Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
Two Arrested Over Chris May Murder
Two men have been arrested over the murder of missing Kelvedon man Chris May.
25 year-old Chris was last seen on the 25th May 2015.
Last month, on the first anniversary of his disappearance, Essex Police said the investigation was now a murder inquiry and the believe his death was related to the fact he had recently started selling drugs.
This morning, in a pre-planned operation, two men were arrested.
Essex Police said: "A 35-year-old man from Braintree has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Chris May while a 25-year-old man from Kelvedon has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in relation to Chris’ murder.
"They have been taken to a police station for questioning having been arrested at 6am.
"A reward of up to £10,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible".
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