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Thieves steal jewellery worth £26,000 in just three minutes

Thieves who broke into a jewellers in Peterborough managed to steal rings, bracelets and bangles worth more than £26,000 in just three minutes, police said.

Officers have released CCTV of two men they want to trace in connection with the break-in.

It happened at a jewellers on Bridge Street at about 5am on Tuesday September 10.

Det Con Neil Hawkridge, of Cambridgeshire Police, said: "This was a well-planned and carried out burglary and we are keen to catch those responsible.

"The offenders got away with jewellery worth a huge amount of money. Such criminality affects us all because it drives up prices for other shoppers."


Police force allows e-cigarettes

Claims e-cigarettes are healthier than real ones. Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Images

A police force has become the first in Britain to allow officers to smoke e-cigarettes.

The electronic inhalers have been banned by some organisations amid fears they're still bad for health.

They turn a liquid solution into safe smoke and contain a small amount of nicotine, but not the dangerous tar.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has now decided that staff can smoke them, saying their benefits outweigh the disadavantages.

A force spokesman said: "Following discussion which considered both pros and cons of both visibility and health it was agreed that use of electronic cigarettes would be permitted on police premises although not in front-facing areas such as enquiry offices."

However Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has banned e-cigarettes from their premises.

E-cigarettes were first invented in China in 2003 to combat smoking bans and are designed to give the same sensation as a regular cigarette.


Police raid cannabis farm

Police uncovered cannabis plants with an estimated value of £30,000 after raiding a home in Peterborough.

Acting on intelligence, officers executed a warrant at the property in Eldern, Orton Malborne, on January 22.

Officers discovered 39 potted plants and 14 harvested plants.

A 37-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis. They were taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station and have since been released on bail.

Louis Smith backs police drink drive campaign

Louis Smith is backing Cambridgeshire Police's campaign Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Olympic hero Louis Smith, is supporting Cambridgeshire Constabulary's drink drive campaign.

The Silver medallist from Peterborough says he wants to appeal to people, especially in the local area, to think before getting in their cars after enjoying a Christmas drink.

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