A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Search Starts For Missing Harlow Teen
A search has started for a missing teenager from Harlow.
17 year-old Katie Grimes was last seen at around 3pm on Wednesday, 10 February.
Essex Police said: "Katie is 5ft 6ins tall and has dark shoulder length hair with extensions.
She has links to Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.
Police believe she may have travelled to Haverhill in Suffolk or Skegness in Lincolnshire.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at Harlow on 101".
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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