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Man charged with manslaughter
1.08pm - 4th
A MAN has been charged with the
manslaughter of a man who died after an assault
at the Park Inn Hotel, Harlow.
Police were contacted by the ambulance service
on Saturday, December 12, with reports a man was
injured at the hotel in Southern Way.
William Wareham, 52, from Harlow, had suffered a
serious head injury and was taken to hospital
where he died on Sunday, December 13.
The provisional cause of death was a head
Bradley Casey, 20, of Palmers Way, Cheshunt, has
been charged with manslaughter and will appear
before Chelmsford magistrates on February 24.
Police renew murder appeal 13 years
1.05pm - 4th
DETECTIVES are appealing for information
to help solve a murder which happened 13 years
Beverley Brinkley, 35, was viciously attacked by
two men in the third floor lobby area of the
flats where she lived in The Stow, Harlow, at
about 7.45 pm on Sunday, February 2, 2003.
The assault left the mother of three daughters
with serious head injuries, resulting in her
death in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, four
One of the suspects was described as white,
fairly short, stocky, aged in his late 30s to
early 40s, with dark wavy hair on top with a
cropped style cut in to the back of the
He had dark piercing eyes and dark
Another suspect was also white, younger than the
first and with blond shaven hair. He was of
stocky build with long legs.
Two anonymous letters were received by the
investigation team following media coverage
marking the first anniversary of Beverley’s
attack but the authors were never
Beverley’s older brother, Freddie Brinkley,
51, from Harlow, said: "I miss her more as
the years go on thinking about all the things we
would have shared. I’m sure we would still be
as close as we were back then.
"I want to see justice for the whole family
and see the men who killed my sister behind
"Mum died a few years after Beverley was
killed so sadly she will never see that day but
I really hope my 80-year-old father will be able
to see justice done while he is still
"Beverley never got to see her daughters
grow in to women and have children of their own.
She would have loved being a grandmother and
would have adored them.
"Beverley was a great sister; always
laughing. She had a really loud laugh, the sort
you would hear in a crowded room above
everything else. I’ll always remember her
"I’m hoping that now 13 years have passed
since she was killed someone will now feel able
to pass on information to the police that they
may have been too scared to say back then.
Please help our family see justice done.”
Kevin Macey, head of Serious Crime Review for
Essex Police, said: "Now 13 years since the
murder, the case sits with the Cold Case Team at
Essex Police headquarters.
"Detectives are keen to hear from anyone
with information about this dreadful
"The passage of time can be a disadvantage
but sometimes can assist where loyalties have
changed and there has always been a belief that
the answer would come from local people. This is
one of relatively few unresolved homicides in
Essex and one we would dearly love to close with
Anyone with any information should ring Essex
Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Roadworks for M11
7.52am - 1st
IMPROVEMENT work on the M11, costing
£4.7m, begins on Monday, February 8, and will
continue until the summer.
The first phase will involve resurfacing the
southbound carriageway at junction 8.
The work will be carried out from 10pm until 6am
and is expected to last two weeks.
Further embankment and drainage work will take
place at junction 8 from February 26.
Highways England project manager Jennie Fraser
said: “This work will improve safety and
provide smoother journeys for the thousands of
drivers that use these roads each day.
“We understand this package of schemes will
cause some disruption for drivers and we have
planned to carry out the work overnight to
reduce the impact.
“We have been working with Stansted Airport
about these works but I would urge holiday
makers and motorists to plan ahead and allow
extra time in case of any delays.”
Runners wanted for half-marathon
7.50am - 1st
THE breast unit at St Margaret’s
Hospital, Epping, and Princess Alexandra
Hospital, Harlow, is seeking runners to take
part in the 13.1-mile Royal Parks Half-Marathon
on Sunday, October 9.
Runners go through four of London's Royal Parks
- Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s
Park and The Green Park - and pass some of the
capital's historic landmarks including
Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses of
Parliament and Royal Albert Hall.
Ashraf Patel, associate specialist in breast
surgery, said: “You don’t have to be a
seasoned runner to take part, you can even walk
it, but you’ll be boosting your fitness and a
good cause at the same time.
“We have some spaces left and would love to
hear from you. All you need is a £50 deposit to
secure your place and sponsorship or a suggested
donation of at least £300.”
Last year 73 runners took on the half-marathon
for the unit, raising £37,000.
To book a place, ring the breast clinical trials
office on 01279 827857, email email@example.com
or visit The Princess Alexandra Hospital
Charitable Trust - Breast Unit on Facebook.