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Picture released after shop theft

Police would like to identify this man Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police investigating an attempted robbery at a Tesco Store in St Neots in Cambridgeshire have released a picture of a man they'd like to speak to.

Officers were called to the Tesco store in Barford Road after a fire alarm was set off. As customers returned to the shop a man was stopped by staff trying to steal alcohol worth more than £300.

He threatened them with a knife and ran off, throwing some of the stolen goods at them. He drove off in a blue Vauxhall Astra.

New Chief Constable starts work

The new Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire has taken up his post.

Nick Dean, who's 51, says one of his first priorities is to get out and about to fully understand the concerns and demands of his workforce.

The new Chief Constable began his career with Norfolk Police in 1992. He replaces Alec Wood who has retired.

Cambridgeshire Chief Constable Nick Dean Credit: Cambridgeshire Police


New Chief Constable for Northamptonshire

Nick Adderley has been named as the new Chief Constable for Northamptonshire Police. He is currently Assistant Chief Constable for Staffordshire.

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Panel.

Nick Adderley Credit: Northamptonshire Police

He joined the police service in 1992 following a career in the Royal Navy.

After a two-year spell working at the Home Office he transferred to Greater Manchester Police. He became Assistant Chief Constable in Staffordshire in 2015.

"Essex Boys" killer gets sentence reduced

The murder scene Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man serving life for a triple gangland killing which became known as the "Essex Boys" case has won a sentence reduction after a High Court judge ruled he has made "exceptional progress" in prison.

Jack Whomes, who's 57, was jailed at the Old Bailey in 1998 for the Murders of Patrick Tate, Anthony Tucker and Craig Rolfe.

They were shot dead in a Range Rover on an isolated farm track at Rettendon, Essex, in a dispute over drugs.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb announced her decision to reduce his tariff, the minimum term which must be spent behind bars before becoming eligible to apply for parole, by one year. It had previously been set at 25 years.

The story of the killings became known as the "Essex Boys" case after it inspired a film of that name starring Sean Bean.


Fund for stabbed pony's vet bills nears £4,000

Fund to pay for stabbed pony's vet bills tops £4,000 Credit: Submitted

Nearly £4,000 has been raised for a pony stabbed 16 times in a vicious attack last Tuesday morning. It happened at a farm in Hargrave in Northamptonshire. The money will go on Sol's vet bills. A 17 year old boy who had been arrested has now been eliminated from enquiries.

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