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Neighbour describes dog as 'Staffordshire Bull breed type'

A neighbour has described the dog that killed a boy in Colchester as being a "Staffordshire Bull breed type".

Emergency services were called to a house in Harwich Road yesterday at 3pm. Three people were taken to hospital including a baby who later died of his injuries.

A woman and another child remain in hospital. The child is said to have "life-changing injuries."


Baby boy dies after being attacked by a dog

A baby boy has died and two other people remain in hospital after they were attacked by a dog in Colchester. Credit: ITV Anglia

A baby boy has died and two other people remain in hospital after they were attacked by a dog in Colchester.

Police were called by the ambulance service to address in Harwich Road at around 3pm yesterday.

A young child, also a boy, is being treated for serious injuries which have been described as life-changing. A woman has been treated for minor injuries.

The dog has been removed from the property by Essex Police.

Three people injured in Colchester dog attack

The attack happened in Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Emergency services are at the scene of a dog attack in Colchester.

Police were called to reports of someone being bitten by a dog just after 3pm this afternoon at a house in Harwich Road.

An Essex Police spokesperson confirmed three people in total were injured in the incident and have been taken to hospital.

The dog has been recovered by police.


Cock-a-doodle-boo! Woman fined over noisy cockerels at Essex home

Sarah Gourlay received complaints of noise nuisance Credit: PA

A woman from Colchester, who repeatedly ignored requests to stop cockerels crowing in her garden has been ordered to pay more than £280 in fines.

Sarah Gourlay from Mill Road, Colchester, received complaints of noise nuisance by neighbours.

The complaints began in March, with neighbours describing the high-pitched crowing, starting as early as 5.15am and lasting up to 25 minutes, on and off throughout the day.

Ms Gourlay admitted to breaches of a Noise Abatement Notice at Colchester Magistrates.

This case sends a strong signal to those who repeatedly flout the law that the Council takes noise nuisance seriously and that it will act to curtail it through the courts if necessary.

Constant nuisance noise is extremely anti-social and can blight people’s lives. In this case it was not possible and we had to use the courts to stop it.

– Tina Bourne, Colchester borough council

Search for £8 million lottery winner

A Colchester ticket holder has won more £8 million on the National Lottery. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The National Lottery is searching for a ticket holder in Colchester in Essex who is yet to claim their £8 million prize.

An event is being held in the town centre on Tuesday urging people to check their tickets.

If you have lost your ticket, there is a crucial 30-day period when you can still claim your prize in writing. That deadline runs out on Friday 14 October.

However, if the ticket is produced, the winner has until March 2017 to claim.

The draw was made on 14 September and the prize money of £8,168,679 came from matching five balls and the bonus ball.

The winning lottery numbers were: 16, 23, 35, 42, 44, 58 and the bonus ball was 28.

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