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Cash machine stolen in Witham ram raid

Police on the scene in Witham Credit: Jay Blatchford

Ram raiders used a Toyota to steal the cash machine from the front of a shop in Essex.

Police were called to Honeysuckle Stores in Witham around 2.10am today, November 13.

A Toyota Rav4 was used to ram the shop before three people - all with their faces covered and wearing hoodies - were seen getting into two other cars and fleeing.

They headed in the direction of Flora Road in what is thought to have been an Audi four-wheel drive and a Mercedes.

Police were on the scene within six minutes and searched the area using a helicopter.

Officers have appealed for CCTV and dashcam footage.


Police investigating spate of robberies in Witham

A taxi driver was targeted outside Witham Station Credit: ITV News

Police believe three robberies in Witham, Essex last week may be linked.

Two taxi drivers were reportedly targeted by men with a claw hammer on Wednesday February 7.

The men, wearing balaclavas, demanded money from a driver outside the town’s railway station in the early hours of the morning. A second driver was approached at Teak Walk 15 minutes later.

The third robbery took place that evening when three men attacked a man on the footpath between Guithavon Road and Highfields Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.


Train line blocked by fallen tree

A tree on power line has brought train services between Witham and Braintree in Essex to a halt. Credit: PA Wire

The train service between Witham and Braintree has been suspended because a tree has been blown down.

The tree has damaged the overhead electric wires between Witham and White Notley and all lines are blocked. Greater Anglia says disruption is expected until 8am.

Network Rail engineers are at the location of the tree and will remove the debris as quickly as possible.

Buses are currently replacing trains.

Essex man is found safe three days after disappearing in Edinburgh

Adam Smith was reported missing after a night out in Edinburgh. Credit: Police Scotland.

A 37-year-old man from Essex who went missing on a night out in Edinburgh has been found safe in the city centre.

Adam Smith, from Witham, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning after travelling to the Scottish capital for a weekend away with friends.

Police Scotland today said he had been "traced safely" in the city centre at 2.15pm on Tuesday, July 25 - three days after he went missing.

Essex man missing after night out in Edinburgh

Adam Smith went missing on a night out in Edinburgh. Credit: Press Association Images.

Police in Scotland say they are growing increasingly concerned for a man from Essex who has not seen since a night out with friends in Edinburgh.

Adam Smith, 37, travelled from his home in Witham for a visit to the Scottish capital.

He was last seen at The Three Sisters pub in the Cowgate area at about 12.45am on Saturday, July 22, and did not return to his accommodation in Gilmore Place.

Police said his disappearance was out of character and appealed for information.

Mr Smith is white, about 6ft 3ins and with short blonde hair that is normally slicked back. He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved burgundy shirt and light blue jeans.

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