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Drugs stolen from pharmacy could have 'fatal impact'

The used tools to break into a safe containing a large quantity of controlled drugs Credit: Google Street View

Police are searching for a thief who broke into a pharmacy in Peterborough and stole more than £10,000 worth of drugs.

It happened at Halls Pharmacy on Peterborough Road at 11pm on Wednesday 21 March.

Officers are warning the drugs could have a fatal impact in the wrong hands.

PC Lucy Carter said: “These drugs in the wrong hands could have a devastating, if not fatal impact.

Therefore it is vital that anyone with information about this burglary come forward so we can bring this thief to justice and get these dangerous drugs off the streets.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.


Cambridgeshire man jailed for historic child sexual abuse

The 59-year-old was arrested in 2016 after a man disclosed historical abuse by Johnson Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man from Peterborough who sexually abused a boy in the 90s has been jailed for 11 years.

Ian Johnson was arrested in 2016 for abusing a seven year old boy over a five year period.

The court heard how Johnson bought the victim sweets to win his trust, before assaulting him up to a couple of times a week.

He was jailed for gross indecency, two counts of indecent assault and buggery. He was also handed an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

Detective Constable Faye Patterson said: “The victim in this case was extremely brave for coming forward after suffering such horrific abuse.

"Johnson convinced his victim it was normal behaviour to ensure the abuse continued for as long as possible.

“I hope today’s sentence gives the victim some closure knowing Johnson is now behind bars.”

Victorian signal box rebuild plans move a step closer

Campaigners in a village near Peterborough are celebrating after their dream of rebuilding a Victorian signal box moved a step closer.

Many local people in Deeping St James believe the box is an important part of their heritage and have been raising funds to help restore it.


Bungling burglar jailed after raiding house on his own street

Elroy Dilla. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A bungling burglar has been jailed for two years after he targeted a home on his own street... twice.

Elroy Dilla, 38, from Chelveston Way in Peterborough, ransacked a nearby house last summer while the owners were on holiday.

He stole two televisions, an X Box and a key to the property.

He then tried to return for another raid in October - only to find that the locks had been changed and CCTV had been installed.

Unable to get in, Dilla broke into the shed instead and sole boxes of wires and other items.

A CCTV appeal was launched and members of the public identified Dilla after recognising his distinctive red trainers.

He admitted burglary, attempted burglary and shed burglary at Peterborough Crown Court.

“Dilla not only burgled a home in his own street, he attempted to do it twice thinking that he wouldn’t be caught. Thankfully the family had put measures in place to help prevent Dilla entering their home a second time.”

– Detective Sergeant Kayleigh Smith

Peterborough United Club Owner and Chairman Darragh MacAnthony sells 50 per cent of his share in club

Darragh MacAnthony has sold 50 per cent of his share in Peterborough United Credit: PA

Darragh MacAnthony has sold 50 per cent of his share in Peterborough United to Kelgary Sports and Entertainment.

MacAnthony will introduce Dr. Jason Neale and Mr. R. Stewart Thompson as co-owners of The Posh effective immediately.

Mr. Thompson and Dr. Neale will hold their shares through Kelgary Sports and Entertainment, a Canadian entity through which other investors participate along with Mr. Thompson and Dr. Neale. They will both serve as directors on the club’s board with immediate effect.

“This partnership is not about going out and spending silly money on players or their agents but more about building on what the club already does very successfully,” said Mr. MacAnthony. “I am very excited both Jason and Stewart are on board and over time our fans and the city will see exactly why. This Partnership is without doubt one of the best moves I have made in my eleven years as Chairman of Peterborough United Football Club.”

– Darragh MacAnthony

Three dead after A15 crash near Baston

Three people have died in a crash near Baston Credit: ITV News

Three people have died after a crash on the A15 at Baston this morning (February 27).

The collision involving a blue Renault Clio and a white Scania lorry happened at about 6.15am near the Waterside Garden Centre.

Lincolnshire Police are still on the scene and the A15 remains closed.

"I also ask if drivers can check their dash cams for footage of either of the vehicles involved."

– Sergeant Helen Alcock, Lincolnshire Police
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