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'Frostjacker' warning issues

Police are concerned vehicle thefts may increase during the cold snap. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police in Cambridge are warning people to be careful when de-icing their cars during the cold snap because thieves can take advantage.

So called 'frost-jackers' operate when people leave cars running to warm them up while they go back indoors.

It comes after a study found that almost half of motorists leave their cars unattended whilst they 'de-frost'.

Anti-speeding campaign launched

A police speed trap. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new campaign is underway across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire to get drivers to stick to 30 mile per hour limits in built up areas.

Last year more than 72,000 people in the three counties were issued with tickets for speeding in 30mph zones, with some even clocking up to 99mph.

Police say pedestrians are four times more likely to die if they are hit by a vehicle at 40mph as opposed to 30mph.



Woman raped in Milton Keynes after attacker forces his way into a house

Thames Valley Police Credit: ITV Anglia

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information after a woman was raped yesterday afternoon (14 January) in Milton Keynes.

It happened at around 4pm in a house in Hutton Avenue in Oldbrook.

A man forced his way into the house and after the attack on a woman who was in the property he left the scene on foot.

The offender is black and is thought to have been wearing dark clothes including a dark puffa-style jacket.

Police have launched an investigation and there is currently a scene watch in place.

We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are working to establish exactly what occurred in the property in Oldbrook this afternoon. The victim is being supported by specially trained officers and our priorities at this time are the welfare of the victim and to conduct a thorough investigation.

“If anyone has any information about this incident, such as anyone who may have seen a man in Hutton Avenue on the day of the offence or who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary, please call police as soon as possible.”

– Det Insp Phil Hayes from Force CID at Milton Keynes police station

I would like to reassure residents that incidents of this nature are incredibly rare and officers are working extremely hard to trace the offender and to protect the community following this incident.

“Officers are in the area conducting enquiries tonight, and there are neighbourhood patrols ongoing so if anyone has any concerns or would like to speak to police about safety advice, please feel free to approach them.”

– Supt Gill Wootton from Milton Keynes police station

Weather warning issued for strong winds in Norfolk and Suffolk

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The weather warning is in force from noon until 9pm on Thursday 14 January

A yellow weather warning has been issued for strong winds in Norfolk and Suffolk. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says a period of northerly gales, and locally severe gales along the coast, will develop over eastern parts of Yorkshire by midday, moving south to affect coastal parts of Lincolnshire and then across Norfolk and Suffolk by early evening.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are possible inland and locally 70 mph along the coast.

"Very strong northerly winds are expected to develop as a deepening area of low pressure moves east into the southern North Sea during today.

"The strongest winds are expected to affect the coast, but even inland some gusts of 60 mph seem likely."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment
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