A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Wickford: Man Missing From Hospital Found
A man, who went missing from a Runwell Hospital in Wickford, has been found safe and well.
49-year-old Paul Doherty was allowed out of the hospital on day leave on Sunday but he failed to return.
A police search began and Paul was traced to a relative's house in Harringey in north London.
He was taken to hospital by paramedics to be treated for the effects of illegal drug ingestion.
He is recovering well and will be returned to the hospital in due course.
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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