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Anniversary appeal 21 years after schoolboy murder

Police putting up posters on the estate where Rikki lived. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the murder of a 6-year-old boy in Cambridgeshire 21 years ago, say they're "closing in" on his killers.

Rikki Neave's body was found in woodland near his home in Peterborough in 1994.

The case was re-opened earlier this year and his mother Ruth Neave says she's confident she will get justice for her son.

Officers want to identify two teenage boys - seen leaving the woods on the day Rikki's body was found.

An artists impression of two boys police want to speak to.

They also say drug use was common place on the estate at the time and are keen to hear from any professionals who may have been helping people and given information about the murder.

"There were a number of people on the estate back in 1994 who were suffering with drug addiction and we know there were a lot of professional workers, drugs workers, social workers up on the estate and we believe that some of those people may have had information that had been passed to them or confided in them and they may have thought at the time that it was irrelevant, but now, that information could be crucial and key."

– DI Jerry Waite, Beds, Herts & Cambs Major Crime Unit

Norwich bus station reopened after police incident

Norwich bus station has reopened after police were forced to close it to deal with an incident this morning.

Officers were called to a 'male in crisis' near to the Travel Lodge in Queens Road. It meant the nearby Norwich Bus Station and Queens Road junction with St Stephens Street were shut for approximately 30 minutes.

The Ambulance and Fire Service also attended. The man has now been taken to hospital with no injuries.

88 year old seriously injured in raid on home

An 88-year-old man has been seriously injured when he was knocked to the ground by robbers who burst into his home in Essex.

Two men called at the home of the elderly couple in Beach Way in Jaywick around 9am on Friday 27th November.

When the man answered the door they burst into the house knocking him to the floor, leaving him with a fractured hip.

"This was an horrendous experience for the victim to be attacked in his own home like this and suffer such serious injuries. This crime has appalled the local community, I want to find and arrest these two men as soon as possible and would appeal for anyone with information which could help to get in touch. Both suspects were wearing all black clothes, with hooded coats and black shoes. They were both described as skinny and around 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in tall.”

– Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Jules Cole


Fresh appeal for help on anniversary of Rikki's disappearance

Posters going up to appeal for fresh information Credit: ITV News Anglia

Exactly 21 years after the schoolboy Rikki Neave disappeared in Peterborough, detectives are making a fresh appeal for information.

Officers are on the Welland Estate continuing their enquiries, talking to people on the estate and distributing appeal materials

Six yeard old Rikki was last seen leaving for school at around 8.30am on Monday, November 28, 1994, from his home in Redmile Walk, Welland.

Rikki Neave

Rikki's body was found the following day in a wooded area off Eye Road, close to Willoughby Court - five minutes' walk from his house.

A post mortem examination concluded that he had died as a result of a compression of the neck - strangulation.

A reward of up to £10,000 is on offer for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of Rikki Neave's killer.

Teenger in court over Great Yarmouth murder

Credit: Andrew McGowan

A teenager is appearing in court today charged in connection with a murder in Great Yarmouth.

Andrew McGowan, 33, died after being stabbed at a property in Dickens Court on Saturday 14 November.

18-year-old Warren Ricardo Blake, from Thorncliffe Road in South London is appearing before Norwich Magistrates' Court.

A 21-year-old man also arrested in connection with the incident has been bailed.

Teenager robbed on his way to school

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager has been robbed on his way to school in Essex.

The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was walking along Broadmayne in Basildon, going towards the town centre to get to Woodlands School at 7.30 am on Wednesday 4th November. When he got near to Church Road he was barged into by a man who then threatened the victim. The teenager offered him some cash and the suspect ran off.

"This incident left the victim extremely shaken up. It happened on a main road which is particularly busy at this time of the day with people going to work. Somebody may have seen something and I would like them to get in touch with me if they have any information.”

– Investigating officer, Pc Jack Mabbett, of Basildon CID

The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 18 and 20, around 6ft tall and was wearing a grey hooded top with a black scarf over his mouth and blue jeans.

Drug offender ordered to pay back £75k

Cannabis plants

A man from Suffolk has been ordered to pay back almost £75,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Kevin Fletcher Jones, 57, of Barr Drive, Lakenheath, was ordered to pay £74,845.65 following a hearing at Ipswich Crown Court.

He has three months to pay the money or will face further imprisonment.

In May 2014 Jones was sentenced to two years imprisonment after pleading guilty to drugs offences, after 400 cannabis plants were found at his home address during a warrant executed by Suffolk Constabulary.

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