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Suffolk rock legend Jack Bruce dies

Jack Bruce, the Suffolk composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, died today of liver disease, aged 71.

Jack Bruce Credit: PA Images

Bruce was most famous for his work with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker in legendary 1960s group Cream.

His family said: "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

Bruce's death was announced on his official website, and confirmed by his publicist Claire Singers.

She said: "He died today at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family."

Cream sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their LP Wheels of Fire.

Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including "I Feel Free", "White Room", "Politician" and perhaps the world's most performed guitar riff, in "Sunshine Of Your Love".

Cream split in November 1968 at the height of their popularity. Bruce felt that he had strayed too far from his ideals and wanted to re-discover his musical and social roots.


Essex Police 'concerned' for missing Courtney

Police are concerned for the safety of a 16-year-old girl who has been missing from her home in Essex for more than a week.

Courtney Anderson Credit: Essex Police

Courtney Anderson was last seen at her family home in Norfolk Drive, Chelmsford, on Friday 17 October.

We are concerned for Courtney’s safety and her family are worried about her. We believe she may be with a boyfriend in the Barking or Forest Gate area. I would urge anyone who may have seen her or who knows where she is to get in contact with Essex Police on 101 as soon as possible.

– Inspector Paul Morton, Chelmsford Police

Police describe Courtney as white, around 5ft 2ins tall with very long brown straight hair.

Extra police patrols after reports of accosting

Police in Essex say extra uniformed patrols will be in place this weekend after a number of reported incidents of accosting and suspicious behaviour in Clacton.

The extra patrols are in place to reassure the public as the weekend and the half term holidays begin.

"We are asking parents and children to remain vigilant.”

– Chief Inspector Russ Cole

Officers began their investigation following two incidents where teenage boys were accosted in the town by a man on Saturday, October 18th.

The first incident took place at around 6.30pm near an alleyway off Dudley Road. The second took place at about 9pm at Coppins Road.

A 53-year-old man from Colchester arrested by police yesterday (Friday, October 23) in connection with the incidents has been released on police bail.

Woman's face slashed in Northampton street attack

A 43-year-old woman has been slashed across the face with a knife in a Northampton street.

Location of attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

She was going in the direction of Helmdon Road at about 8:30pm on Thursday when a man called out to her and then cut her with a knife.

Police say the woman suffered serious injuries which needed hospital treatment and will leave scarring.

The offender is described as white, aged around 19, about 5ft 9in tall with a Northampton accent. He was wearing a scarf around his face and dark jogging bottoms which were turned up at the ankle.

Anyone with information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

Teenager questioned after police officers injured

Dovercourt in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager is being questioned after two police officers were injured trying to arrest a suspect at a property in Essex.

The officers turned up to a house in Station View Road in Dovercourt on Friday afternoon to arrest the suspect in connection with an aggravated burglary earlier in the week.

The officers, a man and a woman, were left with injuries to their face and bruises. They did not require hospital treatment.

A search began to locate the suspect using the police helicopter and officers on the ground. The 17 year old man was eventually found in Harwich.

The aggravated burglary took place at a property in High Street, Harwich, at 11.35pm on Wednesday, October 22nd. Two men were assaulted and had property stolen from their home. Two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary. One has been bailed. The other was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle where he remains.


Police hunt driver of black car following MK 'hit and run'

Police in Milton Keynes are searching for the driver of a black car following a 'hit and run' in the early hours of this morning.

Location of Hit and Run in Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News Anglia

A black car was travelling on Bradwell Road towards Abbey Way when it hit a female pedestrian outside the Halley's Comet pub at around 12.15am.

The woman suffered broken bones and cuts to her face, which required treatment at the Milton Keynes General Hospital.

The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene.

Anyone with information can contact investigating officer PC Phil McGlue from the Milton Keynes Roads Policing Department on 101, quoting URN 24 of 25/10.

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