FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire at a wooden outbuilding.
POLICE swarmed around a Laindon housing estate after members of the public feared they had seen a man brandishing a samurai sword in the street.
A MAN suffered serious spinal injuries after he stumbled down a grass verge and smashed into a stationary rail replacement bus.
MORE than 30 new number plate recognition cameras will be installed across Essex, as police aim to crackdown on criminals using the county's roads.
ESSEX Police have been heavily criticised by investigators for only identifying a paedophile teacher as a risk to children for eight months after it received intelligence.
ESSEX Police officers and staff have been praised for their acts of bravery and professionalism.
AN online con artist is believed to have scammed theatre fans out of tens of thousands of pounds, police fraud-busters have warned.
MOBILE pop-up police stations will open across Basildon in the wake of a brutal murder.
ARMED police were called to deal with a man armed with knives and a Samurai sword.