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Man rescued after becoming stuck in the mud off Essex coast

A man had to be rescued after becoming stuck in the mud off the Essex coast last night.

His 16-year-old daughter raised the alarm just before 9.20pm.

Her father had got into difficulty on the mud flats at St Lawrence Bay near Maldon. He was trying to retrieve his glasses which he had lost earlier in the day.

Coastguard rescue teams were deployed from South Woodham Ferrers, Southend and Clacton. A rescue helicopter was also called to the scene.

The man was plucked from the mud and taken to Colchester Hospital. He is believed to be safe and well.

This morning, the coastguard said: "We would like to remind members of the public that the mud flats around the Essex coast are very dangerous."

Classic car lovers dream

The event took place at Maldon in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Some of the world's rarest cars have gone on display in Maldon in Essex.

The Warren Classic and Supercar show took place on Saturday.

Hundreds turned out to enjoy the sunshine and the cars!

The Ferrari owned by Eric Clapton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

On display was a Marussia Formula one car as well as a Rolls Royce once owned by Mick Jagger and a Ferrari owned by Eric Clapton.

Rolls Royce once owned by Mick Jagger Credit: ITV News Anglia


Keeping the peace

A report has named three areas in the East as the most peaceful places in the UK.

The survey by the Institute for Economics and Peace looked at rates of murders and violent crimes to come up with the list.

The Norfolk district of Broadland came out top with South Cambridgeshire and Maldon in Essex also getting a mention as Luke Farrington reports.


Essex school caters to museum

A school in Essex has outsourced its catering team to help run a tea room in a museum.

The Essex school and museum have teamed up Credit: ITV News

The Plume School in Maldon is working with the Steam Pump Tea Room located in the Museum of Power in Langford. Catering students will be able to get work experience in customer service and it's created two jobs.

The Pump Tea Room in Langford Credit: ITV Anglia

Flood warning lifted

The Environment Agency has lifted a flood warning for Maldon town waterfront and the Hythe in Essex.

It says no further flooding is expected in the area, but that people should be careful of any left-over flood water which could be contaminated.

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