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ESSEX Police has issued an appeal over “suspicious activity” at Oakwood Pond in Harlow. A spokesperson said: “We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a serious assault in Harlow. We were called to Fold Croft, at around…

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OFFICERS enforcing a Section 60 order in Harlow secured a charge against a man following reports of individuals causing disorder in the town. A spokesperson said: “We swiftly made an arrest after receiving reports of a man carrying an offensive weapon in the area of…

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A WOMAN who ordered three bottles of wine before setting fire to her flat has been jailed for 32 months reports the BBC. Diane Wake, 58, told police she had been drinking “heavily” and did not remember lighting three fires inside the property in Harlow.…

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HOUSEHOLDS can expect to see the average amount of council tax they pay for the police service in Essex increase by almost £13 reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service. Roger Hirst, Essex’s police, fire and crime commissioner, wants to increase the police precept by 5.55…

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OFFICERS investigating incidents of public disorder in Harlow made an arrest and continue their investigation into a serious assault. A spokesperson said: “Shortly after 5.15pm on Wednesday (January 24), we received reports of a man carrying an offensive weapon in the area of The Stow,…

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ESSEX Police has sealed off a number of houses in the Fold Croft area of Harlow. The houses are set back from the main thoroughfare of Hobtoe Road. We understand that (last night) police were undertaking door to door inquiries in the area. On Wednesday…

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THE LABOUR candidate at the next General Election has backed his party’s plans to tackle crime should they attain power later this year. Chris Vince said: “It may be a famous line used by the last Labour government but the phrase ‘tough on crime, tough…

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A SECTION 60 order will be enforced overnight in Harlow following criminal reports including incidents of violence this evening (24 January). In order to protect the public, officers have enforced a Section 60 order, increasing powers to stop and search individuals within a specific area. …

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Update: Jan 24th A man has appeared in court following a drugs warrant in Harlow. Ndue Fiku, 29, of no fixed abode, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 23 January charged with production of cannabis and abstracting electricity. He is next due to appear…

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ADAM Fox has been selected to stand as Labour’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for Essex in this May’s election. Adam Fox was previously Deputy Leader of Colchester City Council and Labour Group Leader, having spent seven years as a councillor between 2016 and 2023.…

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A BURGLAR who tricked a man in his 80s so he could take his wallet has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Darryl Smith, of Berecroft in Harlow, claimed he had been assaulted when he knocked on his victim’s front door in September 2023.…

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ESSEX Police is still keen to hear from anyone with information after a collision between a cyclist and a car in October. An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We were called by the ambulance service with reports of a collision in Howard Way in Harlow at…

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POLICE officers have spoken to more than 100 taxi drivers as part of work to protect children from criminal exploitation. On Saturday (13 January), 106 taxis, Ubers, and private hire vehicles were stopped at Stansted Airport and provided information from the Children’s Society. The information…

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THE Society of Editors has welcomed the planned expansion of a Family Courts pilot which will allow wider media reporting of the work of the Family Courts reports Clare Meadows. On Monday 29 January 2024, the Transparency Implementation Group Reporting Pilot (TIG), which for the…

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A NUMBER of armed officers were seen at the new Edinburgh Gate developments near Harlow Railway Station this afternoon. An Essex Police spokesperson said: “Officers attended an address in Edinburgh Gate, Harlow this morning (Thursday 18 January) in connection with an investigation into an assault.…

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RESEARCH is being carried out in Essex to better understand hate crime in the county with an online survey.The research is being led by the Strategic Hate Crime Partnership (SCHPP) and findings will set the focus and direction for the group going forward.  The Strategic Hate…