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Investigations continue into attack on two Polish men in Harlow

Both victims were treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital and have now been discharged. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Harlow are continuing to investigate whether an attack on two Polish men in the town yesterday morning was another possible hate crime.

It happened outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way and follows the death of Arek Jozwick from Poland who was killed on Saturday 27 August in The Stow.

Officers say they are not linking the two incidents, but have stepped up patrols in the area as a response.

Police step up patrols in Harlow following second attack on Polish men

Police say they've stepped up patrols in Harlow following a possible second hate crime attack in the town overnight.

There will be an increased number of visible policing patrols in Harlow to protect the community Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two Polish men in their 30s were assaulted by a group of four of five men outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way around 3.35 this morning.

Both men were injured but have since been released from hospital.

It's follows the death of Arek Jozwick from Poland who was attacked in The Stow last weekend. Police say they're not linking the two incidents

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Suspicious device found in Bedfordshire garden

An investigation is underway after a suspicious device was found in Turvey in Bedfordshire this afternoon.

Police were called at 3.45pm to reports of a potential unexploded World War device found in a garden in Newton Lane.

A 100 metre cordon is being put in place and houses are being evacuated as a precaution while the device is examined by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team.

Bridge Street and Tandys Close are currently closed.

78-year-old man dies in Essex house fire

The 78-year-old man was trapped inside the property Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 78-year-old man has died in a house fire in Colchester overnight.

Emergency crews found him unconscious inside his home at Rochdale Way shortly after 1.15am.

A neighbour had tried to enter the property twice before the fire service arrived.

The death is being treated as unexplained. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Two Polish men attacked in Harlow in second possible hate crime

It happened on Kitson Way in Harlow this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after two Polish men in their 30s were assaulted in a possible hate crime in Harlow, in the early hours of this morning.

It happened outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way around 3.35am.

One of the men suffered a cut to his head while the other suffered a broken nose.

Both victims were treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital and have now been discharged.

It's follows the death 40-year-old Arek Jozwik who was attacked in the town last weekend (Saturday 27 August 27).

Police say they're not linking the two attacks but are stepping up patrols in the area.

This was a vicious and horrible attack.

Although we are considering this matter as a potential hate crime, it is not being linked with the attack at The Stow last weekend.

There will be an increased number of visible policing patrols in Harlow to both reassure and protect the community.

– Supt Trevor Roe, Essex police

Friends raise money for mother who drowned in Bedford river

Friends of a mother who drowned rescuing a young boy from a river in Bedford, have been raising money for her three children.

30-year-old Leanne Gordon got into trouble in the River Great Ouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

30-year-old Leanne Gordon died after she got into trouble in the River Great Ouse on July 21.

Friends invited families to Russell Park for a memorial picnic, to share their memories and help fundraise.

We want to raise as much money as we can for them, so that one day they are going to be able to have a little trust there and say that's what my mum's friends did for us in honour of our Mum. That's what she would have done.

– Lacey Gale and Natasha Filby, Friends

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Search for owner of bag stuffed with money and drugs

Officers found the bag, full of £10 and £20 notes, in Lower Sundon Credit: BCH Policing

Police have encouraged the owner of a bag found stuffed with money and drugs in Bedfordshire to visit them for a chat.

Officers found the bag, full of £10 and £20 notes, in Lower Sundon, Bedfordshire on Friday morning.

Officers tweeted: "Did you lose a bag of money and drugs? Please come to police HQ where we'd love to chat."

It was described as the "best tweet ever" by some of their social media followers.

Concern for welfare of missing 20-year-old from Hertfordshire

20 year old Sadie Waldram Credit: Hertfordshire police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 20-year-old woman missing from Hertfordshire.

Sadie Waldram, who is 20 years old and from Markyate, was last seen in the village at around 3.30pm on Wednesday (August 31).

She is described as being around 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, with short light brown hair.

Sadie was last seen wearing a blue bomber jacket, a necklace with a wolf pendant and she may also be wearing a black ‘Batman’ baseball cap.

It is believed that Sadie may be in the areas of Hatfield or St Albans.

Anyone who sees Sadie, or knows of her whereabouts, is asked to contact police.

Firefighters continue to tackle burning wood pile in Essex

Firefighters are continuing to damp down at the scene of a large wood fire near Harlow in Essex, three days after it started.

It happened on Wednesday morning at Hoe Lane in Nazeing.

Five crews were called just after 5am to a fire involving a pile of wood and wood chips measuring approximately 1500 tonnes.

They remain at the site to ensure the fire doesn’t spread and monitor and contain it as it burns.

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