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Chemicals could be involved in Chelmsford car deaths

The Ambulance service have confirmed that two people have been found dead in a car in Chelmsford.

Emergency services including hazardous substance response teams were called to Fox Crescent earlier this morning. There are now reports that chemicals could be involved in the incident.

Two people have been found dead in a car at Fox Crescent in Chelmsford Credit: ITV News Anglia

"The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust received a call today at 11.03am to reports of an incident on Fox Crescent in Chelmsford.

We dispatched our hazardous area response team (HART), two ambulance crews, three ambulance officers, and a rapid response vehicle"

– East of England Ambulance Service


Essex residents asked to give views on new development

St Peters college closed in 2011 Credit: Chelmsford City Council

Residents in Essex are being asked to give their views on plans for the development of the former St Peter's College site in Chelmsford.

It closed in 2011 and Essex County Council is developing plans for two new special schools, open spaces and housing.

Essex County Council is developing plans for two new special schools, open spaces and housing on the former St Peter's College site Credit: Chelmsford City Council

E-fit released of man who attempted to break into same home three times

The man tried to break into the same home in Chelmsford three times in September. Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have released an e-fit of a man who tried to break into a house through a bedroom window where a young child was sleeping.

It was the man's third attempt to try and get into the home in Welland Avenue in Chelmsford in September.

On previous occasions he was seen looking through the back door and running away from the house over the back gate.

The man is described as white with tanned skin, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, slim, around 5ft 8ins tall, with short black hair and clean shaven.

He was wearing a zip-up top with a thick white stripe on each arm.


Essex drug dealer sentenced after heroin found in trousers

Rhys Parson concealed 24 wraps of heroin in his trouser legs. Credit: Essex Police

A drug dealer from Chelmsford who was found hiding heroin in his trousers has been handed a two year sentence.

Police spotted Rhys Parsons acting suspiciously in May. He tried to flee from officers as went to stop him - first on a bike, then on foot.

The 19-year-old was arrested and taken into custody to be searched, where officers found he was wearing two pairs of trousers.

They discovered a white plastic bag - with 24 wraps containing more than three grams of heroin - concealed in one of the legs.

Parsons pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin.

He was sentenced to two years’ detention in a young offender institution at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Giant 95-stone Essex pumpkin breaks UK record

The UK's heaviest pumpkin. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A giant pumpkin grown in Essex has broken a record to become the heaviest in the UK.

The pumpkin weighed in at 605kg (95 stone) at the Pumpkin festival in Southampton.

The pumpkin was grown from the world's most expensive seed at RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Chelmsford.

It was grown for 149 days by gardener Matthew Oliver and is the UK's heaviest pumpkin grown outdoors.

The pumpkin weighed in at 605kg (95 stone). Credit: ITV News Anglia
The pumpkin was grown in Chelmsford. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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