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'Peterborough Sings' charity promoting teamwork in schools

Watch a report byITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes about 'The Peterborough Sings Charity'.

It encourages pupils to mix and work together which is particularly important when English is a second language for many of the students.


Appeal to find the owners of two dogs seized during police operation in Norfolk

Do you know who owns these two dogs? Credit: Norfolk police

Police in Norfolk are asking for help to trace the owners of two dogs who were seized by officers during an operation in the South Norfolk and Norwich area in December 2017.

Police say if the owners are not found, then the dogs will have to be re-homed.

They say anyone who claims the dogs will have to provide proof of ownership and call the 101 number.

Trio jailed for Peterborough burglary were 'prolific offenders'

Charlie Edwards, Jody Stones and Daniel Willerton have been jailed Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Three men have been jailed for a total of more than twenty years after a burglary in Peterborough.

28-year old Charlie Edwards and 33-year old Jody Stones, both from Peterborough and 41-year old Daniel Willerton from Corby all pleaded guilty to burglary.

In August 2017 the three men forced their way into a house in Ramsey Mereside stealing a safe and valuable coins. They made off in a stolen red BMW.

Police pursued the car on North Bank Road, Peterborough, where it was then involved in a head-on collision with a Jaguar.

“The total disregard to the law and the safety of the public is disturbing and this sentence reflects how seriously we take burglary and driving offences. These were prolific offenders, but this result means they won’t be on our streets again for a long time and I hope that provides some sense of reassurance to the public.”

– Detective Constable Tom Adams
  • Jody Stones was sentenced to 9 years.
  • Charlie Edwards sentenced to 7 years.
  • Daniel Willerton sentenced to 3 years and four months.

Police hunt teenager wanted in connection with kidnap

Luca D’Agostino is wanted by police Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police are hunting a teenager wanted in connection with a kidnap in Peterborough,

Luca D’Agostino, 17, is wanted by police following the offence in Paston, in November last year.

Det Insp Lucy Thomson said: “We are keen to hear from anyone with information about D’Agostino’s whereabouts.”

Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact the Major Crime Unit on 01480 425880 or 101.

Enquiries are continuing to find 18-year-old Hamilton Araujo De-Jesus, who is wanted in connection with the same offence.

Sex offender who escaped Peterborough prison is found

Gintautas Urbonas has been re-arrested after escaping from Peterborough prison Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

A convicted sex offender who escaped from Peterborough prison has been found.

Gintautas Urbonas, 51, was serving a 12-year sentence for rape, battery and sexual assault.

He was arrested in Peterborough just after midnight on Monday (January 29).

Five people - two men and three women - have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.


Lamma agricultural show cancelled due to wind damage

Visitors to Lamma on Wednesday Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A major agricultural show has been cancelled today - after strong winds caused serious damage to its exhibits.

The Lamma show, at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, was due to stage its second day hosting thousands of visitors keen to check out the latest farming machinery and technology.

But following last night's gales, organisers woke to severe damage. The decision was taken to close the gates - but not before many visitors had already arrived in the car park.

Appeal after vandalism spree at a Peterborough Country Park

The backs of a number of benches have been removed by a saw Credit: ITV News Anglia

Staff and visitors to a Peterborough country park are appealing for help to catch whoever is responsible for a spate of vandalism which took place on Christmas Eve.

More than a dozen memorial benches and 26 trees were damaged at Ferry Meadows.

It's not the first time the park has seen this type of vandalism, similar damage was also caused in 2016 and earlier in 2017.

Staff say whoever is responsible has used tools to cut away sections of the benches, earning them the nick-name of 'the carpenter'.

Saplings were also targeted in the vandalism Credit: ITV News Anglia

"They're attacking the park benches, we're having saplings vandalised and literally being cut off, we've had bridges vandalised, we have safety rails each side of the bridges to stop members of the public going over. They've been cut, just removed. People who use the park are saddened."

– Greg Higby, Park Manager
Staff have repaired the fence which had been cut away. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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