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Appeal after teenager assaulted in Hertfordshire

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Marshall via the Hertfordshire Constabulary Credit: PA

Officers are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted in Letchworth.

It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning (October 21) when the victim, an 18 year old woman, was walking past Wyvale Garden Centre, on Hitchin Road and attacked by a man.

The victim managed to fight the man off and ran down the road, flagging down a passing car. She didn't suffer any injuries.

Detective Constable Kate Marshall, who is investigating, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident or witnessed a man walking along in the area around the time stated to get in touch, as you may have information that could assist our investigation.”

The offender is described as being;

  • White man with slightly tanned skin and in his 40s
  • Around six ft tall
  • Dark, short hair slightly swept back
  • Wearing a grey turtle neck jumper, ripped wash faded jeans.

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CCTV captures woman disguised as man before murdering sister

CCTV cameras have captured the moment woman approached her half-sister's flat disguised as a man, shortly before murdering.

Yvonne Caylor was today handed a life sentence for the murder of Nicki Collingbourne, who she attacked with a chicken-shaped ceramic pot on 23 May.

Caylor put on a goatee beard, a wig, heavy framed glasses and a hi-vis jacket, before knocking on her sister's door.

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Elderly Letchworth man with dementia goes missing

William Gordon Whitfield. Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police in Hertfordshire are searching for an 83-year-old man from Letchworth who has gone missing.

William Gordon Whitfield from Western Close hasn't been seen since 4pm yesterday (10 August).

He is described as a white man of medium build, with a bald head and greying hair around the side.

Mr Whitfield has dementia and police say they're worried about his welfare.

Luton terror suspect released without charge

Luton Credit: ITV Anglia

One of three men arrested in a series of anti-terror raids in Letchworth and Luton has been released without charge. The two other men are still in custody.

The three were arrested on 14 July on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Scotland Yard said a man in his 30s held at a residential address in the Luton area of Bedfordshire has been released without charge.

A man in his 20s arrested at a business address in Letchworth, and a man in his 20s held at a residential address in the Luton area remain in custody.

Officers applied to Westminster Magistrates' Court last week for a warrant of further detention for up to seven days from the time of arrest, which was granted by the court.

The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism.

Police given more time to question terrorism suspects

Police have been granted more time to question three men arrested in East Anglia on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested the men on Tuesday afternoon.

A man in his 20s was arrested at a business address in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, and two men - one in his 20s and the other in his 30s - were held shortly after raids at two separate residential addresses in the Luton area in Bedfordshire.

Two arrests were made in Luton and a third in Letchworth in Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Scotland Yard said officers were granted a court warrant for further detention for up to seven days from the time of arrest.

A spokesman said searches of one of two addresses in the Luton area had finished. Officers continued to search the other property.

The arrests and searches are part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism.

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