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Arron Banks meets local Ukip councillors

Arron Banks meets local UKIP councillors at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in Clacton on Sea.

The millionaire Ukip donor Arron Banks has met local Ukip councillors at Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in Clacton on Sea.

He is hoping he will be approved by national executive committee on Wednesday as Ukip candidate for Clacton in the general election.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

The former Ukip donor has admitted he knows “nothing at all” about Clacton.

He is hoping to replace Douglas Carswell who is standing down as an MP.


Police appeal after "shocking" car jacking in Luton

Police are appealing for the public's help after a car jacking in Luton.

A man was sitting in his car in Burnt Close Car park at around 12.15am on Saturday 22nd April when he was approached by two men. The men demanded that the victim leave the car and threatened him with a knife.

The victim was then dragged out of the vehicle, before the offenders got into the car and drove off in the direction of Northwell Drive.

One man is described as black, stocky, approximately 5’6’’. He was wearing black jogging bottoms, black hooded top and black leather gloves. The second man was described as black, slim, and approximately 5’4’’. He was wearing dark navy tracksuit and leather gloves. They were both wearing scarfs around their faces.

The stolen car is a black Audi with a 56 registration plate.

“This was a completely shocking incident and we are determined to find the men responsible. We are currently following a number of lines of enquiry and we are keen to speak to anyone who might have witnessed this incident. If anyone has seen the black Audi in their area, or has seen one for sale that appears to be cheap is asked to get in touch.”

– Investigation Officer Jenita Tailor

Teenager who attacked a man with baseball bat is jailed

Elias Taylor Credit: Essex Police

A man who hit a father with a baseball bat twice in an attack in Essex has been jailed for four years.

Elias Taylor, 19, of Kelvedon Road, Tiptree, was sentenced for GBH with intent following a 3-day trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

He was one of three men who visited an address in Chestnut Way, Tiptree, in September 2015 armed with a baseball bat.

This was a particularly nasty attack with the victim being struck twice with a weapon. He suffered a deep cut to his forehead that required hospital treatment and stitches. Taylor has shown no remorse for his actions and his not guilty plea meant his victim had to wait longer for justice"

– Investigating officer Pc Vicki Fairchild

One suspect remains unidentified and anyone with information can contact Colchester CID on 101.

Majority of cyber harrassment victims don't report the crime to cops

91% of victims of cyber harrassment don't report the crime to the police according to research from the University of Bedfordshire.

Researchers from the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research based at the University and Bedfordshire Police are collaborating on a two year project to transform how cyberharassment is investigated and how cases which are reported to the Police are appropriately dealt with.

Initial research has also revealed that victims often don't realise they have been the target of a crime.

"The initial work we have done with focus groups supports those figures with many victims not recognising they were subjects of a crime, even when they had to cope with long term abuse and threats.

Often these threats create fear and distress for the victim with significant disruption to their lives but they don't report it as a crime until the threats are made in person. We then found their experience of reporting a crime and its outcome varied considerably dependant on the experience the police officer had in dealing with cyberharassment."

– Dr Emma Short, Director, National Centre for Cyberstalking Research


Darren Potter: MK Dons confirm midfielder departure

Darren Potter (left) will leave stadium:mk in the summer. Credit: PA

MK Dons have announced that long-serving midfielder Darren Potter will leave the club at the end of the season.

The former Liverpool trainee has made more than 260 appearances for the Dons during a six-year spell at stadium:mk, but will seek pastures new in the summer.

Potter is the second-high profile departure in recent days, with the club also confirming that goalkeeper David Martin won't be given a new contract.

I will look back on my time here with great pride. As a club, we’ve worked hard to form an identity on and off the pitch and play the game how we feel is the right way, sticking by our principles and believing in our style which brought us many great achievements!

I would like to say a huge thank you to the fans, who have been nothing but fantastic to myself and my family during my time here.

Also to my team mates and ex-team mates as well as all the staff and people who do so much for the club.

Finally to the chairman Pete Winkelman - it's been a great journey and I wish you all success for the future.

– Darren Potter, MK Dons

Millionaire UKIP donor to visit town where he hopes to be MP

The millionaire who's hoping to be the next Clacton MP. Credit: ITV Anglia

The millionaire UKIP donor Arron Banks is to visit Clacton today after putting himself forward to stand for the seat in the General Election, even though he admits he knows nothing about the seaside town.

He's hoping to replace Douglas Carswell who is standing down as an MP.

Arron Banks last week said 'I know nothing about Clacton'.

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