A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Stansted Gun-Shaped Phone Case Warning
Police have taught an airline passenger a lesson on Twitter for carrying a gun-shaped iPhone case through security at Stansted Airport.
Essex Police posted a photo of the case to warn others not to follow suit, adding: "Bringing this to an airport makes it much less likely you'll catch your plane. #dontbedaf.''
The force also posted a photo of the imitation handgun sticking out of the unidentified passenger's back pocket, saying it could be easily mistaken as an immediate threat to airport security.
The black phone case had a plastic handgun on one side with a fake trigger and indentations.
The passenger was stopped during carry-on baggage security check and officers confiscated the case immediately without any charges or detention, police said.
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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