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Paedophile labelled 'a predator' has sentence increased

Sazzad Miah

An 83-year-old child sex "predator" has been jailed for 25 years after a top judge ruled the 18-year sentence he was originally handed was far too soft.

Child rapist Sazzad Miah, from Cambridge, was convicted of a raft of sex offences against children, including four specimen counts of rape.

Miah was jailed for 18 years, with a one-year extended licence period, at Peterborough Crown Court in June.

But Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC deemed that sentence "unduly lenient" and referred the case to London's Appeal Court.

Lady Justice Rafferty today agreed with him, and increased his prison sentence to 25 years.


Serious crash involving HGV, truck and car on the A120

Crash on the A120 Credit: ITV Anglia

A HGV lorry, a pick up truck and a car have been involved in a serious collision on the A120.

Highways England say the HGV has overturned and a large amount of petrol has been spilt.

The road is closed in both directions between junction 25 (Marks Tay) and the B1024

It happened this morning at about 7am and emergency services and the air ambulance attended.

The fire service say they released a man who had been trapped in a vehicle.


Man charged with shining laser pen at police helicopter

A man has been charged with shining a laser pen at a police helicopter. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man from Northamptonshire has been charged with the new offence of endangering a police helicopter by shining a laser pen at it.

It's alleged that Voyslav Dimitrov, from Minerva Way in Wellingborough, shone a green laser into the cockpit as the helicopter was taking part in a search on Saturday (September 15).

The 28-year-old has been bailed to appear before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on October 15.

The Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act was introduced in May this year.

It means it is now an offence to shine or direct a laser beam towards a vehicle, regardless of intent, removing the need for police officers to establish proof of intention to cause a safety hazard.

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