Castle Point

Brothers jailed for £100,000 rogue trading operations

TWO brothers have been jailed for defrauding 12 people out of a total of £100,000 by cold calling and grossly overcharging them for unnecessary work to their homes. John and Mark Cooper carried out their rogue trading operations across Essex and East London – including Basildon, Billericay, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Hutton, Leigh and Westcliff – between […]

Read the full story »

Teen instigates food collection at Thundersley school

A 15-YEAR-OLD Thundersley pupil has instigated a food collection to help homeless people over the festive period. Amie Dalton, of the Deanes School, decided to start the food collection after talking with her form tutor, Miss Kelly Corp. The campaign was advertised around the campus and an appeals letter was distributed to the entire school. […]

Read the full story »

Two men require hospital treatment after Hadleigh assault

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Hadleigh on Sunday, 29 May. Two men, aged 19 and 24, were found injured in London Road at 12.30am, near to the junction with Castle and Meadow Road, following an assault. They had been walking from Leigh, towards Benfleet and the assault may have happened in […]

Read the full story »

Man charged with death by careless driving in South Benfleet

ESSEX Police has charged a man with causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed limit of alcohol. The charge follows an investigation by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit into a fatal road traffic collision in High Road, South Benfleet, on 30 December 2015. John Richardson, 48, of High Road, Benfleet, has been charged […]

Read the full story »

Three cats return to Hadleigh home with unusual injuries

THREE cats from Hadleigh have been found with injuries to their tails, paws and claws during the last six weeks. The RSPCA is appealing for information after three cats, all from the same home in the John Burrows Park area of Hadleigh area, have recently returned to their owner suffering with unusual injuries. RSPCA inspector […]

Read the full story »

Tories retain control in Castle Point despite Independent gains

DESPITE independent candidates taking two seats, the Cons retained control of Castle Point Council in Thursday elections. Canvey Independent Party candidates Carole Sach and Allan Taylor gained Canvey East and Winter Gardens respectively but there were no other changes and UKIP failed to add to its three seats. Canvey Independent Party now has 16 councillors […]

Read the full story »

Two jailed for total of 25 years for Thundersley acid attack

TWO people have today (Thursday) been jailed for a total of 25 years in connection with an incident where a man had acid thrown in his face in Thundersley. Following an eight day trial at Basildon Crown Court, Ashley Russell, 29 of Sunnedon, Basildon and Christina Storey, 31 of Studland Avenue, Wickford, were found guilty […]

Read the full story »

Police seek man after Domino’s staff threatened for cash

A CCTV image has been issued after staff at Domino’s pizza in Benfleet were threatened by a customer. A man entered the shop in London Road on 15 January at 10.45pm and demanded money. He threatened staff members and ran off with a small amount of money. Anyone who recognises the man pictured should contact […]

Read the full story »