A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Two Arrests Over Sible Hedingham Shooting
Two men have been arrested over a break-in in Sible Hedingham where a man was shot in the leg as he hid in his bedroom.
It happened on Rectory Road in the early hours of Saturday, 6 February.
The victim was shot through his bedroom door as he hid from two intruders.
He suffered what has been described as "life-changing injuries".
Police say doctors face a battle to save his leg and he may have to have it amputated.
A 23 year-old man and a 27 year-old, who are both from Sible Hedingham, were arrested shortly after midnight today (Wednesday, 17 February) on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.
They have been taken to police stations in Braintree and Chelmsford for interview where they currently remain in custody.
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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