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Police release CCTV of attempted armed robbery

CCTV pictures from the Shell Garage Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Images from CCTV in a Shell garage in Peterborough on Saturday night show an attempted robbery by a man brandishing a gun and a knife.

CCTV pictures from the Shell Garage Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

He demanded cash but the shop assistant ran off to raise the alarm. The man tried to break the tills but left the garage on Whittlesey Road with nothing.

CCTV pictures from the Shell Garage Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

"This was a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff".

– Cambridgeshire Police

The man is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a high-visibility sleeveless jacket over a dark blue hooded top, a face covering, grey gloves, grey tracksuit bottoms and red trainers.

Police have asked anyone with information to contact them.


Children in East Anglia get lowest pocket money in Britain - but still outstrip their parents' wages

Children's pocket money has risen more than twice as fast as their parents' wages since 1987.

Research by Halifax has found that pocket money has risen four fold with the average child in Britain receiving £6.35 per week. Meanwhile their parents' wages have only risen by 188% in the same 27 year period.

Two thirds of children do chores to earn their pocket money, and nearly 9 out of 10 of the youngsters surveyed understood that adults get money from working.

But whilst children in London get the most pocket money, with an average of £8.26 per week, East Anglian pocket money is only £5.15, the lowest in Britain.

Police killer Roberts to be released

Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison in Cambridgeshire today (Saturday).

Roberts, who is now 78, was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in an act which shocked the country and was condemned by the judge as "the most heinous crime for a generation or more".

Harry Roberts Credit: PA

Roberts was sitting with two accomplices in his van near Wormwood Scrubs Prison in west London preparing for an armed robbery when he opened fire on three plain-clothed officers.

Detective Sergeant Christopher Head, Detective Constable David Wombwell, and Pc Geoffrey Fox, were all killed in the attack on August 12 1966.

oberts is expected to leave Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire today, after the Parole Board approved his release.


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