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Essex: Man dead and teenage girls injured in Rayleigh crash

A man's died and two teenage girls were injured when a silver BMW hit a telegraph pole in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's died and two teenage girls were injured when a silver BMW hit a telegraph pole in Essex.

It happened at 3am this morning on Hockley Road in Rayleigh.

A 31-year-old man, from Rochford, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The dead man, in his 20s, was from Leigh-on-Sea near Southend. The girls, aged 17 and 18 and from Hockley, suffered minor injuries..

Man assaulted outside club in Rayleigh in Essex

Man assaulted outside club in Rayleigh in Essex.

A man has been left with serious injuries after he was assaulted outside a nightclub in Rayleigh in Essex.

Police were called to Rayleigh Golf Club in Hullbridge Road which is attached to the club just before 1.30am on Saturday, after reports a fight had broken out in the car park after a singles night.

Three men from the Corringham and Langdon Hills areas were injured. One of them, a 29-year-old from Corringham, is in a serious but not thought to be life threatening condition at Southend Hospital.

"Enquiries are continuing and we are going through CCTV and witnesses statements. However, I would ask anyone who has not spoken to police so far to come forward. They may have seen what happened outside or they may have witnessed something inside the club earlier in the evening.”

– Dc Glen Crosby of Southend CID

The police helicopter was used to search the local area for five men, who witnesses said had left the scene after the incident.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Dc Glen Crosby at Southend CID via Essex Police 101 or they can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Driver in hospital after acid attack

A man from Rayleigh in Essex is in hospital after acid was thrown in his face following a row with another motorist.

Essex Police said he had originally been involved in a "short verbal exchange" with another driver at at the Rayleigh Weir roundabout on 3rd June.

The same people had a "further argument" approximately 15 minutes later on Kingsmere in Thundersley during which the acid was thrown in his face.

A 30-year-old woman and a 28-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of assault . They are on police bail pending further inquiries.

Woman with laryngitis may never speak again

A woman from Essex who has a severe case of laryngitis has been told she may never speak again.

21-year-old Alice Mitchell from Rayleigh was training to become a dance teacher but lost her voice seven months ago after her larynx became inflamed.

Alice Mitchell's big passion is the performing arts but singing is just a distant memory for Alice. She was diagnosed with laryngitis in February and now can only speak in a whisper.

Laryngitis is the swelling and inflammation of the voice box. This can cause hoarseness and in some cases make your voice almost undetectable.

Most cases of laryngitis are caused by viral infection, such as a cold or flu viruses and will usually pass within weeks. But Alice's case is more chronic. She's had laryngitis three times in as many years and doctors aren't sure if she'll ever get the full use of her voice back.