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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


Men stand accused of historic child abuse

The men will appear at Luton Magistrates' Court. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Two men from Bedfordshire will appear in court today accused of historic child sex abuse.

Charlie Jones, 76 of Maidenbower Avenue, Dunstable has been charged with nine counts including rape and indecent assault and John Burden, 49 also of Maidenbower Avenue faces three charges - two counts of rape and one of buggery.

They have been remanded in custody and will appear at Luton Magistrates' Court.

Police continue to investigate the allegations.

Police release CCTV following theft from Felixstowe supermarket

The men police are seeking. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police have released CCTV of three men they want to speak to after cash was stolen from an unmanned till in a Felixstowe supermarket.

The theft occurred on Wednesday 19 August, between approximately 3.35pm and 3.45pm, when offenders entered the Co-operative store on Hamilton Road.

The man wearing the white polo top, is described as speaking with an Essex accent.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information to assist the investigation should contact Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime number FE/15/1478.

Police find 470 cannabis plants during raid in Norfolk

Police seized 470 cannabis plants during a raid in Thetford, Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man has been charged with drugs offences after a large cannabis factory was found in Norfolk.

Police seized about 470 plants and equipment during a raid at a property at Lime Kiln Lane in Thetford just after 7pm on Monday October 5.

Quang Van Tran, 22, of Lime Kiln Lane, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with cultivating cannabis and abstracting electricity.

He was due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.


Ram raid warning issued by police

Aftermath of Roydon ram raid. Credit: Paul Wood

Detectives are warning that thieves could be planning a series of attacks on cash machines across the region.

A stolen loader was used to take an ATM in Harlow over the weekend and a few days earlier a shop at nearby Roydon was targeted.

Bedfordshire police say farm equipment which could be used in future raids as well as some potential get-away cars have been stolen in the past few weeks.

Armed raid in Luton

Detectives in Luton are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a post office in the town.

A man wearing dark clothing with a hi-visibility jacket, entered the post office and threatened the staff with what is believed to be a handgun.

He escaped in the direction of Lamorna Close after stealing a quantity of money.

Pensioner beats off mugger with walking stick

A pensioner from Cambridgeshire has beaten off a mugger with her walking stick. It happened yesterday afternoon in Gamlingay after a man tried to grab her handbag. The woman in her seventies fought back hitting him with her walking stick until he fell to the ground.

The thief still managed to escape with a small amount of money and a mobile phone. The woman escaped uninjured. Police are appealing for anyone who might have seen what happened in Gamlingay at about three o'clock yesterday afternoon to get in contact.

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