A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Man Charged With Murder Of Pregnant Woman In Westcliff
A 47 year-old man has been charged with the murder of a pregnant woman who died following a flat fire in Westcliff.
A fire broke out on the ninth floor of a block of flats on Balmoral Road at around 11.15pm on Saturday (7 May).
30 year-old Khabi Abrey suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken for hospital for treatment.
She died two days later.
Essex Police said: "Lillo Troisi, 47, unemployed, of Balmoral Road, Westcliff, has been charged with murder, arson with intent to endanger life and arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
"He is due to appear at Southend Magistrates’ Court this morning, Thursday May 12.
"Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the fire to call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org".
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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