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Chief Constable determined to stamp out hate crime

Alec Wood talks to ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police has admitted they could have done more to stop hate crime in the county, after figures spiked following the EU referendum.

Alec Wood says the force could have foreseen a rise in prejudice incidents - which included anti Polish leaflets being circulated in Huntingdon.

"Committing a crime because of somebody's nationality, religion, race, colour, gender, sexuality is abhorrent," he told ITV News Anglia.

"We are really determined to investigate robustly anyone who commits offences of that nature."

Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock can't wait to crash out with his dogs at home

Jonnie Peacock won gold in Rio. Credit: Press Association.

We were able to catch up with many of our Paralympians yesterday when they flew into Heathrow - but missed out on gold medal winner Jonnie Peacock who had gone to Manchester instead.

To make up for it, 100m T44 champion, from Cambridgeshire, popped into the ITV News studio in London today.

Here's what he had to say to Jonathan Wills about adding another gold medal to his collection.

Warning to 'avoid A14' after lorry crash in Cambridgeshire

Two lorries have crashed on the A14 causing big delays. Credit: @CambsCops

Drivers have been warned to avoid the A14 at Girton in Cambridgeshire after a crash between two lorries.

It happened just before 7.30am today at junction 31 of the westbound carriageway.

One lane has been closed and officers are urging drivers to avoid the area until further notice or expect long delays.

The M11 slip road has also been closed and diversions put in place via the A14 and A428 while attempts are made to move the HGVs.

Both drivers suffered minor injuries.


First fines issued in Cambridge punt tout crackdown

A punt on the River Cam. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Fines have been issued to punt touts in Cambridge for the first time after new rules came in this summer.

The £75 fixed penalty notices were introduced to stop people touting for business in certain parts of the city centre.

Cambridge City Council said two fines had been issued to people selling punt tours on Saturday in an area covered by the new public spaces protection order.

The order covers areas including Quayside, Silver Street, and the walkway from Quayside to Jesus Green.

Corrupt Cambridgeshire PCSO jailed for five years

A Police Community Support Officer who leaked confidential intelligence to a drug dealer has been jailed for five years today.

Gurpal Shehri, 28, passed on information to the man who he had met at the Fitness Station gym in Dogsthorpe, Peterborough.

Shehri jotted down notes from the Cambridgeshire police Camnet system that later were found at his home. Text messages between the PCSO and the drug dealer had been deleted

Jailing him at St Albans Crown Court, Judge John Plumstead said Shehri had "been a spy in the camp." He added

"It was an abuse of the public's trust in the office holder. This was treacherous behaviour towards the organisation you belonged to.

The public is entitled to regard police officers and PCSOs as straight - those found not to be have to pay a high price."

– Judge John Plumstead
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