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Two dead and two injured in car crash

Two people have died and two are seriously injured in a car crash in Cambridgeshire.

Emergency services were called to the A605 at Elton, near Peterborough just after 2am on Sunday 7th May following reports of a collision involving two cars.

Police have confirmed two fatalities with two more people suffering from serious injuries.

The road has been closed in both directions between Haddon and Elton and is expected to remain closed for some time.


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
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