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Flood warning for homes north of Cambridge

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for Oakington near Cambridge. Credit: PA Images

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for homes in the village of Oakington north of Cambridge.

As heavy rain continues to fall the Agency says properties and low lying areas around Oakington and Westwick will start to flood from around 4am on Wednesday 28 June.

"Heavy rain is currently falling in the Cottenham Lode catchment and will continue throughout the night (Tuesday 27 June).

"Cottenham Lode is reacting to the rain and is forecast to rise through the night.

"Properties and low lying areas around Oakington and Westwick will start to flood from around 4am Wednesday 28 June. Properties are advised to install their property level protection now.

"Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings."

– Environment Agency
Area covered by the Environment Agency Flood warning at Oakington north of Cambridge. Credit: Environment Agency

There are lower level flood alerts in other parts of the Anglia region:

  • River Stort and Stansted Brook Catchment in Hertfordshire and Essex
  • Bear Brook and tributaries in the Aylesbury area, including Wendover and Weston Turville in Buckinghamshire



Bedfordshire police clamp down on sexual exploitation

The hidden harms of sexual exploitation are being clamped down by police Credit: ITV News Anglia

Bedfordshire police have launched a week long campaign to crackdown on modern slavery.

Officers will be targeting those who traffic people into the sex trade.

The public are being asked to look out for warning signs and report suspicious or concerning behaviour to police.

Detective Chief Inspector David Cestaro, force lead for modern slavery, said: “Typically, victims of this type of exploitation are tricked into believing they are coming to the UK for good employment, before being forced to work from what have been termed ‘pop-up brothels’.

"Through a number of recent brothel closures, Bedfordshire Police has identified this is a phenomenon which exists in our area."

'Angry' Audi driver is pulled over twice for speeding

Traffic officers had to stop the Audi driver twice Credit: roadpoliceBCH

Traffic cops have tweeted about their brush with an Audi driver who was spotted doing 130 mph.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Herts Road Police pulled him over on the A421 at 10pm on Saturday 24 June.

He was reported, but then drove off at 95 mph, and had to be stopped again, and reported again.

Police say he told them he was 'angry' at being pulled over.

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