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Four arrested on slavery offences after dawn raids

The raid took place at the Greenacres Caravan Park near Leighton Buzzard. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four people have been arrested in dawn raids in Bedfordshire following reports of men being held as modern slaves.

Bedfordshire Police officers, supported by the National Crime Agency, were involved in an early morning operation on Sunday at the Greenacres caravan site near Leighton Buzzard.

Two men and two women were arrested under the Coroners & Justice Act 2009 and are currently being held at police stations across Bedfordshire.

Eight suspected victims, seven men aged between 20 and 46, and a 17-year-old boy - were found at the site.

Around 65 officers supported by the dog section, helicopter and firearms support units were involved in the operation.

Addenbrooke's launch helpline after doctor guilty of sex offences

Addenbrooke's hospital in Cambridge has opened a helpline for patients affected by the case of paediatric consultant Dr Myles Bradbury who's pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences against children.

  • Addenbrooke's helpline - 0800 389 8625

The hospital says: "If you feel you have been affected by this case and would like to speak to someone, please contact our PALS team on 01223 216 756"

The helpline is open until 9pm on Monday 15 September and then between 9am and 5pm from Tuesday 16 September until Tuesday 23 September.

The hospital says they are working closely with the NSPCC and its 24-hour helpline number is 0808 800 5000.


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Foreign Office seeks information on murdered British tourists

The Foreign Office is seeking more information from Thai authorities after two British tourists were murdered on the island of Koh Tao.

In a statement, the Foreign Office said:

We are aware of the death of two British nationals on September 15 on the island of Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.

The embassy are urgently seeking information from the local authorities and consular staff stand ready to provide assistance to friends and family at this tragic time.

– UK Foreign Office statement
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Bodies found on Thai beach prompt double murder fears

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A murder investigation is underway after the bodies of two party-goers were found on a beach at an island resort in Thailand.

The pair, believed to be a British woman and an Irish man, were thought to have attended a beach party on Koh Tao - an area popular with tourists and scuba-divers.

Islanders have reportedly blocked off the local ferry dock to prevent any potential culprits leaving the island.

Hospital doctor guilty of sex offences against children

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, from Suffolk, arrives at Cambridge Crown Court. Credit: Chris Radburn/ PA Wire

A children's doctor who used to work at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has pleaded guilty to a string of sexual offences against boys. some as young as 11.

Paediatric haematologist Dr Myles Bradbury, 41, from Suffolk, pleaded guilty to 25 of 27 counts.

The judge at Cambridge Crown Court has asked for pre-sentencing reports, including a request for a psychiatric report


Robbers target five people on Northampton footpath

Map showing where the robbery took place in Northampton Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men armed with a knife and what appeared to be a gun have robbed five people on a footpath in Northampton. The attack happened on a public footpath off Kettering Road near Morrisons on Saturday evening. A group of two men and three women were walking towards Northampton University when they were threatened by the robbers who stole their cash and mobile phones. Police say one of the offenders was white, the other black.

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'No immediate suspects' in murdered Brit tourist case

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Police in Thailand have said they have no immediate suspects in mind for the murder of two British tourists on the holiday resort island of Koh Tao.

Thai police described the two as a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey.

The bodies were discovered on a beach early on Monday morning and a garden hoe was found bloodied nearby which police believe to be the murder weapon.

Local media reported that outraged residents of the island, which is home to about 2,000 people and relies on its tourist industry, had blockaded its piers to help police prevent the killers from escaping.

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Thai police process site where Brit tourists found

Thai police and rescue workers have secured the scene where the bodies of two British tourists were found dead earlier today.

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Thai police believe they attended a beach party with about fifty others on the night of 14 September which went on until just before dawn today.

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