It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Westcliff Man Jailed For Raping Sleeping Teen
A man from Westcliff has been jailed for raping a woman in her sleep.
30 year-old Halil Centinkayali, from Purley Way, filmed himself on a mobile phone while assaulting the 19 year-old victim.
The attack happened at some point between July 2013 and April 2014.
He was also charged with "being concerned in offering to supply class A drugs, possession of heroin with intent to supply, possession of cocaine with intent to supply, and breaching a restraining order".
He denied all the offences but was found guilty following a trial at Chelmsford Crown Court in July last year.
He has been jailed for a total of nearly 14 years and then must also serve an extra six years on extended licence.
Investigating officer Pc Carla Thomas, of the Sexual Offences Investigation Team based in Rayleigh, said: "Cetinkayali subjected his victim to a horrendous assault and the trauma of having to give evidence in court.
"She has been extremely brave in reporting this and in supporting the police investigation and subsequent trial.
"The severity of Cetinkayali's actions is reflected in the significant sentence he was handed at court and I hope this will give the victim some closure so that she can move forward".
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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