It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Dies After Westcliff Stabbing
A murder enquiry's been launched after a man died from stab wounds in Southend.
The 30-year-old man, who was from Westcliff, was stabbed in the chest in Park Lane on Tuesday afternoon and was found collapsed in Park Road nearby.
He was treated at the scene and taken to Southend General Hospital where he died the next morning, Wednesday 3rd June.
Police are now looking for two men seen running away from the Park Lane scrap yard where it's believed the victim was stabbed.
The first man is described as white, gaunt looking, of skinny build, 5ft 11ins tall, aged 20 to 30-years-old, wearing a baggy top which may have been white in colour.
The second man was darker skinned.
DCI Simon Werrett of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "This enquiry has now become a murder investigation and I urgently need any information from members of the public may have which will assist my team in tracing the people responsible for killing this man."
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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