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Man stabbed in Stevenage

Police are investigating after a man was stabbed in Stevenage last night.

Location of stabbing in Stevenage. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened outside a property on Cherwell Drive, Great Ashby at about 9.45pm. The man became involved in an argument with three men and one of them stabbed him in the leg.

The victim is currently in hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. He is in a stable condition.

Police have described the three men as: black, with one of them having lighter skin.

“Incidents of this nature are very rare in the local area and I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated and targeted incident which we are treating very seriously.

“I am appealing for help from the public who may have seen the incident take place or who knows anything at all about it to please get in touch. Perhaps you saw the three men outside the address or did you see them drive off in their vehicle? Any information you pride could significantly help us with our enquiries.”

– Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Mark Clawson from the Local Crime Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number: ISR 0706 23/05/15. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Crowds gather for the Luton Carnival parade

It is getting busy in St George's Square as crowds wait for the big Luton Carnival parade to arrive.

Girls with brightly coloured feathers in their hair. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Police officers are managing the event. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Pair getting into the carnival spirit. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There is live music and lots of spontaneous dancing, despite the drizzle.

140 Bedfordshire Police officers are on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Lots of people are getting into the carnival spirit with some very colourful costumes.

Southend goalkeeper "Penalties are a psychological battle"

Manager Phil Brown celebrating taking the team to League One Credit: PA

Southend goalkeeper Dan Bentley says penalties are a psychological battle but they deserved to win them after their gripping play-off final victory against Wycombe at Wembley...

The Shrimpers took it to the dreaded penalty shoot-out after it finished 1-1 in extra time. It's the first time in five years they've played in League One.

After the match he spoke to our sports correspondent Donovan Blake...


Public urged to join search for missing James Lomax

Detectives investigating the disappearance of James Lomax, who is 83 and from Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, are urging members of the public to join a search to find him.

James Lomax Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Mr Lomax, who has dementia, was last seen leaving his home in Manor Road, Wheathampstead at around 4.50pm on Thursday.

Police officers gathered at Memorial Road Wheathampstead at 9am today to search the area, this search is currently on-going.

Members of the public are now being asked to assist with the search. Detectives are urging anyone who is fit, healthy and willing to assist to attend Memorial Road as soon as possible.

Volunteers will need to be available for a minimum of six hours and expect to cover up to 12 miles during the search.

Mr Lomax is believed to be wearing a light brown coloured anorak, dark blue trousers, opened-toe sandals and brown socks. He may also be wearing a dark coloured flat cap. He is likely to be confused and disorientated.

Anyone who sees James, or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact police via the non-emergency number 101.

Man rescued from River Colne near Colchester

A man who fell from a boat on the River Colne near Colchester has been rescued by volunteer lifeboat crews.

Man being rescued from the river Colne. Credit: RNLI

The 45-year-old, from Rowhedge, near Colchester, fell into the water close to the village’s Anchor pub in the early hours on Saturday 23 May. He got stuck in the mud as the tide was coming in.

Clacton RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was called to the scene at about 12.35am after Thames Coastguard received reports that the man was in the river.

As the crew made its way to the scene, Mersea Coastguard reported it had spotted the 10ft boat, but that no-one was on board.

Essex Police, Mersea Coastguard and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service searched for the man, who was spotted in the mud on the opposite side of the river.

Click below to watch a video of the rescue by Clacton RNLI:

“With the tide on the flood and the water already up to the man’s legs, time was of the essence...

“We arrived minutes later and were guided by torchlight to the man.

“Fortunately we managed to pluck him from the mud and into the boat.

“While en route to the pontoons at Rowhedge, the crew started to warm the casualty up as he was showing signs of being hypothermic.

“Once alongside the pontoon, he was walked up to the ambulance crew who took him to hospital for further treatment.

“This was a fantastic team effort by everyone involved, including the coastguard, police and fire service.

“Thanks to everyone's hard work, a life has been saved.”

– Clacton RNLI crewman Joff Strutt.

Disappointing night for Hertfordshire singer in Eurovision contest

Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas Credit: PA

Hertfordshire's Alex Larke took to the stage in Vienna last night as one half of the UK's entry in the 60th Eurovision Song contest.

Alex from Welwyn Garden City performed alongside Bianca Nicholas as part of Electro Velvet but sadly their track 'Still in Love With You" didn't go down well with the judges, only picking up five points. The duo finished 24th out of 27.

Sweden were crowned the eventual winners fighting off strong competition from Russia and Italy.

Man threatened with knife during aggravated burglary

Police are investigating an aggravated burglary in Colchester, Essex.

Location of aggravated burglary in Colchester Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man knocked on a door in Almond Way sometime between 3.30pm and 3.45pm on Saturday 16 May and threatened the 51-year-old occupant with a knife.

He forced his way into the property and stole a mobile phone and £60 cash before leaving.

Police have described the suspect as a white man, about 6ft 4ins tall and of strong build. He had short black hair, a moustache, and wore a black leather jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone who saw the man in the area at the time is asked to call Dc Danielle Markoutsis at Colchester CID on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or

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