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Police appeal after man falls from van on motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was seriously injured after falling from a van on the M1 in Bedfordshire on Thursday.

Just before 6.40pm, the man - who was a passenger of a white Volkswagen panel van - fell from the vehicle as it travelled southbound between junctions 9 and 8.

The driver, a 43 year old man from Hayes, stopped the vehicle and the man, who is 44 years old and from Harrow, was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrookes hospital with serious head injuries. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

Police appeal after historic castle damaged

The damage to Eye Castle Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after damage was caused to the historic Eye Castle in Suffolk.

The incident happened in Castle Street between 6.30pm on Thursday 9 April and 6.30pm on Thursday 11 April.

An internal wall of the observational tower has been damaged.


Firearm seized after collision

Police are appealing for information following a series of incidents in Luton which resulted in a firearm being seized by officers.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after the weapon was discovered following a collision involving a motorcyclist in Abercorn Road, Luton.

The collision is believed to have followed a road rage incident earlier in the evening.

"This was a complex set of circumstances and we are still working hard to ascertain exactly what happened.

"We would urge anyone who witnessed a road rage incident in the area yesterday evening, or saw the collision in Abercorn Road, to call police."

– Detective Inspector Jackie Dadd

Police appeal after robbery at bookmakers

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery from a Betfred bookmakers in Peterborough

At about 9.45pm on Tuesday, two men arrived at the shop, in Bretton Court, in a silver Vauxhall Vectra. One of them restrained a member of the public, while the other man jumped over the counter brandishing a weapon and forced two members of staff into the back office.

They threatened the staff members and demanded the safe was opened.The safe was not opened and the offenders made off with a small sum of cash from the till, in what is believed to have been a dark Toyota Celica, with tinted windows and a rear spoiler.

"This was a calculated attempt to make off with large sums of money, which has failed, but left a member of the public and staff severely shaken. "I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

– Detective Inspector Rich Sinclair


Election 2015: Ed Balls says people in the east aren't feeling the economic recovery

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has been in Cambridge on the election campaign trail saying he believes most people in our region aren't feeling the economic recovery.

Today's figures show an increase in those out of work in the East of England, but Conservatives say it's good news nationally as more people are in work than ever before.

But are voters really engaged with the campaign?

Click below to see our report from political correspondent Emma Hutchinson.

Family say they feel let down by hospital

The family of a 91 year old woman who was admitted to hospital with pneumonia, and then later died, say they feel let down that she didn't get the comfort she deserved in her final hours.

Louisa Sabey, who had a heart condition, was rushed to Milton Keynes Hospital on Monday, where she spent hours on a trolley.

Her family say more needs to be done to help over-stretched A&E departments.

Click below to watch our report from Sarah Beecroft

25 years on: Daughter's appeal for help finding father

Andrew Bedford with his daughter Lesley Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A daughter has made an emotional appeal for help finding her father who police believe was murdered nearly 25 years ago.

Lesley Bedford was only four years old when her father, Andrew Bedford disappeared in Ramsey in Cambridgeshire.

Andrew Bedford with his daughter Lesley Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Today his family made an emotional appeal for help after police reopened his case.

Click below to watch our report from Claire McGlasson

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