A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Southend: Eight Homeless After Flat Fire
Eight people, including a family of five, have been left homeless following a fire in flats in Southend.
Firefighters were called to Hastings Road at around 12:50 this morning (Wednesday April 25th) to find a fire on the ground floor of a two storey block of flats.
One man has been taken to hospital.
An investigation is now underway by Essex Fire and Rescue Service and Essex Police to establish how the blaze started.
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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