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Appeal for missing 15-year-old girl from Colchester

Kaya Blake.

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find Kaya Blake, 15, who is missing from Colchester.

She was last seen at 9pm yesterday, Sunday June 12 after saying she was going to see friends in Brixton.

Kaya is 5ft 1ins tall and was last seen wearing a green parka coat with fur trimmed hood, grey cropped top, grey jeans with rips in the knees, and black and white Nike trainers.

She has long, afro style hair, which she had straightened, and was carrying a silver bag.

Anyone who has seen Kaya is asked to call police on 101.


Colchester double murderer to appeal 'excessive' sentence

James Fairweather. Credit: Facebook

A teenager who murdered two strangers in Colchester is to appeal against his sentence 27 year jail sentence.

17-year-old James Fairweather was given two life sentences for stabbing to death James Attfield and Nahid Almanea.

He has now claimed that the sentence handed down to him was "excessive".

A date has not been set for the appeal hearing which will be before a high court judge.

Nine teenagers among 14 summonsed to court for football brawl

The fight broke out at Abbey Gate, just before Colchester United's match on Boxing Day. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Fourteen people - including nine teenagers - have been summonsed to court after a brawl ahead of an Essex football match.

The fight broke out at Abbey Gate just before Colchester United's match against Southend last Boxing Day.

The group is accused of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.


Disruption on Norwich to London line due to 'incident'

Rail replacement buses at Colchester today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Rail passengers on the Norwich to London line are facing disruption this morning as emergency services deal with an 'incident' between Colchester and Ipswich.

There are currently delays of up to 90 minutes and the problems are expected to last until midday.

Trains from London will terminate at Colchester, while trains in the opposite direction will stop at Ipswich or Manningtree.

Passengers are being advised to travel via Cambridge instead.

Inquest into death of Paris victim Nick Alexander begins

Inquest into the death of Nick Alexander, killed in the Paris attacks, begins. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An inquest begins today (May 19) into the death of Nick Alexander from Weeley near Colchester who was shot during the Paris attacks last year.

Nick, who was 35, was killed along with 88 others at the Bataclan theatre in November, where he'd been selling merchandise for the band Eagles of Death Metal.

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