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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."

Commissioner demands investigation into police delay over teacher probe

Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner has called for a rigorous investigation into why Essex Police had information about Martin Goldberg in November 2013 but did not visit him until September 2014.

Nick Alston says he understands the original information from police in Toronto suggesting that Goldberg had purchased videos of naked boys several years ago was received by Essex Police in late November 2013.

He says it's important that we understand why it took nine months for the force to act on this information. There may be valid reasons but we deserve an explanation.

Nick Alston Credit: ITV Anglia

'Essex Police has referred aspects of this case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and I expect the independent watchdog to investigate thoroughly and rigorously. It would be wrong of me to pre-empt the findings of that investigation, but my initial judgement is that it is likely that something has gone badly wrong here, including possibly in the original assessment and review by CEOP.

– Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner

"I am greatly concerned to learn that evidence gathered by Essex Police strongly suggests that Martin Goldberg was covertly filming boys at various locations, including a public swimming bath.

"I am a parent and a grandparent, and I share the shock, concern and anger that people in our communities are feeling about Goldberg’s behaviour.

– Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
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Police: No evidence Goldberg made inappropriate physical contact

Essex Police says it currently has no evidence to suggest a former deputy headteacher - who stored hundreds of indecent images of pupils - made "inappropriate physical contact" with any child.

It is important to stress that we have found no evidence of any other offences by Mr Goldberg involving these children. At this time there is nothing to suggest that he made inappropriate physical contact with any child.

There is also no information that he shared any of these images or that anyone else was aware of his offending.

Essex Police understands that this news may be extremely distressing to both parents and children and has set up a special number for people to call if they have any concerns or believe they have information that would assist the investigation.

– Essex Police
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School 'angry and betrayed' by deputy head claims

The headteacher of an Essex school where a former deputy head is alleged to have taken indecent images of pupils says everyone at the school feels "angry and betrayed" by the claims.

In a statement to ITV News, Andrew Hampton said Martin Goldberg - who was found dead nearly three weeks ago - had an "exemplary record" during his 23 years at Thorpe Hall School.

The school Governors and staff are shocked by the news about Mr Goldberg.

He was a well-regarded teacher who had an exemplary record during his 23 years at the school and there were no indications whatsoever that Mr Goldberg was leading a double life.

Everyone at Thorpe Hall School feels surprised, angry and betrayed.

Our immediate focus is on supporting our pupils, parents and staff at this difficult time.

– Andrew Hampton, headteacher

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Police issue help numbers for anyone seeking advice over teacher's indecent images

Essex Police have issued the following numbers for anyone who is concerned about the revelation that indecent images have been found at the home of dead teacher Martin Goldberg.

The force says it fully acknowledges that there will be significant concerns within the local community about Mr Goldberg’s offending

It warns that none of the children must be identified and says it strongly cautions against any use of social media that could identify any of the children involved.

The priority for the police now is to support those affected and we are continuing to work with the school, Southend Borough Council, Essex County Council and others to provide that support and ensure that all appropriate action is taken.

  • Essex Police: 0800 056 0944, or +44 207 158 0010 if outside the UK.
  • Southend Council Children’s Services: 01702 534506
  • Essex Social Services: adults - 0845 603 7630
  • Children's Services - 0845 603 7634
  • Childline: 0800 11 11 Web: www.childline.org.uk
  • NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 Web: www.nspcc.org.uk Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Man appears in court over fatal Gorleston stabbing

A man has appeared at Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court this morning, charged with the murder of a woman in Norfolk.

A cordon set up in Sussex Road, Gorleston Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers found the body of 50-year-old Lorna McCarthy at an address in Sussex Road on Sunday. A post-mortem investigation confirmed she died from a stab wound to the heart.

Barry McCarthy, who is also 50, was remanded into custody to appear before Norwich Crown Court on Thursday.

Police investigating Chelmsford death make an arrest

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found in a house on Broomfield Road in Chelmsford.

Officers were called just after 8.30am this morning (Tuesday, September 30) and discovered the body with multiple stab wounds.

Police have arrested a 29 year-old man of no fixed address on suspicion of murder. He is being questioned by detectives.

The area behind The Ship public house has been cordoned off while forensic investigations are carried out.

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