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Tory Northants MP: Cameron's resignation a 'tragedy' but 'inevitable'

David Cameron's resignation as Prime Minister is a "tragedy", but "inevitable" a Conservative MP has said.

Michael Ellis praised Mr Cameron's ability to "build bridges" and also the fact that he led the first majority Conservative Government in over 20 years, and said he led the Coalition Government "admirably".

The MP for Northampton North said "calmness and good order" following the outcome of the EU referendum and the volatility of markets as a result.


The morning after the night before: Your reaction to the Brexit result

The Anglia region voted to leave the European Union by a greater margin than the rest of the country in the EU referendum debate. The Leave campaign beat the Remain by more than half a million votes here in the East.

Now the morning after the night before how do you feel about the result?

We have been speaking to travellers arriving at Stansted Airport, spoken to truckers in Felixstowe in Suffolk and market traders in Kettering in Northamptonshire to find out YOUR reaction.

Zakuani and McCourt make Northampton Town moves

Gaby Zakuani (left) and Jak McCourt have both made the move to Sixfields. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have signed former Peterborough United defender Gaby Zakuani on a free transfer.

The Congolese international made more than 200 appearances for Posh but was released this summer.

30-year-old Zakuani has agreed a one-year contract at Sixfields.

Gaby is a huge character and is an excellent addition.

He will be a big presence, not just on the pitch but in the dressing room as well and will be perfect for some of the younger members of the squad to look up to and learn from.

He has given fine service to the clubs he has represented and I'm sure he will do the same for Northampton Town.

– Rob Page, Northampton Town manager

The Cobblers have also brought in ex-Barnsley midfielder Jak McCourt who was released following the Tykes' promotion to The Championship.

McCourt had a spell on loan at Port Vale under Rob Page's management last year.

He has agreed a two-year deal.


Police investigating rape in Suffolk issue E-fit

Have you seen this man? Credit: Suffolk Police

Detectives investigating a rape in Suffolk have released an E-fit likeness of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack.

The incident took place at approximately 2am on Sunday 19th June, in an open space accessed via Knappers Way, near a primary school and across a footpath from a play area in Brandon.

It's believed the suspect approached the area from the direction of Knappers Way where he saw the victim and raped her.

The man pictured in the E-fit is described as white, aged in his 20s-30s, 5ft 6in tall, of stocky build, and speaking with an eastern European accent. He is also described as having a crooked nose - consistent with it possibly having been broken - and being either bald or with a shaved head.

"I am appealing to anyone who thinks they may know the man depicted in the E-fit, or who has any information regarding who he may be, to contact police immediately.

Specialist trained officers continue to work with and support the victim of this attack and we are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry as part of this investigation.

Police patrols in the area have been increased to provide public reassurance and I would again like to reiterate to people to be vigilant when going out at night, not to go into isolated areas alone and to always stay in groups.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Caroline Millar

Father douses himself in petrol and sets it alight inquest hears

The remains of the burnt out car Credit: ITV News Anglia

A dad-of-three died after dousing himself in petrol and setting it alight while driving on a busy motorway to a custody hearing an inquest has heard.

43 year old Foyzal Islam died instantly when his Mercedes burst into flames at 60mph along the M11 near Cambridge.

The melted remains of a petrol container were discovered in the rear of the car and a second container in the front, alongside a plastic cigarette lighter.

The inquest heard that shortly before his death, Mr Islam from Kettering, had been taken to hospital after overdosing on medication shortly, but claimed it was accidental.

Coroner David Morris recorded that Mr Islam took his own life while suffering from depression.

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