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Man killed in crash named by police

Three others were seriously injured in the crash. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A man who died in a crash near Peterborough yesterday afternoon has been named by police.

Aliriza Ulger, 50, of Cleethorpes Road in Grimsby, died when the Vauxhall Vectra he was a passenger in collided with a Landrover Discovery at about 4pm.

Three others received serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Officers are keen to trace the driver of an HGV that was not involved in the incident but may have seen it.

They are asking anyone with information to call non-emergency line 101.

Rare silver urn stolen from Stamford art dealer

CCTV image showing the two men police would like to speak to in connection with the theft Credit: Lincolnshire police

Police are trying to trace two men they want to speak to about a rare urn that was stolen from a fine art dealer in Stamford near Peterborough.

The Samovar urn, believed to be worth more than £6,000 was stolen from a fine art store in the high street on Thursday 28th January.

The urn is silver and dates back to the 18th Century.

The rare silver urn Credit: Lincolnshire police

"We are appealing for anyone who may recognise the two men to get in touch. We would like to trace them to see if they have any information that could assist the enquiry. Also if any antique dealers have been offered the urn for sale please contact us on 101."

– Lincolnshire police spokesperson


Woman in critical condition after being pulled from flipped car

The woman remains in hospital. Credit: Lincolnshire Police.

A woman from Wisbech remains in hospital after being rescued from a submerged car after it came off the road in Lincolnshire and flipped upside down.

The 21-year-old was pulled from her Renault Clio by police and members of the public after it crashed into a water filled dyke by the side of the road last Sunday evening (December 27).

She remains in hospital.

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to come forward.

Woman dies and two children seriously injured in collision

Two children are in critical conditions at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Credit: PA Images

Police remain at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the A17 at Terrington St Clement this evening.

Officers were called at around 2pm this afternoon (Monday 21 December 2015) to reports of a collision between a car and a lorry.

A woman in her 20s from Lincolnshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two children have sustained life threatening injuries and have been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in critical condition.

The A17 will remain closed in both directions for the next few hours this evening and local diversions are in place.

Illegal immigrants released from police custody

Police at Haddon services yesterday Credit: ITV News Anglia

26 suspected illegal immigrants who were found in the back of a lorry on the A1 have been released from police custody.

The men and women - some of them as young as 13 - were arrested after the French truck they were travelling in was stopped yesterday (Tuesday 16th June) near Stamford.

The driver, a 54-year-old man from Dover, was arrested on suspicion of facilitating immigration and has been bailed until next month.

The 26 people in the back of the lorry have been referred to immigration services.


Iranian, Iraqi, Turkish and Syrian nationals in Stamford lorry immigration arrests

Police at Haddon services Credit: ITV Anglia

The Home Office says it believes the immigrants found in a lorry on the A1 near Stamford are Iranian, Iraqi, Turkish and Syrian nationals. One of them is a child.

A 54 year-old Polish man who was driving the lorry has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating a breach of the UK’s immigration laws.

Five of the 27 have been taken to hospital and the others remain detained at police stations.

We continue to strengthen the security of the border to stop illegal immigrants entering the UK. Using some of the best technology in the world, together Border Force and the French authorities prevented more than 39,000 attempts to cross the Channel illegally in 2014/15 —more than double the number prevented the previous year.

We are also addressing the wider problem of illegal migration by increasing joint intelligence work with the French to target the organised crime gangs behind people smuggling.

The Immigration Act of 2014 made it harder for people to live in the UK illegally. The new Immigration Bill will build on this and we will take tougher action on those who shouldn't be here, by rooting out illegal immigrants and boosting deportations.

– Home Office statement

Illegal immigration suspects held in Peterborough and King's Lynn

Police at Haddon Services Credit: ITV Anglia

Cambridgeshire police are processing a total of 27 people arrested for immigration offences after a lorry full of suspected immigrants was stopped on the A1 near Stamford.

They were taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station in and King's Lynn Police Investigation Centre.

This includes the driver of the lorry, a 54-year-old man from Dover, arrested on suspicion of assisting unlawful entry to the UK.

Five of those detained have been taken to Peterborough City Hospital believed to be suffering dehydration – none are believed to be seriously ill.

5 suspected immigrants in hospital after being found in lorry

Ambulance Credit: ITV Anglia

The East of England Ambulance Service says it took five people to hospital after a group of 27 suspected illegal immigrants were found in a lorry on the A1 near Stamford.

They were called to Great North Road, north of Peterborough, at 11:56 am.

Three ambulances, four ambulance officers and the hazardous area response team where at the scene. They assessed around 25 patients.

27 suspected illegal immigrants found in lorry in Stamford

Map Credit: ITV Anglia

Cambridgeshire police have arrested a lorry driver after they found a group of possible immigrants in the back of the vehicle. The driver is suspected of facilitating immigration.

Officers stopped the lorry as it was heading north on the A1 near Stamford in Lincolnshire.

They were tipped off by Hertfordshire police this morning about 30 possible immigrants in the back of a French lorry, travelling north on the M11.

It's been reported that the A1 was closed while the police stopped the lorry. The lorry has been taken to nearby Haddon services.

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