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Fraudster jailed for two years

Robert Wilson, 33, of Bronze Street, March, stole a total of £194,919.53 Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A Cambridgeshire man who helped himself to almost £200,000 from his employer has been jailed.

Robert Wilson, 33, of Bronze Street, March, stole a total of £194,919.53 in 144 fraudulent credit transfers to two different accounts between April 2007 and September 2012.

He pleaded guilty to theft by employee and was jailed for two years at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday.

Detective Sergeant Matt Swash said: "This was a huge breach of trust placed on someone who was supposed to be safeguarding the financial interests of the company.

"Wilson tried to hamper the investigation by refusing access to his accounts, but we showed he dishonestly abused his position for his own gain.

"It was a complex investigation involving careful analysis of years' worth of financial transactions to allow justice to be done."

Man jailed for raping teenager

Leslie Day Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A MAN who sexually abused a teenage girl in Cambridgeshire more than a decade ago has been jailed for eight years. Leslie Day, 48, raped the victim when she was just 13 at an address in March, in the 1990s.

He also sexually assaulted her several times. The victim came forward to police last year, after telling a friend what had happened. Day, who was living in Kilkenny, Ireland, was arrested in February and extradited back to Cambridgeshire.

He pleaded guilty to rape, attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and gross indecency with a child at Cambridge Crown Court. Judge Anthony Bate recommended Day be deported back to Ireland after he has served his sentence.

Detective Constable Natalie Bottom, who investigated, said: "The victim showed great bravery in coming forward after such a long time in order to bring her abuser to justice.

"This case shows that even after many years, we are still able to successfully prosecute offenders.

"People who have committed historic offences should be warned that they face a knock on the door from police."

Disused Cambridgeshire railway line could be reopened

Railway line could be reopened Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Campaign for Better Transport is calling for a station in Cambridgeshire to be reopened after it was shut under the Beeching railway cuts.

Passenger services to Wisbech in Cambridgeshire were stopped in 1968, but now the disused lines could be brought back to life.

Reopening the seven miles of line between Wisbech and March would provide better access to Peterborough and Cambridge.


Two injured in lorry crash

One of the vehicles involved in the collision Credit: MAGPAS

Two people have been injured following a crash involving a dustcart and a lorry in Cambridgeshire.

Teams from the Magpas Helimedix and East Anglian Air Ambulance attended the scene of the incident in the town of March.

One of the injured is said to be in a critical but stable condition.