A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Southend: Body Found In Search For Missing Man
Police looking for a missing man Mark Barnes from Southend have found a body.
A member of the public called officers yesterday morning (Saturday 4 January) to the discovery in woods near Bullwood Approach in Hockley.
The man has been taken to hospital to be formally identified.
Police are treating his death as non-suspicious.
The family of Mark Barnes have been informed of the discovery.
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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