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Three arrested after man robbed
- 13th October 2015
THREE people are in custody after a man
in his 70s was robbed of a three-figure sum of
cash in Bush Fair, Harlow.
An off-duty police officer was injured after he
attempted to stop a woman suspect who got in to
a vehicle following the robbery which happened
at about 4.40pm yesterday (Monday).
The officer, aged in his 30s, suffered minor
injuries and was treated at hospital.
A 38-year-old woman, from Harlow, was arrested
on suspicion of robbery, drugs offences,
dangerous driving and drink driving.
A 30-year-old woman, from Harlow, was arrested
on suspicion of robbery, assaulting a police
officer, GBH and an unrelated aggravated
A 21-year-old man, from London, was arrested on
suspicion of robbery and drugs offences.
Man stabbed in town centre
- 12th October 2015
DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses
after a man was stabbed in Harlow town centre.
He suffered four wounds to his back and chest
after he became involved in an altercation with
another man outside Bar 21 in Market Square at
about 2.30am yesterday (Sunday).
The victim, who is in his 20s and from Harlow,
was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital where
he is still receiving treatment. His injuries
were not life-threatening but will require
A large area in Market Square was taped off
while police carried out forensic
A 19-year-old man, from Harlow, was arrested
yesterday morning on suspicion of causing
grievous bodily harm with intent and he remains
in custody being interviewed by
Any witnesses who have not yet contacted police
or anyone with information about events leading
to the stabbing, should ring investigating
officer DC Laura Cuthbert or colleagues at
Harlow CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously
on 0800 555 111.
Ten out of 14 PCSO posts set to go
- 7th October 2015
SWEEPING cutbacks announced by Essex
Police will see the town lose ten of its 14
Police and Community Support Officers.
In addition the opening hours of the police
station are to be cut back.
While the town's police station will remain open
- unlike those in Epping (which is to be sold,
along with Ongar and Waltham Abbey) and Loughton
(where the front counter is to be closed) -
staffing levels are to be drastically cut. Just
four PCSO posts will remain once the changes are
introduced by April next year.
A new Community Policing Team will consist of
one local partnership and policing inspector,
two sergeants, six constables, one dedicated
youth officer and four PCSOs. Essex Police say
the team will be locally based and prioritise
protecting people from harm; preventing and
reducing crime, bringing criminals to justice,
engaging with the public, and ensuring the
public are satisfied with the service they
However police will not deal with
"low-level non-policing matters such as
long-term neighbourhood disputes, low level
anti-social behaviour and parking issues, but
will work alongside partners, for example the
local authority and Community Safety
Partnership, who will address these
Harlow Police Station's front counter will be
open to the public from 9am to 5pm seven days a
week having previously been open 8am to midnight
seven days a week.
Doctors urge smokers to join quit
- 4th October 2015
DOCTORS are encouraging people to sign-up
the stop smoking challenge, Stoptober.
Doctors from NHS West Essex Clinical
Commissioning Group, which plans and buys NHS
services on behalf of people in Epping Forest,
Harlow and Uttlesford, are adding their voice to
the national campaign.
Stoptober is the country’s 28-day mass quit
attempt from Public Health England.
Clinical director Dr Christine Moss said: “Stopping
smoking is always a challenge but by signing up
to the Stoptober mass quit attempt you will be
joining thousands of people making a positive
change to their wellbeing.
“By stopping smoking for 28 days you are five
times more likely to stop for good so this is
the perfect time to sign up to receive the
support you need.”
To stand an even better chance of quitting for
good, people are encouraged to sign up with
their friends, family and colleagues as evidence
reveals this type of ‘social quitting’ can
dramatically improve people’s chances of
Research shows smokers are two-thirds (67 per
cent) more likely to quit when their spouse
stops smoking, and a third more likely to quit
when a close friend (36 per cent) or someone
they work with (34 per cent) stops.
The data also shows individuals are much more
likely (61 per cent) to smoke if their partner
or a close friend smokes, showing the powerful
influence that people’s social networks have
on their own smoking behaviour.
This is backed up by a study of smokers in
Australia, Canada, the UK and the United States
which shows that the fewer smoking friends
someone has, the more likely they are to succeed
in a quit attempt.
By signing up to Stoptober, smokers can choose
from a range of free support tools including a
mobile phone app which includes lots more tips
To sign up, search 'Stoptober' online or visit www.smokefree.nhs.uk/stoptober
Motorcyclist dies after collision
- 4th October 2015
A MOTORCYCLIST has died following a road
collision in Harlow.
Officers were on patrol in Southern Way at about
11.30pm on Friday when they saw a motorcycle had
been in collision with a lamp post.
The rider was seriously ill and the officers
gave him CPR until ambulance crews
The 24-year-old local man died later in
Police are investigating the circumstances
leading up to the collision.
Anyone who has any information or who may have
witnessed what happened is asked to contact DS
Damon Bainbridge at the Serious Collision
Investigation Unit on Essex Police 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations open for sports awards
- 1st October 2015
NOMINATIONS can be made for this year's
Harlow Sports Awards run by Harlow Council and
The event, funded by Active Essex 2015, will
celebrate and recognise sporting talent and
achievements in the Harlow area.
The finalists will be invited to the awards
ceremony at the Civic Centre, Harlow, on
Tuesday, November 24.
For more information click
Businesses wishing to sponsor a category can
email Harlow Council sports and leisure policy
and development officer Chris Purvis at email@example.com
or sports development apprentice Lewis Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for nominations is midday on
All awards are inclusive and encourage
nominations of all abilities and
Those being nominated must live in the Harlow
area, be involved in or a member of a
Where applicable exceptional nominees will be
automatically nominated for the Active Essex
MP opens Harlow Enterprise Zone
- 1st October 2015
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has officially
opened the Harlow Enterprise Zone.
This marks the completion of the first phase of
development on the Enterprise Zone, made
possible by a public private partnership
comprising the landowner, local government and
The Enterprise Zone will be able to generate up
to 3,000 jobs in Advanced Engineering, ICT and
Life Sciences and will be the biggest single
commercial development ever to take place in
Mr Halfon said: "The Enterprise Zone is
part of an important triangle of investment,
skills, business and jobs between the new Public
Health England, the Enterprise Zone, the
University Technical College and Harlow
"The Government is investing in Harlow and
business and jobs are coming back to our
"I am especially delighted that Arrow
Electronics and Raytheon were in attendance (at
the opening), both of whom have signed 15 years
leases to take space at Kao Park on the Harlow
"Their presence will boost the local
economy and benefit Harlow enormously and I am
excited to see what the future will bring.
"With Arrow Electronics and Raytheon, I can
see the potential that this project has to
strengthen Harlow’s reputation as a hub of
innovation and invention, as well as create
hundreds and potentially thousands of jobs in
our local community over the coming years."