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Crowds brave the rain to see Olympic Torch in Heybridge

Chloe Bond was one of the four torchbearers carrying the Olympic Flame through Heybridge near Maldon on Friday.

Chloe, 21, has been a keen member of GirlGuiding UK for nine years and the Scout Association for four years both as participant and now a leader.

She has also taken part in charity projects in South America and Asia helping the local communities there.

Fail to stop collision in Essex

Essex Police are appealing for information following a fail to stop collision which happened in Heybridge. The collision happened on the bends at Goldhanger Road. It involved a red Citroen C3 which was in collision with a small grey or silver hatchback vehicle which failed to stop at the scene.

"This vehicle would have sustained some considerable damage to the front offside panel, back panel and two tyres."I am absolutely certain the driver of would have been left in no doubt that he had been in collision with the other car.”

– Sgt Garry Hills, Essex Police

The driver of the vehicle is described as an elderly man wearing glasses who may have had a woman sitting in the passenger seat.

Sentencing due on death of Ryan Fleming

Gary Reader (left) and Timothy Smith (right) Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men will be sentenced in Chelmsford today for taking a high performance sports car from a garage and killing an 8-year-old boy.

Ryan Fleming from Heybridge was hit by the Porsche nine-eleven which had been left at a nearby Kwik Fit depot.

Gary Reader from Tiptree has admitted causing death by dangerous driving. Timothy Smith from Maldon has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking. Both men worked for Kwick Fit.