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Three arrested after police chase in Essex

Essex Police have arrested two men and a boy after chasing a stolen Honda in Southend in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

The three abandoned the Honda but were caught by officers helped by a dog unit.

The boy, whose age is unknown, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possession of drugs.

The 18 and 21-year-old men were both arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and failing to stop.

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Thousands of bees stolen in Essex

Some of the hives which were stolen. Credit: Essex Police

Police are investigating after thousands of bees were stolen in Essex.

Sixteen colonies were taken inside their hives, which weigh about 50kg each.

It happened sometime overnight on Thursday (May 17), between Beazley End and Bocking Churchstreet in Braintree.

Essex Police want anyone with information to contact them.

"If you saw any suspicious activity in the area during this time, please call 101 and quote reference number 42/69326/18.

"Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form."

– Essex Police spokesman

Fourth person charged over fatal Southend stabbing

Fabian Kacica was killed in Southend on Monday May 14. Credit: Facebook

A fourth person has been charged with murder following the stabbing of a teenager in Southend.

Nineteen-year-old Fabian Kacica died from a single stab wound at Farringdon Service Road, outside The Forum, on Monday May 14.

Aidon Pearce, 20, of Treecot Drive in Leigh-on-Sea, is the fourth person to be charged over the killing. He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court today (Saturday May 19).

A 20-year-old man from Southend, an 18-year-old man from Leigh-on-Sea, and a 17-year-old boy from Shoeburyness have already appeared in court.

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