Essex Police has said the northbound section of the A12 at Howe Green is set to be closed until at least 1am after a major lorry fire.
Southend: Assault Outside Nightclub
A man's lost consciousness after being attacked outside a Southend nightclub.
The 19 year old, from Rayleigh, woke up in Warrior Square car park with a black eye and bruising and no idea how he got there.
He was attacked at around midnight on the morning of Saturday, November 3.
He was taken to Southend Hospital by ambulance and treated for a black eye, severe bruising to his head, a large cut to the head as well as other cuts and bruises.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the assault, and anyone who can explain how the man ended up in the car park to contact them at the Rayleigh area investigation team on 101
A search has started for a 15 year-old girl from Brentwood who has gone missing.
Police uncovered a £1.6 million haul of drugs after being called to reports of a man trying to steal herbal tea in Basildon.
Essex's top police officer has exclusively told Heart the force here could share a Chief Constable with places forces like Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge in future.
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