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Family of Luton man in coma speak about their heartbreak after alleged street attack

The family of man from Luton have spoken about their heartbreak a year after he ended up in a coma - the victim of an alleged street attack.

Henry Huggins known to everyone as "Chin' has yet to regain consciousness. Now relatives have begun a social media campaign to raise awareness of violence.

Hundreds of people have already joined in by taking a selfie photo, but his family want more to take part.

Click below to watch Matthew Hudson's report:

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Bedfordshire PCC Olly Martins suspended from the Labour Party after IPCC investigation

Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner Olly Martins has been suspended from the Labour Party after the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) referred an investigation into the disclosure of information about a death in custody to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The IPCC announced in February it would investigate leaks about the death in custody of Leon Briggs and said today its completed investigation had been passed to prosecutors.

A Labour Party spokesman said: "Olly Martins has been suspended from the Labour Party."

The IPCC released a statement which said: "The Independent Police Complaints Commission has completed its investigation into the police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire, Olly Martins, and has passed its report to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

"The CPS will determine whether there is evidence to warrant criminal charges."

Watch: The singing scaffolder attracting the crowds

Scaffolder, Adam Watson attracts the crowds with his singing.
Scaffolder, Adam Watson attracts the crowds with his singing.

A scaffolder working on St Nicholas' chapel in King's Lynn has been attracting the crowds.

Adam Watson - dubbed the singing scaffolder - has been serenading people while he works and his colleagues love all the crooning.

ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray went along to meet the man raising the roof:

With X-Factor kicking off this weekend on ITV we're in the season for showing off your singing skills.

If like Adam Watson you are brave enough to hold a tune - send us a video of you singing in your place of work.

You can email anglianews@itv.com. You can also show us what you've been putting your workmates through via Facebook or Twitter @itvanglia.

Teen bailed in Thetford fires investigation

A teenager arrested in connection with a series of fires in Thetford has been released on bail.

The 16-year-old boy was detained at an address in the town in the early hours of this morning shortly after 3am.

The teen was questioned at Bury Police Investigation Centre in connection with recent arsons on the Pines estate and later released on bail with conditions including a night-time curfew until 9 September while enquiries continue.

Officers will be continuing with increased patrols following incidents in Elm Road and Kimms Belt on Sunday and Monday (24/26 August).

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Police search for missing woman from Great Yarmouth

Have you seen missing Amy?
Have you seen missing Amy? Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 27-year-old woman reported missing from Great Yarmouth.

Amy Hetherington, who lives in the Tottenham Street area of the town, was last seen at her home address at around midday.

Officers are keen to hear from Amy or anyone with information concerning her current whereabouts to ensure she is safe and well.

Amy is described as white, 5ft 4", of small build, with dark auburn shoulder length hair. She was wearing a black top with a tiger on it and blue denim jeans when she disappeared.

Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts should contact Norfolk Police on 101.

Domestic abuse victim speaks about abusive relationship

Last year Essex Police recorded around 28 thousand domestic abuse incidents.
Last year Essex Police recorded around 28 thousand domestic abuse incidents. Credit: PA Images

More than 42,000 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk last year.

One community housing group in Braintree is raising awareness in the hope of encouraging more victims to speak out.

ITV Anglia's Hannah Pettifer went to meet one woman who was in an abusive relationship for two years - her words are spoken by an actor to protect her identity.

Click below to watch the report:

Help and support available for domestic abuse victims:

Help for Domestic Violence

Women's Aid

Refuge

National Domestic Violence Helpline

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