It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Two Found Dead In Car In Chelmsford Not Suspicious
Police in Essex say they're not treating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a car in Chelmsford on Monday as suspicious.
The bodies of 20 year old Thomas Putt from Leigh-on-Sea and Nikki Willis who was 23 and from Chelmsford, were found on Fox Crescent on Monday morning.
Police say they're looking at the possibility they may have died from carbon monoxide poisoning and tests on the vehicle will be carried out to see if any modifications had been made.
Forensic post mortem examinations show the cause of their deaths is inconclusive.
However, police say that current investigations do not indicate their deaths were the result of a deliberate act.
Their families have today paid tribute to them.
Nikki’s family said: "Our gorgeous baby girl, daughter, stepdaughter, sister, girlfriend and friend of so many.
"We are so proud of you even though your time here was too short.
"You will never be forgotten, always and forever in our hearts and memories."
Tom’s family said: "We are utterly shocked and devastated at the death of our darling son Tom.
"He was a whirlwind in our lives from day one, always cheeky, always smiling.
"He was maturing into a charming, kind and lovely young man.
"We and your sisters love you Tom and will miss you for the rest of our lives.”
Both Tom and Nikki’s families have requested privacy and ask the media not to speculate on the cause of their deaths.
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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