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CCTV released in connection with hotel burglary

CCTV Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have released CCTV images of three men in connection with a burglary at a Harwich hotel.

Two Samsung laptops were taken from an apartment at the Hotel Continental in Marine Parade sometime between 9.45am and 10.10am on Friday August 16.

Anyone with information should call DC Daniel Macey at Clacton CID on Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Damaged ferry due back in service at Harwich

Damaged ferry due back in service at Harwich after hitting the quay Credit: RNLI

A ferry which was damaged when it hit a quay at Harwich International Port in Essex is due back in service on Friday.

The DFDS ferry, Sirena Seaways, has been out of action for nearly two weeks, while being repaired in Germany.

It's expected to return to normal service sailing between Denmark and Harwich.

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Sailings disrupted following ferry crash

A ferry that crashed into the quay at Harwich is having to go to Germany to be repaired.

The Sirena Seaways service between Essex and Denmark is suspended this week following the incident just before midday on Saturday. None of the 489 passengers were hurt.

The ferry operator says it is helping customers find alternative routes but some say they are disappointed with the support they have received.

Damaged ferry needs to be repaired in Germany

Ferry operator DFDS says they do not yet know what caused the incident. An investigation by DFDS Seaways and the Danish maritime authorities is underway.

The damage to the ship has been investigated, and there is some damage to the hull in the front of the ship and on the bulb, and unfortunately it could not, as they had hoped, be repaired in the port.

Therefore the ship has to go to a shipyard for repairs. Available dry dock capacity was found in Bremerhaven in Germany.

Once the repairs have been completed, they will then have to be approved for safe sailing before the ship can go back into service.

"We can confirm that, following the incident on June 22 involving Sirena Seaways as she entered the port at Harwich, sailings have currently been suspended on the Harwich-Esbjerg service while the ship is being repaired. The assessment of the damage to the ferry has revealed that it needs to be repaired in dry dock. As a result, it is likely that the vessel will be out of service until at least Saturday 29 June."

– DFDS Seaways

Ferry service suspended this week after crash at Harwich Port

The ferry at Harwich International Port

A ferry service between Essex and Denmark is suspended this week after the vessel crashed at Harwich International Port.

The Sirena Seaways ferry struck the quay just before midday on Saturday afternoon. None of the 489 passengers were hurt.

The ferry operator says the vessel will be out of action until next weekend, and it is helping customers find alternative routes.

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