A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Southend: Man Suffers Serious Injuries In Assault
A man has been left with serious injuries after being attacked by four men in Southend.
He suffered a fractured eye socket, broken arm and broken fingers when he and another man were assaulted near the Sainsbury's on London Road at around 1.30pm on Saturday (18 January).
The other man suffered a small cut to his face and a black eye.
An Essex Police spokesperson said: "They were assaulted by a group of four men. One of them is described as wither Asian or black,with his hair tied back with a dark jacket and possibly jeans.
"The other three were white males but nothing else is known about their descriptions.
"Anyone with information is urged to contact Pc Benjamin Freeman, or his colleagues at Southend CID, on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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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