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Hearing continues into death of Tory activist

Elliott's parents Credit: ITV News Anglia

The parents of a Cambridgeshire Tory activist who took his own life are expected to make a statement today at the hearing into his death.

Elliot Johnson from Wisbech was found on railway tracks in Bedfordshire last September.

Elliott Johnson

He left a letter making allegations of bullying within the Tory Party. But today's inquest will not be looking those claims.


Police seek umbrella robber who scared staff at bookies

Police released these two images Credit: Cambs Police

Police are looking for a man who went into a bookmakers and demanded money from staff.

With his face covered by a scarf and holding an umbrella, the suspect entered Coral, in Emmanuel Street, Cambridge, at about 9.45pm on Sunday (May 22).

He asked for money and placed his hand in his jacket pocket as if he had a weapon, although none was seen.

Staff said there was no money and the man fled.

Police have today released CCTV of a man they want to trace in connection with the crime.

Staff at the shop were left extremely shaken and I am keen to catch the offender as soon as possible. I would ask people to look at the CCTV images and consider whether they saw anyone dressed in this distinctive way in the area that evening. Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should contact police.”

– PC Chris Casboult

Peterborough MP 'astonished' killer's compensation bid made it to court

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson says he can't believe triple murderer Joanna Dennehy was able to make a claim for damages after she said her human rights had been violated.

Dennehy said she'd been "unfairly" treated and had been left "tearful and upset" after being placed in solitary confinement.

In the end, her appeal was thrown out in the High Court in a matter of minutes but Jackson believes the hearing was a waste of time and money.

The fact is, she's incarcerated in that way because she's one of the most dangerous female prisoners in the whole of the country.

I'm astonished, and people will be angry, that public money has been spent on a case that should never have got this far.

– Stewart Jackson, Peterborough MP
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