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Women robbed at knife-point as they waited for a bus in Southend

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Two women were robbed at knife-point as they waited for a bus in Essex.

The victims were outside Southend Victoria train station on Thursday night (October 19), at about 10.50pm.

They were approached by a cyclist - aged in his late teens and wearing a grey hoody - who threatened them with a knife.

He got away with a brown leather satchel containing cash, two phones and tobacco.

Police have been trawling CCTV from the area but have yet to trace the cyclist.

Boy charged after men threatened with knife in Clacton

A boy has been charged with possession of a knife. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A boy will appear in court tomorrow charged with threatening people with a knife.

It follows two separate incidents in Clacton on Friday night. Two men were threatened with a knife as they walked through the town. One was also robbed of his bike, bike and bank cards.

A boy was arrested in West Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning. He will appear at Chelmsford Youth Court tomorrow (Monday) charged with possession of a knife and making threats with a blade.

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Teenager arrested after two men threatened at knife-point in Essex

Two people were threatened with a knife in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenage boy has been arrested after two people were threatened with a knife in Essex.

Police were called to two separate incidents in Clacton on Friday night.

At 6.40pm, a 45-year-old man was threatened with a knife while walking in Penfold Road. The victim ran off unhurt and called the police.

A few hours later, at about 9.55pm, a 39-year-old man was robbed at knife-point at Pier Avenue. The robber took his black Fox bike and a bag containing bank cards and cash.

Police arrested a 16-year-old boy in the early hours of Saturday morning on suspicion of two counts of possession of a knife and robbery.

Tributes paid to man killed in Dunstable

Paul Pradier who died following an incident in Dunstable last Friday.

The family of Paul Pradier, who died following an incident in Dunstable on Friday evening, have paid tribute to him.

In a short statement they said

Paul was a lovable rogue. He was a loving son, brother and a great father. He will be missed greatly by his long term partner and all of his family. He was well known in the Downside area and his loss felt by all those who knew him. We would ask for time to grieve in private.

– Paul Pradier's family statement

Brendan Thomson, 26, was charged with murder following Paul Pradier's death.

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Judge rules against Essex Police in Michael Barrymore damages case

Michael Barrymore

Essex Police have been refused permission to appeal against a finding that entertainer Michael Barrymore is entitled to "more than nominal" damages over the wrongful arrest which he says destroyed his career.

Mr Justice Stuart-Smith gave his decision at London's High Court.

In August, the judge ruled against the force, which had argued the comedian and TV presenter should only receive a nominal payout.

Barrymore, who was not in court for the latest stage in the litigation, values his claim at more than £2.4 million.

He was arrested and detained in June 2007 on suspicion of the rape and murder of 31-year-old Stuart Lubbock, who was found in the swimming pool at his Roydon home six years earlier.

Police had admitted the arrest was unlawful, as the arresting officer did not have reasonable grounds to suspect Barrymore was guilty.

The police can still pursue the application directly with the Court of Appeal.

Man arrested in connection with Dunstable murder investigation

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Dunstable on Friday evening.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Dunstable on Friday evening.

37 year old Paul Pradier, was struck by a car in Southwood Road. He died at the scene.

A 26 year old man from Dunstable was arrested this morning on suspicion of murder and is now being questioned by detectives.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Branston said:

We’re continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Pradier and would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident in Southwood Road, as well as an altercation between two men around 10 minutes before in Mayfield Road, to get in touch.

– DCI Mike Branston

Shocking hit and run video released by Essex Police

Dramatic footage of a hit and run in Essex has been released by police in a bid to catch the driver.

A 22-year-old man was using the zebra crossing on Old Road in Clacton on September 2 when a light green Ford Focus crashed into him.

The driver failed to stop, reversing back up the road and driving off along St Andrews Road. The victim, who was riding a scooter, had minor injuries.

Police would like to speak to the people who came to help him.

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