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Man suffers burns in Essex after 'noxious liquid' thrown from car

Liquid was thrown from a car at Union Road in Jaywick Credit: ITV News Anglia.

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.

Robbed at knifepoint by three masked men

A man has been robbed at knifepoint near Clacton in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.


'I don't think I will be going anywhere" - not all Jaywick villagers keen on evacuation plans

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."

– Jaywick resident.


Pair arrested on suspicion of murder after Jaywick death

The man was found dead in Bentley Avenue. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Investors in talks over Jaywick regeneration

Jaywick in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

– Paul Honeywood, TDC’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Jaywick

Fresh warnings about dangers of sea after two tragedies

Video report by ITV Anglia's Victoria Lampard

There have been fresh warnings about the dangers of the sea after two tragedies in less than 48 hours.

The first incident happened at Sea Palling near Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast where one man died and another was taken to hospital after they got caught up in a riptide.

Then, at Jaywick in Essex a kayaker drowned after his craft capsized. His body was found late last night (July 24).

Those living there say he was a local man who was often in the water.

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