Essex Police make further appeal over misuse of 999 system

Essex Police make further appeal over misuse of 999 system

ESSEX Police have made a further appeal over misuse of the 999 system. Thank you to all callers who contacted us in the last 24 hours through the most appropriate channels. Yesterday, Friday 3 June, our call handlers in the Force Control Room (FCR) received over 480 calls via 101, the phone number for reporting […]

Thurrock Fuel protest injunction extended until May 2023

Thurrock Fuel protest injunction extended until May 2023

AN innovative injunction which prevents protestors from blocking roads and vehicles at key fuel terminals and filling stations in the borough has been extended to May 2023. The interim injunction was granted on 25 April 2022 following weeks of protests at oil terminals which saw Essex Police make 461 arrests and cost Essex Police, Thurrock […]

Essex Police Chief slams Met Police over “poaching” officers

Essex Police Chief slams Met Police over “poaching” officers

TWO police and crime commissioners (PCC) have accused the Met Police of “poaching” officers from their forces because of recruitment problems. reports the BBC. On Twitter, Matthew Scott, PCC for Kent, said the Met’s “failure to recruit” would be “felt by neighbouring forces”.  Sussex PCC Katy Bourne accused the Met of putting its own targets […]

Two sentenced after fuel site disruption in Thurrock

Two sentenced after fuel site disruption in Thurrock

TWO men have been convicted for their parts in disruption caused close to fuel sites in the Thurrock district in April. Louis McKechnie and Matthew Powell appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Tuesday 24 May.  McKechnie, 21, of Clearmount Road, Weymouth, admitted aggravated trespass on April 11 at Exolum Storage Ltd.  He was ordered to […]

Firefighters called to flat fire in Chadwell St Mary this morning

Firefighters called to flat fire in Chadwell St Mary this morning

ESSEX Firefighters were called to reports of a flat fire in Chadwell St Mary this morning. On arrival, crews confirmed that a fire was burning in a flat on the 13th floor of the building. Crews immediately evacuated residents of the other properties on the 13th floor and implemented the building’s ‘stay put’ policy for […]

Police appeal after man assaulted in South Ockendon

Police appeal after man assaulted in South Ockendon

ESSEX Police are appealing for information following an assault in South Ockendon.It was reported a man in his 30s had been approached from behind in Darenth Lane shortly before 4.30pm yesterday (Tuesday 17 May). The attacker struck him to the back of the head and tried to take his mobile phone.A struggle ensued and the […]

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