A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Man Stabbed On Epping High Street
A man's been stabbed in the chest on Epping High Street.
Epping High Street has been closed while police investigate the stabbing of a man.
Officers had attended at the location shortly before 4.25am today following reports that a man had been found collapsed.
Ambulance paramedics were called and he was taken Royal London Hospital for treatment.
It has been established that the man, who is believed to be in his early 30s, suffered a stab wound to his chest and he is currently undergoing surgery.
Police have cordoned off an area of the High Street while a forensic examination of the area is carried out.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time that the incident occurred. They can contact Essex Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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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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