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Forensics teams at the house in Chesham Drive, Laindon

"There was a lot of blood, she couldn't open her eye": Eye-witnesses speak out after woman shot in face

Police taped off the house in Chesham Drive where the incident happened

Community left in shock after gunman shoots woman in eye in her own home

Spencer Taylor was handed a suspended prison sentence at Basildon Crown Court (pictured)

Dad with bullets in his bedside drawer is spared prison

Man had illegal stun guns at his Shoebury home

Man had illegal stun guns at his Shoebury home

Teenage boy punched as man tries to take iPhone in late-night attack

Teenage boy punched as man tries to take iPhone in late-night attack

C2C disruption due to flooding

C2C disruption due to flooding

Dementia drug will be welcome news

Dementia drug will be welcome news

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Cannon

Top detective only just makes start of bike race thanks to his parents

Finn and his fans – youngsters and teeachers at the school are thoroughly enjoying spending time with their four-legged friend

Finn proving to be a big success at school

56 coloured wraps of crack cocaine and heroin were recovered

Pair arrested as crack cocaine and heroin found in park

Shaun Cumings

Four men wanted by police for various offences across South Essex

Couple's fury as 50 birds worth £1,000 stolen from aviary and garden shed

Couple's fury as 50 birds worth £1,000 stolen from aviary and garden shed

Police search for silver moped stolen from Laindon street

Police search for silver moped stolen from Laindon street

Canvey man charged with six counts of sexual assault during reiki healing sessions

Canvey man charged with six counts of sexual assault during reiki healing sessions

Pair arrested after women, 32, reported an assault and robbery at Basildon bus station

Pair arrested after women, 32, reported an assault and robbery at Basildon bus station

Nick Alston

Police forces should look at merging in times of austerity, says Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner

Carl Robbins

Police hope to trace convicted arsonist who escaped from prison on Sunday morning

A fire has broken out at a former Grays college (Picture: @dreamingcupcake on Twitter)

UPDATED: More photos of major fire at derelict college building: fire service remains on scene to continue to extinguish fire

Runaway Range Rover fuels police chase through Grays

Update: Man arrested after runaway Range Rover fuels police chase through Grays

Do you know this lottery ticket thief?

Do you know this lottery ticket thief?

Huge fire breaks out in Bowers Gifford. Pic: Jon Horwood

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Huge fire breaks out in south Essex

Strike brings Tube to a standstill

Strike brings Tube to a standstill

Shirley Reilly Chair of STRF

Shirley O’Reilly volunteers her time to help build closer communities in Southend

Former stray dog Tara has a chance to walk again with a operation to fix her broken back

Former stray dog Tara has a chance to walk again with a operation to fix her broken back

Picture from the past: Hand-tinted postcard of Southend Pier

Picture from the past: Hand-tinted postcard of Southend Pier

Picture from the past: Leighway Badminton Club

Picture from the past: Leighway Badminton Club

Valerie Howells with one of her sheep

Help me find the dog which mauled my sheep

Mike Le Surf

Labour candidate: Party needs to change

Picture from the past: Prittlewell Priory's full-scale restoration

Picture from the past: Prittlewell Priory's full-scale restoration

Picture from the past: Farmer celebrates new flock

Picture from the past: Farmer celebrates new flock

POLL: The EU - should we stay in or come out?

POLL: The EU - should we stay in or come out?

Ministers vow to crack down on legal highs

Ministers vow to crack down on legal highs

Picture from the past: Free ticket to ride for 1,000,000th Southend Travel Card holder

Picture from the past: Free ticket to ride for 1,000,000th Southend Travel Card holder

TODAY'S ECHO: Win an all-inclusive holiday to the Bahamas

TODAY'S ECHO: Win an all-inclusive holiday to the Bahamas

Driving licence changes: All you need to know before Monday

Driving licence changes: All you need to know before Monday

Grays delivery driver robbed at knifepoint after being lured to false address

Grays delivery driver robbed at knifepoint after being lured to false address

From nappy changes to the football pitch - Casey Stoney gears up for the start of the World Cup

From nappy changes to the football pitch - Casey Stoney gears up for the start of the World Cup

Overhead shot from the police helicopter NPAS Boreham of the rescue

UPDATED: Huge rescue operation as two boys get stuck in mud at Wat Tyler Park in Pitsea

Crash blocks Basildon road

Crash blocks Basildon road

Cute story: Duckings freed from sewer...with IPad recording of mother's quack

Cute story: Ducklings freed from sewer...with iPad recording of mother's quack

Grayson and the Julies

Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry has dedicated his latest work to all “ordinary Essex women”

Police appeal after two men attacked by gang in Laindon

Police appeal after two men attacked by gang in Laindon

Rhys and her brave boy Finley

My boy has been so brave, he deserved to fly in a helicopter with Spiderman

Police appeal after hammer attack

Police appeal after hammer attack

24-hour rail strike confirmed for later this month

24-hour rail strike confirmed for later this month

I lost my mum to multiple sclerosis...I was in shock when I heard my husband had the same condition

I lost my mum to multiple sclerosis...I was in shock when I heard my husband had the same condition

Colin Maclaine celebrateshis win in Castle Point

AT-A-GLANCE: Local election results in Southend, Basildon, Rochford, Castle Point and Thurrock

Sir Bob Russell

General Election: Essex seats at a glance - Lib Dems lose Colchester

'Scumbags' broke in to stroke victims house and stole a car and cash

'Scumbags' broke in to stroke victims house and stole a car and cash

A romantic holiday turned into a nightmare when Theresa Barham was admitted to a horror movie hospital

A romantic holiday turned into a nightmare when Theresa Barham was admitted to a horror movie hospital

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