A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Two Remanded Over Tilbury Immigrants
Two lorry drivers have been remanded in custody after the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury docks last weekend.
The men, both from Northern Ireland, were arrested after 35 Afghan immigrants, including 13 children, were found last Saturday (16th August).
Amongst them was a baby, just 1-year-old.
All were distressed and suffering from dehydration.
A man had died by the time the group were discovered.
34-year-olds Stephen McLaughlin and Timothy Murphy of Londonderry are accused of helping immigrants illegally enter the UK.
Both are due at Basildon Crown Court in November.
(IMAGE: Essex Police)
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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