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Biker killed in Clacton crash

A motorcyclist has died in Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A motorcyclist has died after coming off his bike in Essex.

Police were called by the ambulance service to Highview Avenue in Clacton at about 12.40pm on Sunday.

A man in his 30s, from the town, died at the scene.

It is not thought any other vehicles were involved.

Driver patched-up window with blue sheet - but left a hole so he could see

Police were surprised by this "interesting" approach by a driver in Northampton. Credit: @Northants_RPU

A driver has been pulled over after patching up his smashed car window with blue plastic sheeting - leaving only a small hole to see his mirror.

Police stopped the vehicle just after midday on Saturday in Northampton after receiving reports of the bizarre installation, which was held together by tape.

Despite the improvised solution obscuring almost all of his view out of the driver's side window of the white Toyota, officers said the driver "thought it was actually OK".

PC Dave Lee, who took a picture of the car, which was stopped on Wellingborough Road, commented on Twitter that it was an "interesting concept".

The Safer Roads Team officer for Northamptonshire added the driver had been written to by the central ticket office and could face a fine or a court appearance.

Man, 25, arrested after police negotiations

A 25-year-old man has been arrested after "a period of negotiation" with police in Suffolk.

Officers were call to an address in Haverhill just after 5am on Sunday.

"A number of police vehicles were initially present at the scene but after a period of negotiation a 25-year-old male was arrested at the scene and taken into custody."

– Suffolk Police spokesman.

Arrest after shots fired from air gun for a second time in Norfolk

Shots have been fired from an air gun for a second time in Thetford. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenager has been arrested after shots were fired from an air gun in Norfolk for the second time in two days.

Police were called to Cage Lane in Thetford at 2.15pm on Saturday. It was reported shots had been fired although no one had been injured.

Officers are linking it to an incident in the town on Friday night when a boy was injured by an air weapon on Guildhall Street.

A man in his late teens has been arrested and remains in custody.


Burglar preyed on elderly women in their Cambridge homes

James McDonagh. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

A burglar who targeted elderly women in their homes has been jailed for seven and a half years.

James McDonagh, 22, worked with an unidentified accomplice to steal thousands of pounds in cash from two properties in Cambridge.

He burst into the home of his first victim on Dudley Road on August 25th and used force to keep her seated while the other man ransacked her house.

On September 15, McDonagh distracted a woman by calling at her home on Hobart Road and claiming to be a neighbour.

He pleaded guilty to burglary, aggravated burglary and handling stolen goods - in relation to a stolen car he was in when arrested.

"McDonagh and his accomplice deliberately preyed on the vulnerable and the severity of the offences are reflected in the sentence.

“Cambridge homes will be safer with him behind bars.”

– Det Con Cheryl Harris, Cambridgeshire Police.

Road in Essex closed 'for public safety'

Police have closed a road in Nazeing. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police have closed a road in Essex "for public safety".

Drivers are being told to avoid the Sedge Green area in Nazeing, near Harlow.

The road has been closed between Dobbs Weir Road and Pecks Hill due to police activity in the area.

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