Three people have been arrested after two volunteer police officers were seriously injured while dealing with an incident in Colchester.Read the full story ›
Two men who murdered a rough sleeper in a “brutal and unnecessary” attack in Colchester have each been jailed for a minimum of 23 years.Read the full story ›
Detectives are appealing for help to find a sex attacker who dragged a woman into woods and assaulted her as she walked home from a New Year’s Eve party in Colchester.
It happened at around 1.40am on Berechurch Hall Road, opposite Lethe Grove in the Blackheath area of the town.
The suspect forced the woman into a nearby wooded area before attacking her.
He's been described as bald, clean shaven and or large build.
Our specialist officers are continuing to support the victim and our investigation is ongoing.
Many people would have potentially been walking home through these areas in the early hours of New Year’s Day, we would urge them to think back - did you notice anyone acting suspiciously in the moments leading up to the attack, or did you see or hear anything that could help us?
We would like to reassure the community that, whilst incidents such as this are rare, where they do happen they are robustly investigated by specialist detectives.
Fire crews in Colchester are tackling a blaze in a building containing flats.
They say four flats and the roof of the building are on fire.
Crews from Colchester, Tiptree, Brightlingsea, Mersea, Clacton and Chelmsford are at the scene of the fire which is in a two-storey building.
An aerial ladder has been sent to allow crews to fight the fire from above.
Essex Fire and Rescue say everyone got out safely - they're asking the public to avoid the area.
A woman has been jailed for 30 months for stabbing a man in Colchester, Essex.
Natasha Gardener, 36, of Brooklands, Colchester, admitted GBH without intent and assault at Ipswich Crown Court.
The victim, aged in his 40s, was found with a single stab wound to the stomach at an address on Hythe Hill on 20 December 2017.
Gardener also received a one month sentence, to run concurrently, for assaulting another woman at the address.
“What happened on that night has left a lasting emotional impact on the two victims. Gardener’s violence was unprovoked and unwarranted and I’m glad that this has been reflected in a custodial sentence.”
The Colchester MP Will Quince has stepped down as a Parliamentary Private Secretary because he can't support the government's Brexit deal.Read the full story ›
Restaurant manager Shibbir Ahmed has been jailed for 7 and a half years for raping a teenage girl and sexually assaulting another.Read the full story ›
The 22-year-old died last weekend after falling ill at a birthday party. He's been described as polite, caring and gentle.Read the full story ›
In 2015, Sir David Attenborough marked the completion of Abberton Reservoir's expansion. Was the £150 million project successful?Read the full story ›
A third person's been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after a sudden death in Colchester.Read the full story ›