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Clacton: Emergency services carry out shoreline search for missing child

PUBLISHED: 07:13 06 August 2014 | UPDATED: 07:13 06 August 2014

The RAF search and rescue helicopter

The RAF search and rescue helicopter

Emergency services in Essex carried out a shoreline search for a missing child.

Thames Coastguard received reports of a child missing in the Clacton area at about 4.30pm yesterday.

Clacton Coastguard Rescue Team, Clacton RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and RAF Wattisham’s rescue helicopter all performed a shoreline search but no-one was found.

A fugitive’s battle to evade justice despite already spending two years behind bars in Ireland has been described as “farcical” by a Suffolk MP.

A man aged in his 80s has become the 20th person to be killed on Suffolk’s roads this year following an accident on the A11 at Barton Mills on Saturday.

Parts of Colchester town centre were sealed off on Friday after a van caught fire in the middle of a street.

A former Ipswich man has appeared in court charged with possessing a double-barrelled shotgun and two stun guns.

Colchester MP Will Quince has declared the development of an army training ground for 1,000 homes unwelcome and unnecessary, despite their inclusion in a blueprint for future growth.

The family of missing man Corrie McKeague believe a criminal investigation should take place if he is not found by police searching landfill for the RAF gunner.

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