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Police say assault in Littleport was a hate crime

Detectives are treating an unprovoked attack on a 40-year-old Eastern European man in Parsons Lane at Littleport as a hate crime.

It happened at about midnight between June the 17th and 18th.

A man and a youth approached the victim as he walked home and verbally abused him before punching him several times causing him to fall to the ground.

After the assault he ran to the Crown pub where police were alerted. He was treated in hospital and released.

Police are appealing for information and have released CCTV of a man they would like to trace.

The man police want to talk too in connection with an assault in Littleport

It is clear from what the attackers said that this man was targeted because of where he is from. I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time or has any information about the man pictured in the image to contact police.

– Mark Bevan, Cambridgeshire Police
A second image of a man police want to talk too about an assault in Littleport

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The conflict between countryside and new housing in East Anglia

There's opposition to plans to build thousands of new homes in East Anglia with some people accusing builders of destroying rural life.

Developers say their plans will bring jobs as well as providing green spaces.

Among the proposals is a new village near Langham in Essex, which is close to Colchester, as well as a development at Littleport in Cambridgeshire.

Littleport lies six miles north of Ely. There's concern at plans to be build another 250 homes on the outskirts leading to fears the village could eventually become a suburb of its larger neighbour.

In Essex, plans to build a garden village near Langham, including 4,000 homes, have been submitted to Colchester Council.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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Body found in Cambridgeshire house fire

The body of a man has been discovered in a house fire in Cambridgeshire.

The fire service was called to a blaze at a home in Kingsmead in Littleport at around midday on Sunday August 18.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said they were working with the fire service to discover how the fire started.

A spokesman said: “The body of a man was discovered in the property. The death is currently being treated as unexplained and investigations will continue this morning.”