A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Two More Arrests After Police Shot At In Basildon
Another two people have been arrested after unarmed police officers were shot at in Basildon.
They were called to reports of several men with firearms in the Arne Court area at around 1.20am yesterday.
When they got there one man ran off and, as they chased him, they were shot at.
No-one was injured but five men were arrested - three on suspicion of attempted murder and two on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Another two people have now been arrested on conspiracy to commit robbery.
Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector, Marina Ericson said: "Officers remain in the area making enquiries and engaging with the local community whilst we build a picture of what happened.
"I'm keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone who has information which can help my investigation.
"Do you live in the area of Vaughan Williams Road, Holst Avenue or Arne Court? Do you have CCTV? If so, please get in contact with us on 101."
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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