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Wisbech man charged with death by dangerous driving

49-year-old Arturas Matuzevicius died at the scene. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A Wisbech man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the limit.

49-year-old Arturas Matuzevicius died at the scene on Wistaria Road on Tuesday 21 March.

Michael Johnson, 51, of Waterlees Road in Wisbech has also been charged with causing death by driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with his licence.


Tributes to 86-year-old killed in road collision

It happened in Little Easton in between Bishops Stortford and Braintree on Friday 10 March. Credit: Google maps.

The man who died following a collision in an Essex village has been named as 86-year-old Roy Lynch from Thaxted.

It happened in Little Easton in between Bishops Stortford and Braintree on Friday 10 March, when a Ford Fiesta collided with a stationary Volkswagen Golf on the B184 near Woodside Way.

The family of Mr Lynch have issued this tribute.

Our family mourn the sudden tragic passing of a much loved father and grandfather.

Roy had lived in Thaxted for ten years, enjoying retirement to the full and often travelling overseas for weeks at a time.

He had previously lived in Spain and returned as regularly as he could to savour the Mediterranean lifestyle and warmer winter climate that enabled him to remain active.

He was happiest when surrounded by his family.

He will be sadly missed and forever remembered with love by us all.

– Family statement

Essex MP calls for posthumous honour for fallen policeman in emotional House of Commons tribute

Braintree MP James Cleverly has asked that the policeman killed whilst guarding the Palace of Westminster be given a posthumous honour.

Pc Keith Palmer was stabbed to death by an attacker who crashed on Westminster Bridge before trying to run into Parliament grounds.

Mr Cleverly met him 25 years ago in the Royal Artillery, and had been friendly with him ever since becoming an MP and passing him on the gates of Parliament.

In an emotional tribute he gave praise to a "strong, professional public servant"

He was a strong, professional public servant, and it was a delight to meet him again only a few months after being elected.

Would my right honourable friend the Prime Minister in recognition of the work that he did and the other police officers and public servants here in the house do, consider recognising his gallantry and sacrifice formerly with a posthumous recognition.

– James Cleverly MP


"Please stop your stupid attention seeking comments": Essex MP blasts Katie Hopkins after US TV news appearance

An Essex MP has blasted claims made on US TV by a controversial news commentator that people are "cowed", "afraid", and "not united" following the London terror attack.

Katie Hopkins speaking on Fox News said "People are cowed. People are afraid. And people are not united."

But travelling to Westminster this morning the Braintree MP James Cleverly, who was also a friend of the police officer killed in the attack, said "No one is cowed, afraid or divided. Please stop your stupid attention seeking comments.

Life sized deer statues stolen from Herts farm

A vehicle was used to take them away.

Two life sized deer statues have been stolen from a farm in Hertfordshire.

They were taken at some point overnight on Wednesday 15 March from the Blue Bury Farm in Watton-at-Stone between Stevenage and Hertford.

A vehicle was used to transport the deer statues from the site so I am appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity between the times stated to get in touch.

I’m also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the statues since they were stolen.

– Sergeant Duncan Wallace, East Herts Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team

Motorcyclist dies after van collision

The 36-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a van in Clacton.

It happened on Wednesday 22 March in Marine Parade East just before 8pm. The motorcyclist, a 36-year-old man from Clacton died at the scene.

The van driver, a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Essex Police confirm car used in terror attack not registered in Essex

Essex Police have said they are "not looking for any vehicle in connection with" the terrorist incident in London.

It comes after reports that the car that was used in the attack was registered in Essex.

Media speculation that the number plate of the car linked to the attacks in Westminster is registered in Essex is not accurate and have caused an increase in concerned local comment and calls to police.

For clarity, Essex Police are not looking for any vehicle in connection with the incident and there is no suggestion that any Essex-registered vehicle is involved.

– Essex Police.
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