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.
Firefighters have put out a fire on board a boat in Colchester. The boat was moored at King Edward Quay.
Crews used one hose to extinguish the fire. No one was hurt.
A 12-year-old carer from Colchester has won a national award for looking after her mum.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
Police think that a man from Essex who has been missing for a year has probably been murdered over his involvement with drugs.Read the full story ›
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.
Due to the #EmergencyServices dealing with an incident between Colchester & Ipswich, both lines are currently blocked. GK
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.
Managers at Ipswich Hospital have taken over the running of Colchester Hospital after managers there stepped down.Read the full story ›
A 25-year-old man who threatened shop workers with weapons during a series of attempted robberies in Colchester has been jailed.Read the full story ›