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Northampton man jailed for sex offences against children

Northampton man Jason Scott James who has been jailed for sex offences against children Credit: Northants Police

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

Police to use drones to catch poachers

Herts Police are planning to use drones to catch poachers Credit: Press Association

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."

– Chief Insp Gerry McDonald, Herts Police

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Two people armed with an axe force their way into Cambridgeshire post office

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.

Police investigating stabbing in Hitchin want to find this man

Police want to trace Richard Campbell. Credit: Hertfordshire Police.

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.

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