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Police appeal for help to find missing Essex teenager

17 year old Sarah Parrott. Credit: Essex Police

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a teenager who's gone missing in Essex

Sarah Parrott who is 17 was last seen at 10.25pm yesterday, Saturday February 13 and was believed to be going to Chelmsford.

Police say Sarah, who lives in Ingatestone near Chelsmford, is vulnerable and they urgently need to find her.

She is described as being 5ft 4ins tall, of medium build, with black shoulder length hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a red puffa gilet, a yellow and white sweatshirt, white T-shirt with writing, black leggings, black and white sock and black Nike Air Force trainers.

She has a tattoo of the words ‘Love’ and ‘Hate’ on her left arm.

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Teenager stabbed in the chest in Essex

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in the chest in Essex.

Officers were called to Napier Avenue in Southend at 2.15pm yesterday, (Saturday February 13) with reports a 19-year-old man from London had been found with a stab wound to his chest. He was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition.

Officers carried out a search of the area using the force helicopter and arrested two men in Sutton Road.

They are a 25-year-old from Hastings, who was arrested on suspicion of GBH, and a 21-year-old from London, who was arrested on suspicion of GBH, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of class A drugs.

Police are still trying to locate a third man, who is described as having an olive skinned complexion, 5ft 10ins tall, with closely cropped hair. He wore a black puffa jacket, black hooded top, blue jeans and black trainers.

80 year old pedestrian dies in road collision

A man in his 80s has died after colliding with a car in Suffolk.

Police were called to reports that a Renault Scenic car had been in collision with a pedestrian in a 30 mph zone on the A137 at Brantham north of Manningtree last night. (13th February)

The man in his 80s – the pedestrian - was taken to Colchester hospital with serious injuries. He died in hospital in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 14 February.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Concern over increasing attacks on guide dogs in Essex

Terri Sawkins and her guide dog Huffle. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Guide Dog Association is calling on the police in Essex to take attacks on guide dogs more seriously.

It comes after three incidents in Colchester in as many months. The latest took place on Monday.

Terri Sawkins, a guide dog user, said: "It is so scary when you can't see where they're coming from or whether they've got an owner with them.

"There isn't anything more frightening. I was walking down a street and there was just this snarling, growling noise. Huffle stopped, I stopped. I didn't realise he'd been bitten.

"I have no idea how the dog made contact without me knowing because it was on the shoulder nearest me. I called out and asked what was going on. Nobody came to my assistance."

Click below for Victoria Lampard's report

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