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THE government has today (15 May 2024) agreed to introduce new laws so cyclists who kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling, or who kill through careless cycling, face the same penalties as drivers and motorcyclists who do so. Ministers have backed an amendment to the Criminal…

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of harassment following an incident in Mowbray Rd, Harlow on Friday May 10th. A large number of police officers descended on the area after concerns were raised regarding a man’s alleged behaviour near the Ward Hatch part of…

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“WHEN two lives collide, we get to see the other side…” My Boy’s Blood’ is a verbatim piece turned one man rap story The show follows the true story of a mother who lost her son to knife crime in 2006, intertwined with the creators…

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A MAN has appeared in court in connection with six vehicle interference charges. Stephen Coe, 35, of Little Brays, Harlow, was remanded into custody to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 10 May to answer the following charges: • Possession of Class B drugs. • Theft from…

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TWO armed criminals who used an imitation firearm and a knife to rob a service station have been jailed for a combined 11 years. This sentence follows a thorough investigation carried out by the Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Jack Knight, 44, and Grant…

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TWO men received hospital treatment following a report of an incident relating to a “dangerous dog”. An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We received a call regarding a dangerous dog in The Stow at about 11.30am on Saturday 11 May. At the scene it was reported…

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ESSEX Police is appealing for any information or witnesses to an assault in Harlow. They were called at about 9pm on Friday 10 May to Nicholls Field with reports an 18-year-old had been approached by several suspects and sustained two stab wounds to his leg.…

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A FEW weeks ago, we reported on a new crime podcast which focussed on the dreadful murder of May Chambers in May 1980. A few months later, there was the brutal murder of Milwards schoolboy, Stephen Edmonston. The ten-year-old was stabbed to death by neighbour…

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ANOTHER 21 people were arrested on Thursday as officers continue to crack down on anti-social behaviour, dangerous driving and violent crime. A spokesperson said: “More than 400 officer hours went into this police work, which included city centre patrols with our community partners, weapons sweeps,…

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A MAN was arrested after being found in a property in Harlow Town Centre. An Essex Police spokesperson said: ““Officers were called to reports of a break-in in progress at an address in Eastgate, Harlow, shortly before 10am on Wednesday 8 May. “Upon attending a…

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A MAN on trial accused of involvement in a fatal shooting outside a house party has told jurors “I’m a drug dealer not a murderer” reports the BBC. Robert Powell, 50, was walking with his sons on Water Lane near Harlow, when he was gunned…

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CHELMSFORD prison has been criticised for a delay in responding to a collapsed 37-year-old inmate which could have contributed to his death reports the Local Democracy Reporter. Ryan Flanagan died on March 23, 2021, in Broomfield Hospital, having collapsed in his cell on March 17…

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ESSEX Police are currently investigating a theft, which occurred in Harlow Town centre today. Officers were called to Broad Walk at around 1:10pm today (7 May) following reports of a theft from the Vodafone store. Suspects smashed the window of the store, before stealing phones and…

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A HOUSE in Little Brays has been “closed” following a series of complaints over anti-social behaviour. The application by Harlow Council was made at Chelmsford magistrates court. It stated: ‘Application for a closure order following service of a notice on April 4th, 2024 in respect…

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A HARLOW man has been banned after pleading guilty to drinking and driving. Scott Jarrett, aged 49, of Perry Spring, Harlow pled guilty to the following at Chelmsford magistrates court. On April 2nd, 2024 at Harlow drove a BMW motor vehicle on Red Lion Lane…

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OFFICERS investigating an assault in Harlow are asking for the public’s help. A woman reported she was assaulted as she walked along a cycle track on Fourth Avenue, Harlow, near to Harberts Road and the hospital at around 7am on Monday 29 April. She reported…