Live updates

Police chase filmed from the air

Police have release pictures of their pursuit of a drunken motorist through residential streets in Chelmsford.

Ben Jolly, who's 27, was arrested after he was spotted in his Vauxhall Zafira in the early hours of New Year's Day. He was tracked from the air and followed on the ground as he drove at speeds of 70 miles an hour.

He eventually abandoned the car in Aubrey Close, running through a number of back gardens before he was arrested. He was nearly twice the drink drive limit.

Jolly was handed a three year driving ban after admitting a series of offences including aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop for police, drink driving and being in possession of cannabis. He also received a nine month prison sentence suspended for two years, and was ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.

Watch the video:

Advertisement

Friends and family of murdered Essex teen Ashley Woolley unite for celebration of his life

The funeral was held at Chelmsford Cathedral. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The funeral of an Essex teenager who was stabbed to death in a park in Chelmsford before Christmas was held this morning.

Hundreds of friends and family of Ashley Woolley gathered at Chelmsford Cathedral for the service.

Ashley Woolley was stabbed to death in a park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ashley's family said they wanted to give him the best possible send-off in a celebration of his life.

A 17-year-old has has been charged with his murder.

Funeral of Chelmsford student to take place

Ashley Woolley died in hospital from his injuries Credit: ITV News Anglia

The funeral of an Essex student who was stabbed to death before Christmas, will be held today.

18-year-old Ashley Woolley died in hospital from his injuries after he was stabbed in a park near his home in Chelmsford.

The funeral service will take place at the city's cathedral.

A 17-year old boy has been charged with Ashley Woolley's murder.

Father of teenager stabbed to death in Chelmsford calls for funeral to be a "celebration"

The father of a teenager, stabbed to death in Chelmsford a week before Christmas, has said he wants his funeral to be a celebration of his life.

Ashley Woolley was killed on his way to college in December.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with his murder. Ashley's father Trevor says he wants to give his son the best send-off.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

Advertisement

Teenager to appear in court over Chelmsford stabbing death

Ashley Woolley, who was killed in Chelmsford.

A teenager is to appear in court this morning charged with the murder of 18-year-old Ashley Woolley in Chelmsford.

Tributes were left at the spot where Mr. Woolley was stabbed in Oaklands Park last Thursday. He later died in hospital.

A museum in the park where he sought help remained closed over the weekend as a mark of respect.

A 17-year-old boy is due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court having appeared before the town's magistrates at the weekend.

He is also charged with threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

Classmates of Chelmsford stabbing victim to be offered counselling

Ashley Woolley, who was a student at Chelmsford College. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Classmates of a student who was stabbed to death in an Essex park are to be offered counselling.

Ashley Woolley was studying business at Chelmsford College.

He was killed following the attack on Thursday as he walked through Oaklands Park.

College principal Andy Sparks said staff and students would received support for as long as they needed it.

"Ashley was well liked by both students and teaching staff - the college community is shocked and upset by this tragic loss.

"Since the news of the tragedy broke, tributes to Ashley have been flooding in which is a testament to his popularity."

– Andy Sparks, Principal, Chelmsford College.
Load more updates