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Reformed Jihadist tells British Muslims 'Don't go'

A former Jihadist fighter, who now lives in Ipswich, is pleading with British Muslims not to go out and join extreme militant groups in the Middle East.

Muhammed Manwar Ali fought in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Burma in the 1980s. He says he's learnt from his experience and the level and extent of killing has now become extreme and driven by hatred and revenge.

He has also condemned the killing of journalist James Foley.

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Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on train

The attack is alleged to have taken place at Leighton Buzzard Credit: ITV News

British Transport Police are searching for clues as to the identity of a man alleged to have carried out a sexual assault on a woman asleep on a train.

The woman was travelling on the London Euston to Birmingham train on August 13th. She woke up at Leighton Buzzord to find a man assaultiing her. The woman left the train at Milton Keynes and reported the incident to Police.

They boarded the train at Rugby, but found no sign of the man, who was Asian and in his forties. It's now believed he left the train at Northampton station.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference MSUB/B7 of 21/08/2014 Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Man charged following serious crash in Cambridge

A man has been charged in connection with a crash which left three teenagers with serious injuries.

Four teenagers were hurt after being struck by a Fiat Punto in Hills Road, Cambridge.

24-year-old Aaron Daley, of no fixed address, has been charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury, driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance, and failing to stop following a collision.

He is due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court today.

Attempted robbery in Holt: Police hunt elderly man

Police in Norfolk are hunting for a man in his 60's or 70's after an attempted robbery on a bank in Holt.

Map of Holt
Attempted robbery in the centre of Holt Credit: ITV Anglia

A man walked into the TSB bank on the High Street in Holt at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

He threatened staff with what appeared to be a gun.

The man had a grey beard and was wearing a distinctive multi-coloured stripy jumper and dark trousers. He left empty handed.


Bedford is the most generous town

Aerial view of Bedford
Aerial view of Bedford

Bedford has been revealed as the most generous town in the country. The donation site JustGiving said more than 40 thousand people with a Bedford post code gave money to a charity appeal over the last year, raising more than a million pounds. Cambridge was in second place.

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