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Cyclist hit by van driver that failed to stop

Welland Road in Dogsthorpe. Credit: Google Street View

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was hit by a van in Dogsthorpe last week.

The cyclist, a man in his 30s, was riding along Welland Road at about 5.15am on Wednesday morning when he was knocked off his bike by a van at the junction of Birchtree Avenue.

The victim was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with minor injuries and is now recovering at home.

The driver of the van did not stop after colliding with the cyclist and has failed to report the incident to police.

I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may know who the driver of the van was to contact us."

Anyone with information is asked to call the road policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

– PC Darren Nyul, from the Road Policing Unit

Cambridgeshire Police launch drive to recruit more officers from ethnic backgrounds

Cambridgeshire Police is hoping to recruit more officers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Just over 2% of the county's force comes from ethnic minorities - compared to almost 10% of the population.

We've been out on the beat in Peterborough with PCSO Mohammed Haleem - to find out why he joined the force.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes

Riverside redevelopment approved by city council

The site now (left) and how architects are hoping it will look. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Plans for a £120 million makeover of a derelict riverside site in the heart of Peterborough have been approved by the city council

The local authority has given the green light to the redevelopment of the Fletton Quays area which could include almost 300 new homes as well as shops and restaurants.

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Police arrest man after death at Peterborough prison

They were called to the prison in the middle of the night. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 25-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died at Peterborough prison in Cambridgeshire.

“We were called at about 1.45am this morning (Wednesday, December 9) with reports of violence at HMP Peterborough.

“Sadly one prisoner has died. Another, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.”

– Cambs Police

Police seek man after broken bottle attack

Police investigating a serious assault in Peterborough have released a picture of a man they want to trace.

A 21-year-old man was attacked in the street with a broken bottle and left with serious head injuries at about 6.30am on Saturday (December 5) in Oxford Road, Millfield.

The victim was taken to Peterborough City Hospital where he was treated for multiple head wounds.

Today, detectives have released an image of Daniel Kilroy, 24, from Peterborough, who they want to speak to about the attack.

DC Nina Bartlett, who is investigating, described the attack as "vicious" but said it was being treated as an isolated incident.

Thankfully, the victim is now recovering at home but this could have been more serious, given the violence of the attack.

– DC Nina Bartlett
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