Live updates

Woman charged in connection with death of toddler killed by American Bulldog

Dexter Neal was three-years-old. Credit: Family picture.

A woman has been charged in connection with the death of a three-year-old boy killed by a dog in Essex.

Dexter Neal was attacked by an American Bulldog whilst at Jade Dunne’s home in Halstead on 18 August last year.

Tributes are laid at the scene of the incident. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The 29-year-old’s been charged with owning a dog dangerously out of control.

Ruby - the dog - has since been destroyed.


Boy suffers stab wound after knife attack in Colchester

The victim was found on Gurdon Road. Credit: Google maps.

Detectives are appealing for information after a 17\-year\-old boy was stabbed in Colchester.

Essex Police were called just before 6pm on Friday February 24th to Gurdon Road.

He had been approached by two men, one of whom stabbed him in the arm, before both ran off.

He was treated for minor injuries at Colchester General Hospital.

The area would have been busy at the time so we would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the incident or anything suspicious in the moments leading up to it.

We would like to reassure the community that we do not believe this was a random incident and we are doing all we can to catch those responsible.

– Acting Det Sgt Trevor Clark of Colchester CID

Cambridge Council commits more money to replace trees damaged by Storm Doris

Thousands of homes lost power across the region.

Cambridge City Council have made a last minute amendment to their 2017-18 budget to provide enough money to plant new trees replacing those blown down or damaged by Storm Doris.

They have committed £16,000 more than was originally planned bringing the total up to £25,000.

The budget which also included commitments to build new council homes was agreed at a meeting last night.


Police appeal after Suffolk schoolgirl approached by man in black car

The junction between Cormorant Drive and Creeting Road. Credit: Google maps.

Police are trying to find a man who approached a schoolgirl in Stowmarket.

It happened some time between 3pm and 3.20pm on Monday 20 February at the top of Cormorant Drive, near the junction with Creeting Road.

He tried to speak to the girl after driving close to her in a black Citroen.

The man is described as:

  • white
  • late thirties
  • black/brown hair
  • wearing a white shirt, tie and suit jacket.

Police are appealing for any potential witnesses to come forward.

Load more updates Back to top