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Pothole insurance fraudster claimed damage caused back and neck injuries

Pothole insurance fraudster claimed damage caused back and neck injuries

Pothole insurance fraudster claimed damage caused back and neck injuries

Anaib Mohammad admitted four counts of fraud and was given a suspended 16-week prison sentence and was ordered to pay £8,512 costs.


Man, 33, arrested over phone thefts in Bishop’s Stortford

Man, 33, arrested over phone thefts in Bishop’s Stortford

Man, 33, arrested over phone thefts in Bishop’s Stortford

The suspect was arrested by police near the town’s railway station and five phones were recovered.


Two people trapped as car hits vehicle and building opposite police station

Two people trapped as car hits vehicle and building opposite police station

Two people trapped as car hits vehicle and building opposite police station

Female driver and passenger had to be freed after their Peugeot hit parked vehicle and then an apartment building in Basbow Lane on Wednesday.


Driver injured and trapped as delivery van crashes down embankment

Driver injured and trapped as delivery van crashes down embankment

Driver injured and trapped as delivery van crashes down embankment

A Milk & More driver was taken to hospital after his van crashed through railings and down an embankment near the railway line in Bishop’s Stortford.


Police replace OWL as Neighbourhood Watch alert for residents

Police replace OWL as Neighbourhood Watch alert for residents

Police replace OWL as Neighbourhood Watch alert for residents

Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth residents are urged to sign up for new crime prevention community messaging system Herts Connected.


Orange bicycle stolen from garage in Bishop’s Stortford

Orange bicycle stolen from garage in Bishop’s Stortford

Orange bicycle stolen from garage in Bishop’s Stortford

Police say the men’s road bike was stolen from the Parsonage estate early on Sunday.


Yob ‘fires urine from water pistol’ at family in Stortford town centre

Yob ‘fires urine from water pistol’ at family in Stortford town centre

Yob ‘fires urine from water pistol’ at family in Stortford town centre

A white male fired at the family from the window of a black Ford Fiesta, hitting one in the face and leaving an autistic child “freaked out”.


Camera footage puts three males in frame for Sawbo car crimewave

Camera footage puts three males in frame for Sawbo car crimewave

Camera footage puts three males in frame for Sawbo car crimewave

Crooks targeted seven vehicles in Rowney Gardens and Honeymeade over a 35-minute period in the early hours of Easter Sunday.


Fire service warning after blazes caused by vapes increase

Fire service warning after blazes caused by vapes increase

Fire service warning after blazes caused by vapes increase

Incidents in Essex caused by vapes and e-cigarettes jumped from two in 2021 and in 2022 to seven in 2023.


Police recover stolen car every other day in Essex in first quarter of 2024

Police recover stolen car every other day in Essex in first quarter of 2024

Police recover stolen car every other day in Essex in first quarter of 2024

From start of January to end of March they recovered 44 stolen vehicles, seized 109 uninsured ones and made 126 arrests.


Man taken to hospital after violence in Newport High Street

Man taken to hospital after violence in Newport High Street

Man taken to hospital after violence in Newport High Street

Paramedics treated a man for facial injuries after a fight broke out in Newport High Street on Wednesday lunchtime.


Vandals cut down trees and smash bench at Stortford park

Vandals cut down trees and smash bench at Stortford park

Vandals cut down trees and smash bench at Stortford park

Besides the damage to the trees, path edging and bench, a rattan seat was taken into a wood to form a den and several tools were left lying around.


Conservatives and Greens confirm candidates for Herts police commissioner poll

Conservatives and Greens confirm candidates for Herts police commissioner poll

Conservatives and Greens confirm candidates for Herts police commissioner poll

Former Sussex councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards is standing for the Tories and the Green Party candidate is St Albans councillor Matt Fisher.


Two people taken to hospital after four-vehicle crash in Quendon

Two people taken to hospital after four-vehicle crash in Quendon

Two people taken to hospital after four-vehicle crash in Quendon

Essex Police said the collision closed the B1383 at Quendon for two-and-a-half hours while paramedics tended to the casualties.


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