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Driver sentenced after death of passenger in Colchester

A driver's been given a 9 month suspended jail sentence and banned from driving for two years after his passenger was killed because of careless driving.

40-year-old Nigel Kelsall from Hereford Road in Colchester was driving a silver convertible BMW when it left the road in Vinesse Road and Little Horkesley and crashed into a tree stump in May last year.

The car landed in a ditch and passenger 34-year-old Stacy Clague who was from Bures, suffered serious head injuries and died in hospital.

Kelsall pleaded guilty to a charge of causing death by careless driving at Chelmsford Crown Court, he's been sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended for twelve months and banned from driving for two years.

"Every driver must drive at the right speed for the road ahead. Mr Kelsall was driving within the speed limit but too fast for the bend and this error had tragic consequences. The Judge also made clear that he should have ensured his passenger was wearing their seatbelt. I am pleased that he accepted his responsibility and pleaded guilty. Stacey`s Mum, Dad, Daughter and Son have been devastated by her loss and I hope that this sentencing will give them some comfort."

– Senior Investigating Officer, Scott Egerton

Police release CCTV image after burglary

The CCTC image Credit: Essex Police

Detectives investigating a burglary in Essex have released cctv images of two men they want to trace. Thieves broke into Newmarket Plant Hire in The Fairway in Harlow last month. They stole equipment worth almost two thousand pounds.


Police confirm name of Clacton stabbing victim

James Gregoire was killed on Monday. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police have officially named a man who was killed in Clacton earlier this week - and confirmed he had been stabbed several times on his upper body.

James Gregoire, 54, died following the attack at Rosemary Road at about 11.45pm on Monday April 13.

A 21-year-old man who was arrested at Clacton on Tuesday on suspicion of murder remains in hospital receiving treatment.

A post mortem examination confirmed Mr Gregoire died from several stab wounds to the upper body.

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