A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Teenagers Arrested After Southend Fire
Two teenagers have been arrested, after a fire destroyed a derelict yacht club on Southend seafront.
Emergency services were called to a fire that broke out at the former Alexendra Yacht Club building in Clifftown Terrance at around 11:45pm on Saturday night.
Essex Fire and Rescue Incident Commander-Station Officer Steve Parker Said: "The fire started in the iconic Alexandra Yacht Club on Southend seafront just before midnight on Saturday night.
The building was derelict and was situated on the side of the cliff on stilts.
A total of 30 firefighters tackled the blaze into the early hours of this morning and the aerial ladder platform was used to pour water at height onto the burning structure.
The building has been completely destroyed by the fire."
Two boys from Westcliff, aged 16 and 17, are now being questioned on suspicion of arson.
They were arrested after being stopped by officers in Westcliff at around 3am on Sunday morning.
They remain in custody 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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