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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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Colchester Rapists Jailed for a Combined 20 Years

Colchester Rapists

Two men have been jailed for a total of 20 years today, Wednesday, February 20, after raping a woman in her home in Colchester.   Claudiu Ivascu, 23, of Sycamore Road, Colchester, received 12 year concurrent sentences for two counts of rape at Chelmsford Crown Court. Nicolae Mihai, 22, of Albert Street, Colchester, received eight…

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St John’s Car Park Dispersal Order

A dispersal order has been put in place in Colchester this evening, February 19, starting from 6pm.   The order covers St John’s Multi-Storey Car Park on Southway and concludes at 5.30pm on February 21.   It comes following reports of anti-social behaviour inside the car park.   The dispersal order provides an officer or…

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Join Colchester Museums for a fun-filled half term

Next week is half term, and parents and carers across the Borough will be looking for ideas to keep the children occupied. There’s no need to fear, as Colchester Museums have plenty of fun and inspiring activities to keep the whole family occupied.   With events taking place across all three sites, there is something…

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