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Couple Guilty Of Clacton Boxing Day Murder

A couple who beat a man to death in his own home and then set it on fire to try to cover it up have been convicted of murder.   Paul Gillett, 54, was found dead in the bath of his flat in Station Road, Clacton by firefighters who’d been called to a fire there…

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Man Jailed For Knifepoint Robbery

A robber who threatened a couple with a knife has been jailed for five years.   Peter Learmonth and Collette Bisseker approached the victims as they were driving out of the Aldi car park in Magdalen Street, Colchester, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.   The pair asked the man and woman if…

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Commemorative Silverware Returns To Colchester

Antique commemorative silverware made for a former Mayor of Colchester has been returned to the borough, in a special ceremony at the Town Hall.   Colchester’s current Mayor, Cllr Nick Cope, was handed the silver casket and key by Sarah Bowler OBE, the great-granddaughter of Wilson Marriage who served four times as the Mayor of…

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Man Jailed For 6 Years For Assaulting Special Constables

Jack Hudson who attacked two volunteer police officers while he was drunk and left one with a fractured jaw has been jailed for six years.   Officers were contacted at about 2.15am on Sunday 13 January with reports a group of people had been seen in Colchester High Street and one appeared to be holding…

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Floral Dragon Display Unveiled In Colchester’s Castle Park

This year’s 3D floral display in Castle Park, Colchester has gone on public display today and features a dragon to link with the temporary Game of Thrones sign for Essos (Essex) and the legend of the local Wormingford Dragon.   The Essos sign in Castle Park was launched in Castle Park, in May, to promote…

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£30,000 To Tackle Rural Crime

Colchester Borough Council has committed £30,000 to help tackle crime and anti-social behavior in rural areas.   The funding application process will be launched in September 2019 when the council, supported by the Safer Colchester Partnership, launches its new Rural Crime Toolkit.   The Toolkit, which has been developed to work alongside the Essex Police…

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Graffiti Vandal Banned From Town Centre

A graffiti vandal who caused more than £1,700 damage to businesses in Colchester has been banned from the town centre.   Jamal Durant-Inniss sprayed tags including Loster, Sense, Dyla and Lost, on at least 16 shops and businesses over the last two months.   He was first arrested on 12 May again on 18 May.…

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East Street Hate Crime CCTV Appeal

Police in Colchester are reissuing their appeal to speak to this man about an ongoing hate crime investigation in Colchester.   The appeal was initially released on 22 June and, since then, one man has been identified.   Officers continue to ask anyone who knows the identity of this man to come forward, as we…

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Robbery At Co-op Store on Haven Road Colchester

After a Robbery at the Co-op on Haven Road Colchester, police are asking for your help in identifying this man?   Officers would like to speak to him about a robbery at a Co-op store in Colchester on Sunday 19 May. Around 11am, a man entered the store on Haven Road, walked to the counter…

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