Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Danny Bostock Jailed for Murder Over Coin Collection

Danny Bostock

Danny Bostock has been jailed for 30 years after murdering an acquaintance for his collection of rare coins.   Gordon McGhee, 52, was found dead at his flat in Forest Road, Colchester, just before 2pm on August 22, 2018.   Danny Bostock, 33, of Berberis Walk was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court today, March 26.…

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Ioan Sabou Jailed For 12 Years

Ioan Sabou

Ioan Sabou has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of an aggravated burglary in Colchester in May 2018.   Ioan Sabou of Combs Lane, Great Finborough appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday, March 22 for sentencing having been convicted of the offence on March 7.   The Jury heard how Sabou…

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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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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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CCTV – Do you recognise this man?


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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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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MISSING – Nicola Martindell from Clacton

Nicola Martindell

Have you seen 45 year-old Nicola Martindell who’s gone missing in Clacton?   No-one has heard from Nicola since about 2.35pm today (Tuesday, February 5) and police are concerned for her welfare.   She’s described as white, 5ft 6ins tall and slim with shoulder length brown hair.   If you have any information about where…

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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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