A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Loughton: Man Fractures Jaw In Assault
A man has suffered a fractured jaw after he was assaulted in Loughton.
The 29-year-old was in an alleyway known as "Great Eastern Path" leading between the tube station and Roding Gardens at about 5.30pm on Saturday 21 December, when he heard a man and a woman arguing.
He approached the pair, before the man punched him to the right side of his face.
The victim, who is from the Loughton area, was taken to hospital where he had to have a steel plate inserted and a wisdom tooth removed.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 5ft 8ins tall, wearing sports clothing.
Investigating officer, Pc James Smith, said: "This blow has caused some very severe injuries to the victim, and a metal plate has now had to be inserted into his jaw.
"I really need to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this assault or who may have information about who is responsible."
Anyone with information is urged to contact Pc Smith, or his colleagues at Loughton CID, on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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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