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Pair jailed for combined total of eight years for attack over rucksack

Liam Newell and Daniel Clark Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Two men who kicked a man off his bike in Cambridge and stamped on his head to rob him of his rucksack have been jailed for a combined total of eight years.

31-year old Liam Newell from Cambridge kicked the victim off his bike in Campkin Road, Cambridge and demanded his rucksack.

20-year old Daniel Clark from Bassingbourn then joined in the attack on the victim, kicking him and stamping on his head until he let go of the bag, dragging him along the floor.

Clark was arrested and admitted robbery. Newell initially denied robbery but changed his plea to guilty before trial.

Newell was imprisoned for four years and nine months while Clark received three years and eight months in a youth offenders institute.

“These men have caused the victim physical and emotional injuries and are now being punished for their actions. We will do all we can to bring the perpetrators of crimes to justice. I hope the sentence sends a clear message to anyone who thinks they can get away with this type of offence.”

– Detective Constable Lesley Sonnen, Cambridgeshire police

Cambridge to raise parking charges

The Grand Arcade carpark in Cambridge Credit: ITV

Plans to increase parking charges in Cambridge City centre as a way to tackle congestion at peak hours have been criticised.

The council wants to raise charges between 8 and 10am, to deter drivers from entering the city. It's also planning to end charges at Park and Ride sites.

It comes as more and more people are renting out their driveway to people visiting the city, as drivers try to avoid costly charges.

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New Amazon Research & Development centre could help change the way we shop

A new Amazon Research and Development Centre could help change the way we shop and even live our lives.

The internet shopping firm will employ 400 engineers in Cambridge working on cutting edge technology such as drones and artificial intelligence.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

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