A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Searches For Missing Finchingfield Man
Searches have started for a 59 year-old man from Finchingfield has gone missing .
Michael Bell was last seen at his home on Bardfield Road at 8.30am on Friday (13 May).
Essex Police said: "He has not made contact with his family since 1pm on Friday. He suffers from a medical condition and is believed to be without his medication.
"He is thought to be wearing black cargo style trousers, a blue t-shirt, an orange and grey fleece and has with him a black and cream ski jacket.
"He may be wearing green wellington boots and his beard is longer than on the attached photograph.
"Michael is 5ft 10ins tall, is slim, white, has short grey hair and wears glasses. He has hearing aids in both ears.
"Anybody who has seen Michael is asked to contact Essex Police 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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