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CCTV image posted to catch Essex sex attacker

The CCTV image of a man police in Chelmsford want to question about a sexual assault. Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to question in connection with a sex attack in Chelmsford.

Officers say a woman had become ill following a night out and was approached by a man as she sat on a bench in Moulsham Street at around 3am on Monday 10 July.

He then sexually assaulted her and left the scene after being challenged by the victim’s friend.


Manhunt continues after man shot dead in Chelmsford

The manhunt is continuing for a teenager after a man was shot dead outside a petrol station in Chelmsford.

Police are warning that 17-year-old Bradley Blundell could be dangerous and are urging the public not to approach him.

The victim, 34-year-old John Pordage, was shot in the chest in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Today, a 16-year-old appeared in court charged with his murder.

Teenage boy charged with murder over gun death

John Pordage was murdered on Saturday Credit: Facebook

A teenager has been charged in connection with the murder of John Pordage in Chelmsford.

The 16-year-old boy, who is from the city, was arrested on Sunday. He has today been charged with murder, possession of an offensive weapon, handling stolen goods and perverting the course of justice.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today.

Van driver fighting for life after crash in Essex

A van driver is fighting for his life in hospital. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A van driver is in a potentially life-threatening condition in hospital following a three-vehicle crash in Essex.

A white Mercedes sprinter van, a silver Ford Mondeo and a HGV collided just after 10pm on Thursday night (August 4) between junctions 18 and 19 at Chelmsford.

A 40-year-old man, who was the driver of the Mercedes van, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and is in a critical - and potentially life-threatening - condition.

A woman and a man both in their 60s - the driver and passenger in the Mondeo - suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in Chelmsford.


'We will not be defeated by such cowardice' - V Festival organisers confirm the show will go on

V Festival will go ahead despite this week's terror attack at a music concert. Credit: Press Association Images.

Organisers of the V Festival in Essex have confirmed the event will go ahead - despite safety concerns following Monday's terror attack at a music concert in Manchester.

Festival Republic, which runs the Hylands Park spectacular, said it would be consulting with police but insisted cancellation was not an option.

"We are certain we will not be defeated by such cowardice and are therefore confirming that Virgin V Festival will be going ahead as planned."

– Festival Republic spokesman.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Chelmsford in August this year for the annual festival, which also takes place at a second site in Staffordshire.

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