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Police appeal after teenager goes missing

Esme Jones Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police are appealing to members of the public to help trace a teenager who is missing from her home at Hunsdon in East Herts.

Esme Jones, who is 16 years old, was last seen on the morning of August 22.

She is described as white, 5ft tall, of a slim build and with very long dark brown hair. Shewas last seen wearing a leather style jacket with a fur collar, black leggings, white Nike trainers and a purple Ralph Lauren hooded top which has a yellow logo.

Four arrested after armed robbery

Four men have been arrested following an armed robbery in Felixstowe on Friday night.

Police were alerted just after 9pm on Friday, 28 August, following the incident at Ladbrokes at Grange Farm Avenue.

A member of staff was threatened and a quantity of cash was stolen.

Police arrested the four men – a 29-year-old, a 27-year-old and two 24-year-olds - in the Felixstowe area yesterday, Saturday 29 August.

All four have been taken into custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they will be interviewed by detectives.

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Woman cyclist dies after collision with van

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision between a van and a pedal cycle on the A133 at Weeley following which the cyclist died.

It happened at around 5am yesterday (Sat) morning, and involved a white Ford Transit Connect van and a 42-year-old woman on a bike.

The woman, from the Clacton area, was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire where shedied yesterday afternoon.

A 32-year-old man from Clacton was arrested at the scene and was later bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Historic pub given special protection

The Gatehouse pub

A Norwich pub has been named as one of 21 across the country to be given special protection.

The Gatehouse in Dereham Road was built by Morgans Brewery in 1934. Now it's been granted Grade Two listed status after Heritage England said it wanted to preserve inns with designs shaped by the improved pub movement that followed the first world war when many were rebuilt.

Appeal for witnesses after shooting in Luton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a shooting in Luton in the early hours of this morning.

The incident is believed to have happened at approximately 2.10am in Wexham Close, Marsh Farm.

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We received reports that a gun had been fired in Wexham Close. One man has been taken to hospital with what are fortunately believed to be minor injuries. Our officers are currently at the scene carrying out investigations and I’d urge anyone with information to get in touch.

Tackling gun crime is a key priority for Bedfordshire Police and fortunately it remains very rare. We take all firearms offences incredibly seriously and will be working hard to find the person responsible.

– Det Insp Andy Southam

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Motorists warned of rope tied across road

Police warning motorists after a rope was tied across a road at Dunmow in Essex.

Officers have received reports of people tying a rope across the road at the zebra crossing at The Causeway near to the junction of The Maltings.

It has been happening overnight and has caused several motorists to take avoiding action.

It is fortunate that to date this wreckless and mindless behaviour has not caused serious injury to someone or worse.

Motorists using this road at night are reminded to be vigilant, especially those on a motorcycle. "These people are potentially putting lives at risk and this has to stop.

– Sgt James Ireland

Missing woman may be in a Mercedes

Adrianna Caka Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a woman from Harlow who has gone missing.

Adrianna Caka, 44, was last seen in Birmingham on August 26 and had plans to return to Harlow. She has not been seen since.

Police believe she may be in the London area, particularly Barking.

It is thought she may be in the company of a dark-haired man aged in his 40s who is likely to be driving a a black Mercedes car, registration LO59 OOA.

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