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Two arrests after search for missing girl

A man and woman, aged 44 and 33, have been arrested on suspicion of neglect following the search for a missing three-year-old in Essex.

The girl was found safe and well after an appeal by police over the weekend.

Officers had been concerned about her welfare having not been able to make contact with the family since last Tuesday.

Missing woman thought to be one of two bodies found in house

Kanwal Bernice Williams has been missing for a fortnight. Credit: Lincolnshire Police.

The body of a woman missing for more than a fortnight is believed to have been found alongside that of a man near Wisbech.

Kanwal Bernice Williams, 50, from Lutton, in Lincolnshire, had not been seen since March 25.

Two bodies were found at a house in the Lutton area, which is between Spalding, King's Lynn and Wisbech.

Police, who are treating the deaths as "unexplained", have confirmed they are linking the discovery with the missing person inquiry.

The force added: "Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with this inquiry."

Investigations into the deaths are ongoing and formal identifications are not expected to take place until later this week.


Man, 37, charged over Colchester takeaway attack

A 37-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm following an assault at a takeaway shop in Essex.

The victim, a 61-year-old man, remains in a life-threatening condition after the attack at Southern Fried Chicken at St Botolph's Street in Colchester early on Saturday morning.

Scott Williams, from Colchester, is in police custody and will appear before magistrates on Monday (April 10).

Southend robbers go on crime spree in a Ford Fiesta

The robbers targeted two shops before crashing the car in Southend. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Robbers went on a crime spree through Southend in a Ford Fiesta.

Police were first called to reports of a theft at The Broadway just before 1.45am on Sunday (April 9).

Two men forced their way into a shop and stole cash from the till.

They went on to use the car to reverse into a shop front at Shaftesbury Avenue, where they attempted to steal a till, before crashing the vehicle on Northumberland Crescent and fleeing.

The Fiesta has been recovered by police and officers are appealing for witnesses.

Man, 61, fighting for life after takeaway shop attack

A 61-year-old man was attack in a takeaway in Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 61-year-old man was left in a life-threatening condition after being attacked in a takeaway shop in Colchester.

The victim was knocked unconscious and suffered a serious head injury when he was assaulted in Southern Fried Chicken on St Botolph's Street just before 1am on Saturday.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in custody.

Police want to speak to a man and a woman who were in the shop at the time of the attack.

Young woman left with broken jaw

A woman in her 20s has been left with a suspected broken jaw after she was punched and stamped on during an attack in Colchester this morning.

The victim was assaulted outside Jan and Phil’s in Barrack Street at around 3.30am.

Police say her attacker is described as of Asian appearance and wore a grey hat. He is believed to have left the scene in a blue or black vehicle.

Anyone who has any information can contact police at Colchester CID on 101.

Colchester attack location Credit: ITV Anglia


One arrest after pedestrian hit by car in Bedfordshire

A pedestrian was hit by a car on the A5, High Street North, at Dunstable. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A pedestrian is in a serious condition after being hit by a car on a Bedfordshire high street.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested following the crash at High Street North in Dunstable at about 4.38am today (Saturday).

Bedfordshire Police were quick to assure the public it was not a "terror related incident".

Officers have referred the crash to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because of "prior police contact".

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