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Essex police hunt man after knife-point robbery

Essex police are trying to trace a suspect who held a knife up to a man and demanded money from him in Clacton just before 1am on Saturday 2nd December.

He fled the scene with cash, no-one was injured.

Police say they are keen to speak to a group of four people who were being hassled by the suspect prior to the attack.

The suspect is described as:

  • Aged between 20 and 30-years old
  • Short brown mousy hair
  • Wearing a blue T-shirt


Orwell Bridge 'likely to be closed' tonight due to strong winds

The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk is likely to close because of strong winds. Credit: Press Association Images.

The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk is likely to close tonight as strong winds prepare to batter the region.

Highways England says, based on current predictions, the crossing will shut from 10pm tonight (Wednesday) until 8am tomorrow (Thursday).

A diversion will take traffic via the A1156, A1189 and A1214 through Ipswich.

A spokesman said: "Drivers should be aware of sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and bicycles plenty of space."

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