Standing at 800ft tall, the Grain A Power Station chimney was blown up this morning near Southend.Read the full story ›
A 22-year-old man is in police custody following a double shooting in Essex in the early hours of Saturday morning.Read the full story ›
A baby has been rescued and an adult left fighting for her life after a fire engulfed a ninth floor flat.Read the full story ›
Police want to identify a man seen after a series of racist stickers were placed on trains in Southend.
A CCTV image of a man has been released following the discovery last month, and officers urge anyone who recognises him to get in contact.
PC Maria Wheele said: "Rail staff cleaning trains the week of Sunday, 18th January found stickers carrying offensive messages. Passengers travelling between Essex and London that week might have seen something.
"If anyone recognises the man in the CCTV image, please contact us."
Essex Police say that they can't comment on Martin Goldberg's death, but there were indications of an attempt to destroy evidence.Read the full story ›
Police say indecent images of children have been found at the home of a deputy head teacher, who was recently found dead.Read the full story ›
A police helpline has been set up for any concerned pupils or parents. The number to call is 0800 056 0944, or +44 207 158 0010 for anyone living outside of the UK.
Police were told about allegations against a deputy headteacher nine months before they first spoke to him, the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner has claimed.
Martin Goldberg, a Maths teacher at Thorpe Hill school in Southend, was found dead at his home on September 10 - just a day after police spoke to him about claims he bought images of naked teenage boys over the internet.
Police subsequently found nearly 600 indecent images of pupils on his computer, with many showing children as young as nine undressing in changing rooms.
Nick Alston said his initial judgement was that something had gone "badly wrong", adding that aspects of the case had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
"I understand the original information from police in Toronto suggesting that Goldberg had purchased videos of naked boys several years ago was received by Essex Police in late November 2013," Alston said.
"The Police Online Investigation Team first visited Goldberg on September 9, 2014. It is important that we understand why it took nine months for the force to act on this information. There may be valid reasons but we deserve an explanation."