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Woman threatened with scissors in Cambridge

Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Cambridge.

The incident happened early on June 6th in Stanesfield Road.

The offender got out of a car and approached the victim, threatening her with scissors.

The victim handed over her handbag and the robber escaped in a dark coloured Renault Megane.

Shortly after the incident, a bank card that was stolen along with the bag was used at a local petrol station to buy scratch cards.

Officers are keen to speak to the woman pictured in the CCTV images in connection with the incident.

A woman police want to speak to after a robbery in Cambridge
A woman police want to speak to after a robbery in Cambridge

DC Tom Taylor said

This was a particularly distressing event for the victim and has left them very shaken.

We appeal to anybody who was in the area at the time or who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us.

– DC Tom Taylor, Cambs Police


Suspicious package in Cambridge 'destroyed' by bomb disposal officers

A suspicious package has been destroyed. Credit: @Scott_eth

A suspicious package found in Cambridge has been destroyed by bomb disposal officers.

A police cordon has been set up at King's Parade.

Inspector Terry Furlong said the package had most likely been left accidentally by a member of the public, but a controlled explosion has now been carried out.

Further examination of the site will be carried out and the road will be re-opend as soon as possible.

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Security measures reviewed ahead of Strawberry Fair

Police say there is no intelligence to suggest there is any threat to Cambridge's Strawberry Fair. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Security for the 43rd Strawberry Fair in Cambridge has been reviewed following the Manchester terror attack, police have said.

The annual fair returns to Midsummer Common today, and is expected to run until 7 June. The theme for this year's event is 'fairy tales'.

Police say there is nothing to suggest there is any threat to the event, but they have made "appropriate adjustments" to the number of officers on patrol.

The theme for this year's fair is fairy tales. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Right from the planning stages we have worked with partners and the event organiser to ensure a safe event.

"There will be a police presence at Strawberry Fair. This presence has been reduced over recent years, recognising the organiser's responsibility to deliver a safe event.

"All event security staff were briefed by police officers... Following recent events in Manchester all events in the county have been reviewed and our response has been modified appropriately.

"With regards to Strawberry Fair, appropriate adjustments have been made have been made to policing numbers, but there is no intelligence to suggest there is any threat associated to this event."

– Supt Laura Hunt, Cambridgeshire Police
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