A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Man Due In Court Over Burnham Murder
A man is due in court today charged with the murder of a woman in Burnham-on-Crouch.
A 23-year-old woman was found in Booth Place after reports she had collapsed just before 4pm.
23-year-old factory worker Matthew Smith of Wood Corner Caravan Park in Maldon is due to appear before magistrates' today.
He has been kept in police custody until his court appearance.
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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