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Armed police board the region's trains amid terror fears

Armed officers will become a more familiar sight on the region's trains. Credit: British Transport Police.

Armed police are to patrol the region's trains for the first time, following the increase in the UK's terror threat level.

British Transport Police said officers would be deployed from this afternoon (Thursday) to ensure the public was kept safe on the rail network.

A spokesman said travellers should feel comforted by their presence and urged passengers to speak to them if they had any worries.

The move follows the government's decision to increase the terror threat level to critical following Monday's suicide bombing at a music concert in Manchester.

"Since the devastating events in Manchester on Monday evening, our force has radically increased the presence of our officers nationwide.

“By having firearms officers on board trains we’re ensuring that trains remain as safe as possible for passengers. Our patrols will be highly visible and passengers should feel comforted by their presence. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns at all.

“It is important to note that we do not have any specific intelligence in relation to train services but are taking this action to ensure we can protect and reassure the public.”

– Paul Crowther, Chief Constable, British Transport Police.

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Anglia region remembers Manchester terror victims in one minute's silence

Communities across the region observed the national one minute's silence this morning to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

This was the scene in Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich and Peterborough.

If you have images or video from silences elsewhere in the region, send them to anglianews@itv.com.

Passenger killed in car crash near Peterborough

A man has died in a crash near Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A passenger has died in a car crash in Cambridgeshire.

Police were called to the B660 Glatton Lane at Glatton, near Peterborough, at about 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday).

A Landrover Discovery had crashed and a male passenger was declared dead at the scene.

The driver and a second passenger were taken to Peterborough City Hospital as a precaution.

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Cambridgeshire's Olympic star announces retirement from hockey

Hannah Macleod has announced her retirement from international hockey. Credit: Press Association Images.

One of the region's Olympic heroes has announced her retirement.

Cambridgeshire's Hannah Macleod, who took gold with the Team GB hockey squad in Rio, has decided to quit the sport at the age of 32.

Macleod, who made 153 international appearances, said she was now looking forward to joining friends in the pub and her coaching role with the England U21 squad.

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