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  1. Updates for Essex on Friday, 14 October 2016
  2. Dog kills four-month-old baby in Colchester
  3. Toddler and woman also injured in the dog attack on Harwich Road
  4. Braintree teen has her sentence cut despite drunken rampage on Underground

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By Patrick Byrne

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, at J27 for M11.

    M25 Essex - M25 lane closed on entry slip road from the M11 Southbound anticlockwise at J27 M11, because of an accident involving three cars.

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    Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, on the QE2 Bridge affecting J30 for A13 Lakeside.

    M25 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise on the, Dartford Crossing, because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

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  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

    BBC Travel

    M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J26 for A121 and J25 for A10.

    M25 Essex - One lane blocked on M25 anticlockwise between J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J25, A10 (Enfield), because of a broken down car.

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    Severe accident: M11 Greater London southbound

    BBC Travel

    M11 Greater London southbound severe accident, before J4 for A406 affecting J5 for A1168.

    M11 Greater London - M11 partially blocked and queuing traffic southbound before J4, A406 (Woodford), because of a multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to J5, A1168 (Loughton).

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  5. Our live coverage across the day

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    That's it from the Essex Live team on Friday so goodbye... and we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen.

    Floral tribute to Colchester baby killed by dog

    Today we have covered in detail the tragic death of a four-month-old boy in Colchester who was mauled by a pet dog in the family home.

    We've brought you every piece of new information about the family which has a second child at Addenbroke's Hospital in Cambridge being treated for life-changing injuries and a mother with minor injuries - both from the dog's attack.

    All the news was published as it happened alongside comments by residents and experts.

    This is the response to a big story that Local Live can bring - scroll down to read the details.

    Have a great weekend and I hope the weather favours whatever you want to do, but if you have any photographs from around the county that you'd like to share, or if there's anything happening that you'd like us to know about, you can contact us via emailFacebook or Twitter.

  6. Baby boy mauled and killed by family pet dog in Colchester

    Local people have been bringing flowers and toys to the family home in Harwich Road, Colchester, where a four-month-old boy was mauled to death by a pet dog.

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    Video caption: Colchester dog attack: Baby killed and child injured
  7. Woman felt in her heart she had to bring flowers and support for family

    Richard Smith

    BBC Essex

    One of the many people from Colchester that came to Harwich Road where a baby was attacked by a dog and died in hospital was Linda Clow, 65, who had lost her own unborn baby "in different circumstances" when she was 21-years-old.

    Linda Clow

    She said she felt in her heart that she had to come and bring flowers and to say "sorry" to the family for their loss, she said with tears in her voice. 

    "Life is so hard to bring up children. I wanted to let them know we were thinking of them, but you must not leave animals with children and definitely not dogs," she said. 

    "I'll remember the day I lost my son for the rest of my life. When I heard about these children it hit me so hard I had to come and support them. 

    "They must be in a hell of a state, but I hope and pray they will get over it."

  8. Weather: Rain around, but also sunny spells

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will be rather cloudy with outbreaks of patchy rain spreading across eastern parts of the region. Staying drier across the west, with lows around 9-11C (48-52F).


    Tomorrow there may be a few light showers at first, but otherwise it will be a largely dry day with sunny spells - especially during the early afternoon. Highs of around 16-17C (61-63F).

    There are more details on the BBC Weather website.

  9. Dog death: Location of attack by dog on four-month-old boy

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Harwich Road, where a dog attacked and mauled three members of a family, causing the death of a four-month-old baby boy is a main road leading to the east coast ferry port.  

    The house where the attack happened is just over half a mile from the town centre near Tara Close in a relatively prosperous district.

    Map locating place where a baby was killed by a dog
  10. Fatal dog attack on baby happened 'inside a house', say police

    Ch Insp Elliot Judge has been talking to media about the tragic death of a baby following an attack by a dog.

    He confirmed that the baby was attacked inside a house.

    We'll bring you more updates as we get them.

  11. Post-mortem examination carried out on Staffordshire Bull Terrier attack dog

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A post-mortem examination is to be carried out today on the body of a dog believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type that attacked a four-month-old baby boy in Colchester on Thursday.

    Dog attack house

    The boy died in hospital after the attack in a house in Harwich Road. The child's 22-month-old brother and the mother of the two children were also injured. 

    The mother was treated for minor injuries and has been released from hospital. 

    A post-mortem examination on the body of the four-month-old boy is expected to take place late next week. 

    Chief Inspector Elliot Judge said: "This is a tragic incident where a young child has lost his life. The dog has been destroyed, and no-one has been arrested. 

    "An investigation to establish the facts surrounding what happened is on-going. 

    "This is obviously a very difficult time for the family, who are being supported by specially trained officers," he added.

    Results of the post-mortem examination on the dog are due to be available next week, a police spokesman said.

  12. MP visits house in Colchester where a baby boy was mauled to death

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Colchester MP Will Quince has visited the home in Harwich Road where a four-month-old baby was mauled by a family dog and died later in hospital.

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    Video caption: Will Quince MP visits Colchester home where dog killed baby
  13. Dog owners 'should take time to learn about animal behaviour', consultant says

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    After the death of a four-month-old baby, mauled by a family pet in Colchester, an animal welfare consultant has said owners should "take time to learn about dog behaviour".

    Dog training

    Dr Mark Kennedy, from Kennedy Animal Welfare Consultancy in Little Horkesley near Colchester, said "under regulations owners are expected to do certain things. 

    "But if they are going to take the responsibility of having a dog then it's not much to ask to take a little bit of time to learn about their behaviour," he said.

  14. Condolences on Facebook after baby killed by dog

    Neighbours of the four-month-old baby killed by his family dog said the community was in shock.

    It's a feeling echoed on BBC Essex's Facebook post about the attack, which also left his 22-month-old brother seriously injured and his mother with minor injuries.

    "Condolences to the parents, healing to the young lad in hospital and Rest in Peace baby xx." wrote Rachael Berry.

    Linda Fuller wrote: "Whatever the circumstances so very, very sad for all concerned."  

    "Here we go again,never trust em" wrote Brian Banks.

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