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Pregnant woman hit by car as she tries to stop attempted fraud

Officers found the woman with head and facial injuries Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pregnant woman who tried to stop a crime at a shop in Essex, has suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a car fleeing the scene.

The woman in her 30s, had tried to stop an attempted fraud at the shop where she works on London Road in Leigh-on-Sea.

She was hit by a grey Volkswagen Golf and taken to hospital in a stable but life-threatening condition. Her baby is not thought to be harmed.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, assault, fraud and failing to stop.

The shop was very busy at that time of day and there were also a lot of people in the area who may have seen what happened.

I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information about it to come forward and contact us.

– DI Stuart Truss, Essex Police

Norfolk's PCC to hold public meeting on tackling crime

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green Credit: ITV News Anglia

People in Norfolk will get the chance to ask their crime related questions and concerns to the county's Police and Crime Commissioner tonight.

Lorne Green will be hosting a public meeting in Cromer, alongside Chief Constable Simon Bailey - focusing on community safety and crime.

Mr Green says it will give people the chance to ask questions about the crime and policing issues affecting their local area.

It's that input and feedback from local people which have helped shape the Police and Crime Plan for our county, which I'll be launching at the meeting. As well as setting priorities for tackling and preventing crime within that plan, I also reiterate my pledge to be a visible, accessible and accountable PCC and that is exactly what I continue to be.

– Lorne Green, Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green
  • The location for tonight's (Tuesday 28) meeting, and public question and answer session, is the Council Chamber, North Norfolk District Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN

Couple rescued after getting into difficulty on Norfolk coast

A couple had to be rescued from the north Norfolk coast. Credit: ITV Anglia

A young couple from Norwich have been rescued from the north Norfolk marshes after their boat started to sink.

The pair had set out for an evening adventure, between Wells and Stiffkey, just after 8.15pm this evening (Monday 27), when they got into difficulty.

After swimming to the edge of the creek they realised that they needed help, with no way of getting back to the mainland.

They were found by the Wells Inshore Lifeboat and taken back to the life-boathouse where they received medical attention from paramedics.

Volunteers still confident Harwich Mayflower Project will still set sail

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A group of volunteers hoping to build a life-size replica of the Harwich Mayflower say they're confident the project will go ahead - despite funding falling through.

The ship carried English pilgrims over to the New World in 1620.

Now organisers at the Harwich Mayflower Project are hoping to sail the replica to America on the 400th anniversary of its namesake.

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Building did initially start but funds soon dried up but now a new group of trustees has taken over and they're confident they'll see the £4million project through.

The group have applied for a heritage lottery grant and say two television production companies are looking to invest in the project.

"We're now approaching a very big positive turning point, we're confident we're going to move forward... If we can get tourists here to see the Mayflower they will spend more time, all the businesses will benefit, the pubs the cafes all the other attractions will benefit so we need to try and get this up and running.

– Fred Nicholls, The Harwich Mayflower Project


Hundreds turn out to Luton peace vigil

Hundreds have turned out to a peace vigil in Luton after it emerged that the Westminster attacker had lived in the town.

Faith leaders, police officers and members of the public all turned out to pay tribute to those who lost their life and promote community cohesion.

Faith leaders, police officers and members of the public all turned out to pay tribute to the victims. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Former neighbours of 52-year-old Khalid Masood said they were disgusted to find out he was behind the terror attacks that left carnage on the streets of London.

Policeman seriously injured in London attack originally from Braintree

Police cars at the scene. Credit: PA.

A 35-year-old policeman seriously injured in Wednesday’s terrorist attack was from Braintree.

Kris Aves suffered what has been described as life-changing injuries including two broken legs and a broken arm when he was hit by the attacker’s car on Westminster bridge.

It is thought he was among a party of policemen on the bridge who were returning from an awards ceremony.

He now lives in Barnet. Mr Aves' parents, who still live in Braintree, are at his bedside.

Appeal for anyone who knew Westminster attacker to contact police

The scene of the terror attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man who carried out the Westminster terror attack had previously lived in Luton.

52-year old Khalid Masood had lived in the town up until 2012, when he moved to the West Midlands.

It's now been revealed that his birth name was Adrian Russell Ajao.

"We remain keen to hear from anyone who knew Khalid Masood well, understands who his associates were and can provide us with information about places he has recently visited. There might be people out there who did have concerns about Masood but did not feel comfortable for whatever reason in passing those concerns to us."

– Mark Rowley, Scotland Yard

Westminster attacker previously lived in Luton

Police responding to the terror attack in Westminster. Credit: PA

The man responsible for the terror attack in Westminster had previously lived in Luton, it has emerged.

Khalid Masood, who was 52, ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before stabbing to death policeman Keith Palmer in the grounds of Parliament.

Masood most recently lived in the West Midlands, but had been in Dunraven Avenue, in Luton, for a several years before moving in 2012.

"I'm absolutely disgusted and saddened in a way that you don't know your neighbours as well as you should do.

"I would see him gardening frequently at the weekends, quite house proud, in relaxed clothing with two small children.

"He would be frequently loading the children into his car, but I didn't see his wife very much.

– Katie Garricques, former neighbour
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