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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.

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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.

Three men arrested in terrorism raids: The Latest

Counter terrorism police have arrested three men in our region this afternoon.

One man in his 20s was held at a business in Letchworth in Hertfordshire and two other men were arrested shortly after in Luton.

One is also in his 20s and the other is in his 30s.

All three are being held on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Click below to hear the latest from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper

Three men arrested in Letchworth and Luton on suspicion of terrorism

Three men from Letchworth and Luton have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in acts of terrorism. Credit: PA

Three men have been arrested in Letchworth and Luton on suspicion of being involved in acts of terrorism.

A man in his 20s was arrested just after midday at a business address in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, while the other two men (one in his 20s and the other in his 30s) were arrested shortly after at two separate residential addresses in the Luton area.

All three are being held on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The Metropolitan Police say searches are underway at two addresses in the Luton area as part of the investigation - which is looking into alleged "Islamist-related terrorism".

Three people seriously injured in collision

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Three people from Letchworth are in a serious condition in hospital after their car was involved in a collision in Hertfordshire last night.

The accident happened at around 11pm on the A507 Great North Road in Baldock after a Saxo was in collision with an Audi.

The driver of the Saxo, a man in his 30s, and two boys aged 17 and 15 who were travelling with him are in a serious but stable condition. A fourth passenger, a boy aged 15 who is also from Letchworth, was treated for minor injuries. The driver of the Audi did not need hospital treatment. Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Hertfordshire school make WW1 'treasure chest' discovery

The time capsule was found at Highfield School in Letchworth.

Staff at a school in Hertfordshire were stunned when they uncovered a relic from 100 years ago - containing the personal effects of a first world war officer.

The time capsule was found at Highfield School in Letchworth, containing the immaculately preserved uniform, trench maps and belongings of Lieutenant Howard Hands - who fought on the Western Front.

It's believed the items were given to the school by a relative decades ago.

Paedophile jailed for six years

Daniel Shead Credit: Hertfordshire Police

A man has been sentenced to six years in prison at Cambridge Crown Court after being found guilty of offences against a child.

24 year old Daniel Shead of no fixed address was found guilty of two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child and one of non-penetrative sexual activity with a child between December and May 2013 in Letchworth. The victim was a 14 year old girl.

The offences were investigated by Hertfordshire Constabulary’s HALO team, a police led team dealing with child sexual exploitation in partnership with Hertfordshire Children’s Services, the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board and other agencies.

Detective Constable Heather Sheldon from the HALO team led the investigation and said:

“I hope this sentencing sends a clear message to others that we and our partners will do everything in our power to tackle these crimes."

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