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City banker named as victim of Shenfield train shooting

Robin Clarke was shot in his leg this morning at Shenfield station. Credit: ITV News

A man who was shot at Shenfield train station early this morning has been named as Robin Clark.

The 44-year-old city banker suffered a serious leg injury after he was shot as he left his car shortly before 6am this morning.

Police said Mr Clark was approached by a man wearing a balacava who subsequently fled the scene.

Man suffers serious injuries after Shenfield shooting

A man has suffered serious injuries after he was shot in the leg at Shenfield rail station in Essex this morning.

The 44-year-old man received a single gunshot to his leg after he was approached by an unknown man wearing a balacava as he got out of his car shortly before 6am this morning.

A man has suffered serious injuries after he was shot in the leg at Shenfield rail station. Credit: Google Maps

The man was taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

British Transport Police confirmed that enquiries were ongoing to establish the motive and circumstances behind the attack, but did not confirm the vehicle or weapon used.

"At this stage we believe the victim of this assault was deliberately targeted. We do not believe this incident was gang-related and I would like to reassure the public that there is no reason for any undue concern," Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson said.

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Passenger smashed on the head with glass and left needing stitches

A passenger travelling on a train from London to Essex was smashed on the head with a glass, and left needing stitches.

CCTV image of a passenger police want to trace following the attack Credit: British Transport Police

The 44-year-old victim was talking to another passenger on the service from Fenchurch Street to Shoebury. But the conversation turned increasingly heated and, as the victim stepped away, he was attacked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 Credit: British Transport Police

The attack happened on Saturday, 28 December at around 9:25pm. Both men left the carriage as the train arrived at Grays station.

Detective Constable David Bishop, the investigating officer, said:

"At first the conversation between the two men was amicable, with the victim sharing a drink with the man. The conversation turned hostile however and, as the victim stepped back to move away, the man used the glass he was holding to hit the victim on the back of the head."

Nine charged over Barkingside court corruption

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Barkingside Magistrates' Court is the subject of a major police investigation. Credit: Crown Copyright

Nine people have been charged as part of a major police investigation into corruption and bribery at a court in Ilford.

The group were charged and bailed this month alongside 12 others for perverting the course of justice as a result of the Met’s investigation into Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

All of the suspects are from Newham and are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The investigation was launched after an allegation of corruption was made by a reporter at a national newspaper in August 2011.

Two people have also been charged with misconduct in a public office.

Munir Patel, who's from Dagenham, was jailed for six years for misconduct in public office, perverting the course of justice and bribery as a result of the operation.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced at Southwark Magistrates Court in November 2011.

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Police jump into river as car plunges into water in Essex

The driver of a car in Essex has been rescued after his car left the road and ended up in a river. Two police officers jumped into the River Can in Chelmsford to keep his head above water. The 73-year-old driver is being treated in hospital. Three members of the public also helped with the rescue.

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Woman flees train in Essex after man tries to kiss her

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.

Google Street View image of Shenfield Station in Essex Credit: Google Street View

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.

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