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A police officer remains in hospital with a serious leg injury, and another needs treatment on their hand, after they were stabbed in Chelmsford.
The officers were responding to an incident at a house in Springfield Road on Friday evening just after 11pm when they were attacked by a woman with a knife.
A 50 year old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and GBH and remains in hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
An Essex drug dealer stopped by police with nearly £2,000 in his car has been jailed for four years.
Troy Daniel-Kennard, 24, from London, was stopped by officers on Alton Road, Clacton on November 10 last year after he was spotted acting suspiciously and was recognised as having an association with a known drug dealer.
They found a plastic bag containing £1,968 in cash alongside three mobile phones.
He admitted two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and money laundering and was jailed at Chelmsford Crown Court.
We know who the drug dealers are, we know what cars they drive and we know where they operate. If they think they can come to our communities then, just like Daniel-Kennard, we will arrest them, charge them and put them before the courts.
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Essex Police want to talk to two men in connection with a serious assault at Chelmsford racecourse.
It happened shortly before 10pm on Saturday, September 30.
The victim, a man in his 50s, was assaulted as he left the venue and suffered serious head injuries. He's since been released from hospital.
Police are asking anyone who recognises the men or has any information about the incident to contact Detective Constable Richard Newton at Chelmsford police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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A man has been jailed for nine years after admitting to raping a vulnerable woman within the grounds of Chelmsford Cathedral.
Jaroslaw Wrzesinski, of Kings Road, Chelmsford, was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday 8 September.
Wrzesinski, 41, a cleaner, will be a registered sex offender for life.
At around 6.40am on Sunday, April 2, Wrzesinski had just left work when he noticed the victim, followed her and raped her before leaving the scene.
A passer-by found the victim, aged in her 20s, in a distressed state and contacted police.
Wrzensinski preyed on and attacked a lone female when she was at her most vulnerable in a well-used public area of Chelmsford city centre in broad daylight.
The victim has shown huge strength and bravery throughout this investigation and will continue to be supported by specialist officers.
Through effective work with partners and with the invaluable support of members of the community we serve, Wrzensinski, a predatory sex offender, has been taken off our streets and now has a long time behind bars to think about his actions.
A pensioner found strangled at a property in Essex has been named as Margaret Sims.
The 70-year-old died at Milton Road in Stanford-le-Hope just after midnight on Sunday, August 20.
A post-mortem examination gave a preliminary cause of death to be compression of the neck.
Police said her family were "very shock and are trying to come to terms with what has happened".
Keeley Barnard, 51, of Hopkins Mead in Chelmsford, has been charged with murder and was due to appear in court today, August 23.