Residents and groups working to build safer, stronger and more active communities across the borough have been given a boost, thanks to a new website launched by Colchester Neighbourhood Watch.   Following proactive partnership work between Colchester Neighbourhood Watch and Colchester Borough Council’s community safety team, the website, which was created with the help of a £750 grant…

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Police in Colchester had an early start on Tuesday morning, 21st April, executing a warrant in Stanway.   Officers discovered a large cannabis factory inside a premises. One person has been arrested and is currently in custody.   A police spokesperson for Colchester Police said: “Production and Possession of Cannabis is against the law and…

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Police officers investigating a burglary at Colchester Zoo earlier this year are releasing CCTV images of three men they want to speak to.   The admissions office was broken into at around 2.30am on 31 January and a safe containing a four-figure sum of cash was taken while damage worth a five-figure sum was caused.…

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Essex Police are appealing for information after it was stolen during a burglary in Colchester.   It is believed that the property on Irvine Close, was broken into between Monday 2nd March and Tuesday 10th March.   The necklace means a great deal to its owner, a woman in her 80s, and we need your…

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A man has been charged with two counts of assault on an emergency worker after they were coughed on by someone who claimed to have Coronavirus.   Luke Smith, 27, of Windsor Road, West Mersea, was arrested on Wednesday 23rd March after officers were called to a disturbance in Catchpool Road, Colchester, at 6pm.  …

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More than 300 cannabis plants were found in a Colchester shed.   Police officers made the discovery when they carried out a search warrant at a house in Bounstead Road on Tuesday 24th March.   A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis and possession of drugs.   He has been released under…

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The Safer Colchester Partnership has re-launched its Bike Wise campaign, encouraging people to keep their bikes secure and providing guidance on effective security methods.   The campaign, which first launched in 2014, will see police officers carry out audits of bikes parked in the town centre, at Leisure World, the University and other areas. Cyclists will be confidentially informed…

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Police officers out on patrol in Colchester stopped a van and seized a large amount of suspected cannabis.   They were just finishing dealing with another matter in Colchester when they spotted a Ford Transit in Gascoigne Road in the early hours of Tuesday 7 January.   Due to the nature of how it was…

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A man who raped a girl in Colchester more than 40 years ago has been jailed for nine years and six months.   Norman Maddox, 64, of Southbank Road, Manchester, received eight years for rape, 18 months consecutive for causing actual bodily harm and 12 months concurrent for two counts of cruelty to a person…

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