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Sexual assault on Peterborough bus

CCTV images have been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Peterborough.

Man detectives would like to trace Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The incident took place at Sprignall bus stop in Bretton at around 5.30pm on Monday 10 october when a woman in her 40s was approached by a man she did not know who sexually assaulted her.

The victim then got onto a bus and the man followed her. He sat next to her and assaulted her again. She then got off the bus at Oxclose bus stop and the man followed her until a friend met her.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at


Police hunt Peterborough ram raiders

The shop targeted by ram raiders in Peterborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are trying to track down up to five men they believe ram raided a newsagents in Peterborough in the early hours of this morning.

Witnesses have reported seeing the group using a 4 by 4 to get the cash machine after pulling away the security shutters of the shop on Gunthorpe Road.

Police are now looking for a 4 wheel drive Daihatsu and a black Audi estate

Olympic gymnast Louis Smith suspended for two months

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith has been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics for a breach of its standards of conduct. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

Peterborough gymnast Louis Smith has been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics for a breach of its standards of conduct, the governing body has announced in a statement.

It follows an incident when the Olympic medallist was filmed with fellow gymnast Luke Carson apparently mocking Islam and the video was posted on social media.

Louis Smith immediately apologised for the video.

"It is regrettable that following a historic summer of achievement, the organisation finds itself in this difficult position with two high profile members in breach of our standards of conduct.

"Whilst both individuals showed remorse following the incident, we hope in the future they use their profile to have a positive impact on sport and communities."

– Jane Allen, British Gymnastics Chief Executive


Lorry driver jailed for string of child sex offences

Adam Aitken admitted to six serious sex offences against children. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A lorry driver has been jailed for 13 years for sexually abusing young boys.

28-year-old Adam Aitken pleaded guilty to six serious sexual offences against children - including rape - dating back to 2008.

He was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court today.

Aitken was also put on the sex offenders register and made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

“Given the level of offending shown by Aitken, it is anticipated there could be other victims.

"We believe he had links to the Bedfordshire,Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, West Yorkshire and Scotland areas."

– Detective Chief Inspector Jon McAdam, Cambridgeshire Police

Mother and children tied up and threatened at home

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery - where a woman and her two young children were tied up and threatened at their home.

It happened at around 10.40 in Crown Street, Peterborough.

A man stole cash and jewellery after he had tied up the mother and her two children, aged six and four.

“This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and her two children.

"We urge anyone has information concerning this incident or recognises the man in the CCTV to contact us.”

– Detective Inspector Rob Hall, Cambridgeshire Police

Peterborough MP to meet residents facing eviction

More than 70 families are set to lose their homes on the St Michael's Gate estate Credit: ITV News Anglia

The MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, is due to meet with residents who are facing eviction from the St Michael's Gate estate.

More than 70 families are set to lose their homes.

The private company who owns the houses are renting them out to the council to house the homeless.

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