It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Romford: Murdered Man Found In Stream
A murder investigation is underway after the body of a Lithuanian man was found in a stream at Noak Hill, Romford.
34 year old Evaldas Svolkinas, a carpenter from Dorking Rise in the town, was last seen at 6.15am on Thursday (December 13th).
He did not go to work and was reported missing to police the following day.
Police were called to Wincanton Road in Noak Hill, Romford at 10.25am on Sunday (December 16th) after a body was found in the nearby Carter's Brook stream.
The man was identified as Mr Svolkinas, and a post-mortem examination found he died from severe head injuries.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Jones said: "We are anxious to trace the victim's movements between Thursday morning and when he was found on Sunday.
"Did you see him? Do you have any information? If so, please come forward.''
Anyone with information should call police on 020 8345 3734 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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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