A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Man Stabbed To Death In Bentwood
A murder investigation has started after a man was found stabbed in a street in Brentwood.
Police were called to Tower Hill, near Sir Francis Way, last night (Saturday 27th) after a man was found collapsed.
Despite paramedics efforts, the man died a short time after.
Roads around the area have been sealed off as forensic investigations continue.
Extra police will also patrol Brentwood town centre.
DCI Mark Hall, who is leading the investigation, has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
He said: "The victim was found with stab injuries close to the town centre on a busy Saturday evening and it is important that I speak with anyone who saw the incident."
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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