Flooding in Cambridgeshire

Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire has left more than 60 homes flooded, hundreds without power and a river bank has also collapsed.

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Leighton Buzzard fraudsters caught on camera

Do you recognise this man and woman? Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Bedfordshire Police have released CCTV images of two people that they would like to speak with following a fraud that took place in a Leighton Buzzard shop.

The incident happened at around 2pm on Tuesday 3 June in Peacocks, High Street, Leighton Buzzard, when the offenders selected £260 worth of goods and made their way to the tills to pay.

The offenders paid in cash but as the sales assistant checked the notes, the offenders distracted him and were able to remove £120 from the pile of notes.

As the sale was completed, the offenders asked if the goods could be delivered and when the cashier said no, they asked for a refund on the majority of the items. The cashier completed the refund (£216) and the offenders left the store with £44 of paid for goods, the refund and the stolen £120.

If you recognise the individuals pictured contact the Crime Service Team, on the non-emergency 101 number quoting crime reference JD/21296/2014.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Homeowners across Cambridgeshire clear up after flash flooding

Homeowners across Cambridgeshire have been clearing up after flash flooding at the weekend.

Dozens of families in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were hit after torrential rain led to flash flooding. More than 60 homes were affected, mainly at March in Cambridgeshire, while motorists struggled through flood water on the A14.

Flooding outside Honeys bridal. Credit: Michelle, Honeys bridal and events
Flooding in Oakington, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Michelle, Honeys bridal and events
Flooding in Oakington, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Michelle, Honeys bridal and events

Flooding in Cambridgeshire: Your pictures

Torrential rain led to flooding in parts of Cambridgeshire. These are some of your pictures taken during and after the flooding.

Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Oakington Credit: Pauline Marsh
Chatteris Credit: Steve Snell
March Credit: Marina Pugh
March Credit: Marina Pugh
March Credit: Marina Pugh
March Credit: Marina Pugh
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston
A14 between Bar Hill and the Swavesey turn Credit: Walter Gunston

You can email your pictures to anglianews@itv.com

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Torrential rain causes floods in Cambridgeshire

Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire has left more than 60 homes flooded, hundreds without power and a river bank has also collapsed.

Nearly two inches of rain fell in an hour. A rest centre has been opened in St John the Evangelist Parish Hall on Queens Street in March.

Flooding in March Credit: ITV Anglia

A bank alongside the River Nene in March has collapsed and some roads nearby have had to be closed.

A bank has collapsed alongside the River Nene Credit: ITV Anglia

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service say they received more than 115 calls relating to flooding this afternoon, the majority came from the March area.

Residents had to be evacuated from their homes in parts of March, Doddington and Wisbech St Mary areas.

Roads closed in March Credit: ITV Anglia

We are prioritising calls and sending crews and pumping equipment to those who are identified as a risk to life.

If you do not need to visit or pass through this area, then we would ask you to avoid it.

If you think your property is affected by flooding then turn off your electricity supply and prepare to move belongings from the ground floor.

During this kind of weather we would also urge motorists to drive slowly and carefully, and allow extra room to slow down and stop.

Don't try to drive through standing water - as well as the water damaging your car, there may be hazards under the water you can't see. If you see a sign to say that the road is closed due to flooding, remember that the sign is there for a reason. Don't try to drive through or you might get stuck.

– Group Commander Ryan Stacey, Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service
Emergency services dealing with flooding in March Credit: ITV Anglia

There have also been reports of flooded properties in Bar Hill, Toft, Oakington, Caldecote, Swavesey and Rampton.

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