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Second person arrested over crash that killed motorcyclist

A man in his 30s died at the scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A second person has been arrested after a motorcyclist died in a crash in Braintree.

The motorbike collided with a car near Stanes Road around 11.20am yesterday (Saturday, May 12). The victim, who was in his 30s died at the scene.

The driver of the car, a 43-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. She has since been released under investigation.

A 27-year old man, who was driving in the area at the time, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop for a collision, and failing to report a collision.

He has been released on bail until June 6.

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Woman arrested after motorcyclist dies in crash

A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Braintree. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Braintree.

The motorbike collided with a car near Stanes Road around 11.20am today (Saturday, May 12).

The biker, who was in his 30s suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

The driver of the Nissan car, a 43-year-old woman, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the bike with a Subaru car before the crash.

We need to identify exactly what led up to this collision and how it happened.

In particular I want to speak to anyone who saw the motorbike and Subaru prior to the collision.

I need anyone who witnessed the collision, lives in the area and has CCTV, or was driving in the area and has dash cam footage to come forward.

– Investigating officer Sergeant Steve Holmes

Murder arrest after woman found stabbed and unconscious

A woman was found unconscious and with stab wounds Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found fatally stabbed in Essex.

Police were called to a property at Mountbatten Court in Braintree at 12.20am this morning (Saturday, December 16).

A woman in her 30s was found unconscious and with stab wounds. She died at the scene.

A man from Braintree was arrested and taken to hospital.

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Murder arrest after man taken ill at police station

An investigation into his death is ongoing. Credit: ITV News

A 55-year-old man has died following an 'incident' at a house in Braintree.

He contacted police following the 'incident' at an address in Courtauld Road yesterday (Wednesday 15 November).

He was taken ill while at Braintree police station and died a short time later.

A post mortem examination proved inconclusive pending further investigation.

Anthony Lines, who's 35, has been charged with violence to secure entry to a property and criminal damage. He's been remanded in custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.

Lines was also arrested on suspicion of murder.

A second person has died after motorbike crash in Essex

Joanne Vincent who died at the scene Credit: Essex Police

A second person has died after a motorbike accident in Cressing near Braintree. Gary Keith Vincent, 51, of Braintree died on October 5 at Broomfield Hospital.

On August 14 he and his wife Joanne Vincent, 47, were riding a black Honda motorcycle on Ashes Road, when they were involved in a collision with two vans. Mrs Vincent died at the scene.

A 70-year-old man remains under investigation on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A 44-year-old man also arrested was released without charge and faces no further action.

Half a million pound project to improve boys’ reading

Reading is a core skill that we all use everyday, but there's a big gap in achievement between boys and girls, especially in Essex.

  • Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

Thousands of boys in the county in Key Stages one to three, when children are aged 5 to 14, are now set to benefit from a half a million pound fund that aims to reverse this trend.

At Lyons Hall Primary school in Braintree they're aiming to buck the trend by introducing so-called Project X books with stories that are specifically written to engage boys.

Some of the reasons are culturally that the boys are expected to do more sport based activities than girls and by the time they even come to school you can predict how their reading will be based on their language skills and attention and studies showed boys aren't as well equipped as girls.

– Rachel Pritchard, Deputy Headteacher, Lyons Hall Primary School

Ten year old boy seriously injured in Braintree collision

A ten year old boy has been flown to hospital with life changing injuries after a collision in Braintree

A ten year old boy has been flown to hospital with life changing injuries after a collision in Braintree this afternoon.

It happened at four o'clock in Coldnailhurst Road when a car and children's scooter collided.

Officers are still at the scene currently at the scene and a road closure has been put in place between Queens Road and Boleyns Avenue.

Police are appealing for witnesses

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