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A 95 year old woman from Wickford in Essex has spoken about the terrifying moment she was attacked by burglars in her home.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man approached a woman on a train in Essex and tried to kiss her. The 31-year-old victim was travelling between Shenfield and Billericay on Friday, 22 November at 9:20am.
A man of roughly the same age approached her and sat down. He then tried to kiss her before she pushed him away and ran from the train at Billericay.
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40.
Sadly, the search for a wolf @colchesterzoo concluded shortly after 4pm when the animal was found + destroyed by zoo staff.
There are unconfirmed reports that a wolf that escaped from Colchester Zoo has been shot dead and was seen being loaded into a 4x4 vehicle, local press reports.
Colchester Zoo has refused to confirm on the reports while it prepares a statement.
Five wolves managed to escape from Colchester Zoo after the perimeter fence was damaged.
Two of the wolves were shot and killed, one was recaptured while the other returned voluntarily.
Essex Police are searching for the remaining wolf who is thought to be sheltering in thick undergrowth.
A police helicopter has been deployed to assist with the search.
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Police in Essex are looking for a wolf which has escaped from a zoo. The animal was reported missing from Colchester Zoo in Essex at about 8 o'clock this morning:
– Essex Police
Officials at the zoo have said that wolves are naturally timid, and provided they're not cornered in any way, do not pose a risk to the public.
– Superintendent Steve Johnson, Essex Police
As a former member of the dog unit myself, I know the strong bond between a police officer and his dog.
Whilst they are working dogs, they also become a close and important member of the police officer's family. This is a very sad occasion.
Baron had been paired with his handler for the last four years. Essex Police says they had made many arrests together:
– Essex Police statement
He was injured and taken immediately to a veterinary practice but sadly he had to be put to sleep.
The circumstances surrounding this tragic incident are currently being reviewed.
Baron's handler and family are understandably very upset.
A police dog has died during a training exercise in Essex. Baron, a five-year-old German Shepherd working for Essex Police, was taking part in the exercise with his handler at a disused building near Chelmsford yesterday when he fell from a flat roof.
The East of England Ambulance Service has confirmed:
- Two buses collided at 16:27 near Epping
- Five ambulances were sent to the scene
- One person seriously injured
- The man and teenager have been freed from wreckage