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Mum tells of tragic daughter's last words

The mother of a teenager who died after being hit by a car has spoken about her daughter's last words as she lay dying.

Justine Connolly Credit: ITV News Anglia

Justine Connolly was involved in a crash in Milton Keynes just over a week ago - she died a day after her eighteenth birthday.

Her family hope that talking about her her death will make other teenagers think twice before crossing busy roads.

I ran to the side of the road and she was, you know, messed up... but she was conscious. I wanted to just pick her up - the last thing she said: "I love you mum".

– Sue Connolly, Justine's mother

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Hedgehog kicked about on sports ground

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a hedgehog was seen being kicked about a sports ground by a group of youths.

The rescued hedgehog Credit: RSPCA

The incident happened on Saturday 18th April at Lynnsport in King's Lynn. A member of the public saw two boys and three girls, aged around around 13 or 14, kicking the live animal around the grass behind a skateboard shed.

The hedgehog was rescued by the passer-by, and taken to the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre nearby, where he is currently being cared for.

There is absolutely no excuse for treating a live animal in this callous way - just kicking him around as if it were sport.

– Alison Charles, RSPCA

The RSPCA says the hedgehog remains "quite poorly" with injuries to its left side, but they hope it will make a good recovery. where he was kicked.


Murder investigation launched

A murder investigation's been launched following the death of a man in Harlow.

Police were called to a house in The Hoo at around 1AM on Tuesday. A 53-year-old man was found unconscious at the scene and was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital. He later died of a head injury.

A 49-year-old man from Harlow has been arrested. Detectives are appealing for information.

Peregrine chicks hatch at cathedral

The male peregrine meets his chick Credit: Hawk and Owl Trust

Two peregrine falcon chicks have hatched on a platform on Norwich Cathedral. The falcons have become a frequent sight since the nesting platform was put in place by conservation charity the Hawk and Owl Trust in 2011. This year's first two chicks hatched overnight. There are two more eggs remaining.

The newly-hatched chicks Credit: Hawk and Owl Trust

Police warning over theft of wild bird eggs

Police in Norfolk are urging members of the public to report any suspicious activity around the theft of wild bird eggs.

Bird egg confiscated by police Credit: PA Images

It is nesting season and wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Egg collecting is a big problem here, with nature reserves a prime target for egg thieves across in the East of England.

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