A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Two Charged Over Southend Stabbing
Two men have been charged over a stabbing in Southend that has left a teenager in critical condition in hospital.
A 19 year-old man from London was found with a stab wound to his chest on Napier Avenue at around 2.15pm on Saturday, 13 February.
21 year-old Troy Lewis, from, Odessa Road in London, and 25 year-old Nathan Sylvester, from Cornwallis Gardens in Hastings in East Sussex were both arrested.
Lewis has now been charged with grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
Sylvester has been charged with grievous bodily harm.
Both men are due at Southend Magistrates' Court this morning.
Essex Police says it is still looking for a third man.
He is described as "having an olive skinned complexion, 5ft 10ins tall, with closely cropped hair. He wore a black puffa jacket, black hooded top, blue jeans and black trainers".
Detective Inspector Danny Stoten, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "The incident happened in a busy residential area at the junction of Napier Avenue and Queens Road.
"We are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has any information that could assist with the investigation".
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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