It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Men With Knife Rob Grays Petrol Station
Two men, armed with a knife, have robbed a petrol station in Grays.
They threatened staff at the Esso on Stanford Road at around 7.55am yesterday (Thursday, 7 January).
Essex Police says one man - who had a large knife - approached the cashier, walked behind the counter, and took a three figure sum of money.
Investigating officer Pc Owen Clements, of Grays CID, said: "I am keen to hear from any witnesses who saw them running from the Esso garage towards Woodview and Rectory Road."
A CCTV image has been released of two men officers want to identify.
Essex Police said: "The first was described as white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build.
"He wore black tracksuit bottoms with a blue stripe on the outside and a yellow fluorescent coat with the letters BDB on the back.
"The second man was described as white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall and thin. He wore a black tracksuit bottoms, black jacket with a bright blue hooded top underneath with the hood up".
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call Pc Clements on 101.
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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