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Five arrested after man 'shot' in targeted attack

Officers say there is no risk to the wider public. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Five people have been arrested after a man was reportedly shot in Clacton.

It happened in Beach Road around 8.35pm last night (Wednesday 15 November).

A 24 year-old man, a 27 year-old man and a 28 year-old man, all from London, were arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms offences.

A 23 year-old man from Clacton and a 26 year-old woman from Great Bentley were also arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of firearms offences.

Police believe this was a targeted attack and that there is no risk to the wider public.

They are appealing for witnesses and for anyone who may have footage from the area.

People urged to check their bonfires for hidden hedgehogs

Many of us will be enjoying dazzling firework displays and warming ourselves in front of the bonfire this weekend.

But an animal sanctuary near Clacton is urging people to check their bonfires for hedgehogs before lighting them as they make the perfect hide-outs for the endangered mammals.

Things like climate change and the use of pesticides has led to a reduction in hedgehog numbers over the past few years.

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Boy charged after men threatened with knife in Clacton

A boy has been charged with possession of a knife. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A boy will appear in court tomorrow charged with threatening people with a knife.

It follows two separate incidents in Clacton on Friday night. Two men were threatened with a knife as they walked through the town. One was also robbed of his bike, bike and bank cards.

A boy was arrested in West Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning. He will appear at Chelmsford Youth Court tomorrow (Monday) charged with possession of a knife and making threats with a blade.

Teenager arrested after two men threatened at knife-point in Essex

Two people were threatened with a knife in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenage boy has been arrested after two people were threatened with a knife in Essex.

Police were called to two separate incidents in Clacton on Friday night.

At 6.40pm, a 45-year-old man was threatened with a knife while walking in Penfold Road. The victim ran off unhurt and called the police.

A few hours later, at about 9.55pm, a 39-year-old man was robbed at knife-point at Pier Avenue. The robber took his black Fox bike and a bag containing bank cards and cash.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in the early hours of Saturday morning on suspicion of two counts of possession of a knife and robbery.

Man's death in Clacton being treated as suspicious

Officers are appealing for anyone with information Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are treating the death of a man in Clacton as suspicious.

Officers were called by the ambulance service shortly before 8.10am today, (Thursday October 4), with reports a man had been taken ill in Cambridge Road.

He was confirmed dead at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding his death and police are appealing for witnesses.

Man rescued from burning bungalow after suspected arson attack

The fire tore through a bungalow in Holbrook Close in Clacton Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews believe a fire that tore through a bungalow in Clacton was started deliberately.

Crews were called just before 7pm on Monday October 2 after a fire outside the home spread to the property.

They had to rescue a man from inside the building, which was 70 per cent alight.

My crews did a fantastic job of entering the property quickly to safely lead a man outside and then got to work on the fire. "The fire had started outside, a couple of metres from the front door, after tyres and a chair had caught alight. It then spread rapidly to the porch roof and then the main roof and building.

– Sub Officer Kieran Warner, Clacton Fire Station

Essex Fire say they worked to stop the fire spreading inside the building and had extinguished it by 8pm.

Unfortunately, the bungalow suffered smoke and fire damage and is now uninhabitable.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate.

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£500,000 boost as Tour of Britain rides into Essex

The Essex economy could be line for a £500,000 boost as crowds flocked to watch some of the world's best cyclists in Tendring on Thursday.

Clacton hosted the Time Trial stage of the Tour of Britain, with the pictures being beamed to viewers across the world.

The stage was won by Dutch rider Lars Boom who completed the 10-mile route in 19 minutes and two seconds - around six seconds faster than his nearest competitor.

Shocking hit and run video released by Essex Police

Dramatic footage of a hit and run in Essex has been released by police in a bid to catch the driver.

A 22-year-old man was using the zebra crossing on Old Road in Clacton on September 2 when a light green Ford Focus crashed into him.

The driver failed to stop, reversing back up the road and driving off along St Andrews Road. The victim, who was riding a scooter, had minor injuries.

Police would like to speak to the people who came to help him.

Missing teenager last seen being put in back of car

Martel Lilly, 16, was last seen on a bicycle in The Grove Credit: Essex police

Police are searching for a 16-year-old boy who was seen being put into the back of a car in Clacton and taken away.

Martel Lilly was last seen on a bicycle in The Grove on Thursday afternoon. His bike was left at the scene and has been recovered.

A 29-year-old man from Canvey Island has been arrested on suspicion of abduction.

Police believe this was a targeted incident and Martel may have been taken against his will.

I believe Martel may have been taken against his will and it is really important we find him and make sure his ok.

Martel is known to be very active on social media and it maybe that his friends have been in contact with him or have messaged him, particularly on Facebook Messenger or Snapchat.

I need anyone who has been in contact with him or knows where he is to come forward.

I believe this was a targeted incident and there is no risk to the wider public.

– Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Smith, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

Police officer has face slashed in garden shears attack

A police officer has been seriously injured after being slashed across the face with garden shears

A police officer has been seriously injured after she was slashed across the face with garden shears in Clacton.

She was one of a number sent to break up a large disturbance in Jackson Road just after nine o'clock last night.

She's now being treated in hospital after suffering a serious facial injury, while another officer was also hurt.

A 23-year-old woman from the town has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of assaulting a police officer. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The injured officer is still in hospital and detectives are appealing for witnesses as well as mobile phone and dash cam footage

Although we have made arrests, we are keen to hear from witnesses who can help us establish exactly what happened in the lead-up to our two officers being hurt.

This was an extremely serious incident which left one of our officers seriously hurt. She is currently at hospital but will need ongoing treatment for her injuries.

– DC Lee Winfield, Essex Police
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