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Woman and 10-year-old girl seriously hurt after being hit by car

Two pedestrians were seriously hurt in the crash Credit: ITV Anglia

A woman and a 10-year-old girl were seriously injured in a crash in Peterborough (February 12).

It happened at about 3.30pm on Bourges Boulevard. The two pedestrians were taken to Peterborough City Hospital with serious injuries after the collision with a Ford Focus.

The driver, a 22-year-old man from Peterborough, has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving and failing to stop. He has been bailed to Thorpe Wood police station on April 9.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed this collision. I would particularly like to speak to a motorcyclists who stopped at the scene."

– Sergeant Boris Kahn

Peterborough commits to help rough sleepers off streets

The latest government figures show a stark rise in the number of rough sleepers in some of our major towns and cities.

In Cambridge, it went from six in 2010, to 40 at the end of last year.

In Peterborough though, while the number began higher, at 21, six years later, it remains the same.

The city council believes that is because it's been working hard to find the homeless permanent accommodation - with nearly 30 helped over the last 10 months.


Pensioner arrested over football child abuse claims in Cambridgeshire

Police in Cambridgeshire arrest a man over historical child abuse allegations. Credit: Press Association Images.

Police in Cambridgeshire investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse in football have arrested a man in his 70s.

Officers began investigating claims linked to Cambridge United and Peterborough United football clubs following "multiple allegations" back in November 2016.

This morning (Friday January 27), a man from Cambridge was arrested on suspicion of indecency with children and indecent assault at a property in the city.

"Officers are working closely with partners, including the Football Association, the local children’s safeguarding boards for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Cambridge and Peterborough United, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and Cambridgeshire county and Peterborough city councils."

– Cambridgeshire Police spokesman.


House safe for investigators to enter after suspected gas explosion kills one

The destroyed bungalow at Back Lane in Eye. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Fire investigators have this afternoon finally been able to enter a house where a man died in a suspected gas explosion.

Crews were called to a blaze at at bungalow at Back Lane in Eye, near Peterborough, on Friday morning.

Neighbours reported smelling gas and hearing a loud bang.

But investigators were unable to access the property to confirm the cause of the fire because it was structurally unsafe.

This afternoon, the fire service said it was now safe to enter the bungalow and they hoped to determine the cause as soon as possible.

Neighbour Mark Short has described how he ran into the house next door to rescue its sleeping owner.

"It looked like her roof was on fire - it was just catching - so the first thing was to get in before anything started happening. I don't even remember what it was like inside.

"She had a walking frame but she had no shoes on and there didn't look like there was any time to start hunting for shoes so we just thought we would pick her up and carry her out.

"To get in the other house was definitely a no chance because the door was melting."

– Mark Short, neighbour.

Man dies in suspected gas explosion

The bungalow after the explosion

One man has died in a suspected gas explosion at a bungalow in Eye near Peterborough.

It happened yesterday evening in Back Lane. Five five crews were called to the scene.

The bungalow after the explosion

An investigation is already underway to find the cause and a structural engineer has been called in to help make the building safe before the body can be removed.

Watch Russell Hookey's report below

Corbyn to reveal Brexit plan in Peterborough speech

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Leader. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, will give a speech at a community centre near Peterborough this afternoon.

He will outline his plan to make Britian better off after Brexit.

Mr Corbyn will say: "There can be no question of giving Theresa May’s Tories a free pass in the Brexit negotiations.

"Unlike the Tories, Labour will insist on a Brexit that works not just for City interests, but in the interests of us all.”

Post mortems due on pedestrians in double death crash

Post mortems due on crash pair. Credit: Family pictures

Post mortems are due to be carried out later today on two pedestrians who died following a collision in Yaxley near Peterborough last week.

Thomas Northam and his friend Thomas Fletcher were killed when they were walking along the B1091 last Tuesday.

A man from Essex has been charged in connection with their death.

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