Essex Police probe death of man in Grays

Essex Police probe death of man in Grays

ESSEX Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Grays. An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called to concerns for a man at an address in Seabrooke Rise, Grays shortly after 12.35pm today (Thursday 13 August). “We attended and, sadly, a man was pronounced dead. “His death is being treated […]

Grays man pleads to stealing from Pre-school

Grays man pleads to stealing from Pre-school

A GRAYS man has pleaded guilty to stealing from a pre-school. Danny Wilson, aged 32, of Heathview Gardens, Grays pleaded guilty to the following at Basildon magistrates court. Between 01/01/2019 and 02/03/2020 at Basildon stole cash, to the value of £440, belonging to Munchkins Pre School Nursery Wilson was fined £650.00 and required to do […]

Teenager Chelsea missing from Purfleet

Teenager Chelsea missing from Purfleet

Update: Chelsea has been found HAVE you seen 15-year-old Chelsea Slade from Purfleet, who has been reported missing? Chelsea is around 4ft 2ins tall, has shoulder length brown hair and wears glasses. She was last seen around 2.30pm this afternoon, Sunday 9 August, and was said to be wearing black leggings, a grey crop top, […]

Tilbury: Dispersal order in place for 48 hours

Tilbury: Dispersal order in place for 48 hours

Statement from Essex Police WE have put a dispersal order in place for 48 hours following concerns about an unauthorised event in Tilbury. The dispersal order will run from noon today, Friday 7 August, until noon Sunday 9 August and it will cover two areas. The first area includes Tilbury train station and this includes […]

Man attacked with cricket bat in Grays

Man attacked with cricket bat in Grays

ESSEX Police are appealing for information after a man reported being struck by a cricket bat during an assault in Grays. They are investigating reports the victim, a man in his 20s, was attacked in an address in Windsor Avenue at around 8.30pm on Tuesday 28 July. He reported being hit on the head and […]

Tilbury: Wanted man Ahmed Bakr

Tilbury: Wanted man Ahmed Bakr

TILBURY: Wanted man Ahmed Bakr Can you help Essex Police find Ahmed Bakr who want to speak to him for failing to correctly notify them of his address. The 25 year-old, who also goes by the name Hani Sayed, is described as 5ft 10ins tall, of large build, with short dark hair and a dark […]

Two from Harlow charged with drug offences in Thurrock

Two from Harlow charged with drug offences in Thurrock

A COUPLE from Harlow have been charged with a number of drug offences in Thurrock. Hayley Cleasby, aged 39, of Dunstalls, Harlow and Steven Martin, aged 39 (same address) have been charged with the following. On 25/01/2019 at Grays produced a quantity of cannabis, a controlled drug of class B, in contravention of section 4(1) of […]

East Tilbury man fined for possession of martial arts weapon

East Tilbury man fined for possession of martial arts weapon

AN EAST Tilbury man has been fined for possession of martial arts weapons and drink-driving. Paul Roff, aged 53, of Queen Mary Avenue, East Tilbury pleaded guilty to the following. On 29/02/2020 at Tilbury without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, had with you in a public place, namely Coronation Avenue, an offensive weapon, namely a […]

Search for missing teenager in water at Lakeside

Search for missing teenager in water at Lakeside

Update: 1030 hrs OFFICERS are continuing the search this morning for a 15-year old boy who was reported missing last night, Friday 31 July.  We were called at around 8.50pm to reports that a teenager had gone missing in the lake.  Superintendent Craig Saunders said: “Our investigation has identified that he was last seen at […]

Rape convictions in England fall to record low

Rape convictions in England fall to record low

THE number of rape convictions in England and Wales has fallen to a record low, BBC News has learned. In 2019-20, 1,439 suspects in cases where a rape had been alleged were convicted of rape or another crime – half the number three years ago. The number of completed prosecutions in “rape-flagged” cases was also […]

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons 2020

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons 2020

TODAY, Thursday 30 July, marks this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.  The following statement is by Essex Police. Here at Essex Police we work to prevent these crimes from happening by identifying organised crime groups who are exploiting vulnerable people and arranging their transport into the country, or into the county, but we […]

Tilbury: Dispersal order following large gathering

Tilbury: Dispersal order following large gathering

ESSEX Police have put a dispersal order in place in Tilbury tonight, Wednesday 29 July, following reports of a large group of people acting anti-socially and causing criminal damage. A police spokesperson said: “We received reports at around 9pm about a disturbance in a car park in Lansdowne Road and information that some vehicles may […]

Joint force operation targets drugs supply in Thurrock

Joint force operation targets drugs supply in Thurrock

More than £40,000 was seized and more than 30 arrests were made in a multi-police force operation to tackle drug supply and associated violent crime. On Wednesday, 22 July, officers from Essex Police worked alongside colleagues from the Metropolitan Police, Kent and British Transport Police in a joint operation to target criminals using the roads […]

Gold coins stolen from burglary in Aveley

ESSEX Police are investigating a burglary in which gold coins similar to those pictured were stolen. The victim’s house in Bredle Way, Aveley, was burgled sometime between 6am and 5.20pm on Thursday 16 July. The thieves stole items including Iranian gold coins, a gold chain and bracelet, and a Rado watch. Police have carried out […]

South Ockendon man arrested after disturbance in Chalkwell

South Ockendon man arrested after disturbance in Chalkwell

OFFICERS responded quickly and in numbers following a disturbance in the Chalkwell area and additional patrols will continue throughout this weekend.  Police were called at 7.05pm yesterday, Friday 24 July, with reports of a large group of people fighting, some with weapons, in Chalkwell Esplanade, near Chalkwell train station. Officers were quickly on scene with […]

Lorry driver extradited to face charges over deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in Grays

Lorry driver extradited to face charges over deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in Grays

A lorry driver has been extradited to the UK to face charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a shipping container in Grays last year. Eamonn Harrison, 23, of Mayobridge, County Down, Northern Ireland, is alleged to have driven the lorry trailer to Zeebrugge in Belgium before it sailed to England. Harrison was extradited from […]

Eight new Special Constables attest

Eight new Special Constables attest

ESSEX Police have welcomed eight new Special Constables after they received their warrant cards on Monday 20 July. Drew Cooper (Harlow), Sheila De Freitas (Rayleigh), Robbie Jackson (Clacton), David Kirby (Grays), Paul Manson (Brentwood), Libby Campbell-McCulloch (Colchester), Daniel Millard (Basildon) and Megan Whiteley (Chelmsford) took part in a special attestation ceremony after completing their training. […]

Firearms seized on Chadwell St Mary industrial estate

Firearms seized on Chadwell St Mary industrial estate

POLICE Officers are continuing their investigation after seizing five firearms during a warrant in Thurrock. They executed a warrant in an industrial unit in Bennetts Industrial Estate, Chadwell St Mary, on Thursday 9 July, following reports of a cannabis grow. They recovered around 500 plants. Their enquiries are ongoing to locate those linked to the […]

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