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Stay safe this weekend - with Clacton's answer to Baywatch

As the region prepares to bask in the sun this weekend, Clacton's answer to Baywatch are getting ready to jump into action.

Beach patrols along the seafront begin this weekend and, judging by the weather forecast, it looks like they have timed it perfectly.

Temperatures are expected to hit 20 degrees or even higher on Sunday and that is expected to bring out plenty of beach-goers.

So, switch California for Clacton, squint a bit, and enjoy Tanya Mercer's report with top tips for how to stay safe this weekend.

Man charged with murder over fatal Essex stabbing

Danny Myers was stabbed on Monday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man from Clacton been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Essex.

23-year-old Danny Myers was stabbed to death at a house in Rochford Road, St Osyth, on Monday March 20.

A post mortem examination found Mr Myers, from Enfield, died from a stab wound to the heart.

Kevin Paddick, 34, is due to appear in court today, while a 29-year-old woman from Clacton who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.


Woman arrested after man stabbed to death in Essex

The man was stabbed in St Osyth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A murder investigation is underway after a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in Essex.

Police were called to Rochford Road in St Osyth near Clacton just before 5 o'clock this morning (March 20).

Officers carried out CPR on the victim until an ambulance arrived, but he died in hospital a short time later.

A 29-year old woman from Clacton has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Essex stabbing victim's injuries not thought to be life-threatening

A man has been stabbed in the chest in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 50-year-old man has been stabbed in the chest in what police believe was an attack in Clacton this morning.

The victim was found at an address at Bluehouse Avenue around 11.10am on Saturday, March 18.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 48-year-old man from Clacton has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

Robbed at knifepoint by three masked men

A man has been robbed at knifepoint near Clacton in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been robbed at knifepoint by three masked men in Badminton Road in Clacton, Essex.

The man was walking on the footpath between the Martello Tower and the Clacton Golf Club near the sea wall when three men approached him with a knife.

He wasn't injured but the men took a mobile phone. The men were all wearing balaclavas.

Officers are looking to speak to two men who were seen on bikes in the area and may have witnessed the incident.


Shots fired in armed robbery at Clacton supermarket

Two men threatened security guards outside a Tescos store in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired during an armed robbery at a supermarket in Clacton, Essex.

Two men threatened security guards outside the Tesco store at Brook Retail Park, London Road, demanding they open the cash machines.

One of the suspects appeared to have a gun and fired two shots. No one was injured.

The men left empty-handed by car. There may have had a third person inside it.

The robbery happened just before 11.40am today.

Police do not believe there is any threat posed to the wider community.

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