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Police seek attacker after serious assault

Police are investigating reports of a serious assault in Harlow. Credit: PA Images

Police are investigating reports of a serious assault in Harlow.

The victim, a woman aged in her 20s, was walking through Passmore Fields, off Willowfield, shortly before 10pm on Friday June 24, when she was assaulted by an unknown man.

The suspect is described as white, of stocky build, and about 6ft tall. He was described as having a chubby face, bushy eyebrows and a straight nose, with stubble. He wore a dark hooded top with the hood up.

"I am appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or who noticed a man hanging around the area before or after the time of the assault to contact us. I am particularly keen to trace two teenage girls who came to the victim’s aid. One was riding a bicycle and had short brown hair, the other was on foot and had long dark hair.”

– Detective Inspector Richard Sage

Two men stabbed in underpass in Essex

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two men were stabbed in Harlow.

Officers were contacted by the ambulance service at 12.30am today, Wednesday June 22.

The men, both aged 19, had been attacked in an underpass between the A1169 and Little Pynchons.

One suffered wounds to his head, arms and legs, the other suffered wounds to his face and hands.

Their injuries are not life threatening and the second man has since been discharged from hospital.

Ds Natalie Rooney of Harlow CID said: "We believe this was a targeted attack and we are treating it as an isolated incident.

"I would like to thank members of the public who have already come forward with information and appeal for anyone who saw what happened or has any information to please contact us on 101."

Woman injured during Harlow robbery

A woman in her 70s suffered a broken shoulder and hand during a robbery in Harlow in Essex.

She was walking along a path near Pyenest Road on June 14 when she had her handbag grabbed causing her to fall to the floor.

The suspect ran off with the bag which contained items including a purse and a mobile phone.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Ryan Burgess at Harlow CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Essex man charged with intent to supply class A drugs

Police seized crack cocaine, heroin and cash. Credit: PA

A 40-year-old man from Essex has appeared in court charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine.

Mohammed Arfan Khan, who's from Harlow, was arrested last Thursday. Police seized crack cocaine, heroin and cash from him.

Khan was charged with possession with intent to supply heroin, possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and possession of criminal property.

He's expected to appear before Chelmsford Crown Court next month.

A 40-year-old woman from Harlow was also arrested last week. She was released on bail, pending a further investigation in August.

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Appeal after woman pinned down and sexually assaulted

Police are appealing for information following the sexual assault of a woman in Harlow.

The 30-year-old woman was in Market Square at around 2.20am on Sunday, May 8, when she was pinned down and kissed by an unknown man.

He is described as white, bald, around 30 years old and clean shaven.

Four men came to the woman’s aid and we would like them to get in touch.

These men or anyone who believes they know the suspect or has further information should contact Pc Melissa Bailey or Sgt Steve Parish at Harlow police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Drug driver banned for three years

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A drug driver who tested positive for both cocaine and cannabis has been disqualified from driving for three years.

Lenny Brinkley, 26, of Elizabeth Way, Harlow was arrested during a road safety operation in Harlow on March 24, 2016.

He appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on May 31, 2016 where he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Brinkley was disqualified from driving for three years and ordered to pay a £100 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Drug driving risks and ruins lives. The new roadside drug testing kits mean we are better equipped than ever to detect drivers who put innocent road users at risk by getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs.

– Sgt David Rudd from the Casualty Reduction Unit

Plans to improve Harlow's road network go on display

Plans to improve the A414 in Harlow go on display today.

The work on Edinburgh Way and Cambridge Road roundabout is part of a an investment scheme costing £15 million. It's to improve the town's road network.

Work's expected to start later this year and be finished by 2017.

Improvements include;

  • Duelling of Edinburgh Way between Cambridge Road and River Way roundabouts.
  • Upgrading of the A414 Cambridge Road roundabout including dedicated left turn from the south to west of A414.
  • Improving traffic signals at the East Road junction with Edinburgh Way including new crossing points points for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Improvements to River Way roundabout.

"We are investing a lot of money in improving roads in Harlow, which is working side by side with Harlow Enterprise Zone, to transform the town's economy."

– Cllr Rodsney Bass, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Infrastructure

Information, including maps, will be on display at the Harlow Enterprise Hub, Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way between 3pm and 8pm.

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