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Two arrested over rape of teenage girl in Milton Keynes

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the rape of a 17-year-old girl who was pushed into a car where she was attacked.

Two 23-year-old men, both from Milton Keynes, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to rape a woman in the Buckinghamshire town on Wednesday January 14.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "The arrests are in relation to the rape of a 17-year-old girl in Falmouth Place, Fishermead, between 2pm and 3pm on Wednesday."

The suspects are currently in custody for questioning.


Police appeal after an indecent exposure in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley police is appealing for witnesses after an indecent exposure in Milton Keynes on Thursday 15th January at 11am.

A 14-year old girl was walking through an underpass in Monks Way, between Heelands and Bradville, when she was approached by a stranger, who then exposed himself.

The man is described as:

  • White and 6ft tall
  • Athletic build
  • Aged in early twenties
  • Short brown stubble
  • Wearing a dark grey hooded top with 3 stripes on left side
  • Dark black jogging trousers and white trainers
  • He was walking with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

"Although the offender did not have any physical contact with the girl, the incident was a frightening experience for the victim. Neighbourhood officers are investigating the incident and have been conducting patrols which are ongoing in the area.”

– PC Ross Gehnich, Investigating officer

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or 101.

Fuel most expensive in East Anglia says motoring group

Drivers across East Anglia are paying more at the pump according to the AA Credit: ITV News Anglia

Drivers in East Anglia are paying more for their petrol than anywhere else in the country according to the motoring group the AA, at 109.4p a litre.

Although prices have dipped to the lowest level for 5 years, forecourts here are charging around a penny more than the national average of 108p litre for unleaded petrol.

"This week, a £1 litre has appeared over the horizon although it's not guaranteed to appear in every town. In fact, many rural towns would say that predictions of petrol at 99.9p a litre are a bad joke as they continue to struggle with the pump price lottery."

– Edmund King, AA President

Council under fire for suggesting poorer people need more road safety education

Milton Keynes Council has come under fire after claiming that people on low incomes need to be better educated on road safety.

A report revealed that accident statistics were worse in certain Milton Keynes postcode areas.

It has been suggested that residents there are poorer - and therefore less used to vehicles.

People living in those areas say that's patronising and untrue.

Russell Hookey reports.

Girl, 16, says she was raped in a car in Milton Keynes

A 16-year-old has reported being raped in Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police are investigating reports that a 16-year-old girl was raped in Milton Keynes.

The victim was allegedly pushed into a car near to Falmouth Place in the Fishermead area of the town between 2pm and 3pm yesterday where she was attacked.

The vehicle is described as a large silver or grey-coloured car.

Police want to trace two men. The first is black, and was driving the car, and the other was Asian, who is reported to have pushed the teenager into the rear of car and raped her.

Anyone with information should contact Det Insp Ian Jarvis at Thames Valley Police on 101.


Winds starting to pick up in the Anglia region as storm sweeps in

The swirl of cloud at the centre of a storm sweeping across the UK. Credit: Met Office

Winds have started to strengthen across the Anglia region as the effects of a storm sweeping in from the Atlantic begin to be felt.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as winds could gust at 50-65 mph during the early hours. It's possible there could be travel disruption or power cuts.

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region at 11pm on Wednesday 14 January 2015

  • 51 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 45 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 45 mph in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • 44 mph in Marham, Norfolk
  • 40 mph in Bedford

Stormy conditions for the Anglia region on Wednesday night

The storm was centred off the west coast of Ireland at 5.30pm on Wednesday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office is warning of gales or severe gales on Wednesday night into Thursday with potentially damaging gusts of wind.

A yellow weather warning has been issued and there's the risk of disruption to transport and power supplies.

"Inland gusts may locally exceed 60 mph close to the squally cold front, whilst gusts of 60 to 70 mph seem likely at coastal sites in the south and west, as well as across hills. Gusts may exceed 75 mph in the more exposed coastal locations."

– Met Office

The yellow weather warning is in force until 6am on Thursday 15 January 2015

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Flurries of snow have fallen in parts of the region

Parts of the region have had flurries of snow today. Parts of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk reported brief falls. These pictures were taken at Kelling Hospital at Holt in North Norfolk.

Snow falling in Holt Credit: Dawn Crafer
Snow falling at Kelling Hospital, Holt Credit: Dawn Crafer

There were heavy downpours of rain elsewhere - leaving spectacular sights in the sky. These rainbow pictures were sent in by Adele Price from Bradwell near Great Yarmouth. You can get the full forecast here.

A spectacular double rainbow over Bradwell in Norfolk Credit: Adele Price
Another view of a rainbow, from Beccles Credit: Ian Thompson
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