A 12-year-old girl is being treated for serious burns after the caravan she was sleeping in was set alight in Essex.
Firefighters were called to Humber Avenue in Jaywick just after 2am on Thursday, September 20.
Police said the victim was lucky to escape alive.
"This was a callous act where a young girl was seriously injured and narrowly escaped with her life. “We ask that witnesses, or anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area around the time of the incident, contact us, so that we can bring the person responsible for this crime to justice.”
A 15-year-old boy from Clacton was arrested on suspicion of arson and released on bail until October 18.
A man in his 30s was left with burns to his chest and thigh after liquid was thrown at him from a passing car in Essex.
The victim was walking along Union Road in Jaywick, close to the Three Jays pub, at about 7pm on Monday March 26.
As a black Vauxhall Corsa approached, a liquid described by police as a "noxious substance" was sprayed from the front passenger window.
The victim said he saw up to four people in the car which drove towards the Frobisher Drive area.
A man has been robbed at knifepoint by three masked men in Badminton Road in Clacton, Essex.
The man was walking on the footpath between the Martello Tower and the Clacton Golf Club near the sea wall when three men approached him with a knife.
He wasn't injured but the men took a mobile phone. The men were all wearing balaclavas.
Officers are looking to speak to two men who were seen on bikes in the area and may have witnessed the incident.
Villagers in Jaywick are being told to leave their homes by police going door to door - but not everyone has been convinced.
These householders told us they did not plan to evacuate their properties.
One told ITV News Anglia he believed the warnings were "scare tactics" and would "believe it when it happens".
"I don't think we will be going anywhere."
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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Jaywick.
Emergency services found the man at a house in Bentley Avenue just after 6.40am today.
It's believed he'd been assaulted earlier in the evening and officers are treating the death as suspicious.
A man and a woman have been arrested and are currently being questioned at Colchester Police Station.
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Private money could be used to regenerate a rundown part of Essex.
Local authorities are in talks with two potential investors in Jaywick and it's claimed the signs are positive that new homes could be on the horizon.
Tendring District Council has bought land and a private developer has put in a planning application to build two blocks of flats.
We have said from the outset that real change cannot be delivered by local or national government as the money is simply not available in these times of austerity.
That’s why we need these private investors and developers to get involved.