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The woman campaigning for a controversial operation to be outlawed after it left her in constant pain

A woman from March in Cambridgeshire is calling for a controversial operation designed to cure incontinence after childbirth to be suspended.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency says it believes the benefits of the operation outweigh the risks.

But Kath Sansom says the procedure, known as TVT, has caused her painful side effects.

"As the days went by I had terrible pain in my groin, in my legs. It was so extreme, it rang alarm bells. I knew you should be over it very quickly; you were told it was this very easy operation."

– Kath Sansom

The government's healthcare watchdog says it sympathises with women who have suffered complications and it will continue to monitor their safety and performance.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sascha Williams


Cambridgeshire: Two swans shot in the head near March

A swan has been killed and another injured after they were both shot in the head in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A swan has been killed and another injured after they were both shot in the head in Cambridgeshire.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after finding the birds in a dyke at March on Saturday (February 28).

A second swan was found with a superficial head wound but was released back into the wild.

It's thought that the birds were shot on Friday evening with an air rifle.

"This was a horrible incident which resulted in the death of one bird and a second having a lucky escape.

It appears to have been done in the interests of so called 'sport' but was completely needless and cruel."

– RSPCA inspector Richard Lythgoe

Princess Royal visits region today

The Princess Royal who visits the region today Credit: ITV News Anglia

Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, will visit a school in the region today.

She'll arrive by helicopter on a visit to Neale-Wade Academy in March before officially opening the new Fire and Rescue station at Parkside Place in Cambridge this afternoon.

Hunt for man over sexual comments to boy at swimming pool

CCTV image of a man Cambridgeshire Police want to speak to over an incident at a swimming pool. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to after receiving reports of a suspicious incident at a swimming pool in the town of March.

The 15-year-old boy had been swimming at the George Campbell Leisure Centre and says he was approached by a man in the changing room who made comments of a sexual nature.

The incident took place between 11.30am and 12.45pm on Sunday 7 December.

"The victim is shocked and embarrassed by what happened so I would urge anyone who may have information to contact police. I am keen to speak to the man in the CCTV images as I believe he has important information about what happened."

– Detective Constable Rachel Weeks, Cambridgeshire Police

The man is described as being 25 to 40 years old, of medium build with short brown hair.

Police catch man driving around Cambridgeshire with only three tyres

A man has been caught driving around March in Cambridgeshire with only three tyres.

Officers were called after the white Vauxhall van was spotted on Elm Road at around 1.20am on Saturday.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: "One of the vehicles tyres was missing and was being driven on the rim of the wheel.

The vehicle was seized by the Roads Policing Unit.

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