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Police appeal to find potential witness after woman punched in face at bookmakers

Police are keen to speak to the man pictured as they believe he could assist with their investigation.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after an assault in Corals, Luton.

At around 9.50pm on Saturday 18 June a man assaulted the shop worker when she asked him to leave as the bookmakers was closing. He cashed in his tickets but started to behave suspiciously and then grabbed the woman before punching her as he was leaving.

Police are keen to speak to the man pictured as they believe he could assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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New anti-social order to be introduced in Clacton

A new order comes into force in Essex this week extending the powers available to tackle anti-social behaviour in Clacton.

It's being brought in by the council and will be enforced by police.

It will give them the ability to deal with things like begging, those who refuse to stop drinking alcohol when required to do so and graffiti.

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A bridge too far? The new one at Bedford isn't what locals expected

The new bridge at Bedford

Have you ever ordered something only to discover, when it arrived, it was something entirely different? Well you might have an idea why people in Bedford aren't too happy.

They'd waited 4 years for a new pedestrian bridge across the Great Ouse but when it was delivered recently it looked somewhat different to the plans they'd been shown. Now they want to send it back.

Russell Hookey has the story.

Murder investigation launched in Essex after man in 20s found stabbed

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man who was found injured in Basildon.

Officers were called to Market Pavement shortly after 5.30pm, Tuesday, June 28, following reports that a man aged in his 20s had been found with stab wounds.

Ambulance crews attended and the man was airlifted to hospital where he died.

A 22-year-old man from Basildon was arrested by officers near the scene shortly after and is currently being questioned by detectives.

Police concerned for 76-year-old man missing from Woolpit

Michael Murdon was last seen at his home address in the afternoon of 24 June 2016.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 76 year-old man from Woolpit.

Michael Murdon was last seen at his home address in the afternoon of 24 June 2016 and has not been seen, and his family have been unable to contact him since.

Michael is described as white, slim build wearing glasses. He does like to visit the Felixstowe area.

Officers are concerned for his welfare and are asking anyone who has seen Michael or who has any information on where he may be to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

Campaigners say they'll fight hospital merger

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Patients fearing for the future of their hospital were given a chance to have their say today. Public meetings were held in Peterborough and Huntingdon to discuss plans to merge two hospital trusts.

Bosses at Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough Hospitals have voted to press ahead with the plans. But campaigners say they'll fight to keep their services local. Here's a report by Claire McGlasson.

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