A driving instructor was forced to drive from Colchester to Harwich yesterday by a man who got into his car and threatened him. Police say the instructor was in his AA Driving School car near Sainsbury's at Stanway when the man got into the back seat.
He hit the driver on the head and ordered him to take him to Harwich. At around 12.40pm the man told the victim to stop on Harwich Road in Little Oakley before running off. The victim was not seriously hurt but he was very shaken.
Police say the attacker was a large white man, aged around 45, with a chubby face and dark stubble. He wore a blue denim baseball cap, a grey waterproof jacket, and was around 5ft 10in to 6ft tall.
Anyone with information should ring Colchester CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Warren Lane closed due to emergency repairs and a traffic light failure at Dyer's Road.
A van's been hit by a brick thrown by a group of children from a bridge over the A12 in Essex.
It was thrown from the Halstead footbridge near Stanway yesterday afternoon, smashing the van's windscreen. The driver wasn't hurt. Police are still searching for those responsible.
Last month ITV Anglia carried this special investigation which found that more than 400 incidents of throwing missiles onto the regions roads have been reported.