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Police step up campaign to target people caught taking photos of crashes on their mobiles

PC James Thorn from Cambridgeshire Police. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are warning that they are cracking down on the growing trend for people to slow down near road accidents to film them on their phone.

It's part of a month long campaign in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire targeting people who use their phone behind the wheel.

Many drivers were prosecuted for taking photos of a crash on the A14 in May. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"As we know, mobile phones these days aren't just telephones - you can answer e-mails , social media, you can surf the internet.

The danger with mobile phones is that it distracts you from the task of driving."

– PC James Thorn, Cambridgeshire Police


Man reportedly spotted with gun near St Neots primary school

Marchioness Way in St Neots. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Cambridgeshire are searching for a man who was reportedly seen holding a gun near a primary school in St Neots this morning.

Officers were told that a man had been spotted carrying a suspected firearm in Marchioness Way, which is close to the Bushmead Primary School.

They've now found a gun, believed to be an air rifle.

However, they still haven't found the man they'd like to talk to in connection with the incident.

He's described as white, slim, in his 20s, with sandy-coloured hair, wearing a black hooded top with grey patches.

Officers have pointed out that the public aren't thought to be in any immediate danger.

Delays on Cambridge to Norwich route after a person is hit by a train

Greater Anglia say there are delays and cancellations on the Norwich to Cambridge line after a person was struck by a train at Wymondham.

Sailing taster sessions for disabled people

Sailing Credit: Peterborough Sailability

An event is taking place in Peterborough to get more disabled people into sailing.

The 'Sailability' session is being held at Ferry Meadows in Nene park, and will offer those with cerebral palsy a chance to have a go at the sport.

They'll be joined by London 2012 Paralympic medalist Niki Birrell

"Sailing is one of the few sports where people with disabilities can compete on a completely level playing field as able-bodied people."

– Niki Birrell


Warning of train delays due to heat

A track buckled due to heat Credit: Network Rail

Abellio Greater Anglia and Network Rail are warning there could be some delays in train services because of the hot weather.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) some services will have speed restrictions imposed.

"As a result of the high temperatures forecast for Wednesday 1 July, speed restrictions will be in place between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria for some of the day. These are measures introduced by Network Rail to protect the infrastructure. To assist in minimising delays, there are also some alterations planned to the evening peak timetable. We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience these temporary timetable changes may cause."

– Abellio Greater Anglia spokesperson

Campaign to combat human trafficking

A campaign's been launched to combat the growing problem of human trafficking in Cambridgeshire.

Trafficking campaign leaflets Credit: ITV Anglia

Police say modern-day slavery is happening across the county.

For the next month they'll be highlighting how to spot the warning signs, and urging anyone who sees anything suspicious to report it.

"We're encouraging people to look out for key signs and indicators, such as houses of multiple occupancy, people living in poor conditions, sometimes victims of human trafficking will be malnourished, sometimes they will have signs of visible injuries."

– Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Tipping
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