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Police hunt stab suspect

Police are hunting an attacker who stabbed a man Credit: Peterborough Police

Police investigating the stabbing of a man in Peterborough have released an e-fit of the suspect.

The 42-year-old victim was walking his dog along the Riverbank Pathway at the rear of Botolph Green, near Farriers Court, in Orton Longueville, when the attack happened at about 5.35pm on Friday, May 22.

He was using his phone to text a friend when a man jumped out of the bushes and demanded he give him his phone and watch.

The victim refused and the offender stabbed him in the stomach before making off on a bicycle.

The victim thought he'd been punched but then saw blood seeping through his t-shirt.

He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital but did not require surgery and returned home some hours later.

"This was a serious assault that could have resulted in a more serious injury. I would urge people to look closely at this image and contact police immediately if you have information."

– DC Fran Scott

The offender was described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, 5'10", medium build with short light hair, wearing blue jeans with light markings or rips to the left upper leg and dark shoes.

Anyone with information should contact DC Scott on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


One dead in Peterborough road crash

One person has died after a crash on the A47 in Peterborough.

The collision between two vehicles happened this lunchtime on the Eye bypass near McDonalds.

The A47 has been closed in both directions between the junctions with the A1139 and Crowland Road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Peterborough MP to lead debate on language support

Peterborough city centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cities like Peterborough should receive more money from the government because of the support needed for children who speak English as a second language according to the local MP.

Stewart Jackson will lead a debate in Parliament today in which he'll call for an education premium for cities where children need support to learn English.

12 suspected illegal immigrants flee from lorry in Cambridgeshire

Police in Cambridgeshire have been called in after reports of 12 suspected illegal immigrants in the back of a lorry travelling north along the A1M. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Cambridgeshire have been called in after reports of 12 suspected illegal immigrants in the back of a lorry travelling north along the A1M.

The lorry was stopped at Haddon services near Peterborough and five people, including a child, were detained.

Seven people fled the scene and police officers with the assistance of the National Police Air Service are searching surrounding area.

A 31-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man are in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough. Two in custody at the King's Lynn Police Investigation Centre in Norfolk, 36-year-old man and a 34-year-old man.

The driver has not been arrested.


Police extend neighbourhood inquiries in Rikki Neave investigation

Rikki Neave Credit: ITV Anglia

Police investigating the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave say they'll extend the time they're spending in the Welland Estate because the first week they spent there was so successful.

They say they've had a number of calls and emails and have spoken to people on the estate.

Officers say they have already revisited a number of witnesses who were spoken to in the original enquiry, as well as speaking to people with information about the case.

The response has been so positive that we have decided to extend our time of the estate and ensure all members of the community have an opportunity to speak to us.

We will now be reviewing all of the information we have, which will form a key part of the ongoing enquiry.

We strongly believe the answer to who killed Rikki lies within the local community and I would urge anyone who has information about this case but hasn't yet contacted us, to do so.

– Det Chief Insp Richard Wall

Attempted assault with crowbar-like object in Peterborough

CCTV image Credit: Cambs Police
CCTV image Credit: Cambs Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with an attempted assault in Peterborough.

A man in his 20s was walking through the Taverners Road underpass when another man is believed to have swung at him with a metal crowbar-type object.

The victim ducked and ran back the way he had come.The offender ran off in the direction of Bamber Street.

This unprovoked attempt to seriously harm an innocent passer-by has left its victim shaken.

Had the crowbar hit the victim in the head he could have been seriously hurt.

– Detective Constable Robin Gray

Disabled man's bag stolen at Peterborough station

British Transport Police have released a picture of two people they would like to speak to after a disabled man's bag was stolen at Peterborough station.

Police image Credit: British Transport Police

It happened as the victim, a 32 year-old man from Wales, was helped from his wheelchair into a car at the disabled pick-up point on Station Road.

A man and a woman walked past and took one of the man's bags when it was unattended, according to Sergeant Roy McMichael.

They then walked through the station underpass towards the town centre. When police searched the underpass they found the bag but a number of items worth £160 had been taken out of it.

The man and the woman in the picture were in the area at the time of the theft. We believe they returned later and caught an Ipswich-bound train. It is important that we trace them as I am confident they can assist with our enquiries.

– Sergeant Roy McMichael

Quarrying company fined £20,000 for polluting brooks

Polluted brook Credit: Environment Agency

Quarrying company Mick George Ltd has been fined £20,000 after admitting polluting two brooks near its site at Thornhaugh, Peterborough.

The offence came to light when a member of the public reported heavily discoloured water along the Thornhaugh and Wittering Brooks, close to a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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