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Police want to speak to man wanted over 'threats to kill' allegations

Police appeal to find Anthony Barnes Credit: Essex police

Essex Police are appealing for help to trace a man wanted for threats to kill women in the Harlow area.

34-year old Anthony Barnes was last known to be living in Spinning Wheel Mead in Harlow, and is alleged to have committed the offences in April and May this year.

Two women have reported being threatened by Barnes, and had reason to believe he would carry out those threats.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact police at Harlow on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Peterborough residents 'most at risk of eviction'

People in Peterborough are most at risk of losing their home in our region, according to housing charity Shelter.

Almost 800 people a week across the East of England face losing their home. Credit: PA Images

As many as one in 61 homes in the city are under threat of eviction or repossession.

Shelter suggests other 'hotspots' include: Luton (one in 70), Harlow (one in 78) and Stevenage (one in 92).

In total almost 800 people a week across the East of England face losing their home.

Harlow: Little girl heartbroken after thieves steal her poorly puppy

Caramel, the Chihuahua cross. Credit: Essex Police

A seven-year-old girl says she's desperate to find her puppy who was stolen from her home in Harlow.

The four-month old Chihuahua cross is scheduled for surgery to remove a lump in its stomach from a hernia.

Two men broke into the house in Ladyshot through the back door.

The girl says she doesn't care about anything else that was taken.

"We don’t care about any of the other items which were stolen - we just want the dog back. We don’t even care who the people are who stole her.

We are devastated. It’s like having one of your children taken from you. We just want her home.”

– Victim


Murder investigation launched

A murder investigation's been launched following the death of a man in Harlow.

Police were called to a house in The Hoo at around 1AM on Tuesday. A 53-year-old man was found unconscious at the scene and was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital. He later died of a head injury.

A 49-year-old man from Harlow has been arrested. Detectives are appealing for information.

Missing student nurse worked at Essex hospital before moving to Glasgow

Karen Buckley was last seen in the early hours of Sunday. Credit: PA wire.

A student nurse who has gone missing from Glasgow worked at an Essex hospital before moving to Scotland.

Karen Buckley, 24, has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday.

Today police confirmed they had arrested a 21-year-old man after "human remains" were found on a farm in the north of Glasgow.

Miss Buckley worked at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow before moving to study nursing at the Glasgow Caledonian University.

Police said she had travelled widely and knew how to take care of herself.

Woman, 84, pushed to ground during robbery

An 84-year-old woman was pushed to the floor during a robbery in Harlow. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

An 84-year-old woman was pushed to the ground as she was robbed by two youths in Essex.

The victim was walking along the pavement on Pyenest Road in Harlow just before 12.30pm on Tuesday.

The two suspects were riding a white, red and blue moped. They pushed her onto the pavement as they passed and stole her grey leather handbag which contained her purse, cash, bank cards, and keys.

She suffered multiple injuries to her wrist, face, hands and body.

"This was a nasty robbery that has left the elderly victim with multiple injuries and feeling shaken."

– DS Tina Hart, Essex Police.
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