Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager has been robbed on his way to school in Essex.
The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was walking along Broadmayne in Basildon, going towards the town centre to get to Woodlands School at 7.30 am on Wednesday 4th November. When he got near to Church Road he was barged into by a man who then threatened the victim. The teenager offered him some cash and the suspect ran off.
"This incident left the victim extremely shaken up. It happened on a main road which is particularly busy at this time of the day with people going to work. Somebody may have seen something and I would like them to get in touch with me if they have any information.”
The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 18 and 20, around 6ft tall and was wearing a grey hooded top with a black scarf over his mouth and blue jeans.
Essex Police have seized cannabis with a street value of £1.6 million after it was found in a lorry load of tea.
The 200 kg consignment of herbal cannabis was discovered in Josselin Road in Basildon in the early hours of 2 November.
Police inquiries found that the rest of the tea consignment was in a distribution centre and officers recovered another 150kg of cannabis.
"A significant haul of cannabis has been taken off the streets. We are continuing our enquiries into where the drugs came from and where they were destined for.
"We are also still looking for the other two men seen acting suspiciously in Josselin Road on 2 November.”
A 48-year-old man of no fixed address was charged with theft from a motor vehicle. He admitted the charges and was sentenced at Basildon Magistrates’ Court to three months in prison, suspended for 12 months.
Police also arrested two men, one aged in his 40s from Bulgaria and another aged in his 60s from Lithuania, on suspicion of importing drugs. They have been released on police bail until February, pending further enquiries.
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Four people charged with stabbing a man to death in Essex last week have been remanded in custody.
Lorry driver Darren Kelly died after being attacked on a street in Basildon on Tuesday night.
A girl, aged 15, from Pitsea, a boy, aged 17, from Pitsea, a boy, aged 16, from Basildon, and Chris Carroll, 20, of Pevensey Close, Pitsea, all appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court this morning, after being charged with his murder.
A 13-year-old girl from Basildon, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on police bail until December 16
The four defendants will appear in court for a plea and case management hearing on January 11.
The trial is expected to start on April 11.
Four people - including three teenagers - have been charged with the murder of a man in Essex.
Darren Kelly was stabbed to death outside a block of flats in Basildon on Tuesday October 20.
Chris Carroll, 20, of Pevensey Close, Pitsea, a 17-year-old boy from Pitsea, a 16-year-old boy from Basildon, and a 15-year-old girl from Pitsea, have all been charged with murder.
They remain in custody and are due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
Mr Kelly, of Voysey Gardens, Basildon, died at hospital after being found with serious injuries in Caister Drive at about 9.30pm on Tuesday.
A 13-year-old girl from Basildon, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on bail.
A 13-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a lorry driver was killed in Basildon.
Four other people including another teenage girl, aged 15, have also been arrested.
42-year-old Darren Kelly was stabbed on residential street Caister Drive in Basildon on Tuesday. He staggered to a block of flats, but died of his injuries.
Detectives investigating say the attack came after the man confronted a group of youths.
All five arrested are in police custody.
A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following a stabbing in Essex.
A man in his 40s was found in Caister Drive in Basildon with serious injuries on Tuesday 20 October.
He later died in Basildon Hospital.
The victim, who lived in Basildon, is thought to have been stabbed during an altercation with a group of around five youths or young men.
Anyone with information should contact detectives at Essex Police on 101, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven men have been arrested after shots were fired at unarmed police officers as they chased a suspect in Essex.
Police were called to reports of a number of men seen with firearms in the early hours of Sunday 18 October.
Officers attended and were led on a chase by a suspect before what is believed to be a firearms was discharged at them in the Arne Court area of Basildon.
Three of those were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possessing a firearm and a further two suspects have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.
On Sunday night two further people were arrested at separate properties in Basildon on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police are appealing for information and have asked residents with CCTV cameras to come forward.
A suspected burglar was forced to call 999 for help after becoming trapped in a petrol station's security device as it was triggered during the alleged break-in.
Essex police say the man was heard shouting for help after getting stuck at Eastgate at 4.30am on Saturday October 10th.
Witnesses spoke of how he was trapped by the security shutter system which left him impaled onto the ceiling.
A 43-year old man from Basildon has been charged with burglary with intent to steal.