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Go-ahead for East Anglia One wind farm project

The Government has given the go ahead to a major new wind farm 26 miles off the Norfolk/Suffolk coast.

The East Anglia One project was approved under an auction where energy firms are guaranteed a fixed price for electricity they produce.

Developers ScottishPower Renewables says the £2billion project could provide enough energy for half a million homes.


Mother's fury over inquest verdict on her son's death

Shereen Sinclair has criticised the coroner's verdict. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mother from Luton has hit out at a coroner's verdict on the death of her son who was stabbed to death at a birthday party in 2012.

Taffy Khan was fatally wounded at the house owned by former boxing champion Herbie Hide in Norfolk.

Today Coroner Jacqueline Lake recorded a narrative verdict rather than one of unlawful killing.

Mr Khan's mother Shereen Sinclair described that decision as outrageous.

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Man jailed after raping women in KFC

A man who raped a woman in the toilets of a KFC in Bedford has been jailed for five years.

Maciej Andrzejczyk, 38, of no fixed address, was found guilty of rape following the incident which happened in Tavistock Street on 14 November 2014.

He was sentenced to five years and three months and his name will be put on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely.

The woman had been out celebrating a friend’s birthday when she was raped by Andrzejczyk in the toilets of the restaurant.

Two days later he was arrested in Bedford town centre after a police officer recognised him from the CCTV footage.

Detective Inspector Jenny McIntyre, who leads Bedfordshire Police's Rape Investigation Unit, said: “Andrzejczyk committed a horrific and inexcusable crime against a young woman who had been enjoying an evening out with friends.

“Thanks to the hard work of our officers, this dangerous man has been put behind bars, and we hope this is seen as a warning to anyone else who thinks it’s acceptable to act in this way.

“The victim has understandably been left traumatised by this incident and we hope that now justice has been done she will be able to start to move on with her life.

“Bedfordshire Police works hard to protect people and fight crime together and we are completely committed to investigating such cases thoroughly and bringing the offenders to justice.”

Coroner's call for witnesses to break silence over fatal stabbing

A coroner has called for witnesses to break their silence after ruling a man killed at world champion boxer Herbie Hide's home was the victim of an "unprovoked attack".

Tafadzwa Khan, 25, known as Taffy, was found dead after the birthday party held on March 17 2012. About 200 people attended the event at Mr Hide's mansion in Long Lane, Bawburgh, Norfolk.

Norfolk Police charged party-goer Joshua Burton, who was 20 at the time, with murder but the case was later dismissed with the force blaming a culture of silence preventing crucial witnesses coming forward.

Today coroner Jacqueline Lake said she could not be certain he was the victim of an unlawful killing, instead returning a narrative conclusion that he died after being stabbed three times in an unprovoked assault.

She said: "It is clear that Mr Khan was stabbed and the assault was not in self-defence. There is no evidence that he was acting in an aggressive or provoking manner.

"I would echo the police appeal that if anybody has any information, they should come forward."

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