A Northampton man has been jailed for a total of 16 years for a string of sex offences against children.
Jason Scott James formerly from Duston pleaded guilty to four counts of rape against a child under 13.
In addition, he was convicted of two rapes against a child aged under 16, and one against another child under the age of 16.
He also pleaded guilty to one allegation of causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity.
James, must serve a further six years on licence following completion of his jail sentence
Hertfordshire Police say they are to use drones to help catch poachers and coursers in rural parts of the county.
The Rural East Herts Safer Neighbourhood Team will be using the new technology which are equipped with long range cameras to give them a bird's eye view of the area.
"The problems we often encounter, when responding to reports of poaching and other crime in the rural areas, is that it is often hard to trace offenders across open countryside. The drones have a large range which will enable us to track suspects across land that is hard to reach or inaccessible to vehicles."
The brave owner of a post office wrestled a burglar armed with an axe and gun to the ground and held him there while he waited for police.Read the full story ›
Footage of two people hacking their way into a Cambridgeshire post office with an axe has been released by police.
Officers want to speak to the people seen in this CCTV video in connection with a burglary at Hilton Road in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire.
Between 3.30am and 4.15am on Wednesday November 2, two offenders broke into the post office and stole cigarettes and cash.
A father told a court how he killed his partner with an imitation Faberge egg - after she told him she had slept with another man.Read the full story ›
Detectives investigating a stabbing in Hitchin want to trace this man.
It took place at about 2am on Saturday October 22 at Bunyan Road, close to the junction with Fishponds Road.
One man suffered a serious stab wound during a fight between two men, aged in their late 30s.
He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital. The second man ran off.
Police believe 32-year-old Richard Campbell, from Downderry Road in Bromley, may be able to help them with their enquiries. He is thought to regularly visit Stevenage and Hitchin.
A pensioner from Bedford who groomed and sexually abused a young boy over the course of six years has been jailed.Read the full story ›
A 32-year-old has admitted murdering a woman in her own home and seriously wounding her husband.Read the full story ›
Following the sentencing of Tomasz Kroker today, the family of the four people he killed spoke passionately outside court.Read the full story ›
Dash-cam footage showing the moment a lorry ploughed into stationary traffic - as the driver looked at his phone - has been released.Read the full story ›