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Tuesday April 2nd: Patrick Cawley, 14, who was missing from Harlow has now been found. CAN you help the police find Patrick Cawley, 14, who’s missing from Harlow?Patrick was reported missing on Monday 25 March and hasn’t been in contact with anyone since. He’s described as white,…

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ESSEX Police are conducting an investigation after reports that a man was seen with a gun at a house in Harlow. An Essex Police spokesperson said: “We are carrying out enquiries in response of a report that a man holding what was believed to be…

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NEW measures will boost the resilience of the 999-call handling system, after the first technical fault of its kind in almost a century affected the platform last summer. A notification system between BT, the emergency services and UK Government has been put in place to…

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A MAN has appeared at court charged with multiple offences, including GBH. Kurt Shaw, 41, of Harberts Road, Harlow, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 20 March charged with the following offences: burglary, harassment and assault reported to have occurred on Saturday 16 March.…

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SIXTY new bleed kits will soon be available as part of Essex County Council’s community safety efforts. Essex County Council is funding 60 new bleed control kits, designed to save lives in the event of a critical injury. The kits include the equipment needed to…

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GHEORGHE-daniel Cristea of High Street, Swanscombe, Kent, was sentenced for drink driving and dangerous driving when he appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 18 March.  In total, the 34-year-old was sentenced to 24 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years, disqualified from holding a licence…

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TARGETED patrols in 15 hotspots across the county are helping to prevent violent crime and catch people carrying weapons. Operation Grip sees uniformed officers out on daily foot patrols in areas that data analysis shows have a higher probability of a serious violent incident taking…

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A HARLOW man who was jailed after stabbing two women with a carving fork has died in prison while serving his sentence in Norfolk reports the East Anglian Daily Press. He was serving his 10-year sentence in HMP Wayland, Norfolk, where he died on December…

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LAST week, the police enforcement team conducted speed checks across the west of the county as part of Operation Vision Zero, highlighting road safety issues and targeting drivers who were breaking the law by speeding. Over three days, week commencing 11 March, the Speed Enforcement…

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ACTIVITY around one of Essex Police’s largest murder investigations is continuing, in efforts to get justice for the Shakoor family from Harlow. In 2012, a murder investigation was launched following a fire in Harlow which killed six members of the Shakoor family.  Shortly before 2am…

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A MAN has been jailed for 66 weeks, after being convicted of the first ‘cyber-flashing’ offence in the UK. Nicholas Hawkes, 39 from Basildon appeared at Basildon Crown court on Tuesday 19 March where he was sentenced after pleading guilty to two counts of sending…

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OFFICERS working to try and keep you safe in Harlow over the weekend arrested a boy on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. Officers had set up an Opengate system, which is used to detect weapons as people walk between two poles, on Saturday…

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Update: Both girls have been found CAN you help police find Lily Hazell and Skye Connor? They’ve gone missing from Colchester and they need to make sure they’re safe as soon as possible. Skye is 13 years old, about 5ft 4in tall, with long blonde…

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ON Saturday 6th April, Essex Police are having an open day at Harlow Police Station. This is a great opportunity for all to come and meet the various policing teams and their working partners that operate within your district. Come and find out what we…

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LAST Friday, domestic abuse charity, Safer Places, held a one day conference at the council chambers in The Water Gardens in Harlow. It was both very positive and very disturbing. One particular presentation on head injuries suffered through domestic violence was very worrying. After the…

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TWO million pounds worth of assets have been frozen, and 15 arrests have been made as part of a month long intensification period in February 2024 under Operation Henhouse, led by the Serious Economic Crime Unit within Essex Police.   Essex Police’s Economic Crime Unit investigate…