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M11 still shut for clean up work after collision

The M11 remains closed northbound between J10 Duxford and J8 Bishop's Stortford after a van and two cars collided earlier today, leaving one man dead.

Investigation work has been completed at the scene 10 miles after junction 8 near Saffron Walden, but the carriageway now needs to be cleared.

All traffic that was trapped on the motorway, has been released, but there are long delays in the area.

E-fit issued following 'test drive' car robbery

Police are keen to identify the man in this e-fit after a robber posing as a car buyer stole a vehicle on a test drive.

E-fit of man police want to trace Credit: Essex Police

The victim, from the Saffron Walden area, had advertised his black Nissan Navara for sale and the robber came to view the car.

The owner then drove the suspect to Rickling Green, Saffron Walden, at about 2.15pm on Monday 2 March and stopped at Thistley Crescent.

The robber got out of the passenger seat, went round to the driver's side and as the driver got out of his seat, grabbed the keys from his hand.

He pulled the car owner out of the vehicle and pushed him into the road, then jumped back into the car and drove off.

"The victim hung onto the door and was holding on as the robber drove off.

"It was a very nasty incident and he sustained severe grazing to both arms.

"He was left shocked by what happened."

– Dc Craig Baron, Braintree CID

Anyone with information is asked to call Dc Baron on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or


Teresa's dying wish that others get the chance of life

A woman's dying wish to boost the organ donor register by 10,000 has been fulfilled.

Teresa Sandeman-Charles, from Duddenhoe End near Saffron Walden in Essex, set up a charity called Save 5 to try to boost the number of people signing up to be organ donors.

It came after she was diagnosed with two terminal lung conditions despite never having smoked herself. She died on Friday 12 December before she could have a transplant herself. She was 54.

"You still have this belief that somebody that special deserves to live and you just couldn't admit that she wasn't going to.

"If you could prevent your family or somebody else's family going through such terrible grief by donating your organs, think about it. It's one of the best things you can do in life."

– Roy Sandeman-Charles, Teresa's husband

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Teresa's dying wish - to get more people on the organ donor register

Teresa Sandeman-Charles campaigned for more organ donors Credit: ITV News Anglia

Teresa Sandeman-Charles from Essex, who was known as 'T' has had her dying wish come true, after 10,000 people signed up to her campaign for organ donors.

The 54 year old from Duddenhoe End near Saffron Walden, was diagnosed with two terminal lung conditions and set up the 'Save5' charity to boost the number of people on the organ donor register.

Teresa died last week, before she could have a transplant herself.

Teresa set up the charity Save5 Credit: ITV News Anglia
Roy Sandeman-Charles, Teresa's husband Credit: ITV News Anglia

"She was in Papworth receiving a heavy dose of steroids, she told me she was in floods of tears in the bed, not because of what she was going through, but because she realised that three people die every day waiting on a transplant and there and then she came up with the idea of Save5."

– Roy Sandeman-Charles, Teresa's husband

A transplant was the only way to save Teresa. She had never smoked, but was diagnosed with two incurable lung diseases, one so rare it affects only 8 people in the world.

"Everyone who signs up to be a donor has the chance to save five lives."

– Teresa Sandeman-Charles,speaking in 2013
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