Emergency services were called at around 11.30 yesterday morning (August 30) to the coast off Southend, after a member of the public spotted a man in difficulty in the water.
The Coastguard Service, RNLI and police marine unit immediately launched a search, however no one was found. RNLI officers searching the beach found clothing and personal items.
Police say these relate to a 52 year old man from London and are trying to locate his next of kin. A thorough search of the water off the Western Esplanade continues and emergency services will remain to search the area as the tide recedes.
Disruption between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston due to earlier over running engineering works at Bletchley.
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A man from Stevenage is due to appear in court today following the armed siege in Tottenham Court Road in London on Friday. Michael Green, who's 48, has been charged with possession of a weapon, false imprisonment and making a bomb hoax.
The incident brought the area to a standstill. He'll appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court.
A12 London bound partially blocked, delays due to accident involving two vehicles between J14 A414 / B1002 and J13 B1002 (Ingatestone).
One lane closed London-bound due to a broken down lorry between junction 7 (St Albans / Hatfield) and junction 6A (M25).
Stansted Airport has launched a campaign to slash rail journeys times to the capital. The Stansted in 30 campaign says the target time between the airport and London's Liverpool Street station should be 30 minutes.
It currently takes 45 minutes to cover the 35 miles. The airport says cutting the time would also benefit local commuters and boost Stansted's ability to compete with the other London airports.