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Colchester: Man charged after bus taken from depot in Magdalen Street early on Saturday morning

PUBLISHED: 11:28 24 August 2014 | UPDATED: 11:28 24 August 2014

Police in Essex have charged a 19-year-old man with several offences after a bus was taken from a depot in Colchester.

The force was notified just after 4am yesterday that a single-decker bus had been driven away from a depot in Magdalen Street.

The was stopped by police about 20 minutes later in Avon Way.

Ashley Barrell from Colchester was charged with aggravated vehicle taking, drink-driving, no insurance and no driving licence. He was bailed to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on September 9.

One person was rescued from a fire in a house in Braeburn Close near Woodbridge Road on the eastern side of Ipswich late on Sunday night.

Suffolk is set to launch a new campaign to try to find more foster-carers for children who need to be moved away from their own families.

Long, long ago (well, Saturday) in a galaxy far, far away (okay, Bury St Edmunds) stormtroopers from the planet Coruscant invaded the centre of a peaceful civilisation.

MP Therese Coffey has refused to apologise after questioning why police kept Orwell Bridge closed for eight hours following a fatal accident.

Eight fans were arrested by police after trouble broke out among a small group of football supporters at the end of the East Anglian derby at Portman Road in Ipswich.

A new Chief Fire Officer is being recruited to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) – on a £140,000 per year salary.

A 21-year-old man was treated for stab wounds after being robbed in Colchester’s Greenstead Estate on Saturday evening.

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