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Braintree: Victim slams 26 minute wait for police
6:00pm Sunday 27th January 2013 in News
A FATHER whose family had to hide from a sledgehammer-wielding-man has slammed police for taking almost half an hour to arrive.
Ken Breach said he phoned the police as the man became violent and home to Beckers Green Road.
The 40-year-old claimed there were five children in the home- three of whom were his- and that officers had come from Stanway.
Essex Police’s emergency response target time is 10 minutes.
He said: “They knew it was serious and they knew he was violent."