the time or can identify those involved".
Essex Police said: "The youths were aged between about 14 and 16 and one rode a bike.
"There are descriptions for two of them.
"One was black, aged about 16, 5ft 6ins tall, of skinny build, with an Afro haircut and spotty complexion. He wore a black jacket and jogging bottoms.
"Another was white, about 5ft 6ins tall, and wore a blue puffa jacket.
"Anyone with information is asked to call Harlow CID on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org ".
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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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