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CCTV footage shows driver failing to see pedestrian crossing the road

CCTV footage of a driver failing to see pedestrian crossing the road has been released by Essex Police.

A man has been convicted of causing death by careless driving after he failed to see the man crossing the road in Jaywick in Essex.

Alan Baker, who is 73 and from Brooklands in Essex, had previously pleaded not guilty.

He was later found guilty by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday.


£5m project to improve roads and relieve flooding in Jarwick

£5m is being spent improving roads and drainage in Jaywick. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A £5million scheme to improve the roads and drainage around Jaywick near Clacton in Essex is to begin early in July.

The improvement works will be carried out by Essex County Council’s highways engineering partner, Ringway Jacobs, which has subcontracted the work to the John Henry Group.

"We pledged to invest in Jaywick and we are now delivering on that promise with a £5million investment to improve roads and drainage over two years.

“This work will vastly enhance the roads and appearance of the area and make Jaywick less susceptible to flooding.”

– Cllr David Finch, Leader, Essex County Council

Flood advice for those 'at risk' in Essex

Advice is being made available for Jaywick residents. Credit: ITV Anglia

Just a few weeks after 400 homes were evacuated in Jaywick in Essex, the local council is offering residents flooding advice.

Most people were taken to a temporary refuge centre at Clacton Coastal Academy, but many homes were just minutes from being inundated.

Lynda McWilliams, Tendring District Council's Cabinet member for Health and Community Safety, said: "The night of December 5 will still be very fresh in many residents' minds in Jaywick.

"I think that event changed people's attitudes and they will be very receptive to find out more about what they can do to protect themselves, their families and their property"

The advice session will be held at Jaywick Resource Centre in Brooklands Gardens on January 21 from 10am to 4pm.

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200 people spend the night at Clacton County High School

Buses take residents to Clacton County High School.

Clacton County High School is going to close tomorrow as it continues to care for those who have been evacuated from their homes in Jaywick in Essex. Around 200 people are sleeping at the school tonight.

The RSPCA have been working with Tendering District Council to put around 40 dogs into kennels overnight.

Hundreds of Police remain in Jaywick monitoring the situation overnight.

St John Ambulance provides support to Jaywick evacuation

Volunteers from St John Ambulance have been called in to support the evacuation of residents from around 60 streets in Jaywick this evening.

Residents have been advised to leave their homes as part of an evacuation of properties identified to be at risk, after the Environment Agency issued a severe flood warning for the area.

St John Ambulance has provided four ambulances and eight first aiders. The crews will be helping transport people from the area, particularly the elderly, to alternative accommodation or to the rest centre set up at Clacton County High School.

First evacuees arrive at Jaywick rest centre

The first evacuees from Jaywick are starting to arrive at Clacton County High School which has been set up as a rest centre for those who could be affected by flooding on the Tendring coastline tonight.

Residents from more than 60 streets around Jaywick have been advised to leave their homes as part of an evacuation of properties identified to be at risk.

The evacuation is being carried out by Essex Police and their partners while Tendring District Council (TDC) has set up the rest centre at the school.

The school has agreed to take around 1,000 people if necessary and will be closed to pupils tomorrow to accommodate the Jaywick residents.

The rest centres will have medical professionals available on site.

Residents in all coastal areas could find themselves at risk of flooding and are advised to follow the flooding advice by Essex Police.

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