A police officer has been dismissed from Essex Police for gross misconduct after admitting criminal offences.
Taxi Driver Seriously Assaulted In North Weald
Two teenagers have been arrested after a taxi driver was seriously assaulted in North Weald.
The man, in his 60s, was dropping his passengers off in High Road when it happened early yesterday (19/03).
He suffered serious face injuries and was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for treatment.
Following a police search of the area a 17-year-old boy from Epping and 16-year-old boy from Chingford were arrested on suspicion of GBH and theft from a motor vehicle.
The 16-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis.
Anyone who saw what happened and hasn't yet contacted police is asked to speak to officers at Loughton CID 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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