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Detectives investigating the deaths of two people in a car fire in Southend believe it could be a mother and son.
Formal identification is likely to take some weeks.
Witnesses saw the car alight near Thorpe Bay Lawn Tennis Club on the Esplanade on Tuesday afternoon.
Once the fire had been extinguished the bodies of two people were found in that vehicle, which is believed to be a black Vauxhall Vectra.
Detectives are particularly keen to hear from a dog walker who may have been in the area at about 5.20pm or anyone else.
Police are aware some people may have taken moving footage or images on mobile devices at the time and would ask for these to be made available to detectives.
Three men are due to appear in court today accused of murdering a pensioner in Chatham. The body of 69 year old Harjit Chaggar was discovered in the basement of a shop on Luton Road in September this year.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge will present Operational Service Medals, for deployment in Afghanistan, to soldiers of No. 2 Company, 1st Battalion Irish Guards on later today at their base, Mons Barracks in Aldershot.
One hundred and twenty soldiers returned from Helmand in November, those who went on their first tour will each receive the medal from His Royal Highness for having served on Op HERRICK for six months.
Keepers at Drusillas Park in Kent had a rude awakening this week, on discovering Sofia the sloth, the zoo’s breeding female, is in fact male.
The revelation explained a large number of unanswered questions for Head Keeper, Mark Kenward who could not understand why their pair had failed to bond.
Sofia was introduced to male Tupee in July 2011 but they had not bred and at times had even displayed some hostility to each other. Sofia's medical record said she was female, the park had never looked after sloths before and were relying on the information they'd been provided.
Mr Kenward went to observe other breeding pairs and eventually resolved the mystery with the help of Bristol Zoo - discovering that Sofia was actually a male.
Eating or even touching certain foods can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people. Around one in fourteen children has a food allergy and the number is rising.
Now a couple from Broadstairs have opened a cafe, offering food and drink to people who are allergic or intolerant to various ingredients.Tom Savvides has our report.
Martin Dowse reports from Bournemouth Crown Court.
The Crown Prosecution Service has given its reaction to the sentencing of 30-year-old Karl Addo for the manslaughter of 23-year-old Sergio Marquez.
Addo was sentenced today at Bournemouth Crown Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of six and half years.
He also received an indefinite restriction under Section 41 of the Mental Health Act with a referral to Broadmoor Hospital, after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of Sergio Marquez, 23, on the grounds of diminished responsibility, on 2 December at Bournemouth Crown Court.
– Tessa Hingston, Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service
Sergio Marquez died as a result of a horrific and frenzied attack by his flatmate Karl Addo on 17th July 2012, during which a meat cleaver and knives were used. Karl Addo had been suffering from mental illness for several years, and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. At the time of the attack on Mr Marquez he was suffering from the delusional but fixed belief that he was being followed, assaulted and injected with drugs by gangs, and that members of the gang (possibly including Mr. Marquez) were planning to kill him."
Ms Hingston said ,edical experts who had been treating Addo in a secure mental hospital while he was waiting for his trial agreed that he had only recently become sufficiently lucid to be fit to plead, although he remained extremely delusional.
– Tessa Hingston
The trial was listed to start on Monday, and the defence informed us that Mr Addo would plead guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. The proposed plea was carefully considered, and in the light of evidence from psychiatrists that Karl Addo’s responsibility for his actions would have been substantially reduced by his severe mental illness at the relevant time, the plea was accepted."
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