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Police name man killed in crash on A605

A man who died following a three vehicle collision on the A605 at Elton near Peterborough on Sunday (June 25) has been named.

Paul Cooper, 51, of Spencer Road, Long Buckley, was driving a white Peugeot Partner which was involved in a collision with a white Suzuki Vitara and a black Peugeot 208 at around 5.40pm.

He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Man dies following three-vehicle crash in Peterborough

Police are appealing for anyone with information Credit: PA

A man in his 50s has died following a three-vehicle collision in Peterborough.

Emergency services were called to the A605 at Elton yesterday (June 25) around 5.40pm.

The collision involved a white Suzuki Vitara, white Peugeot Partner and a black Peugeot 208.

The driver of the Peugeot suffered fatal injuries.

  • Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Body of missing woman found in hotel

Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough

Police searching for missing Susan Gillard have found the body of a woman.

The body was discovered at the Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough.

Susan, 49, went missing from her home in Long Road, Cambridge, late morning on June 22.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Multi-million pound boost to city university hopes

The announcement on University funding.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority are set to agree funding worth £6.5m towards creating a University of Peterborough.

The business case to increase students currently studying at University Centre Peterborough (UCP) will be discussed at a Combined Authority meeting next week.

The aim of the cash is to secure an independent fully-fledged University of Peterborough.

The in principle funding, to be used over the next three years, looks to increase university student numbers in the city to 3,000 by 2022 by expanding the curriculum, recruiting staff and boosting the city’s Higher Education profile.

Not only will it create opportunities for our young people and attract and develop a better skilled workforce for employers it will lead to the creation of thousands of new jobs and a provide a significant boost to the local economy.

This is just the start of our commitment to make the University of Peterborough a reality.

– James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough


Appeal after racial assault in Peterborough

Do you recognise this man?

Police have released an artist's impression of a man they would like to speak to after racial assault in Peterborough.

A woman's hijab was pulled from her head and she was pushed over while walking with her daughter on James Avenue last week.

Detective Inspector Rob Hall, from Cambridgeshire Police, said: "This was an unnecessary racially aggravated assault which left the victim fearing for the safety of her child as well as her own.

"Thankfully incidents of this nature are rare but please be assured that they won't be tolerated in Cambridgeshire."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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