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Man questioned over death of pregnant woman

Police in Essex are still questioning a man in connection with the death of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby in Harlow.

20-year-old Eystna Blunnie from Halling Hill in the town was found with multiple head injuries on Howard Way just before 3am on Wednesday 27 June. A 23-year-old man from Harlow was arrested on suspicion of murder.

She was due to give birth to a baby girl in the next few days. As a result the man is also being questioned in relation to the death of Eystna’s unborn child.

Eystna's parents have paid tribute to her. In a statement they said:

"(She was) a wonderful loving daughter, looking forward to the birth of her first child... Our daughter and granddaughter have been taken from us in such a tragic and horrific way. We can't begin to explain how we feel."

– Kevin and Susan Blunnie, Eystna's parents

Campaign to improve accident blackspots

Cycling safety campaign in Cambridge Credit: ITV Anglia

People in Cambridge are being asked to get behind a campaign to improve two road junctions named among the top 10 cycling blackspots in the city.

The Queen Edith's Way/Fendon Road junction has the second worst accident record in the city and the junction between Hills Road and Cherry Hinton Road saw 23 crashes between 2005 and 2010 .

Norwich Prison criticised over health services

Norwich Prison Credit: ITV Anglia

Norwich Prison has been criticised over its health services, provided by private company Serco.

The Independent Monitoring Board says standards are still unacceptable in areas like the dispensing of medicines and nursing hours - a year after a previous critical report.

The Prison Service says it's aware of the concerns and will support Serco in the drive to improve the services.


Fines for feeding ducks

Families who feed the ducks in Ely are being warned that they could face fines potentially of up to two and a half thousand pounds.

The unusual Muscovy Ducks have become one of the city's attractions over the years.

But they've also prompted complaints from residents about bird mess on the pavements... so the local council has decided to take action.

Tiptree Strawberry Race

It's become something of a tradition in recent years - dozens of strawberry pickers taking to the fields in Essex competing to be the fastest.

This year's Tiptree strawberry race was held later than usual due to the wet and cold spring and the last two winters have also left their mark.

Man questioned over death of unborn baby

A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found fatally injured in an Essex street is now being questioned over the death of her unborn baby after it emerged she was heavily pregnant, police have confirmed.

Estyna Blunnie was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow after being discovered in Howard Way in the town shortly before 3am on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old, from Halling Hill, Harlow, died at the hospital. It has now emerged she was due to give birth within days.

A post-mortem examination found Ms Blunnie died of multiple head and facial injuries.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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