A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Stanstead Abbotts: Body Of Man Found
Police searching for an 88-year-old from Stanstead Abbotts missing for three weeks have found a body in Hoddesdon.
Gwyn Morris went missing from his care home at Stanstead Abbotts on Thursday December 6th.
Whilst no formal identification has taken place it is believed the body, which was discovered in Feildes Weir Lock, is Gwyn.
Extensive searches have been taking place to find Gwyn since he was reported missing and numerous media appeals have been made by officers and his family.
Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald said: "This is extremely tragic news and our thoughts are with Gwyn's daughter Ann and her family.
"I would like to pay tribute to them for their strength and courage during what has understandably been a very difficult time.
"I would also like to thank members of the public and the media for their support in the last three weeks."
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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