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Five jailed for violent attack on group of men in Huntingdon

All five men were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Five men have been jailed for a violent attack on a group of men in Huntingdon.

It happened outside Cromwell’s public house in Huntingdon High Street in March, after a group of ten to 12 men, some armed with fence posts and metal poles got into a fight.

Ionatan Lupu, Remus Grecu, Cosmin Palade, Daniel Bordeianu, and Alexandru Petrescu, all of Stukeley Road in Huntingdon, were arrested in connection with the disorder.

Two of the victims were taken to hospital following their injuries.

All five men pleaded guilty to violent disorder and were sentenced to six and a half years in prison between them.

This was a vicious attack during a busy Friday night in Huntingdon town centre. We want the night time economy in Cambridgeshire to be enjoyable and safe for all – behaviour of this nature is just not acceptable.

– Detective Constable Tom Nuttall, Cambridgeshire police

Woman robbed as she withdrew money from cash machine

A woman in her 20s has been robbed at a cash point in St Ives.

It happened yesterday morning as the victim was withdrawing some money in Needingworth Road.

She was approached by a man who then barged into her with his shoulder and snatched the £10 note in her hand.

The man is described as white, late 30s, short brown hair wearing a grey parka style coat with fur around the hood, black trousers and trainers.

The public’s help in identifying this male will assist police in detaining this male as soon as possible to hold him accountable for his action.

– Detective Constable Diane Tomlinson


Guided busway crash makes it three in a year

A picture from social media appears to show an Asda van on its side. Credit: Twitter.

There has been another collision on the Cambridge guided busway.

It happened on the B1050 near Longstanton in south Cambridgeshire just after 8 o'clock.

A picture from social media appears to show an Asda van on its side.

It is not thought anyone is seriously injured but it is the third crash on the guided busway this year.

Prisoner who killed cellmate with flat screen TV jailed for 14 years

Jordan Palmer was found to be under the influence of drugs when he carried out the attack. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A prisoner who battered his cellmate to death with a flat screen TV has been jailed for 14 years.

Jordan Palmer, 26, was under the influence of the synthetic cannabis drug Spice when he attacked 42-year-old Terrence Ojuederie, who had the bottom bunk in their cell at HMP Peterborough in December 2015.

A jury at Peterborough Crown Court accepted that this was involuntary intoxication and that he had not intended to take the drug.

Palmer was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility following a two-and-a-half week trial.

Palmer had been serving six years for grievous bodily harm when the attack happened.

Terry Ojuederie's family say they are devastated by his death. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

"There was never going to be a happy outcome of this trial for us. Terry was brutally killed in a frenzied one sided attack by his cellmate.

"Nothing can bring Terry back to us or take away the pain and devastation we are living with each day.

"We are left instead with an emptiness and the horror of his final moments as heard in detail during this murder trial.

"The bitter feeling at how this could happen in prison, a place we thought Terry would be safe, will remain with us forever, as will the torment of not knowing for sure the truth of what really happened in his cell that night."

– Statement from Terry Ojuederie's family

Peterborough prisoner kills cellmate with flat screen TV

Jordan Palmer was found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A prisoner in Peterborough has been convicted of battering his cellmate to death with a flat screen TV.

Jordan Palmer, 26, attacked 42-year-old Terrence Ojuederie at HMP Peterborough last December.

Palmer was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter by diminished responsibility following a trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

Terry Ojuederie was attacked by his cellmate with a flatscreen TV. Credit: Cambruidgeshire Police

"The attack was one of the most vicious I have seen, and happened at a time when Terry Ojuederie was unable to defend himself or escape.

I can only say as some small consolation that in all probability Terry would have lost consciousness very quickly.

On the evidence presented during the trial, the jury has found Palmer guilty of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and I respect that decision.

Our thoughts are with Mr Ojuederie's family and friends at this difficult time, and I commend them for the dignity and respect they have demonstrated through a very difficult court process."

– Detective Chief Inspector Adam Gallop, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit


Behind the scenes look at third series of Grantchester

The cast and crew of the hit ITV series Grantchester have once again descended on the real life Cambridgeshire village of the same name, this time to film a third series of the show.

James Norton and Robson Green are back as vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie Keating in the 1950s crime drama.

ITV News Anglia was given exclusive access to the set while filming took place. Watch a full report by ITV News Anglia's Chloe Keedy.

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