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Men convicted after brutal robbery

Cherry Hill Park, Ely Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men from Stevenage have been found guilty of attacking and robbing a pensioner and leaving him for dead in Ely.

The attack took place in Cherry Hill Park as the 68-year-old victim walked home after a night out last October.

Lee Jones, 33, of Skegness Road in Stevenage, and Sebastian Yellowe, 23, of Langthorne Avenue in Stevenage, stole his phone and wedding ring and left him with serious facial injuries.

Police were alerted at about 12.45am on October 16 last year after the victim's wife found him semi-conscious in the park.

She had been expecting him home at 10.30pm the previous day but had become concerned when he did not arrive.

The victim was taken to hospital and was only discharged earlier this year.

Today, the two men were found guilty of robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, following a trial at King's Lynn Crown Court.

They will be sentenced at a later date.

"This was a cowardly and vicious attack on the victim who took months to full recover from his injuries. "I hope this result today will give him and his family some comfort that justice has been done."

– Det Con Peter Ware, Cambridgeshire Police.

West Norfolk youngsters welcome royal baby to the world

Children at Dersingham Primary School prepare cards and banners for the princess. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Youngsters at a West Norfolk school have been preparing to welcome Princess Charlotte to their part of the world.

Children at Dersingham Primary School, which is just three miles from the royal baby's home at Anmer on the Sandringham Estate, spent the day making cards, cakes and banners.

They described the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as "beautiful" and said they hoped she would enjoy living in the county.


Jury sworn in as trial begins of Libyan soldiers accused of rape

Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of two Libyan soldiers accused of raping a man while being trained in Britain.

Moktair Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, allegedly went into Cambridge in the early hours of October 26 last year and raped a 23-year-old British man.

The pair are each accused of one count of rape, one count of aiding and abetting rape and a third charge each of attempted rape against the same victim.

The jury of five men and seven women were sworn in at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday.

Both men were among 300 Libyan cadets based at the former RAF base at Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire.

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Queen leaves after meeting new Princess Charlotte

The Queen has left Kensington Palace after meeting her newborn great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte, for the first time.

The Queen has now left Kensington Palace Credit: PA

Dressed in a lilac ensemble, the Queen arrived this afternoon to meet the newest member of the royal family.

Charlotte's grandparents - including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Kate's parents Michael and Carole Middleton - have already visited the baby princess.

She was born on Saturday morning, weighing 8lbs 3oz.

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Prince William registers Princess Charlotte's birth

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of Princess Charlotte.

The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register at Kensington Palace this afternoon witnessed by a Registrar from Westminster Register Office.

William registers Princess Charlotte's birth Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire


Man cut from van after four-vehicle crash

A crash on the A1 near Huntingdon involved a van, two lorries and a car. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire Service.

A man had to be cut from his van following a crash which also involved two lorries and a car in Cambridgeshire.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A1, southbound, between Sawtry and Alconbury, near Huntingdon, at about 8.50am on Tuesday.

Three lanes of the road had to be closed.

Princess Charlotte expected to head to her new Norfolk home today

HRH Princess Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana of Cambridge. Credit: PA

Princess Charlotte is expected to head to her new home in Norfolk later today.

Her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will leave Kensington Palace for Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate.

Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The new princess will have her first pressing engagement there - a meeting with her great-grandmother, the Queen.

Family raise £60k for baby Isaac

A family's campaign to raise money for their 17-month-old twin who needs a double lung transplant, has reached £60,000.

Isaac Wilkins Credit: ITV News Anglia

Isaac Wilkins from Sawston in Cambridgeshire was born 11 weeks premature and spent the first seven months of his life in hospital.

Isaac is not on the transplant list because he is too poorly and so his family have set up a charity in his name and have been raising money for him to have treatment outside the UK.

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