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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in assault outside Cambridge pub

The victim was assaulted outside The Brook pub in Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man in his 30s is fighting for his life after being assaulted outside a pub Cambridge.

Police say they were called to reports of violence outside The Brook on Brookfields around 11.35pm on Friday, August 17.

The victim was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in a critical condition.

A second man, who in his also in his 30s, has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

Police said they believed it was an isolated incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

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Large fire takes hold at former Pontins holiday camp in Hemsby

The fire at the former Pontins holiday camp in Hemsby Credit: Norfolk Fire Service.

More than a dozen fire crews spent the night tackling a blaze at a former holiday camp in Norfolk.

Police, firefighters and the ambulance service were all called to the old Pontins site at Beach Road in Hemsby on Friday (August 17) night.

At its peak, 15 crews were needed to fight the flames and three remained on the scene on Saturday morning.

Pontins last welcomed guests to the coastal holiday camp in the summer of 2008 and has been officially closed since January 2009.

The site has been the victim of a number of fires since then including one just last month (July).

Homeless man jailed for 10 years for rape in Southend

Llie Ciubotaru has been jailed for 10-years for rape Credit: Essex police

A homeless man who raped a vulnerable person with learning difficulties has been jailed for 10 years.

30-year old Llie Ciubotaru of no fixed address attacked a man in a property in Southend in December 2016.

He was sentenced after a five day trial at Basildon Crown Court.

Police say he'd been walking the streets looking for a room for the night when he knocked on the victim's door in the early hours of the morning, forcing his way into the property.

“We believe Ciubotaru was walking the streets looking for a room for the night when he took advantage of a vulnerable man within our community. He is a dangerous individual who overpowered his victim in his own home and then raped him. I would like to praise the victim for his courage and bravery throughout our investigation and subsequent trial. I hope Ciubotaru’s lengthy custodial sentence offers some justice to him and his family."

– DC Adam Clarke, Essex police's Crime and Public Protection Command

Man jailed for racist attack on delivery driver in Cambridgeshire

A man who fractured a delivery driver’s cheekbone in a racially aggravated assault in Cambridgeshire has been jailed.

39-year old David Haddow, threw a bucket of water towards the driver in October last year in St Ives.

When the victim challenged him, Haddow became aggressive and made racist remarks and then followed and assaulted him.

The victim fell to the floor and was briefly unconscious before making it to his feet and taking a photo of Haddow on a mobile phone.

The photo of David Haddow taken by the victim. Credit: Cambridgeshire police

The photo included Haddow’s vehicle and meant he could be identified.

Haddow, of Thames Road in Huntingdon, admitted racially aggravated grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to a year prison and ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the victim.

As a result of this assault the victim needed surgery where plates were fitted to his cheekbone. He continues to suffer from numbness to his face, from which he may never recover. We are proud to serve a diverse community in Cambridgeshire. Racially aggravated attacks are not common, but when they do occur we will do everything in our power to bring the perpetrators before the courts.”

– Detective Constable Susan Burberry

Two arrests at Chelmsford's new 'RiZE' music festival

People have been flocking to the first day of the Rize festival Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have arrested two people on suspicion of drugs possession at the RiZE music festival in Chelmsford.

Two men aged 22 and 21 from London were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

They're now being questioned by officers after they were detained by site security at Hylands Park.

Police say they're working with the festival organisers to detect any drug activity.

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