Police are hunting a man wearing a hooded top after a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked home from a night out in Chelmsford.
The attack happened in the early hours of Monday 3 October. The woman left Chelmsford town centre after a night out with friends and walked home alone.
She was approached by a man wearing a hooded top who seriously sexually assaulted her in an alleyway. The exact location of the alleyway is not known and officers are carrying out a number of enquiries to establish where the assault happened.
"The victim is extremely distressed and she is being looked after by specially trained officers.
"We are making a number of enquiries today but in particular we would like to speak to anyone who may have found a cardboard pouch containing tobacco and a blue and silver lighter with a map of Cyprus on it and a beige hair bobble anywhere between the city centre and the police station.
"We think that person may have vital information that could assist us and we would like them to come forward.”
Police in Essex have referred the death of a man following police contact to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
A 44 year old man was arrested on suspicion of grooming on 28 May 2016 and subsequently released on bail pending further enquiries.
On Tuesday police were called by paramedics to an address in Harlow.
Officers entered the property and found a 44 year old man who was declared dead.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.
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A pensioner allegedly shot dead at an Essex care home has been provisionally identified as 81-year-old Rita King.
Police have also confirmed that a man arrested on suspicion of murder is a relative of the victim and was a resident at the home too.
Ms King was declared dead by emergency crews called to De La Mer House in Walton-on-the-Naze at around 9am this morning.
Detectives say a revolver has been recovered from the scene
An Essex man assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning has died.
Ambulance staff called police to the Park Inn Hotel on Southern Way in Harlow at 12.40am after a man was punched and suffered serious injuries.
The 52-year-old victim was taken to hospital but died later that afternoon.
A 20-year-old from Hertfordshire was arrested in connection with the investigation but has since been released on bail.
Essex police are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly sprayed in the face with an irritant liquid in a road rage incident.
The victim, a 41-year-old from Bedfordshire says he was driving in Harlow near the roundabout junction between the A414 and Edinburgh Road.
He claims he was cut up by a man in a grey Golf, who then stopped, wound the passenger window down and sprayed the liquid through the victim's driver window, causing reddening and irritation.
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A man has died following a crash in a coastal Essex village last night.
The crash happened at Beach Road, between the village of St Osyth and Seawick Holiday Park, just before 7pm.
It involved a Kawasaki motorcycle with a rider and passenger.
Police and the ambulance service were called to the scene and two men were taken to hospital.
A 34-year-old-man from Colchester, believed to be the passenger, died shortly afterwards.
The rider of the bike, a 36-year-old man also from Colchester, remains in hospital with serious injuries.
The road was closed for around five hours to allow forensic collision work to be carried out.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw the crash.
Essex Police have released adorable video footage showing the moment a a stolen pug is reunited with his owner.
Essex Police have arrested a 23-year-old woman from Harlow on suspicion of theft, after a pug was recovered during police searches.
The woman was released without charge in relation to the theft of the pug as there was insufficient evidence to proceed.
The dog was later reunited with his owner at Harlow Police Station.
“I had been so worried about Lola since she went missing so when I got the call from the police I was over the moon.
As soon as I saw her, her little tail went into overdrive and I instantly knew it was her. I am just so happy to have her back.”
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