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'This is very shocking': Reaction to Trimley St Martin ram raid

Police have cordoned off the scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A convenience store in Suffolk remains cordoned off after a ram raid took place last night (8th January).

Witnesses have spoken about hearing a 'loud bang' at around 11.30pm in Trimley St Martin and that a cable was used to attach the car to a cash machine.

The car flipped over and four males all dressed in black fled the scene and made off in a black Mercedes estate driven by a fifth person.

The shop front has been badly damaged Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It's not nice for any community, we're a fairly quiet community around here, this looks a little bit nasty."

– Gregory Hearne, local resident

"Quite terrible really, this is very shocking to see what has happened. I've spent all my life down here and you don't hear of any trouble, this is the biggest incident I've seen for this shop ever."

– Matthew Talbot, Local resident
A forensic officer works at the scene in Trimley St Martin Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I came by at about 10 o'clock and saw all the damage, it's such a shame that it's happened."

– Local resident

A second unsuccessful raid also took place in Lavenham at 12.15am.

A group of four males using sledgehammers and crowbars forced their way into the Co-op in the High Street in Lavenham. Once inside they tried to steal a cash machine, but fled the scene in a black Mercedes which police say appeared to be in convoy with an Audi.

A third attempted robbery happened at another store in Fordham in Cambridgeshire at 1.30am today ( 9th January) and police are working with Suffolk police to see if the robberies are linked.

Damage to the Co-op in Fordham, Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

"These offences form part of a pattern of organised serious crime which is occurring across our region. Not only do they cause extensive damage and disruption to the businesses and premises concerned, but they can be very frightening for neighbouring residents and distressing for staff. Catching the individuals responsible is an absolute priority for us and we continue to work closely with our regional partners, along with relevant businesses and ATM providers and a number of steps have been taken already to target harden premises susceptible to this type of attack and this work will continue. We will also be increasing patrols in the vicinity of vulnerable premises."

– Detective Superintendent Andy Smith, Head of Investigations

Police have issued the following security advice for people who may be vulnerable to his type of crime. Click here


Police officer accused of going missing on duty is sacked

The incident happened in July 2016 Credit: PA

A Cambridgeshire police officer accused of going missing on duty and eating a kebab while his concerned colleagues searched for him has been sacked following a misconduct hearing.

Pc Richard Musgrave, 52, was dismissed without notice from Cambridgeshire Police after a four-day misconduct hearing in Peterborough concluded that he had breached professional standards in respect of honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct and duties and responsibilities.

It had been alleged that Pc Musgrave went missing from March police station to give a woman and her friends a lift, then drove to an industrial estate to eat a kebab.

Officers triggered an emergency search for him as they were concerned for his welfare.

Pc Musgrave claimed he had been on a burglary patrol on the industrial estate, his watch had stopped, his ear piece had come out of his radio and his mobile phone was on silent.

The incident was said to have happened on July 31 2016.

He was further accused of driving a marked vehicle to meet a woman at a Wetherspoons pub while on duty.

Some of the group who the woman was drinking with were alleged to have behaved in a drunken or abusive manner and were refused service.

Pc Musgrave was allegedly aware of the behaviour of the group but did not take adequate steps to address it and supplied a witness statement containing untrue information.

Woman who died in A14 Girton crash is named

The collision happened on 4th January near Girton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman who died in a collision on the A14 at Girton in Cambridgeshire has been named as 61-year old Beverley Garner from Bluntisham.

She was a passenger in a car which was involved in a collision with two lorries at about 5.05pm on Thurdsay 4th January.

The driver of the same car was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with serious but not life threatening injuries and another man received minor injuries as a result of the collision.

A 55-year-old man from Clacton-on-Sea was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later released under investigation.

FA Cup 4th round draw: Posh get home reward for ousting Villa from cup

FA Cup draw Credit: PA

The draw for the Fourth Round of the FA Cup was made earlier this evening.

Peterborough's reward for beating Championship side Aston Villa is a home tie against Fleetwood or Premier League Leicester City. Leicester were held to a 0-0 draw by the League One side.

MK Dons, who beat QPR, will host giant killers Coventry. The Sky Blues beat Premier League side Stoke on Saturday.

Norwich could face Newcastle, but in order to do that they'll have to overcome Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a replay. The sides drew 0-0 on Saturday night.

Likewise if Stevenage can beat Reading in a replay they'll head to Carlisle or Sheffield Wednesday.

The ties will be played on the weekend of January 26th-29th.


Concerns grow for 13-year-old girl missing for nearly a month

Concerns are growing for a 13-year-old girl with links to Peterborough who has been missing for almost a month.

Denon Young has been missing for nearly a month. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Denon Young was reported missing on December 10 with no sightings of her since.

She is known to have links to the Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Durham and Northumberland areas.

We are growing increasingly concerned for Denon’s welfare and would urge anyone who has information about her whereabouts to contact police.

It has been almost a month since she was last seen and someone out there must know where she is.

It may be that people don’t feel comfortable talking to police in which case we would urge people to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

We would also appeal directly to Denon to get in touch with us to let us know she is ok.

– Detective Inspector Claire Hewson

Long awaited report into tackling congestion on the A10 to be revealed

The stretch of the A10 between Ely and Cambridgeshire is notorious for congestion Credit: ITV News Anglia

A long-awaited report into the future of one of the region's most congested roads will be released later today.

Cambridgeshire County Council will look at a number of options for the A10 which runs all the way from King's Lynn into London.

It's notoriously busy around the stretch from Ely to Cambridge.

Options to address the congested A10 will be revealed Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A10 north is a key transport route for economic growth in the region, linking Ely, and other towns and villages to the north, with the city and wider transport network.

Rapid growth has put pressure on the road with peak-time congestion.

Thousands of new jobs and homes are planned along the route over the next decade or so, including 10,000 new homes at Waterbeach alone.

A study was commissioned by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to look out how to address the current challenges. It will be published today (Monday 8th January).

Any proposals will then be considered by all the councils affected.

Appeal after vandalism spree at a Peterborough Country Park

The backs of a number of benches have been removed by a saw Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff and visitors to a Peterborough country park are appealing for help to catch whoever is responsible for a spate of vandalism which took place on Christmas Eve.

More than a dozen memorial benches and 26 trees were damaged at Ferry Meadows.

It's not the first time the park has seen this type of vandalism, similar damage was also caused in 2016 and earlier in 2017.

Staff say whoever is responsible has used tools to cut away sections of the benches, earning them the nick-name of 'the carpenter'.

Saplings were also targeted in the vandalism Credit: ITV News Anglia

"They're attacking the park benches, we're having saplings vandalised and literally being cut off, we've had bridges vandalised, we have safety rails each side of the bridges to stop members of the public going over. They've been cut, just removed. People who use the park are saddened."

– Greg Higby, Park Manager
Staff have repaired the fence which had been cut away. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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