A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Harwich: Flats '90% Destroyed In Blaze'
Around 40 firefighters have been tackling a fire in Harwich.
A block of flats on Market Street caught light just after 3pm on Friday (13th April).
Crews from as far as Maldon have had to be called.
The second and third floor were well alight by the time firefighters arrived.
An ambulance also had to be called to help a 30 year old man suffering from shock.
It is not yet known how the fire started.
The officer in charge said that 90% of the roof of the building has collapsed and the remaining floors were unstable.
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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