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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).


Three arrested over murder of teenager in Northampton

Louis-Ryan Menezes. Credit: Family picture.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Louis-Ryan Menezes in Northampton.

The 17-year-old died from a stab wound to the chest after an incident in the Drayton Walk area on Friday (May 25).

A 16-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman from Northampton and a 37-year-old man from London were arrested last night.

Police say a team of over 40 detectives, led by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team, continue to work around the clock on the inquiry.

Officers remain keen to speak to anyone who was in the Drayton Walk area of St David’s between 6pm and 7pm on Friday, May 25, or in or around Eastern Avenue North or the shopping parade in Newnham Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.

Tributes to Louis-Ryan Menezes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Pedestrian hit by taxi 'fighting for his life', say Bedfordshire Police

A pedestrian was hit by a taxi in the early hours of Sunday morning Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A pedestrian is fighting for his life after being hit by a taxi in Bedfordshire.

Police were called to High Street North in Dunstable in the early hours of this morning (Sunday May 20) to reports of a crash.

A man had been hit by the car close to the junction with Church Street at around 3.55am. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

"This is clearly a serious incident which has left a man fighting for his life in hospital.

"We are working hard to establish the circumstances around the collision, and would ask that anyone in the area at the time who may have information to help our investigation gets in touch."

– Sgt Paul Stanbridge, Bedfordshire Police


Vandals 'put lives at risk' after letting down police car tyres in Cambridgeshire

The deflated tyre Credit: Policing March and Chatteris / Facebook

Police say a vandal who let down the tyres of a patrol car in Cambridgeshire stopped them going to help a seriously injured person.

Officers accused the culprit of putting "lives at risk" and are appealing for help to find them.

Police from the March and Chatteris team had been patrolling on foot round Doddington between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, May 19.

When they returned to the car at Church Lane, they found the tyre had been deflated.

"Although this may seem funny to some, unfortunately we were unable to respond to help a seriously injured person as a result. This makes the situation much more serious.

"Clearly, we cannot allow this person to put lives at risk again."

– Cambridgeshire Police
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