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6 arrested in phone scam operation

6 men were arrested in today's raids Credit: ITV

Six men have been arrested following a series of warrants carried out across North London in the early hours of today (Weds).

The warrants, led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU), targeted those believed to be involved in phone scams in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Norfolk.

Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk all worked together and executed warrants at 7 addresses. They were supported by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Four 18-year-old men and two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation. Money and high value items, such as designer clothes and electrical goods, were seized during the warrants.


Business Secretary announces boost for motor industry

News of a £1 billion investment in the motor industry has been welcomed by companies across our region today.

Britain's motor business supports more than 700,000 jobs, with Vauxhall in Luton alone employing nearly two thousand people.

With the East home to manufacturing plants, high tech engineering companies and 3 Formula One teams, it's hoped the money will help create long-term economic security. Serena Sandhu reports.

Rat problem getting bigger - as are the rats...

They're a common pest - spreading germs and disease everywhere they go - and now one pest controller says the problem of rats in our town centres is getting worse.

He says they're now a serious issue in Luton and other parts of our region - and that these aren't just any rats - these are extra large ones. Lauren Hall reports.

Wildlife presenter wows crowds with flying show

He's searched out danger all over the world - surviving crocodile bites, and a brush with a hippo along the way.

But for a slightly safer experience wildlife presenter Steve Backshall has been at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire ahead of a series of shows there on Birds of Prey.

Olivia Paterson went along to talk to one of television's most fearless presenters about his adventures.


Woman who breached prison licence wanted by police

Natalie Collins Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Constabulary is appealing for help from members of the public to trace a 30-year-old woman who is wanted.

Natalie Collins is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of her licence following a conviction for fraud offences.

Collins is described as white, about 5ft 2in, of medium build, with collar length brown dyed red hair.

She has links to Norwich and north Norfolk and police are keen to hear from anyone who may have information concerning her whereabouts.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Clacton Air Show announces Red Arrows display

The Red Arrows mid-display Credit: Royal Air Force

The Red Arrows are to take centre stage with their usual dose of daring low level aerobatics at this year's Clacton Air Show.

It's the RAF team's 50th display season - they'll be performing along the seafront on the Friday of the show in August.

Clacton's air show, which will also include displays by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, is now the region's only seaside event, after announcements that the Lowestoft and Southend shows won't go ahead this year.

Broads given funding for storm damage repairs

The Broads on a more peaceful day Credit: ITV

More than £80,000 is to be spent on the Norfolk and Suffolk broads repairing damage caused by the tidal surge last year.

The government's given the Broads National Park 82 thousand pounds in funding for the work. Environment Minister Lord de Mauley says it's essential that the Broads are back to the highest standards before the busy summer tourist season.

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