A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Teen Charged After Car Driven At Police Officer In Grays
A teenager is due in court later charged after a car was driven at a police officer in Grays.
The police officer was controlling traffic while colleagues and paramedics tried to revive a man who had collapsed on Orsett Road on Tuesday
He was later confirmed to have died at the scene.
As a PCSO directed traffic, a car drove at her, forcing her to jump out of the way, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested a few minutes later.
Piotr Kostuj, 19, of Conway Gardens, Grays, was charged with dangerous driving, attempted grievous bodily harm, failing to stop for police, driving without insurance and having an invalid driving licence.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Basildon Magistrates' Court today.
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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