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Police name torso murder victim

The crime scene Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have named a woman whose torso was discovered at a property in Peterborough on Friday.

The body, which was missing its head, arms and legs, was that of Ramute Butkiene, 42, of Mayor's Walk, Peterborough.

Ramute was a mother-of-one and was involved in various agency work in the Peterborough area.

Family members in Peterborough and Lithuania have been informed and are being kept up to date by detectives on the investigation. A 57-year-old man from Peterborough who has been arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Largest number of homes built in Peterborough since 1989

High number of homes being built in Peterborough in last year Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 13 hundred homes have been built in Peterborough in the last year, the biggest number since 1989.

The figures, published by the city council, also reveal 500 of those properties are affordable housing.

The area with the most new homes is Stanground - 394 have been built there in the last 12 months.


Latest round of Cycling's Tour series comes to Peterborough

The latest round of Cycling's Pearl Izumi Tour Series rolls into Peterborough this evening.

The women's race starts at 1730 with the men getting underway at 1930.

You can catch up on the latest round here and the latest Cycling news at ITV Sport.

Peterborough torso murder - cause of death still unknown after post mortem

The post mortem on a woman's torso found hidden inside a suitcase at a house in Peterborough has failed to establish a cause of death.

A 57 year-old man from Peterborough is still in custody on suspicion of murder. Magistrates granted police an extension this morning.

Police are still searching for the missing body parts.

Specialist dog teams brought in to investigate torso murder

Police, investigating the discovery of a woman's torso hidden inside a suitcase at a house in Peterborough, have brought in dogs trained to sniff out human remains.

The woman hasn't yet been identified, her remains were found in a bedroom of a house on Mayor's Walk on Friday 5 June. The rest of the body has not yet been found.

Tenants living in the shared house complained to the landlord about an unpleasant smell coming from one of the bedrooms. After going into the bedroom the landlord called the police.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson


Peterborough: Police search for man after woman's dismembered body found in suitcase

Police have released a picture of a man they want to trace in connection with a murder inquiry in Peterborough.

Officers want to find Lithuanian national Vitautas Jokubauskas, 57, who had been letting the property in Mayor’s Walk where the body of a woman was found yesterday.

Detectives have now confirmed the body had no arms, legs or head and was found in a suitcase.

The last reported sighting of Mr Jokubauskas was on May 30 when he was taken to work in Huntingdon by a friend.

The body has not been identified, however, police are keen to trace a woman, believed to be Mr Jokubauskas’ partner, who is only described as being about 40, slim, with black hair and also Lithuanian.

No further details on her are known at this time.

A cordon has been put up at the property in Mayor’s Walk and police, including scenes of crime officers, remain at the premises.

Police say they're very concerned for the welfare of Mr Jokubauskas' partner.

"Investigations are ongoing to determine where this murder took place and our priorities are to locate Mr Jokubauskas and identify the body.

I would urge anyone who thinks they have seen Mr Jokubauskas or recognises the description of his partner to contact police as soon as possible. Anyone who sees him should not approach him and should contact police immediately.”

– DCI Gallop, Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit

Peterborough 'screwdriver robber' jailed

A robber who broke into an elderly man's house in Northborough near Peterborough and threatened him with a screwdriver has been jailed.

Ramunas Stoskus Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Ramunas Stoskus, 29, broke into the property in Church Street through a rear window on April 29.

Just before 3pm, the 69-year-old victim returned home and was confronted by Stoskus who was in his living room.

Stoskus demanded money and the man handed over cash, Stoskus then searched his pockets before getting away.

On Thursday Stoskus, of North Street, Wisbech, was jailed for three years at Peterborough Crown Court and will be deported to Lithuanian on release.

"This was a particularly nasty attack on an elderly victim in his own home and he was very shaken and upset.

"Stoskus had a job but admitted he broke in because he wanted more money.

"Burglary can have a devastating and lasting effect on victims and is taken extremely seriously by police and the courts."

– Detective Sergeant Dave Taylor
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