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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.

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"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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New help for victims of sexual assault

Victims are being urged to report attacks. Credit: ITV Anglia

Police in Cambridgeshire are hoping to make it easier for victims of sexual assault to come forward and report the crime. A month long campaign will raise awareness that women, men, teenagers and children can all be victims and assaults can be committed by strangers, family members or friends. The force is working with groups across the county to offer counselling, medical exams and treatment for victims.

Stabbing accused to appear in court

Darren Kelly died after being stabbed

Four people accused of stabbing a man to death in the street in Essex last week are due in court today.

Lorry driver Darren Kelly died after being attacked on Tuesday night.

A 15-year-old girl, two boys aged 16 and 17 and a 20 year old man have all been charged with his murder. They will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court this morning.

A 13-year-old girl from Basildon who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on police bail until December 16

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