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Jailed for 8 years for taxi rank 'one punch 'assault in Cambridge

25-year old Pouria Sadjadi has been jailed for eight years Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A 25-year old man has been jailed for eight years for assaulting two men in two 'one punch attacks' at a taxi rank in Cambridge in September 2017.

Pouria Sadjadi from Cambridge knocked a 50-year old man from Soham unconscious at a taxi rank in St Andrew's Street in the early hours of the the 16th September, with a single punch. The victim's friend came to help him and was also punched and knocked out.

The 50 year old man suffered serious head injuries and is still recovering, while his friend, a 41 year old man was also treated for serious head injuries.

Sadjadi pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm on the 41-year old and was found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent on the 50-year old man.

“This case highlights the catastrophic consequences one punch can have on a person’s life, with one of Sadjadi’s victim’s still living with the effects of his injury. This sentence reflects how seriously violence is taken by the courts.”

– DC Sean Denby



Rush hour delays as A14 closed by pile up

A crash involving several vehicles has blocked the A14 near Cambridge.

Police say long delays are building up westbound because of the crash between Junction 31 and 32.

Highways England say one lane is now open but there are still 30 minutes delays.

Euthanasia drugs stolen from vets in Cambridge

Warning after drugs stolen from vets Credit: PA

Euthanasia medication, which poses a threat to life if consumed, has been stolen from vets in Cambridge.

It happened between 5pm on Wednesday 21st and 10am yesterday (22nd March ), when thieves entered the veterinary vehicle at the University of Cambridge and stole seven bottles of medication.

A police spokesperson said: “It is possible the thieves may have thought they were stealing medication such as ketamine but this is not the case.

“The medication they have taken is extremely dangerous if taken and would pose a threat to life to any individual who were to consume it.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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