Tag: Essex

Basildon Hospital In Lockdown After Armed Police Attend Due To 19-Year-Old Shot In Tilbury

Tonight Basildon hospital has been on lockdown after armed police stormed in due to an unknown incident at the hospital in Essex.

It was around 7:30PM where reports started flying around the internet that something was going on at Basildon hospital and then it was announced that they had put the hospital in lockdown.

The hospital have said that it is still open to members of the public if they need to be treated in the emergency department as they shared on Twitter:

Good evening to let you know that our Accident & Emergency department remains open to the public. Regarding the reported incident this evening we have spoken to Essex police and a statement will be released at approximately 10pm. Many thanks.

In a statement released by Essex Police they have said that a 19-year-old man has been shot in Tilbury and rushed to hospital with shot wounds to his stomach and they are now investigating the going ons.

The statement from Essex Police said:

We are investigating following an incident in #Tilbury where a man was shot.

A 19 year-old man was taken to Basildon Hospital with a gunshot wound to his stomach shortly before 7.15pm today (Wednesday, September 26).

It is believed he had been injured after being approached by two men in the area of Raphael Avenue and Sullivan Road in Tilbury.

He is currently in a serious condition.

The area of Raphael Avenue and Sullivan Road has been cordoned off while officers investigate and we have officers at Basildon Hospital.

Detective Inspector Stuart Truss, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “This investigation is in a very early stage but we’re already building up a picture of the circumstances which led up to it.

“While it is unclear what the motive behind the attack was we believe it was targeted and there is no risk to the wider public.

“I appreciate this will be concerning for the local community but I want to emphasise incidents like this are very rare.

“The area where it is thought this incident took place is a busy residential one and I believe someone will have seen something.

“I particularly need to speak to anyone who saw a small black car in the area at the time of the incident.”

If you saw or heard anything, have CCTV, were driving in the area and have dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting incident 1114 of September 26.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Colchester Zoo Visitors Left In Shock After Vulture Is Killed By Lion Infront Of Visitors

Members of the public at Colchester Zoo have been left in shock after a much loved vulture flew out of the display ground and onto the netting of the Lion enclosure and found hole where it flew into the enclosure and was killed by a female lion.

Tourist watched the drama unfold at the Zoo in Essex and even saw the bird be killed by a lioness.

Yatsey was still alive when the keepers managed to get into the enclosure and get her out but sadly she died on the way to the vets in the back of the car.

Yatsey suffered a puncture wound when one of the zoo’s lionesses bit him during the attack.

A member of the public said to Ipswich Star:

‘It’s a bit unbelievable, really. We were watching the falcon display and the trainer said, we’re going to have to try something different with the vulture today because the winds are blowing in a different direction.
‘Obviously, the vulture didn’t do what they hoped it would do because it just carried on flying off and you could hear the trainer saying, ‘Where’s he going? Where’s he going?’

Another visitor has said:

‘Me and my family witnessed this yesterday and I have to say the team at Colchester zoo were fantastic in clearing the area of visitors and attending to the situation straight away.’

Colhester Zoo have relesed a statement saying:

‘We are very saddened to report that on Sunday 4th February Eurasion Griffon Vulture Yatsey passed away.

‘Yatsey was free flying during one of our educational bird displays when he diverted from his usual course and landed on the netted roof above the lion’s enclosure, instinctively, one of the lioness’ caught Yatsey.

‘Keepers acted quickly and effectively to get the lions into their inside enclosure to prevent them from causing further harm.

‘Yatsey was swiftly retrieved by keepers and after an initial examination Yatsey had sustained a puncture wound which looked treatable and keepers were confident he would pull through with veterinary treatment.

‘However, following the situation Yatsey had experienced, on the journey to the vets Yatsey sadly passed away from shock.

‘The netting used above the lion’s outdoor area is designed to stop birds from landing within the enclosure, this is not designed as a security feature, we can confirm that at no point was the safety and security of the lion’s enclosure compromised.

‘We would like to thank visitors for their understanding and cooperation whilst keepers worked to retrieve Yatsey.

So sad!

Gemma Collins Switches Braintree Shopping Center Christmas Lights On

Tonight Gemma Collins has braved the cold and stepped out in Braintree, Essex to switch the Christmas lights on.

The TOWIE star was greeted to a huge crowd who turned out to Freeport Shopping village as she got them in the Christmas spirit.

More news to come….

Mark Wright Spotted Getting Close To Mystery Brunette Who’s Not Wife Michelle Keegan On Nightout

Not good.

Mark Wright has traveled back to the UK from the US where he currently works and decided to go out on a night out with his co-presenter Mario Lopez but things where not good at all.

[RELATED: Mark Clears Up Them Photo’s On Twitter]

Mark was spotted getting very close to a mystery brunette as he leaved the Faces club in Essex over the weekend despite being married to beauty Michelle Keegan.

Both Mark and Mario seemed like they had an amazing night as both of them took to their instagram accounts to share photos from the night out.

Since Mark has been back in the UK not at one point has he been seen with his wife Michelle and like we said he was getting so close to this other woman.

It was only recently that Mark told sources that he speaks to Micheel around ’20 times a day’

Kate Wright And Rio Ferdinand To Move In Together

It’s looking like Rio Ferdinand and Kate Wright are taking the next step in their relationship as it’s looking like they are going to move in together.

Kate’s lease expires on her Essex flat soon and instead of getting a new place she has decided to move in with the footballer.

A source has said to The Sun:

“She’s all but moved in already – Kate and Rio are inseparable.”

V Festival Has Been Scrapped After 22 Years!

No sad news.

V Festival has been scrapped after 22 years of bringing biggiest music talent to Chelmsford.

Richard Branson annouced on Monday that the festival will no longer be put together by Virgin but confirmed that a new event will take it’s place.

Writing on the company’s website Branston said:

“V Festival has always been a special weekend for everyone at Virgin.

“We’ve been proud to sponsor V Festival for the past two decades and there have been some incredible performances on the stage.

“Now, after 22 very enjoyable and successful years, 2017 was Virgin’s last V Festival.

“Being part of V Festival has been an honour and there are some amazing moments that will stay with me forever – including introducing Paul Weller and welcoming V2 Records’ first signing The Stereophonics to a massive audience.

He continued to write:

“Working on V Festival has been a brilliant journey filled with great people, fun times and exceptional music.

“I have so many memories to cherish – from the mind-blowing performances to spending quality time at the festival with both Holly and Sam, who it’s no surprise are both music lovers after spending so much time dancing at V.”

“We’re really excited about the future ahead and can’t wait to share our plans with music lovers across the globe.”

The official Twitter account for the festival confirmed that a new show will take place next year.

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