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18-year-old man stabbed in Southend

The victim says he was stabbed following a disturbance outside a bar. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in Southend.

The teenager was taken to hospital at around 12pm on Saturday (26 November) with a puncture wound to his side.

He told hospital staff he was injured during a disturbance outside a bar in Eastern Esplanade in the early hours of that morning.

A 17-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a police officer, breach of the peace and a public order offence. He's due to appear at Basildon Youth Court on 30 December.

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Police release CCTV images after Essex shop robbery

The robbery happened at a shop in Bocking, near Braintree. Credit: Essex Police

Police investigating a shop robbery Essex have releases CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

The robbery happened on Mountbatten Road in Bocking, near Braintree, at around 9.30am on 30 October.

The thief threatened staff with a knife and demanded cash. He left with a two-figure sum.

Officers are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Five-year-old boy found with gun cartridges at school

Police confirm the gun cartridges were confiscated. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A five-year-old boy was found with two gun cartridges at a primary school in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex.

Teachers at the school made the discovery and called the police.

They seized the cartridges and spoke to the pupil and his family.

Police refused to disclose where the incident took place or how the pupil came to be in possession of the ammunition.

An Essex Police spokesman confirmed the gun cartridges were confiscated.

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Concern for missing 13-year-old girl from Essex

Kaylee Hannon.

Police are appealing for help to find Kaylee Hannon, 13, who is missing from her home in Grays. Kaylee was last seen at 7.45pm on Monday 28 November and officers believe she may be in the Colchester area.

She is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, has red or burgundy hair which may be tied in a bun. She has blue eyes and has a pierced lip and nose.

Kaylee was last known to be wearing grey jogging bottoms with an army print on them, navy trainers, a black coat with a fur trim around the hood and she was carrying a black bag.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and would like to find her as soon as possible. Anybody who can help with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101.

Investigation launched into death of Colchester woman

The woman was found off Mountbatten Drive. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation has been launched into the death of a woman in Colchester.

The 40-year-old was found unconscious at an address off Mountbatten Drive at around 4.30pm yesterday.

She was taken to hospital, but died this morning.

A 59-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is helping police with their enquiries.

It's not yet known if there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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