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  1. Updates on Monday, 6 June 2016
  2. Essex man sought over death of man and disappearance of his wife in Suffolk
  3. Police launch murder probe following Wivenhoe death
  4. Elderly man dies four months after being struck by an ambulance in Danbury
  5. Man dies and two others injured in a motorbike crash in Sible Hedingham
  6. Police criticise person who called police to report being unhappy with a pizza delivery
  7. Updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Jack Warren

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for today

    That's it from us at Essex Live today. Join us again tomorrow from 08:00 for live news coverage across the county.

  2. BreakingMurder probe following Wivenhoe death

    We've just had this in from Essex Police:

    Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of man in Wivenhoe.

    Officers were called to Denham Close shortly before 15.50 following reports that a man, aged in his 30s, had been found dead inside a property.

    Ambulance crews attended and found the man had died.

    A 30-year-old man from Colchester was arrested by officers near the scene shortly after on suspicion of murder. A second man aged 37 and also from Colchester has also been arrested.

    Police enquiries are ongoing and both the property and Denham Close have been cordoned off for forensic examinations.   

    Stay tuned to BBC Look East for any developments this evening, and we'll be back with more from 08:00 tomorrow.  

  3. Weather: A dry night ahead, warm again tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening will be dry with plenty of sunshine. 

    Later on, some areas of low cloud and mist will spread back in from the North Sea. But for much of the region it will be a dry night with long clear spells. Lows of 9C (48F).

    East of England weather

    Tomorrow there will be some early mist and low cloud, but this will quickly clear to leave a warm day with plenty of sunshine. 

    There is the risk of showers, which could turn heavy and thundery. Maximum temperature: 23C (73F).

    You can find the latest forecast at BBC Weather.

  4. Sledgehammer-wielding man sought as council office windows smashed

    Recognise this man? 


    Police want to talk to him after a number of windows were smashed at Maldon District Council's offices.

    It happened this morning at about 07:50, with the damage costing a four-figure sum.

    A man was seen leaving the scene on a bicycle and holding a sledgehammer. 

  5. In the news: Pizza police complainer given 'appropriate advice'... Emaciated dog on the road to recovery

    Jack Warren

    BBC Local Live

    For those who are just joining us, here are the top stories we've covered on Essex Live this afternoon:

    • A disgruntle takeaway customer who complained to Essex Police about his pizza was given "appropriate advice" by the force
    • An emaciated dog left for dead in East Tilbury last week is on the road to recovery, says the RSPCA
    • Police investigating the death of a Suffolk man and the disappearance of his wife are continuing to search for an Essex suspect
  6. Taking the pizza

    Remember this morning we told you about a disgruntled fast foodie who called Essex Police to complain about his takeaway pizza? 

    Well, this is what the force has said in response...

    Pizza/Essex Police logo
    Quote Message: Unfortunately there are times where both the 999 and 101 systems are used inappropriately. These systems are in place for people to report genuine emergencies, crimes which have occurred or pass intelligence on to officers. In this case the caller was given appropriate advice." from Essex Police spokeswoman
    Essex Police spokeswoman
  7. Essex girl Louisa Johnson returns to the charts with Clean Bandit

    Last year's X Factor winner and Essex girl Louisa Johnson has entered the charts again this week.

    Louisa Johnson

    The 18-year-old, from Chafford Hundred, features on Clean Bandit's new track, Tears. 

    It's currently positioned at number six, three places higher than her debut single Forever Young which failed to claim the Christmas number one spot. 

  8. Stuart family 'came from Essex', says neighbour

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Steve Pickess, who owns a caravan site near the Stuarts' home in Weybread, said he wasn't sure what Mr Stuart's line of work was, but "he was always trying to sell me building bits and pieces such as old window frames".

    He said the couple and their family "came from Essex". Investigations are still taking place near their home in Mill Lane.


    Mr Pickess said he had not spoken to the couple's son-in-law, who is still being questioned on suspicion of murder, telling me he'd "only ever waved" at Steve Paxman.

  9. Police search for missing Suffolk woman

    Police are continuing to search for a missing Suffolk woman, following the discovery of her husband's body on Sunday. 

    Ali Qazimaj, 42, from the Thurrock area, has been named as a suspect in the force's murder investigation and officers are trying to trace him. The couple's son-in-law has already been arrested. 

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    Video caption: A police investigation continues to try to find a missing woman from Weybread
  10. Are you EU referendum ready?

    The deadline to register to vote in this month's EU referendum is looming. 

    BBC Essex Political Reporter Simon Dedman has all you need to know.

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  11. Peanut looks a little happier nowadays

    If you need some #MondayMotivation, here's Peanut loving life with her RSPCA carers.  

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    Video caption: A dog left to die at a lorry depot in Essex is making a good recovery, says the RSPCA.
  12. Emaciated Peanut on the road to recovery

    Last week we told you about Peanut, a lurcher-cross found in a bush with broken bones and emaciated in East Tilbury. 


    It was touch-and-go whether she would survive, however the RSPCA says Peanut is now a "completely different dog to the one we found" and "clearly feels a lot better".  

    Quote Message: When we first found her we couldn't even get her to wag her tail - but now it is constantly thumping away as soon as she sees you." from RSPCA spokeswomen
    RSPCA spokeswomen
  13. One-Day Cup: Sussex v Essex

    BBC Sport

    Play is under way at Hove as Essex take on Sussex in cricket's One-Day Cup.


    Essex won the toss and decided to field. A short while ago Sussex were 25-1.

    You can follow commentary here.

  14. What other media outlets are reporting today

    Here's a look at some of the stories other media outlets in Essex are reporting: 

    Local papers
    • The Echo reports a dog walker was threatened with a golf club after her Staffordshire Bull Terrier was viciously attacked by a Husky in Chalkwell Park, Leigh
    • Two paintings by former Prime Minister Winston Churchill are due to go on sale in Essex, says the Chronicle
    • The Gazette has a story that Colchester Council has been forced to review what events it allows in Castle Park, after residents complained of an after-hours "striptease" show
  15. Weather: Warm and sunny this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will be very warm and sunny for most of us, but it will remain cooler in coastal locations where there will be a brisk onshore breeze.

    Maximum temperature: 23C (73F).


    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher "Tash B" who sent us this snap from Bicknacre. She reported the temperature at about 17C (62F). 

    You can get the latest forecast for your area here.

  16. In the news: Thurrock man wanted in Suffolk murder investigation... Man dies four months after being struck by ambulance

    Jack Warren

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the top stories we've covered on Essex Live so far today:

    • A 42-year-old man from Thurrock has been named as a suspect in the murder investigation of a man and the disappearance of his wife
    • An elderly man has died four months after being struck by an ambulance in Danbury
    • Meanwhile, another man has died and two others have been injured in a crash involving four motorbikes in Sible Hedingham  
  17. BreakingMan, 77, hit by ambulance dies

    An elderly man has died after he was hit by an ambulance in Danbury, police say.

    Mayes Lane

    The 77-year-old was struck in Mayes Lane in February. He was being treated at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, but died on Friday. 

    Essex Police say a 40-year-old woman from the Braintree area has been voluntarily interviewed in relation to the collision and enquiries are ongoing.

  18. Murder investigation spans large area

    Investigations into the murder of Peter Stuart and the disappearance of his wife Sylvia have spanned a large area of England.

    Mr Stuart was found dead near the couple's home at Weybread, near Harleston, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border on Friday evening.

    Police subsequently arrested the couple's son-in-law Steve Paxman, 61, of Leicester. This morning they revealed they were searching for another man, Ali Qazimaj, 42, of Thurrock, Essex.

    Map showing Leicester, Weybread, Thurrock and Dover

    Police found his silver Citroen A3 car in Athol Terrace, a residential street in Dover, at about midnight last night, and have taken it for forensic examination "in the hope of finding Sylvia".

    Dover map
  19. 'Yellow' weather warning issued for Essex tomorrow

    In true Great British summer style, a "yellow" weather warning has just been issued for Essex tomorrow.

    Yellow warning

    The Met Office says parts of Essex are at risk of torrential showers with a risk of flooding in the afternoon.

    It was nice while it lasted, wasn't it...

  20. Further clarification on possible whereabouts of Ali Qazimaj

    In an interview with BBC Look East, Det Ch Supt Simon Parkes says suspect Ali Qazimaj is believed to be from the former country of Yugoslavia, adding he may not have gone abroad as had been thought.

    "There's still a possibility he's in the Dover area or elsewhere in Kent or the UK," he said.

    Interview with Suffolk Police