A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
South Woodham Ferrers: Staff Foil Armed Robber
A man, believed to be armed with a knife and a gun, has tried to rob a convenience store in South Woodham Ferrers.
Police were called to the shop on Gandalf's Ride at around 2.30pm yesterday (Monday 11 November).
The offender demanded money but left empty-handed after staff refused to open the till.
He is described as white, aged about 18 or 19, about 5ft 9in tall and of average build.
He was wearing a straight-cut black coat with no belt and fastened up to his neck, a plain black scarf tied around his face and a plain black baseball cap which was wool or soft cloth.
Any witnesses or anyone who saw him hanging around the area before the incident or running away afterwards, should contact DC Andrew Bagley or colleagues at Chelmsford CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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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