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Arrest after man's body found in Peterborough

Police have arrested a 34-year-old woman from Peterborough on suspicion of murder after a body was found in Fletton.

Police were called at about 10.45am on Sunday (April 30) to reports of the sudden death of a 53-year-old man in a park close to Queen’s Walk.

A post mortem is due to take place and the woman remains in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Attempts are being made to trace the man’s next of kin. He is believed to be from the Peterborough area of no fixed abode.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning or who saw anything suspicious. In particular they would like to hear from anyone who saw a person on a mobility scooter, or who had one moved or stolen on the night.


Cambridgeshire knife amnesty to start next week

These knives were handed in during a similar amnesty last November. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police in Cambridgeshire are preparing to launch a county-wide knife amnesty.

It starts on Monday May 1 and will last for a week, allowing anyone to hand in a weapon without prosecution.

Amnesty bins will be placed in police stations and Peterborough city centre.

The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is four years in prison and a fine of £5,000.

We were pleased with the results of the last amnesty and we’re determined to do all we can to combat knife crime in the county. Supporting this national operation provides us with an excellent opportunity to get more knives off the streets.

Our message for this amnesty is simple – knives ruin lives. We’re urging people to take this opportunity to dispose of weapons without fear of prosecution.

We’re also appealing to anyone, including parents and carers, who know someone who carries a knife to encourage them to dispose of it.

– Inspector Mark Rogers, Cambridgeshire Police


Husband and wife speak of terror attack ordeal for the first time

Joseph and Shirley Church spoke of Tunisia nightmare Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Peterborough have spoken for the first time about their horrific ordeal during the Tunisian terror attack that claimed 38 lives.

Shirley and Joseph Church were enjoying a beach holiday when they were caught up in the violence nearly two years ago.

Shirley almost died of her injuries and had to have her leg amputated. Both say they are still suffering from the effects of post traumatic stress disorder

"It's going to bed, you're having these nightmares. You wake up in sweats. Every time you see it on telly - you know when someone else has blown up or been shot it all comes back."

– Joseph Church

Scouts turn out in force for St George's Day celebration

There was a big turnout at Peterborough's Nene Park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of scouts gathered in Peterborough this afternoon for a day of activities to honour St George.

Children of all aged joined in with the celebration at Nene Park where they had a go at things likes archery and rock climbing.

The scouts used to parade through the city centre instead, but this year they wanted to try something different.

Normally, we parade through the city centre.

As long as I've been doing it, I remember parading through the city centre and just doing that but this year we're out in Nene Park doing so many different activities.

You've got climbing walls, archery, cooking, crafts - there's so much.

– Simon Burgess, 14th Nene Scouts

Drug dealer jailed after £10,000 worth of drugs discovered

Azeem Nazir has been jailed for three years for possession with intent to supply. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A drug dealer has been jailed for three years after police discovered more than more than £10,000 worth of heroin and crack cocaine at a house in Peterborough.

24-year-old Azeem Nazir was arrested in April 2016, after officers carried out a search of the home on Windmill Street.

They found £2,590 in cash, five mobile phones and 800 small wraps of what were believed to be class A drugs.

Further testing revealed the wraps contained heroine and crack cocaine worth an estimated £10,655.

Police dogs were involved in the search of the property. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Nazir pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply at Cambridge Crown Court on 6 April.

He was sentenced to three years in prison, for each charge to run concurrently.

“Drug dealing will not be tolerated in Peterborough and I hope this sentence sends a strong message to those who feel this kind of behaviour is acceptable.”

– PC Rob Giffen, Cambridgeshire Police
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