Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
Essex: Police Search For Wanted Man
Residents and retailers in Colchester and Maldon are being urged to be on the look-out for a man wanted by police.
Billy Swaley Smith (pictured) is currently wanted on recall to prison having breached the terms of his licence following a conviction for burglary convictions. He is known to travel to Essex and stay with friends.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Billy is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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