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Efit released in connection with indecent exposure in Clacton

Efit image of a man officers want to trace. Credit: Essex Police

Police have released an efit image of a man they want to trace in connection with an incident of indecent exposure and sexual touching in Clacton.

The incident happened at 8.50pm on December 12 when a 19-year-old woman was at the junction of Coronation Road and St Osyth Road when she was stopped by a man who engaged her in conversation.

The man then exposed himself to the woman and grabbed her.

Anyone who can identify him is asked to contact police on 101.

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Family pay tribute to 'loving mother, sister and grandma'

Kathleen Griffin with her son Dale. Credit: Essex Police

The family of a woman who was found dead at her home in Clacton last Friday have paid tribute to her.

Kathleen Griffin, aged 57, of Old Road, in Clacton, died after being stabbed a number of times.

Her son Dale McMullan said: "Kathy will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. We have lost a loving mother, sister and grandma. There is now a space in our family that can never be filled. We, the family, would respectfully ask for time for us to grieve."

Scott Hilling, aged 25, of no fixed abode has been charged with Kathleen's murder and is remanded in custody to appear before Chelmsford Crown Court tomorrow.

Man could lose sight after acid attack

A 21-year-old man may have been left blinded permanently in one eye after having acid thrown in his face.

The un-named victim was hit in the face with a hard object and then had acid thrown at him as he walked alone near his home earlier this month.

He went to hospital where he needed specialist eye treatment for his injuries.

It is not yet known if the victim will fully recover the sight in his right eye.

The man was too unwell to immediately report the incident, which happened on December 13 at Clacton in Essex.

Investigating Officer Dc Mo Crawley said: "This was an unprovoked attack on a lone man who was just walking by.

We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen anything suspicious or from anyone who has any information about who the attackers could be."

She added: "This appears to be an isolated attack. Those responsible do need to be caught and prosecuted."

Clacton murder victim died from multiple stab wounds, post-mortem reveals

The woman's body was found in a house in Old Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman who was killed in Clacton on Friday morning (December 18) died from multiple stab wounds to the chest, a post-mortem has revealed.

The body of the woman, who was believed to be in her late 50s, was found in a house in Old Road.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is due to appear in court tomorrow (December 21).

Man charged with murder after woman's body found in Clacton

The woman's body was found in a house in Old Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman was found dead in Clacton.

The body of the woman, who was believed to be in her late 50s, was found in a house in Old Road on Friday morning (December 18).

Scott Hilling was arrested in the town later that night and is due to appear in court tomorrow (December 21).

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after woman found dead in Clacton

The woman was found dead in Old Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 25-year-old man from Clacton has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken to Clacton Police Station for questioning.

Detectives had launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found at a property in Old Road in Clacton on Friday morning (December 18).

Officers went to the address just after 10.50am following reports of concern for the welfare of a resident. Police attended and found the body of a woman, believed to be in her late 50s, inside the premises.

Paramedics were called and confirmed the victim was deceased. A post-mortem to establish the cause of death has not yet taken place but police believe she was killed.

A forensic examination of the scene is being carried out. Other officers have also been carrying out house to house enquiries and requesting CCTV footage from any nearby commercial and residential properties.

UKIP leader Farage insists he's going nowhere after Carswell calls for change

Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage have clashed again. Credit: PA

The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told the party's only MP to "put up, or shut up", after he made new calls for him to step down as leader.

The Clacton MP Douglas Carswell told BBC Essex the party needed a "fresh face" at the top and questioned Mr Farage's response to UKIP's poor showing in the Oldham West and Royton by-election.

"He has been trying to sow division in a party where none exists.

91% of UKIP voters in the country support my leadership and Douglas Carswell has privately been saying for some months he doesn't support me and now he's saying it in public.

I'm sorry, but Mr Carswell is out on a limb."

– NIGEL FARAGE

UKIP's only MP calls on Nigel Farage to step down as leader

The Clacton MP Douglas Carswell, who is UKIP's only representative in the House of Commons, has made a fresh appeal for Nigel Farage to step down as party leader.

Essex MP Douglas Carswell defected from the Conservatives to UKIP in 2014. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Speaking to BBC Radio Essex, Douglas Carswell said the party needed a "fresh face" at the top and questioned Mr Farage's response to UKIP's poor showing in the Oldham West and Royton by-election.

It is the latest sign of unrest at the top of UKIP, following Mr Carswell's suggestion that Mr Farage should "take a break" following the party's failure to make inroads at Westminster in the general election in May.

"We all need to think very carefully as to whether or not we can build beyond the base we have now got without that change.

We have gone from being a party with 2%-3% market share to a party with 13%, 14%, 15% market share, and that's a phenomenal achievement , an incredible achievement and no one can ever say that that hasn't been an achievement.

But sometimes a start-up needs to change gear and to change its management if it is to go to the next level."

– Douglas Carswell, UKIP MP for Clacton

Dog found with severe burns could have been scalded by boiling water

Daisy's wound could have been caused by boiling water say RSPCA Credit: RSPCA

A dog has been found wandering around Clacton in Essex with a severe burn to the side of its body say the RSPCA.

Daisy, an English bull terrier believed to be less than a year-old, was found by a member of the public in Wellersley Road on Monday, 5th October.

It was initially thought she was a stray who had been the victim of a road accident.

A vet then concluded the wound was actually a severe burn.

It's not known for sure what caused the burn, but the RSPCA says it could have been a result of boiling hot water poured over.

Daisy, an English bull terrier is now being cared for Credit: RSPCA

“It was red raw and went from her left shoulder to her back leg. All her fur from the area was missing. It would have been so painful. Who knows how she came to be burned in this way. Even if it was an accident, this dog should have been taken to a vet for treatment, not just left to wander the streets alone and in pain."

– RSPCA inspector Adam Jones

Daisy now needs her wound bathed three times a day but the RSPCA say she is recovering well.

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