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New Chief Constable for Northamptonshire

Nick Adderley has been named as the new Chief Constable for Northamptonshire Police. He is currently Assistant Chief Constable for Staffordshire.

His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Panel.

Nick Adderley Credit: Northamptonshire Police

He joined the police service in 1992 following a career in the Royal Navy.

After a two-year spell working at the Home Office he transferred to Greater Manchester Police. He became Assistant Chief Constable in Staffordshire in 2015.

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Cambridge pensioner found guilty of sexually abusing young girls over 23 years

Sazzad Miah was found guilty of 18 sexual offences. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A pensioner has been found guilty of sexually abusing girls as young as four in a series of offences which spanned 23 years.

Sazzad Miah, 83, was arrested in October last year after police received information about the abuse.

Cambridge Crown Court heard how he abused one girl over a period of 12 years between 1992 and 2004 and another over eight years between 2004 and 2012.

Two were as young as four, another was five years old and another was 10.

Miah, from Cambridge, denied any wrongdoing but after a 16-day trial he was found guilty of 18 offences.

They included five counts of indecent assault, two counts of indecency with a child, four counts of rape, two counts of rape of a child under 13, four counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 and one count of sexual activity with a child.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

“The victims in this investigation have been extremely courageous and I am pleased that they were able to disclose the horrific abuse they have suffered at the hands of Miah. “Child abuse is totally unacceptable and we will support victims of such crimes and work tirelessly to bring the offender to justice.”

– Det Insp Andrea Warren

For information and advice about child abuse, including sexual abuse, visit the police website www.cambs.police.uk/childprotection.

Anyone who suspects a child is being abused should contact police on 101 or report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report

Boy charged with attempted murder after teenager 'stabbed in neck'

Hertfordshire Police were called to reports of a stabbing in Letchworth Credit: .

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a teenager was allegedly stabbed in the neck in Hertfordshire.

Police were called to Jackman's Place in Letchworth on Friday (June 8) to reports that a 15-year-old boy had been assaulted.

He had suffered a cut to his neck and was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a pocket knife in a public place.

He has also been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

This relates to a separate assault which is alleged to have taken place in Broadway, Letchworth, near to the junction with Station Place, on Friday, June 8 at around 1.50pm. It involved a male victim aged in his 20s.

The 14-year-old boy appeared in court today. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on July 13.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.

Drug driver who killed two friends in crash ordered to pay back £170,000

Richard Frost was jailed for more than 12 years. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A driver who binged on cocaine for 18 hours before killing two pedestrians in a crash in Cambridgeshire will have to pay back more than £170,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

Richard Frost, 39, from Chelmsford, was driving his BMW at speeds of more than 100mph when it left the road, mounted a grass verge and killed Thomas Fletcher, 19, and Thomas Northam, 22, in January last year.

The pair had been walking along the B1091 out of Yaxley towards Farcet when they were hit from behind by Frost’s vehicle which had crossed onto the wrong side of the road.

Frost was recorded overtaking cars into oncoming traffic and undertaking using footpaths and pedestrian walkways.

After the crash, he continued driving along the grass verge for 80 metres, before returning to the carriageway and leaving the road into a field on the opposite side.

He then fled the scene with a suitcase containing £72,000 in cash, which he dumped in a residential garden and was later recovered by a police officer.

He admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of common assault and one of money laundering and was jailed for 12 years and one month.

Now, in a hearing held under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), a judge has ordered confiscation of some of his assets.

An investigation was carried out by specialist financial investigators who calculated Frost’s criminal gains to be £187,132.98, including £113,000 of unexplained cash payments into his bank account.

A confiscation order of £170,195.95 was made and about £17,000 will remain as an outstanding debt, which Frost must pay should he acquire further assets in the future or when he is released from prison.

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Bedfordshire Police to use stingers in crackdown on nuisance motorcycling

Police with their new equipment for tackling nuisance motorcycling. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Police in Bedfordshire are using a new tool in their crackdown on nuisance motorcyclists.

The force now has specially trained officers who are able to use 'stingers'.

Officers say the devices will help deter people from riding bikes illegally, supporting the force’s Operation Meteor which was set up to reduce the number of offenders.

“We are always looking at developing innovative ways to disrupt motorcyclists who ride illegally, as well as gathering evidence to identify and prosecute those responsible.

“We’ve already invested in off-road police motorcycles, training more riders ready for the summer months. I am hopeful the use of stinger equipment will help in our fight against those who cause all sorts of anti-social behaviour problems, as well as pose a danger to themselves, other road users and pedestrians.”

– Sgt Sam Hunt

Man charged with rape of young woman in Suffolk

A man has been charged with the rape of a young woman in Sudbury. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 28-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a young woman in Suffolk.

It's after the 18-year-old was attacked on Monday May 28th by a path close to First Avenue and Second Avenue in Sudbury.

Marian Pavel, from Cavendish Way in Sudbury, has now been charged with rape and sexual assault.

He remains in custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court tomorrow (June 6).

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