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Scientist beheaded - man appears in court

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A man has appeared in court charged with murder after a woman was found beheaded in Cambridgeshire.

The woman, in her 30s and named locally as scientist Samantha Ho, was found dead at a house in Curlew Place, St Neots, after armed officers were called on Saturday.<

Witnesses said her body and head were found separately. A post-mortem examination found she died after suffering multiple cuts to the neck, Cambridgeshire Police said.

Timothy Allen, 40, of Curlew Place, St Neots, has been charged with murder. He was remanded in custody by Peterborough Magistrates' Court to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on September 11.

Allen was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital after being found with serious but not life-threatening injuries at the scene. <

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: "<

The death is being treated as an isolated incident and no one else is being sought in connection. Officers are in contact with the victim's family and they are being kept up to date on the inquiry.

There will also be extra police patrols in the area as inquiries at the property continue.

– Police spokesman

Cobblers boot Colchester out of the cup

Last night's results

Northampton Town saw off a late fight back from Colchester to dump the U's out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Town had led 2-1 before a Macauley Bonne strike on 82 minutes briefly brought the Essex side level. Marc Richards struck the winning goal just three minutes later.

Elsewhere Luton beat League Two table toppers Leyton Orient in dramatic fashion.

Stephen O'Donnell scoring a last minute winner.

Elsewhere there were defeats for Peterborough and Colchester.

More football at ITV Sport.

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Man charged with murdering woman in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Police have charged a man with murdering a woman in St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

The woman was found dead at a house in Curlew Place Credit: ITV News Anglia

They were called to a house on Curlew Place on Saturday night and found the body of a woman in her thirties. 40-year-old Timothy Allen, from Curlew Place is due in front of magistrates in Peterborough this morning.

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Extra patrols catch people not wearing seat belts

A new seatbelt campaign has been launched. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A police campaign is being launched today targeting people travelling on our region's roads who do not wear seat belts.

In Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire last year nearly 4,700 people were fined for not wearing a seatbelt.

Those caught not using the life-saving device can be fined up to £500.

Inspector Mark Rogers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: "Throughout the next moth we will be carrying out regular patrols targeting those flouting the law in relation to wearing a seatbelt.

"You are much more likely to be involved in a fatal road traffic collision if you're not wearing this life-saving piece of equipment. The consequences of not wearing a belt when involved in a collision are potentially horrific."

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