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Officers injured in fail to stop collision in Dedham

Officers Injured

Police are appealing for dash cam footage after two officers were injured in Dedham just before 10.20am on March 18.     After spotting a car they believed may have been stolen, the officers followed the vehicle onto Gun Hill.   The car failed to stop for officers and rammed our police car backwards by…

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Visit Colchester Invades Liverpool Street Station Today

Roman

Users of Liverpool Street Station today have been greeted by Roman soldiers promoting Colchester as a tourism destination.   The event organised by Visit Colchester is running from 7am – 7pm tonight and is anchored by a pop-up Visitor Information Centre on the main Liverpool Street concourse.   Throughout the day, Visit Colchester and partners have been greeting…

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MISSING – Ethan Jervis from Colchester

Ethan Jervis

Have you seen 16 year-old Ethan Jervis who is missing from the Colchester area?   He was last seen at around 1pm on Monday, March 4 and is believed to be in the Southend area.   Ethan’s described as white, 5ft 5ins tall and slim with short straight blonde/brown hair.   When he was last…

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Large Quantity of Drugs Seized in Earls Colne

Drugs

A man has been arrested and a large quantity of drugs and money has been seized after a vehicle was stopped in Earls Colne.   Following concerns raised by local residents, officers carried stopped a vehicle at an address in De Vere Road on Thursday, March 7.   A 19 year-old man was arrested on…

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Special Constables recognised by the Mayor of Colchester

Special Constables

Sixty-six Special Constables who have volunteered almost 24,000 hours of their time in the last 12 months in Colchester, have been recognised by the town’s Mayor with awards for their dedication to policing the town.   The Specials were invited to a presentation event jointly organised by the Safer Colchester Partnership and Essex Police, at…

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Avenue of Remembrance war memorial to be refurbished

Avenue of Remembrance

Colchester Borough Council is starting a programme of refurbishment at the Avenue of Remembrance First World War memorial, situated at the junction of Colne Bank Avenue and North Station Road.   The memorial features plaques listing the names of all those who had commemorative trees planted along the Avenue of Remembrance in 1933. A total…

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Colchester’s Roman Wall to be lit for five nights

Colchester's Roman Wall

Colchester Borough Council will be lighting a 30-metre stretch of Colchester’s Roman Wall for five nights, from Monday 4 March. The lit section extends to the south of Balkerne Gate and will take place from dusk until 11pm each night.   As part of the council’s Better Colchester campaign, the lighting of the wall commits…

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CCTV – Do you recognise this man?

CCTV

Do you recognise this man?   We would like to talk to him about a courier fraud investigation involving an elderly woman in Colchester.   A woman aged in her 80s was called by a man at around 11am on Monday, November 11.   The man claimed to be a detective from the Metropolitan Police…

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Demand for Colchester Foodbank Requires Saturday Opening

Colchester Foodbank

The Colchester Foodbank is to open its doors on Saturdays to manage the demand of local people in crisis.   In 2018 Colchester Foodbank, the busiest Foodbank in Essex, provided three day emergency food supplies to over 7,000  local people in crisis, over a third of which went to children.   The foodbank is to…

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