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16 year-old boy severely injured in Sutton assault

A 16-year-old boy has been left with severe injuries to his head after he was attacked in Sutton

Cambridgeshire Police are currently at the scene of the assault, which happened at about 5.30pm in The Brook - a street in the town.

He was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A 13-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident and are on route to Parkside Police Station in Cambridge.

Police officers get suspended sentences for assault

Two Cambridgeshire police officers have been given suspended sentences after being found guilty of common assault.

PCs John Richardson, 50, and David Littlemore, 35, both based at Thorpe Wood Police Station, were convicted following a trial at Luton Magistrates’ Court.

Both have been given a three month suspended sentence and fined £1,020.

The officers were found to have used excessive force when engaging with a 58-year-old man in Peterborough on August 18 last year.



Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Trust rated as 'good'

Peterborough and Stamford Hospital Trust has made improvements in the quality of its care, a health watchdog has said.

The Care Quality Commission followed up a 2014 report which found the hospital required improvement to its emergency services, and 'older people and children's' services.

The latest report found that across the trust there were now several areas of outstanding practice. The Trust has now been rated as good.

Fans reminded to act respectfully at Chris Turner memorial derby

Chris Turner.

Cambridgeshire Police are reminding fans to act respectfully at the forthcoming Chris Turner memorial game involving Cambridge United and Peterborough United.

The former Peterborough United and Cambridge United Manager passed away in April following a battle with dementia.

The game will be played at Peterborough's ABAX Stadium on August 1 (3pm kick-off).

Football fans can expect friendly and fair policing at the forthcoming derby match.

The police operation has been developed to ensure everyone has a great day out and the vast majority of fans will enjoy the event in the right spirit.

We can no doubt expect passionate and healthy rivalry between these two family-friendly clubs and their supporters and our focus will be on those whose behaviour has the potential to spoil everyone else's enjoyment.

– Chief Inspector Karen Newton

Secret Garden Party appeal as rape attack inquiry starts

The organisers of an arts and music festival in Cambridge are appealing for witnesses after a woman was allegedly raped in a tent.

Festival-goers at the Secret Garden Party are being asked if they heard a woman screaming in the middle of the night following reports of the attack in the early hours of Friday.

Posters have reportedly been put up around the site at Abbots Ripon in Huntingdon asking for help from anyone who was at the three-day festival.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who might have heard screaming in the early hours of Friday morning, or seen/heard anything suspicious.

A woman has alleged that she was raped in the early hours of Friday, July 24 in one of the tented areas of the Secret Garden Party site.

Police have appealed for any witnesses who might have seen or heard anything suspicious in the early hours of Friday morning to contact a police officer on-site, visit the welfare tent, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Secret Garden Festival statement
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