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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 21 October, 2016
  2. Whitlock nominated for Olympic award
  3. Inquest hears dog dragged baby from mother's arms

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By Jack Warren

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: M11 Essex northbound

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M11 Essex northbound severe accident, from J7 for A414 London Road to Js8,8A A120 Priory Wood Roundabout.

M11 Essex - One lane closed on M11 northbound from J7, A414 (Harlow) to Js8,8A (Bishops Stortford), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe accident, from J7 for to J6 for .

M11 Essex - One lane closed on M11 southbound from J7, Bishops Stortford to J6, Harlow, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 London clockwise

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M25 London clockwise severe disruption, from J29 for to J30 for Lakeside.

M25 London - One lane closed on M25 clockwise from J29, Romford in Greater London to J30, Lakeside in Essex, because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J27 for to J26 for .

M25 Essex - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J27 to J26, Waltham Abbey, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, from J27 for M11 J6 to J28 for A12 Brentwood Bypass J11.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J27 M11 J6 to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of people slowing to look at an accident. Travel time is 25 minutes.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe accident, from J30 for to J29 for A127 Southend Arterial Road.

M25 Essex - Two lanes blocked on M25 anticlockwise from J30/31, A282 J30 (Lakeside) to J29, A127 (Romford), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 London anti-clockwise

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M25 London anti-clockwise severe accident, from J28 for A12 Brentwood Bypass J11 to J27 for M11 J6.

M25 London - M25 in Essex closed and stationary traffic anticlockwise from J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout) to J27 M11 J6, because of a serious multi-vehicle accident. Congestion to halfway between J30 (Lakeside) and J29 (Romford). A127 and A12 to Romford are bad. A12 Brentwood bypass is static from Mountnessing. Diversion in operation - Follow the hollow square symbol, onto A12 to the A406 North Circular Road, M11 North and exiting at J4 to rejoin the M25.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, from J27 for M11 J6 to J26 for A121 Honey Lane.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J27 M11 J6 to J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down vehicle. Congestion to J25 (Enfield).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M11 Essex northbound

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M11 Essex northbound severe disruption, from Js8,8A A120 Priory Wood Roundabout to J9 for .

M11 Essex - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M11 northbound from Js8,8A (Bishops Stortford) to J9, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Police ask for drug-users' help in murder inquiry

Essex Police is appealing to drug-users or dealers in Chelmsford to help with the investigation into the murder of Lee Evans.

Mr Evans, 47, was stabbed in Cromar Way in the city just before 01:00 on 22 June and died shortly after.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs, while a 15-year-old boy has been released on police bail.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone with involved in drugs generally and specifically from anyone who bought drugs in the Central Park area in the early hours of 22 June.

A police officer at the crime scene
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Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe accident, between J7 for A414 London Road and J6 for M25 J27.

M11 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M11 southbound between J7, A414 (Harlow) and J6 M25 J27, because of an accident involving overturned car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, at J6 for M25 J27.

M11 Essex - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M11 southbound at J6 M25 J27, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Man arrested after '50-minute' police chase

A 20-year-old man has been arrested after a police pursuit in Colchester.

Officers were alerted to a Volkswagen Passat in Cowdray Avenue which was speeding and had false number plates shortly after midnight this morning.

The car continued to break the speed limit and was pursued by police.

The man was detained in Eastwood Drive just after 00:50 and remains in custody on suspicion of dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle, possession of an offensive weapon, failing to stop for a police officer, driving under the influence of drugs, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

Essex Police is appealing for anyone who may have seen the vehicle driving between 00:00 and 00:50 to make contact.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for A121 Honey Lane to J27 for M11 J6.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J27 M11 J6, because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J30 for to J29 for A127 Southend Arterial Road.

M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J30/31, A282 J30 (Lakeside) to J29, A127 (Romford), because of a vehicle fire.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Squash club forced to shut due to Trump visit

It is not just protesters who have been upset by Donald Trump's UK visit.

Essex Junior Squash Club said on its website players have been forced to down rackets and an exhibition match has been moved due to the US President's three-day stay.

The Off the Walls Squash academy uses courts at Colchester Garrison where extra officers drafted in for the visit are understood to be sleeping.

A police chief apologised yesterday for the standard of accommodation for some officers which had attracted criticism on social media.

Squash rackets and ball
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Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, from J7 for A414 London Road to J6 for M25 J27.

M11 Essex - Slow traffic on M11 southbound from J7, A414 (Harlow) to J6 M25 J27, because of all traffic being temporarily held and a police incident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M11 Essex southbound

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M11 Essex southbound severe disruption, at J7 for A414 London Road.

M11 Essex - M11 lane blocked on exit slip road to one and very slow traffic southbound at J7, A414 (Harlow), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 London anti-clockwise

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M25 London anti-clockwise severe accident, from J28 for A12 Brentwood Bypass J11 to J27 for M11 J6.

M25 London - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise in Essex from J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout) to J27 M11 J6, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Man charged over Southend stabbing

A police officer and vehicle at the scene of the stabbing
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A 20-year-old has been charged with stabbing a teenager in Southend.

The man, of no fixed address, will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court, charged with wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed on Central Avenue just before 16:00 on Wednesday and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

He has since been released and is recovering.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and released on police bail until 7 August.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, on QE2 Bridge.

M25 Essex - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise on QE2 Bridge, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, at J27 for M11 J6.

M25 Essex - Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise at J27 M11 J6, because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident involving a caravan.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J30 for to J29 for A127 Southend Arterial Road.

M25 Essex - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J30/31, A282 J30 (Lakeside) to J29, A127 (Romford), because of an overturned car.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Police appeal for drug-dealing information after murder

Officers investigating the murder of Dwayne Forrester in south Essex are asking for anyone with information about the sale of drugs in Pitsea to come forward.

The 21-year-old was found stabbed in Little Garth on Saturday and Essex Police is putting out the appeal in a bid "to find out more about the issue in Little Garth and the surrounding areas".

“We need to speak to anyone who has witnessed the sale of drugs, has descriptions of people or vehicles involved, or anyone who might have photos or CCTV showing it take place," said Det Ch Insp Daniel Stoten.

"Telling us what you know doesn't make you a 'grass'. It's the responsible thing to do and could help give a grieving family answers about what happened to their loved one."

Dwayne Forrester
Essex Police

Severe accident: A12 Essex northbound

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A12 Essex northbound severe accident, near J20A Bury Lane.

A12 Essex - Severe delays and queuing traffic on A12 northbound in Hatfield Peverel near J20a Bury Lane, because of an accident involving lorry and three cars earlier on. Congestion to J16 (Galleywood) Also slow going south back to J22 (Witham North) as people slowed down to have a look. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Man bailed over stabbing

A 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Southend has been released on bail until 7 August.

He was taken into custody following the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in Central Avenue yesterday.

A 20-year-old man remains under arrest.

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Severe accident: A12 Essex northbound

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A12 Essex northbound severe accident, between J23 B1024 and A12 J24.

A12 Essex - A12 in Kelvedon partially blocked and slow traffic northbound between J23, B1024 (Kelvedon South) and the A12 J24 junction, because of an accident involving lorry that has come off the road. Congestion to J22 (Witham North).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, after J27 for M11 J6.

M25 Essex - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise after J27 M11 J6, because of an accident involving lorry and two cars.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, from J26 for A121 Honey Lane to J27 for M11 J6.

M25 Essex - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise from J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J27 M11 J6, because of a broken down lorry.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time