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IPCC launch investigation after man is seriously injured by electric shock

Grantham railway station where the man was injured. Credit: Google Earth

A police watchdog has launched an investigation after a Peterborough man was seriously injured after he was seriously injured by electric shock.

The 27-year-old had failed to stop for police in Grantham town centre. He made his way to the town's railway station and was injured on the tracks.

He suffered serious burns to his legs. He was taken to hospital in Nottingham by air ambulance and is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.


Three arrested after man dragged by car in Peterborough

The incident happened in Lincoln Road Credit: ITV Anglia

Police in Peterborough say three men have been arrested after a 25-year-old man was seriously injured after being dragged by a car.

A 25-year-old man from Peterborough's been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two others have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted murder.

All have been released on police bail until May 10.

Man left seriously injured after he was dragged along road by a car

The man was injured after an incident in Lincoln Road, Peterborough Credit: ITV Anglia

A man's been left seriously injured after he was dragged along the road by a car in Peterborough.

The incident took place after a row outside Barclays Bank on Lincoln Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The victim was speaking to the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle when it drove off dragging him along.

The victim has been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a serious condition.

Officers investigating would like to hear from anyone who saw this incident take place or who may have further information.

A man in his 20's has been arrested and is in custody at Thorpe Wood police station.


Several injured in serious Cambridgeshire crash

It happened on the A16 near Peterborough. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Motorists are being warned to avoid the A16 near Peterborough after a serious crash left several injured.

It involved two vehicles near Dogsthorpe just after 4pm.

Details are sparse but several people are believed to be seriously hurt.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to contact the road policing unit on 101.

Several people are reported to have been injured. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Man arrested in connection with murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave

Six-year-old Rikki Neave

Police investigating the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave in 1994 have arrested a man in connection with his murder.

The man, who is in his 30s and from Peterborough, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a police station in Cambridgeshire.

Forensic teams at the scene of the murder in Peterborough, 1994

He was arrested in Peterborough this morning by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit.

Rikki Neave was six-years-old when he was murdered in Peterborough in November. He was last seen leaving for school at around 9am on the morning of November 28th.

Rikki's body was found in a wooded area of Eye Road, close to Willoughby Court the following day - five minutes' walk from his house in the Welland Estate.

A post mortem examination concluded that Rikki had died as a result of a compression of the neck - strangulation.

Peterborough gymnast Smith apologises for Twitter rant

Louis Smith had to settle for silver in Liverpool. Credit: PA

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith has apologised for a rant he made on social media last week in which he criticised judges at the British Championships.

Smith was furious that the gold was awarded to Team GB Max Whitlock instead of him in the pommel.

British Gymnastics have since met with Smith and warned him about his future conduct.

After Sunday’s pommel final at the British Gymnastics Championships I aired my frustration, verbally and through social media because I genuinely thought I had performed the best routine of the day.

Having had time to cool off, and following conversations with British Gymnastics, who have helped me see the consequences of my actions, I realise the way that I expressed my feelings was wrong and it should never have happened.

I want to say sorry to my team mates; to my fans; to the judges involved; and to British Gymnastics for any offence caused. Being a gymnast can be difficult because the sport is subjective; coupled with that I am very driven, and passionate about the sport that I love.

None of that is meant to be an excuse for my behaviour, but I am human and I let my emotions get the better of me. My plan is to get back in to the gym to focus on the upcoming Europeans, and Olympics.

– Louis Smith
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