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Police re-appeal for news of missing Kelsie

Kelsie Charles Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have re-appealed for information abut 14-year-old Kelsie Charles, who is missing from Harlow.

Kelsie, was last seen on Thursday January 12 in Harlow.

She is considered vulnerable and her family and police are concerned for her welfare.

It is believed she may be in London and is known to have friends in Dulwich, Lewisham and Stratford, as well as Sittingbourne in Kent.

She is 5ft 6ins tall, slim and has blonde, shoulder length curly hair. She was last seen wearing a large fleece lined jumper, dark leggings and black Airmax 95 Nike trainers.


BB gun fired in road rage incident

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident at Kempston in Bedfordshire.

On 15 January (Sunday) between 12.30pm and 1.45pm a man and his passenger drove a silver Audi A6 down Spring Road and turned into Stonedale Road, while being closely followed by a silver or grey TY55 registered BMW.

After leaving the vehicle in Stonedale Road, a passenger of the silver Audi was approached by the driver of the BMW, who pulled out a BB gun and fired at the victim’s face. The victim sustained minor injuries and needed hospital treatment.

The offender then pointed the BB gun at the back window of the Audi and fired, causing damage to the vehicle. Following the attack the offender made off in the BMW along Spring Road, in the direction of Kempston Road.

The offender is described as Asian, heavily built, approximately 5’7’’ with black hair and between 20 and 25 years old. He was wearing black sports clothing.

Posh striker joins Mansfield Town on loan

Shaquile Coulthirst joined Posh in January 2016 for an undisclosed fee. Credit: PA

Peterborough United's Shaquile Coulthirst has joined League two side Mansfield Town on loan.

The former Tottenham Hotspurs striker joined Posh last January on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee.

He's scored seven goals in 43 appearances in all competitions since making the move to the ABAX Stadium.

The 22-year-old joins Mansfield until the end of the season with the option for a permanent move in the summer.

A12 closed in both directions after crash

Emergency services are currently on the scene of a serious collision on the A12 near Wangford in Suffolk. The road is currently closed in both directions.

Police were called just before 10:30am this morning, Thursday 19 January, to reports of a two vehicle collision on the A12.

The air ambulance and fire service are in attendance and at present the road remains closed both ways. Local diversions are being put in place, however officers are advising that motorists to avoid the area at the moment if possible.

Pensioner jailed for taking child pornography into the US

Paul Wilkins

A pensioner from Cambridgeshire who travelled to America to have sex with young boys has been jailed for 13 years in the US after admitting taking child pornography into the country.

Paul Charles Wilkins, 70, from Littleport near Ely, was caught after he made arrangements with undercover agents to have sex with a nine-year-old boy in California.

He had attempted to meet two other boys aged 10 and 12, but he was arrested in February last year when his plan collapsed.

Prosecutors said Wilkins ran an online group used by paedophiles and "persistently engaged in the sexual exploitation of children" before he went to the US in January 2016.

His plans collapsed in a sting by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Wilkins was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison and a 25,000 dollar (£20,000) fine at a court in Los Angeles on Wednesday.


Woman robbed of jewellery worth £20,000


A woman was robbed of jewellery worth more than £20,000 as she got out of a car in Bedford.

She was getting out of her car in Cromwell Road at 6pm on Saturday (Jan 14) when she was approached by a man who stole a bag containing the jewellery.

The victim had been on her way to the jewellers to get the jewellery valued when the incident happened.

She was wearing a dark hooded top, baggy trousers, and a dark scarf.

We are investigating whether this was a targeted attack, or whether it was an unfortunate coincidence that the woman had something of such large value in her bag at the time she was robbed. The jewellery also has great sentimental value to the victim and she is naturally distressed by this shocking incident.

I'm appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident in Cromwell Road to get in touch. I'd also urge anyone who thinks they may have been offered stolen jewellery to contact us with any information they may have.

– Detective Constable Sajid Saddique
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