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Burglars threaten man with machete and baseball bat

Burglars who broke into a house in Corby threatened the home owner with a machete and baseball bat before stealing his watch and cash..

The 23-year-old victim handed over his replica Audemars Piquet watch and the offenders left the house in Lapwing Close.

The first offender was 5ft 11in and wore a black tracksuit top with blue stripes down the sleeves. The only description of the second offender is that he was shorter than the first.

Both were wearing gloves and made off from the scene in a red SAAB Aero with a 2010 registration plate.

Watch stolen from Corby home Credit: ITV Anglia


Police release details of road closures for Hannah's funeral

A number of roads will be closed in Hemsby on October the 10th to allow the funeral procession, led by a horse-drawn hearse, to travel from Hannah’s home address to St Mary’s Church.

The convoy will travel slowly from Parklands (private road) at approximately 10.45am, along North Road and The Street to St Mary’s Church for the service which starts at 11am. The church service will be followed by a private burial.

The following road closures will be in place from approximately 10.30am and will be lifted while the service takes place. The roads will be closed after the funeral to allow the procession to return to Parklands:

  • North Road will be closed between the junctions of St Mary’s Close and The Street
  • Kings Court (cul-de-sac) closed to traffic
  • · The Street will be closed between the junctions with Kingsway and Pit Road (this closure will remain in place throughout the service and will not be lifted until after the private burial has taken place)

Hannah’s family have also asked that friends and non-invited guests attending the funeral make donations to local charity Faith Animal Rescue instead of floral tributes.


Thieves who stripped lead from church may also have stolen from pub

St Michael's Church, Kirby-Le-Soken Credit: ITV Anglia

Thieves who stripped lead from the church roof in at Kirby-le-Soken were probably responsible for stealing a boiler from the village pub, say police.

Lead valued at £2000 was taken from St Michael’s Church in The Street overnight on Saturday.

The thieves drove over graves in the churchyard to remove the lead, which police say would have weighed down their vehicle.

The theft's being linked to the theft of a boiler from Ye Olde Red Lion pub nearby, either the same night or the one before. The pub was closed for renovation and the new boiler had only just been fitted.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Binnington at Harwich police station on 101.

Northampton Saints dealt Corbisiero injury blow

Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out until "early 2015." Credit: PA

Northampton Saints have been dealt a blow with the news that England prop Alex Corbisiero has been ruled out until "early 2015."

The 26-year-old had to come off in Saturday's win over Bath after picking up a shoulder injury.

Scans have now revealed that Corbisiero has suffered a ligament tear which will require surgery.

It means that the former London Irish man will also miss England's autumn internationals, alongside other key front players Tom Youngs, Mako Vunipola and Dan Cole who are also set for spells on the sidelines.

Man wearing one glove steals teen's rucksack

Police want help to trace a man wearing a single glove who punched a teenager and stole his rucksack in Ipswich.

The 15-year-old boy was walking to school on Friday morning along the alleyway that connects St Anthony’s Crescent to Trafalgar Close when he was approached from behind and punched in the face.

His attacker fled the scene with the boy’s rucksack, which contained a Blackberry mobile phone.

The suspect is described as a 6ft tall, well-built black man, believed to be aged around 30 – 40. At the time of the crime he was described as wearing; blue jeans, a black hooded top, white trainers, and a single glove.

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Ex-pupil: Deputy headteacher fooled us all

A former Thorpe Hall pupil has told ITV News the school's deputy headteacher "fooled us all", amid allegations he stored nearly 600 indecent images of children as young as nine.

Martin Goldberg worked at Thorpe Hill school in Southend for 23 years. Credit: Google Maps

Ex-maths teacher Martin Goldberg, 46, was found dead at his Essex home just a day after police had spoken to him about claims he bought images of naked teenage boys over the internet.

"He fooled us all. Pupils and staff. He was always friendly with pupils but then all teachers were," the ex-pupil said.

"Only sense of weirdness was just the usual - I thought he was bit lonely and sad and had no life outside of school.

"His life revolved around school. He was an OK teacher, very very involved with ski trips and extra-curricular stuff."

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