It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Man Locked Woman And Child In Loft
A Basildon man has been jailed for nine years after seriously assaulting a woman and keeping her locked in a loft with her child.
David Bell, from Brackley Crescent, was arrested back in February after officers responded to a 999 call from the mobile of a woman who was being held captive at a house in the town.
The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, assault and wounding with intent and was sentenced when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court on Friday 8 July.
The court heard that Bell had become jealous over the woman’s friendship with another man and had assaulted her over several weeks before taking her captive.
Investigating officer DI Joel Henderson said: "This is the worst case of it’s kind that I have ever had to deal with. The woman’s injuries were absolutely appalling but she has coped with great courage and is now rebuilding her life.
"This sentence reflects the seriousness of this horrific case and I am pleased that Bell will be spending a long term in prison.”
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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