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Mother's anguish after hearing the doctor treating her child for cancer had been abusing patients

A mother has spoken about her fears after a doctor who treated her son admitted 25 sex offences against children in his care.

Paediatrician Myles Bradbury, who worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, has admitted assaulting patients as young as eight years old.

More than 800 families have been contacted by authorities to warn them their children could have been at risk and the police say people are continuing to come forward with allegations of abuse.

A helpline has been set up for anyone affected by this story - the number is 0800 389 8625.


Bedfordshire PCC faces no further action: Family of Leon Briggs 'disappointed' by CRP's decision

Jocelyn Cockburn, partner at Hodge Jones & Allen, the civil liberties law firm that specialises in actions against the police, is representing the family of Leon Briggs.

Speaking on behalf of her clients, Jocelyn Cockburn said:

“The family are disappointed by the CPS’s decision today. The basis for the decision has not been properly explained to them, in particular it is not clear that the CPS has taken on board the IPCCs finding that Mr Martin not only disclosed unauthorised material but did so ‘in a way that minimised the role of Bedfordshire Police in the death of Leon Briggs’. This omission from the CPS’s letter needs explanation as it is relevant to the decision as to whether a prosecution should be brought.”

– Jocelyn Cockburn, partner at Hodge Jones & Allen

Research shows people who cycle or walk to work are happier

Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 18,000 commuters. Credit: PA Images

How do you choose to commute to work every day? Well according to a new report, if you cycle or walk, then you are a happier person.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 18,000 commuters dating back over two decades.

They found that people who swapped their cars for bikes or walking, were under less strain and able to concentrate more while in the office, while using public transport also improved their well-being.

Man jailed for six years for underage sex with teenage girl in Suffolk

Geoffrey Harris jailed for over six years. Credit: Suffolk Police

A man has been jailed for over six years for having underage sex with a teenage girl in Ipswich.

Geoffrey Harris was arrested in June and charged with five offences relating to the girl between 2005 and 2008.

The 53-year-old unemployed man of no fixed address, but originally from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty to the charges at Ipswich Crown Court in August and was remanded in custody prior to his appearance at the same court on Wednesday 17 September.

Geoffrey Harris was sentenced to six years and nine months’ imprisonment, was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life and a previously-issued Sex Offences Prevention Order from an earlier conviction remains in place.


Spending watchdog says Government decision to cut Norfolk waste incinerator funding is 'scandalous'

Artist impression of plans. Credit: Norfolk County Council

A spending watchdog has said a Government decision to cut off funding for a waste incinerator in Norfolk was 'scandalous'.

As a result the county council were left with a shortfall of more than £33m with the plans for the incinerator ending up being scrapped.

The Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge says it is appalling that so much money was wasted on a project that is likely never to be built.

Friend pays tribute to Hannah Witheridge

As the hunt for answers over murder of a 23 year old Norfolk girl continues in Thailand friends back home in Great Yarmouth have paid their own personal tributes to the girl who had everything to live for.

At the University of East Anglia where Hannah Witheridge had studied the flag flew at half mast today.

While Hannah was studying she would train with her horse Halle at Easton and Otley College.

Equestrian Centre Manager, Hilary Francois said she was just one of those 'unique people'.

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