Three fishermen have been rescued after their boat sank off the Essex coast this afternoon.The 25ft vessel got into trouble at Dengie Flats.
The RNLI's Clacton inshore lifeboat went to the scene. Helmsman Danny Thtacher said
“When we got there the boat had already sunk and you could see it on the bottom.“A passing yacht coming out of Burnham picked up the three crew members, who were safe and well.“The yacht was happy to take them back to Burnham. “We are grateful to the yacht’s crew for its assistance.”
Two men are beginning prison sentences having been jailed for committing an armed robbery on a bank at Clacton in Essex last December.George Commons, 48, of Linden Drive, Clacton, and David Worth, 41, of Beach Road, St Osyth, appeared for sentencing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday, July 5.
Commons was jailed for eight years and Worth for seven.In March this year Commons pleaded guilty in March to robbery and a firearms offence while Worth was found guilty of the same offences following a six-day trial in June.
The robbery took place on December 7, 2012, when two men entered the NatWest bank in North Road, Clacton, armed with a firearm and threatened staff.They stole just over £6,000.
Commons was arrested on December 9, in his own vehicle, which had been used as the getaway car. Worth was arrested on December 10, after handing himself in.
Essex Police are appealing for help to track down a man who committed four knife-point robberies in Clacton over the weekend. They happened between 5.30 on Friday evening and 8 o'clock Saturday night.
The robber's victims ranged from a 12-year-old girl to an 18-year-old woman. Each had their mobile phone taken.
A flypast by the world's last airworthy Vulcan bomber will be the highlight of this summer's Clacton Airshow.
There had been fears the aircraft would be unable to fly because it needed vital structural modifications.
Now engineers at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire have come up with a solution to keep it flying for a few more years.
The Vulcan is due to perform at the Clacton Airshow on 23rd August.
Delays of up to 15 minutes on Greater Anglia services between Norwich and Liverpool Street, between Clacton-on-Sea and Liverpool Street and between Southend Victoria and Liverpool Street due to an earlier signalling problem.
A133 London Road closed in both directions due to emergency repairs and sewer collapse between B1369 Old Road and B1027 St John's Road / B1441 London Road (St Johns Roundabout).
A man in his twenties has died after a house fire at Clacton in Essex.
Crews were called to the scene on Stanley Road just after ten o'clock this morning.
A woman and toddler had already been rescued by neighbours,but despite searching the terraced building firefighters were unable to save the man. The cause of the blaze is being investigated.
Disruption on Greater Anglia between Clacton-on-Sea and Colchester due to signalling problems at Clacton-on-Sea. Delays of 30 minutes and cancellations can be expected.
Replacement bus service running on Greater Anglia between Clacton-on-Sea and Thorpe-le-Soken due to emergency engineering works at Clacton-on-Sea.
The funeral of the off duty police officer shot dead almost three weeks ago in Clacton will take place next Tuesday.