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Police hunt gang of boys as young as nine after violent robbery

Police was attacked whilst walking. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police in Milton Keynes are hunting a gang of boys, some as young as nine, after a man was beaten in a violent robbery breaking his ribs.

The victim, a 58-year-old man, was walking from West Ashland along the Redway which runs between V7 Saxon Street and H9 Groveway in the town just before 10 pm on Monday when he was set upon by seven youths.

He was struck from behind and knocked to the ground where the group continued to assault him before stealing his bag.

"The group cowardly attacked the victim from behind and then continued to assault him as he lay on the ground and tried to get up.

"The offenders are between about nine years old to about 15 years old.

"Unfortunately there are no other descriptions of the offenders at this time but I am confident that someone knows who they are.

"This was a traumatic incident for the victim who sustained cracked ribs and severe bruising to his face and body."

– Detetctive Constable Katrina Walmsley, Thames Valley Police

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Lifesaving volunteers praised by ambulance trust

The ambulance service are trying to recruit more CFRs. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) is marking 20 years of community first responders.

First responders are volunteers trained by EEAST, usually over a weekend, to respond to medical emergencies including heart attacks, breathing difficulties, diabetes emergencies.

The ambulance service are now hoping to recruit more.

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Campaigners stage protests over rail fares increase

Campaigners outside Chelmsford station today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Protests have been taking place at train stations across the region over the rise of rail fares.

Campaigners gathered outside Chelmsford station this morning to show their anger.

On Greater Anglia trains, the average price rise is about 1.8% - lower than the national average.

There were delays and cancellations this morning because of over-running engineering works that began over the festive period.

Warning of icy conditions across parts of the East

Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Met Office is warning of icy conditions across parts of the Anglia region this morning. The warning is in force until 10am.

Drivers are being advised to take extra care on the roads following a yellow warning of ice.

Icy patches are likely to form on roads as temperatures dipped below freezing last night. Patches of freezing fog are also expected.

Area covered by the yellow weather warning for ice valid until 10am. Credit: Met Office

"After a very cold night and as moister air comes in contact with cold surfaces later, the potential for a lot of frost to form, rendering some surfaces hazardous.

"Please be aware that untreated surfaces, such as pavements and some minor roads, are likely to turn very slippery on Tuesday morning."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment
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