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Police called after a man assaulted and shotgun fired

Detectives in Essex are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and a shotgun fired during an incident in Harlow.

Police were called to the Willowfield area of the town yesterday afternoon.

A short time later, officers received a further report that a 23-year-old man had been admitted to hospital with a minor gunshot wound to his hand and a broken arm.

Officers attended the scene and also an address in Little Pynchons, where a shotgun was seized.

Two men, both aged 25 and from Harlow, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Two men aged 21 and 23 from Harlow were arrested on suspicion of assault, grievous bodily harm and possession of firearms offences.

A 25-year-old man from Harlow was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, possession of firearms offences and assisting an offender.

And a 49-year-old man from Shropshire was arrested on suspicion of assault, grievous bodily harm and possession of firearms offences.

They are all currently in custody awaiting questioning.


Suffolk road closed due to flooding

A street in Mildenhall in Suffolk is closed because of flooding.

Police were called at 8.45am today (Monday) to a report that flood water was lifting a manhole cover in Mildenhall town Centre.

The water level on Mill Street has risen and a vehicle has become stranded. Suffolk Police are warning motorists not to drive through flood water.

Pedestrian suffers serious injuries in car crash

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car in Bedfordshire.

It happened on Bedford Road in Houghton Regis at around 2am this morning (Monday).

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, has been taken to the Luton and Dunstable Hospital with serious injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit on 101.


Lucky escape for driver on A1(M)

A driver on the A1(M) in Cambridgeshire had a lucky escape after their vehicle was struck by an object.

The incident happened at around 8am close to Junction 15 at Sawtry. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Police on 101.

Met Office weather warning for heavy rain in Essex and Suffolk

The area covered by a yellow weather warning for heavy rain. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in parts of Suffolk and Essex.

It's valid until 5pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Met Offices says further areas of heavy rain or thundery showers are likely to affect parts of southeastern England and East Anglia at times on Bank Holiday Monday.

The main risk periods would seem to be before dawn and again during the middle of the day and into the afternoon. The evening should see a slow transition to drier conditions from the west.

"Parts of East Anglia and southeast England will still be affected by a warm, humid and unstable airmass during much of Monday, which leaves the opportunity for thundery downpours to spread from Northern France.

As in many such cases, only a minority of places will see the heaviest rain, but there is a chance that some locations could see 20 to 25 mm of rain in an hour and perhaps 40 mm in a few hours."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Police search for 52-year-old missing woman

Selina Sadler Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 52 year old woman who has gone missing from the Hellesdon area of Norwich.

Selina Sadlerwas last seen near the Asda store on Drayton High Rd, Norwich at around 2.30 pm on Friday 28th August 2015.

She is described as white, medium build with brown shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, burgundy cardigan, dark burgundy trousers, flat black shoes and was carrying a patchwork shoulder bag with an elephant print on it.

Police say Selina is very distinctive as she only has one tooth.

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