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18-year-old man stabbed in Southend

The victim says he was stabbed following a disturbance outside a bar. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in Southend.

The teenager was taken to hospital at around 12pm on Saturday (26 November) with a puncture wound to his side.

He told hospital staff he was injured during a disturbance outside a bar in Eastern Esplanade in the early hours of that morning.

A 17-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a police officer, breach of the peace and a public order offence. He's due to appear at Basildon Youth Court on 30 December.

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Police release CCTV images after Essex shop robbery

The robbery happened at a shop in Bocking, near Braintree. Credit: Essex Police

Police investigating a shop robbery Essex have releases CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

The robbery happened on Mountbatten Road in Bocking, near Braintree, at around 9.30am on 30 October.

The thief threatened staff with a knife and demanded cash. He left with a two-figure sum.

Officers are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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Five-year-old boy found with gun cartridges at school

Police confirm the gun cartridges were confiscated. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A five-year-old boy was found with two gun cartridges at a primary school in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Teachers at the school made the discovery and called the police.

They seized the cartridges and spoke to the pupil and his family.

Police refused to disclose where the incident took place or how the pupil came to be in possession of the ammunition.

An Essex Police spokesman confirmed the gun cartridges were confiscated.

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