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Anger after leaflet comparing homosexuality to paedophilia posted to homes in Cambridge

Leaflet posted to homes in Cambridge Credit: Rob Kinnear

A leaflet calling HIV "God's punishment" for homosexuality has been distributed in Cambridge.

"Works of Darkness" leaflets were posted to homes in the Mill Road area of the city by a man dressed as a monk. Local press reported that the man happily posed for photographs when confronted by local people.

It says that homosexuality "is utterly opposed to the law of God and to nature, and should in no way be condoned or promoted". The leaflet goes on to compare homosexuality to paedophilia, claiming that "In the ideal of 'man-boy love', so desired by homosexuals, pederasty/paedophilia claims its historic place in homosexualism".

People living in the area were shocked by the leaflet, which also claims that trans* people are "possessed by demons". Rob Kinnear, 40, had the leaflet dropped through his door in Norfolk Street on Wednesday.

"At first I thought it was a bit ridiculous and then I was a bit sad and angry that someone would interfere like that with other people’s lives."

– Rob Kinnear, local resident

Police are currently looking into the contents of the leaflet after receiving complaints from local people.

"We were aware of complaints and a community cohesion officer has been calling victims to offer appropriate reassurance."

– Cambridgeshire Police

Libyan soldiers based at Bassingbourn Barracks admit Cambridge sex attacks

Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two Libyan soldiers have admitted sexually assaulting women in Cambridge.

The attacks happened in the city centre on Sunday.

They'd been based at Bassingbourn Barracks for military training.

Ibrahim Naji El Maarfi, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault, while Mohammed Abdalsalam, 27, also admitted two counts of sexual assault.

A third solider also appeared on three charges of sexual assault but didn't enter a plea. All three have been remanded in custody.


Motocross bikes worth £9,000 stolen from Cambridgeshire home

Three motocross bikes worth a total of £9,000 have been stolen. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Three motocross bikes worth a total of £9,000 have been stolen from a house near Cambridge.

The bikes were taken between 11pm on Sunday, October 26, and 8am on Monday, October 27, from the property in King Street, Rampton.

The offender unscrewed the hinges of a door to the garage where the bikes were stored, before stealing the bikes.

Police say that a man in his 20s with a short blond beard was seen at the house two days before the theft.

Commemorative plaque to be unveiled to honour man who funded captain Scott's expeditions

Sir Edgar Speyer.

A commemorative plaque is being unveiled in Cambridge today in honour of the man who funded captain Scott's expeditions to the Antarctic.

German-born Sir Edgar Speyer lived in Overstand in Norfolk and was a celebrated figure in Edwardian England. But he was accused of being a spy when war broke out.

Today, his contribution is being honoured at the Scott Polar Research Institute.

Three men charged after series of sexual assaults in Cambridge

Three men have now been charged with sexual assault after a series of attacks on women in Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three men have now been charged with sexual assault after a series of attacks on women in Cambridge.

The men, aged 18, 20 and 27 will appear before magistrates' this afternoon to face five charges of sexual assault, one of threatening behaviour and one of exposure.

The assaults were reported on Sunday in the city centre along with a serious sexual assault in Christ's Pieces.

Investigations into the incident of serious sexual assault are still continuing.

"We are treating this extremely seriously and have a team of officers working on the case.

As a precaution patrols have been increased in the city centre.”

– Det Insp Sarah Smith, Cambridgeshire Police


Commuters and businesses in Cambridge get a look at the latest electric vehicles

Electric vehicle event in Cambridge.

Commuters and businesses in Cambridge have been getting a close up look at the latest electric vehicles available on the market.

The event gave people the chance to learn more about the benefits to the environment and savings to be made from choosing to buy a plug in motor.

It was organised by TP Plus, a project based at the city's science park aimed at promoting sustainable travel and it was hosted by Cambridge Regional College.

"A lot's been changing in the EV market and so we're just trying to make people a bit more aware and have them get down and try out some of the cars. People are realising that it is a real option now to use an electric vehicle."

– Stevie Spencer, TP+ Event Organiser

Cambridge best city to find a job

Cambridge and Milton Keynes fertile grounds for job hunters. Credit: PA Images

Cambridge is the best city in the country to find a job, according to a new report by the search engine Adzuna.

The research looked at how many jobseekers there were applying for each vacancy.

Milton Keynes is also fertile ground for job hunters - coming in 10th on the list. And the average salary across the East of England is up almost 3% on last year.

Cambridge: Shadow Business Secretary launches small business campaign

It's not every day you have the chance to have a cup of coffee made for you by a leading politician.

But shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna was whipping up the lattes as he launched Small Business Saturday...a campaign which encourages us all to use independent traders in the run up to Christmas.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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