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Man found lying in the road unconscious in Essex

Man found unconscious in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 23-year-old man from Billericay was found unconscious around midnight last Friday.

The man was found lying injured in Mountnessing Road close to the junction with Radford Way by a group of people heading home.

They helped him back to his house and the following morning he went to hospital to get his injuries seen to. Doctors believe his injuries, including a broken knee, are consistent with being hit by a car.

"I urgently need to trace the people who helped our injured man at the time and also went to speak to anyone else who either drove or walked along this road at the relevant time."

– Investigating officer, Sergeant Myles Hilbery

Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

Police release CCTV of two men following attempted burglary

Essex Police have released CCTV of two men they want to trace following an attempted burglary. Credit: Essex Police

Detectives investigating an attempted burglary have released CCTV images of two men they are trying to trace.

Would-be burglars tried to force their way into the home in Outwood Common Road in Billericay by using a tool to prize open the patio doors on Friday 22 May. A burglar alarm was triggered and the pair fled the scene without gaining entry.

CCTV images show two men wanted by police. One is a black male wearing a distinctive hoodie whilst his accomplice, a white man, had his face covered by a black hooded jacket.

Detectives at Basildon CID on can be contacted on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Search for missing man suspended after body found

Richard Manning went missing on Thursday. Credit: Essex Police.

Police searching for a missing man in Essex say they have found a body.

Richard Manning, 66, who has epilepsy, went missing while visiting family in Billericay on Thursday.

Officers found a body on farmland close to the village of Chignal Smealy, near Chelmsford, this morning.

It has not been formally identified but Mr Manning's next of kin have been told and the police search has been suspended.

The death is not at this time being treated as suspicious.


Cancer drug campaign reaches government

A former nurse with terminal cancer has handed a petition to the government today urging funding to be secured for a drug that extended her life.

Linda Johnson from Billericay in Essex wants other patients to have a chance of a few extra, vital months of life even though she knows cancer will claim her life.

The former nurse has been speaking to our reporter Serena Sandhu about why the treatments under threat are so important.

Click below to watch Serena's report:

Nursery manager charged with child cruelty

Abacus nursery, Billericay Credit: ITV Anglia

A woman from Wickford's been charged with child cruelty following an investigation by Essex Police into the treatment of children at a nursery in Billericay.

The Abacus nursery was closed by Ofsted last month.

Nursery Manager Emma Panting, who's 49, has been charged with child cruelty, common assault and a racially aggravated public order offence. She'll appear before magistrates on April 10th.

Nursery worker Rosie Dunn, 24, of Prower Close, Billericay, has also been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

Concerns over treatment of children at nursery

An investigation has been launched into a nursery. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Essex have launched an investigation into concerns about the treatment of children at a day nursery.

The allegations relate to the Abacus Day Nursery, on Orchard Avenue in Billericay.

Ofsted has suspended its registration and the site has been closed for up to six weeks.

A 49-year-old woman from Wickford has been arrested and bailed. Police stressed there had not been any allegations of sexual abuse.

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