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Campaign to stop human trafficking in Cambridgeshire

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Police in Cambridgeshire are launching a campaign to help stop human trafficking

The force says modern-day slavery is happening in the county - and is urging people to keep an eye on what's going on in their neighbourhood.

For the next month they'll be highlighting how to spot the signs and how to report anything suspicious.

"Victims often end up in over-crowded accommodation and immediately placed in debt to a criminal who controls their affairs, after having been promised a better life in the UK with well-paid work.

They are paid wages well below the legal minimum for extremely long hours and their pay is often taken to service debt on their accommodation.

Victims are usually too scared to tell someone of their situation and are reluctant to seek help from authorities. However, I would urge anyone who feels they are being exploited or has any concerns about individuals to contact police."

– Detective Chief Inspector Becky Tipping

Anglia Weather: How hot will it get?

Following a cool summer so far, a brief blast of heat is expected during the next few days - peaking on Wednesday. The weather charts below show how hot it could get where you are.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Many inland and western parts of the Anglia region will reach or exceed 30ºC.

Somewhere in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, or Northamptonshire could reach 33ºC - the highest temperature for two years.

There's a small chance that the mercury will rise to 34ºC - making it the hottest day since 2006.

Predicted temperatures this Wednesday in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia

For relief from the heat, you'd need to head to the east coast, where an onshore breeze will keep temperatures in the low to mid 20s Celsius.

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Police hunt stab suspect

Police are hunting an attacker who stabbed a man Credit: Peterborough Police

Police investigating the stabbing of a man in Peterborough have released an e-fit of the suspect.

The 42-year-old victim was walking his dog along the Riverbank Pathway at the rear of Botolph Green, near Farriers Court, in Orton Longueville, when the attack happened at about 5.35pm on Friday, May 22.

He was using his phone to text a friend when a man jumped out of the bushes and demanded he give him his phone and watch.

The victim refused and the offender stabbed him in the stomach before making off on a bicycle.

The victim thought he'd been punched but then saw blood seeping through his t-shirt.

He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital but did not require surgery and returned home some hours later.

"This was a serious assault that could have resulted in a more serious injury. I would urge people to look closely at this image and contact police immediately if you have information."

– DC Fran Scott

The offender was described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, 5'10", medium build with short light hair, wearing blue jeans with light markings or rips to the left upper leg and dark shoes.

Anyone with information should contact DC Scott on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Licence to Trill: Sam Smith in line for Bond movie song?

Sam Smith in line to sing Spectre theme? Credit: PA

It has been reported that Sam Smith could be about to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey and Madonna.

The Cambridgeshire singier star is apparently in line to record the theme song for the new James Bond movie Spectre.

The movie stars Daniel Craig, Django Unchained star Christoph Waltz and Monica Bellucci.

The Sunday times says the 23 year old was commissioned directly by director Sam Mendes.

The cast of Spectre Credit: PA

Today's the hottest day of the year... but next week will be even hotter

Temperatures at 3pm in the East of England. Credit: Met Office.

It's been the hottest day of the year so far in the UK and in the Anglia region.

A break in the clouds allowed temperatures to climb to 27.7ºC at Writtle in Essex this afternoon.

This beat the previous maximum temperature this year of 26.0ºC at Shoeburyness in Essex.

Gravesend in Kent saw the UK's hottest temperature as the mercury climbed to 27.8ºC, narrowly beating Writtle for the top spot.

Sunshine over Yaxley this morning, on the hottest day of the year so far Credit: Dave Bradley

Today's record is unlikely to last longer than a few days.

Although it will feel fresher at the weekend, the weather turns even hotter next week. It is now thought likely that temperatures will exceed 30ºC across large parts of the Anglia region, away from the coast.

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