Posts Tagged ‘News’

Special Constable Suffers Fractured Jaw in High Street Assault

Two teenagers and a man have been arrested after two Special Constables were assaulted and seriously injured while dealing with an incident in Colchester.   The Special Constables and police officers had responded to a disturbance involving a group of men in High Street at 2.15am today, Sunday, January 13.   While dealing with the…

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CCTV Appeal After Collision on Mersea Road

Mersea Road

Police are looking to trace the driver of this car in connection with a collision on Mersea Road. Colchester.   It was reported that two cars, a white estate and a red Corsa, were in collision on Mersea Road just after 12.50am on Thursday, January 3.   The incident occurred near to The Grapes pub…

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Three Jailed for Killing Colchester Homeless Man

Darren Miller & Mark Hartley

Three people have been jailed for killing a homeless man in Colchester.   Martin Dines had been punched, kicked and stamped on before being left to die in a stairwell at St Mary’s car park on Balkerne Hill.   The 56-year-old’s body was found on the morning of April 23.   Mark Hartley, 32, of…

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WANTED – Andre Bell

Andre Bell

Do you know where Andre Bell is?   Police would like to talk to Bell, 27, after a woman reported that she was punched in the face and had cash and her phone stolen in Colchester.   Bell works as a labourer and has links to Braintree and Manningtree.   Anyone with information is asked…

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Colchester Teenager Missing for Weeks

Can you help police find 17-year-old Aleks Dokle who is missing from Colchester?   Aleks was last seen at 4pm on Friday, November 16.   After weeks of extensive investigations, including searching the town, speaking to Aleks’ friends, and searching locations he’s believed to have been seen, we’re now appealing for your help.   Aleks…

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Colchester Man Robbed at Knife Point

Police in Colchester are appealing for information after a man in his 20s was robbed in Abbots Road.   He was approached by two men, described as wearing hooded tops and having their faces covered, in Abbots Road at around 2.10am on Sunday, 23rd December.   It was reported he was threatened with a knife…

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Castle Park Display Raises £800 for Charity

Castle Park

An auction of five life-size willow figures, which formed part of Colchester Borough Council’s spectacular centenary tribute to the fallen of World War One in Castle Park, has raised £800 for the Royal British Legion.   The hugely popular and widely celebrated floral sculpture stood proudly in front of Colchester Castle from late June until…

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£200k Elephant Sculpture Plans for Colchester Roundabout

Elephant Sculpture

Colchester Borough Council, Essex County Council and Greater Anglia have today unveiled plans for a Wayfinding Elephant Sculpture to be installed on the Albert roundabout, on Cowdray Avenue.   The ‘Fixing the Link’ project is being delivered by Colchester Borough Council, Essex County Council and Greater Anglia, who are jointly funding the elephant wayfinding artwork,…

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153 arrests as part of anti-drink and drug driving campaign.

Essex Police have arrested 153 people during the first 16 days of their Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign.   Of those arrested, 76 have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving, 62 on suspicion of drug driving, and 15 on suspicion of failing to provide a sample.   The campaign is running throughout the…

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Colchester Woman Jailed After Stabbing Man

A Colchester woman has been jailed for 30 months after assaulting a man at an address on Hythe Hill on the 20th December 2017.   Natasha Gardener, 36, of Brooklands, Colchester, admitted GBH without intent and assault at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday, October 16th.   Gardener, who was initially on trial for GBH with…

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