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Chelsea defender Davey extends Peterborough United loan spell

Alex Davey in action for Peterborough United. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have extended the loan of Chelsea defender Alex Davey until January.

The 20-year-old has impressed during an initial one-month deal and will now stay at the ABAX until the new year.

Davey has played in all of Posh's games so far this season.

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Rising star Topley thanks Essex as he leaves for Hampshire

Reece Topley Credit: PA stills

Essex fast bowler Reece Topley is on his way to Hampshire next season.

Topley, who is 21, made his England debut in the T20 against Australia in Cardiff, returning figures of 1-35.

The left-arm pace bowler, is to leave Essex and join Hampshire on a two-year deal. CricInfo reports that Paul Grayson, the coach, is also leaving the club, while the future of the captain, James Foster, is uncertain.

Topley made his First-Class debut in 2011, against Cambridge MCCU, at the age of 17. He went on to take 14 wickets in his first 3 County Championship matches. His bowling in the 2013 domestic Twenty20 competition, where he took 21 wickets at an average of 13.23, earned him a call-up to the England Lions squad for the winter tours to Australia & Sri Lanka.

He tweeted his pride at making his England debut.

“I am extremely sad to be leaving Essex having played for the County since the age of 9 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time in a great dressing room. I would like to publicly thank all the players for their huge support and firm friendships.

“In particular, I must also thank the two 1st XI coaches: Paul Grayson for the fantastic opportunity he has given me and to Chris Silverwood, who I have great admiration for and enjoyed working with.”

– Reece Topley

Man due in court charged with firearms offence

A man is due to appear in court today charged with a firearms offence after an incident in Harlow at the weekend.

Essex Police were called to the Willowfield area of Harlow on Sunday afternoon. They have charged 25-year-old Shea Kenny of Abbeydale Close in Harlow with grievous bodily harm with intent, and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court.

Five other men who were arrested in connection with the incident were questioned and later released without charge, and face no further police action.

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Quarter of teens in Clacton 'threatened with a knife'

A quarter of teenagers in Clacton 'threatened'. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A survey by a weapons awareness charity has found a quarter of teenagers in Clacton have been threatened with a knife.

Only Cowards Carry spoke to nearly 500 youngsters and 31% said they knew someone who carried a blade.

More than two-fifths said they had been approached by a gang.

The charity was set up by Caroline Shearer after her son Jay Whiston was stabbed to death.

Extra patrols catch people not wearing seat belts

A new seatbelt campaign has been launched. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A police campaign is being launched today targeting people travelling on our region's roads who do not wear seat belts.

In Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire last year nearly 4,700 people were fined for not wearing a seatbelt.

Those caught not using the life-saving device can be fined up to £500.

Inspector Mark Rogers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: "Throughout the next moth we will be carrying out regular patrols targeting those flouting the law in relation to wearing a seatbelt.

"You are much more likely to be involved in a fatal road traffic collision if you're not wearing this life-saving piece of equipment. The consequences of not wearing a belt when involved in a collision are potentially horrific."

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