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Family fun day at Saffron Walden barracks

Video report from ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers.

Soldiers, families and friends all enjoying the sunshine. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Following an attempted abduction at RAF Marham in Norfolk, there was an increased security presence at the Carver Barracks near Saffron Walden for their family open day.

Around eight thousand people flocked to the event. This year they were celebrating the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Engineer Corps.


Five year old boy airlifted to hospital and three others injured in car crash

A five year old boy has been airlifted to hospital and three other people have been injured in a car crash in Essex.

It happened on Limebrook Way in Maldon, just before 12.30pm this afternoon (Saturday, July 23rd) and involved a black Mini and a black Vauxhall Mokka.

A five-year-old boy from the Mokka has been airlifted to the Royal London Hospital with serious head injuries while the male driver of the car has been taken by ambulance to Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital.

A woman in her 20s from the Mini was airlifted to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries while another woman from the car was taken by ambulance to Broomfield Hospital with less serious injuries.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Man dies after getting into difficulty swimming in Norfolk


A 54-year-old man has died after getting into difficulty in the water at Sea Palling beach in Norfolk.

The Coastguard received multiple 999 calls from members of the public after a group of four males were seen in distress around 800 metres from the main beach which has a lifeguard.

The group were rescued from the water at 11.47am this morning.

A 26-year-old man, who was pulled unconscious from the water, has been airlifted to hospital.

A 16-year-old and a man in his 20s were also helped by emergency crews.

Two men pulled unconscious from the water at Norfolk beach

Lifeguards are believed to have pulled the pair out of Sea Palling in Norfolk.

Two people have been rescued from the water at Sea Palling beach after getting into difficulty.

Officers were alerted by HM Coastguard at 11.47am this morning (Saturday 23 July 2016).

The Coastguard received multiple 999 calls from members of the public after after a group of people were caught in a rip tide.

A number of emergency crews are currently on the beach, including a coastguard helicopter, three coastguard rescue teams and a rescue lifeboat.

All the swimmers were recovered from the water and two people have been taken to hospital.

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