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A 90-year-old woman is warning people not to become victims of a prize draw scam after she reported one to Essex Trading Standards. The woman, from Colchester, received a letter claiming she had won one of 6,000 cash prizes, ranging from £25 to £20,000. All…

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A HARLOW businessman has been prosecuted by Harlow Council for committing benefit fraud after he claimed housing and Council Tax benefit while running a company and having thousands of pounds in personal bank accounts. Steven Fry (38) of Freshwaters, who pleaded not guilty, was found…

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A HARLOW man is in a serious condition in hospital after being found with stab wounds in the Pitmans Field area of Harlow. Emergency services were called to Pitmans Field at just after 4.20am this morning (Monday) where a local man in his forties was…

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DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked and robbed outside a betting shop in Harlow yesterday (Saturday, May 17). The victim aged 26 and from Harlow, had been in the Bet Fred office in Staple Tye. He was threatened by two men…

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HAVE A look at this video and make your own mind up. The footage shows a car pull up into a street in Purford Green in Harlow at just after 1130pm on Wednesday May 7th. They wait until midnight and as soon as the street…

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POLICE in Harlow are no longer seeking a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with an incident in Bishopsfield, Harlow, which happened in the early hours of January 18. The man was arrested on Monday April 28 and taken to Harlow Police Station for questioning before…

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POLICE in Suffolk are renewing appeals for information to trace a Hollesley Bay prisoner who failed to return following a period of home leave, who may now be in the Harlow area. Prison staff contacted police just after 1am on Saturday 26 April to report…

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ESSEX Police officers have now charged a man with the theft of artefacts from Museums in Essex and in London. Daniel Johnson, aged 32 from Canfield Road, Takeley nr Bishops Stortford has been charged with burglary and theft at Stansted Mountfitchet Castle; theft at the…

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POLICE want to identify a man and a woman caught on CCTV at the time four bottles of gin and vodka, and packets of meat, were stolen from the Co-op Store in Tumbler Road, Harlow. The theft took place at around 8.30pm on Wednesday March…

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DETECTIVES in Harlow are investigating a burglary at a house in Lodge Hall, Harlow. The break in happened sometime between 12.50pm and 4.45pm on Tuesday, April 15. Thieves got in through the rear door of the property and stole an Apple iPad and a camera.…

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THE ESSEX Police and Crime Commissioner, Nick Alston has issued advice and guidance on the use of tasers in Harlow and Essex. Mr Alston said: “Our police officers are selected and trained to exert authority and restore order to situations without the use of force,…

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FOLLOWING the fire at a Council flat in Herons Wood on Saturday 5 April 2014, which affected two Council properties, Harlow Council has issued the following statement. A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “A Housing Officer has attended the affected properties on Monday 7 April 2014…

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DETECTIVES have warned people in west Essex to be on their guard after further fraud attempts by a woman claiming to be a police officer. The woman, who calls herself Jennifer Clark, or Jennifer Lark, has phoned about 15 people in the south and north…

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By Eric White BP HAS said the security of their service station is “not a problem” after the recent string of thefts from the garage store on Southern Way in Harlow. The theft from BP in on February 21st was the latest in a significant…

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A WOMAN posing as an Essex police officer is the latest fraudster to attempt to steal money or credit cards in a complex telephone scam being carried out across the county. The woman, who calls herself Jennifer Clark, or Jennifer Lark, has tried at least…

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a children’s playground in Harlow was damaged by vandals. Children’s toys were broken and plant pots smashed at the Smiles Montessori Pre-School in The Fairway near Bush Fair. It happened at around 7.30pm on Saturday, March 22. Officers believe…