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Car enthusiasts cause traffic problems

Around 5,000 car enthusiasts caused traffic chaos on the A12 in Colchester yesterday. They were attending a car cruise event at the Weston Homes Community Stadium on United Way - as they queued to get in their cars blocked the A12 between junctions 27 and 28. Police advised motorists to avoid the area.

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Police hunt for driver who hit mother and nine-month-old baby - and failed to stop

Police in Colchester are looking for a driver who hit a woman pushing a pushchair, and then didn't stop. Credit: PA

Police in Colchester are looking for a driver who hit a woman pushing a pushchair, and then didn't stop.

The incident happened earlier this morning on Ipswich Road.

Police say that a white Nissan Micra collided with the woman and her nine-month-old baby. The driver of the car failed to stop.

"Fortunately, the mother and daughter only received minor injuries, but they were left very shaken up by this incident."

– Pc John Holmes, Essex Police

New Chief Operating Officer appointed at Colchester Hospital

Dr Shane Gordon.

The trust which runs Colchester Hospital has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer.

Dr Shane Gordon starts in a few weeks and will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of clinical services in terms of quality, performance and finance.

He is the fifth senior appointment at the Trust in recent weeks.

The hospital was branded 'inadequate' by the care quality commission last month.

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Police appeal after fatal collision between a bus and a pedestrian

Essex police say a woman in her 90s has died after she was involved in a collision with a bus.

It happened in East Hill in Colchester at around 5pm this evening.

The woman who is from the town, died at the scene.

The road has been closed since the accident and Essex police hope to re-open it at around 10pm.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the collision to contact them through the 101 number.

Man charged with attempted murder over stabbings

A man has been charged with attempted murder after two women were stabbed in Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man is due to appear in court charged with attempted murder and common assault after two women were stabbed in Colchester.

Roy Hensley, of no fixed address, was arrested on Monday January 12 after two women were attacked at properties in Kerry Court.

A woman in her 50s was stabbed in one property while a woman in her 20s was injured at a neighbouring address.

The younger woman was treated for her injuries in hospital and later discharged. The older woman remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Hensley has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one of common assault.

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