December 11 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
A warning has been issued over a drug following the death of a man who attended a music festival in mid-Essex.
A man in his 30s was taken ill at the Brownstock festival at Stow Maries after using what is thought to have been a substance known as 5-EAPB.
The man, was admitted to Basildon Hospital on Sunday, September 1 but died several hours later. His girlfriend is being treated at the hospital and her condition was said to be stable.
A second man, a friend of the couple, is also undergoing tests at the hospital. All three who were taken ill are from central Essex.
It is believed that the substance was bought over the internet to be used at the music festival.
Warnings about the drug have been circulated today to people attending the last night of the festival this evening.
Police have also appealed for information after a pedestrian, who is believed to have also attended the Brownstock event, died in a road collision near North Fambridge.
The incident happened at about 10.45pm on Saturday August 31 on the B1012, Lower Burnham Road, near the junction with Fambridge Road.
It is believed that the pedestrian, a man in his 30s and from Surrey, was in collision with at least four cars.
The road was closed until about 6.45am on Sunday while police carried out initial investigations.
Officers believe that the pedestrian had attended the Brownstock music festival at Woodham Road, Stow Maries and had walked towards Fambridge either across the fields or along the roadside.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw the pedestrian walking in the area before 10.45pm. He was wearing blue denim shorts and might have been bare-chested.
Any collision witnesses or anyone with information about events leading to the incident, should contact the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org