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Force issues first Domestic Violence Protection Order

Police in Cambridgeshire have issued their first Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO).

DVPOs are used to protect someone from violence or the threat of violence and were rolled out across the country in March this year.

The order was granted at Cambridge Magistrates' Court on a 42-year-old man from Cambridge.

It was applied for after an alleged violent incident on July 12 and will be in place for 28 days. It prevents him visiting the home of, or contacting, his former partner - a 50-year-old woman from Cambridge.

Det Insp Alan Page said: "This is the first time DVPO to be issued by the force since we launched them two weeks ago.

"It demonstrates our commitment to use every power available to us in order to protect victims of abuse and reduce the likelihood of further incidents.

"This order will give the victim time to consider the next steps she may wish to take without the threat of further violence."

Lakes re-opened as police continue to investigate Essex student's murder

Police have been carrying out detailed searches at the Salary Brooke Trail in Colchester. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Two lakes closed as part of the investigation into the murder of University of Essex student Nahid Almanea have been re-opened.

Police have now completed their searches of two of the waterways at the Salary Brook Trail nature reserve in Colchester and they are now accessible to the public once again.

The 31-year-old Saudi student was found stabbed to death on the trail last month.

The Salary Brook Trail pathway and a third lake remain closed. Chief Inspector Richard Phillibrown, of Essex Police, said officers still needed help from the public to help catch Nahid's killer.

He said: "We have received excellent support throughout this investigation from the whole community. We appreciate their patience whilst the forensic searches continue. We would also urge anyone with information, no matter how small you might think, to contact us.

"Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the killer or killers of both Nahid Almanea and James Attfield who was murdered in March in the Lower Castle Park area of Colchester.

"Please contact us with information. No matter how irrelevant you may think it is it could be the key to helping us solve both of these horrific crimes.”


Police investigate attempted assault on schoolgirl

The area where a man tried to assault a schoolgirl in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are investigating an attempted assault on an 11 year old girl in woodland in Ipswich.

The girl was walking along a footpath near the recreation ground on Bramford Lane when a man approached her and took her into a wooded area near Lovetofts Drive.

He then attempted to assault her, but ran off into the direction of the A14 when the victim screamed. She was unhurt. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101.

Warning after distraction burglary in Northampton

Police have issued a warning after a distraction burglary in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police in Northampton are warning residents to be on their guard after two men - pretending to be builders - took a large amount of cash from an elderly couple in the town.

The men called at the house on Sunderland Street saying the roof was in need of repair and asked to be shown upstairs.

While the couple were distracted, the men stole the money and left.

University scholarship to be set up in memory of murdered student

The University of Essex, over-looking the scene where Nahid Almanea was killed. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The University of Essex has announced it is setting up a scholarship fund in memory of murdered student Nahid Almanea

The 31-year-old was stabbed 16 times after walking along the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester on June 17th.

It is thought the scholarship will be awarded to an international student who wants to work in science education.


Woman exposed herself to children in Cambridgeshire park

Police are trying to track down a woman who exposed herself to children at a park in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Detectives in Cambridgeshire are searching for a woman who exposed herself to children at a park in Godmanchester.

The woman approached the group of children in a play park off London Road on June 20th.

She is described as white, about 18 years old, and was wearing a pink zip-up hooded top with black trousers.

Driver in hospital after acid attack

A man from Rayleigh in Essex is in hospital after acid was thrown in his face following a row with another motorist.

Essex Police said he had originally been involved in a "short verbal exchange" with another driver at at the Rayleigh Weir roundabout on 3rd June.

The same people had a "further argument" approximately 15 minutes later on Kingsmere in Thundersley during which the acid was thrown in his face.

A 30-year-old woman and a 28-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of assault . They are on police bail pending further inquiries.

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