There have been demands today for much tougher penalties for using mobile phones in cars.
An ITV News Anglia investigation has found 999 police phone lines are still being clogged up with tens of thousands of non-emergency calls.
Police in Essex have released CCTV images of a number of people who they say might be vital witnesses to a suspicious fire in Southend.
An inquest takes place today into the death of Northampton woman who was killed in a house fire started by her son-in-law.
75-year-old Mavis Clift died, and her daughter Susan Barber was seriously injured in the blaze on New Year's Day in 2008.
Susan's estranged husband Paul Barber was charged with Mavis's murder, but he died in Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes before the trial.
In 2009 a report by the Northamptonshire Domestic Abuse Forum found that the local authorities, including Northamptonshire Police, had missed many chances to protect Susan Barber from her husband.
– Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson
“We are continuing our investigation into the incident at Shenfield rail station on Friday, 24 January and are currently pursuing several lines of enquiry.
“I can confirm we have now interviewed the victim at some length. This has provided us with a number of investigative leads. He currently remains in hospital.
“Officers have undertaken a range of enquiries in relation to this investigation, including liaising with local police, interviewing witnesses, and conducting visits to the railway station."
Anyone with any information which they believe could assist the investigation is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident reference 48 of 24/01/14.
A city banker who was shot in the leg at an Essex train station is being kept under 24-hour police guard.
Robin Clark, who's 44, is being treated at Basildon Hospital after being injured in the attack on Friday at Shenfield.
Officers believe he had been deliberately targeted. ITV News Anglia understands he is being kept under 24-hour police guard.
British Transport Police are appealing for information to help track down the shooter. No arrests have been made.
The man who was shot at Shenfield this morning has been named as Robin Clark, 44, a city trader with RP Martin.
A spokesperson for RP Martin said:
– RP Martin
We are aware of this morning's incident and are giving Robin all the support we can.
It would not be appropriate to comment any further at this stage."
Detective Chief Inspector Iain Miller of British Transport Police says the man was shot as he left his car this morning.
A 44-year-old man has been shot in the leg at Shenfield Rail Station this morning.
– Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson
At this stage we believe the victim of this assault was deliberately targeted. We do not believe this incident was gang-related and I would like to reassure the public that there is no reason for any undue concern.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances, including the motive behind the attack.
Anyone with any information which they believe could assist the investigation is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident reference 48 of 24/01/14
British Transport Police (BTP) have confirmed that man was shot in the leg at Shenfield Rail Station this morning.
In a statement police said:
– British Transport Police
We are able to confirm that a 44-year-old man from Essex arrived at Shenfield rail station this morning in a car shortly before 6am. As he got out of the car he was approached by an unknown man and received a single gunshot to the leg. The man, wearing a balaclava ran from the scene of the incident and left in a vehicle parked nearby. The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, with serious injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
At this stage of the investigation, police cannot confirm the vehicle or weapon used.
Police officers are attending a reported shooting outside Shenfield Rail Station.
Officers from British Transport Police and Essex Police were called to the station just before 6am this morning after reports of a man with leg injuries in the car park at the station.
The man who is in his forties with injuries to his leg, he was taken to Basildon Hospital. His injuries are currently not believed to be life-threatening.
Police have yet to confirm details surrounding the incident.
Most people living in Suffolk feel safe according to a new survey. More than 90 per cent of residents who took part in the study said they felt secure in their neighbourhood.
But they did want more police on the streets and a greater focus on anti-social behaviour and speeding.