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Crews tackle Essex house fire

Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a house in Brentwood in Essex.

They were called to the property on Snakes Hill at about 12.30 on Sunday 4 November. They found that the whole of the ground floor was alight, and both floors heavily smoke logged. The Ambulance Service gave one elderly person medical treatment.

The fire had been brought under control by about 1.45pm, by which time firefighters had discovered a gas leak. The Gas Board is now assessing the property, and everyone has been accounted for.

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Cyclist's leg broken in crash

Police in Essex are seeking the driver of a car which collided with a cyclist on Highland Avenue in Brentwood this morning, leaving her with a broken leg. The 17 year old's bike was clipped by a car, causing her to fall off. The car did not stop, and police are keen to speak to the driver.

RAIL: GREATER ANGLIA

There are severe delays on trains between Liverpool Street and Norwich, and Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria after a person was hit by a train near Brentwood in Essex.

Tickets are being accepted on local buses, underground and C2C services. Greater Anglia do not yet know when services will be back to normal.

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Car stolen from ambulance station while crews on 999 calls

An Essex ambulance station was raided by thieves while crews were out on 999 calls. They got into the empty station in Brentwood on Tuesday afternoon by forcing a window, then stole a car and a number of mobile phones.

Gary Sanderson from the East of England Ambulance Service said "This is a despicable act to carry out and especially whilst our crews are out saving lives in the community... Words cannot describe how the crews feel about the thefts."

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