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Murder charge over death of Essex pensioner

Bramwoods Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a pensioner in Chelmsford.

Michael McDonald of Tennyson Road, will appear before magistrates today. He was charged last night following four days in custody.

Brian Hurry, 78, was found dead at his home in Bramwoods Road on Saturday, June 18.

A post-mortem examination found a provisional cause of death as head injuries caused by blunt force trauma.


Extra police patrols following Suffolk rape

The attack happened in an open space near Knappers Way in Brandon. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police investigating a rape in Suffolk are putting on extra patrols to reassure people.

A woman was assaulted close to Knappers Way in Brandon in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Officers say "significant resources" are being used to try to identify the attacker.

He is described as bald or with a shaven head, white, and in his 20s or 30s, with an eastern European accent and a crooked nose consistent with it having been broken.

"I cannot stress how important it is for anyone who was in the area between the hours of 12am and 3am on Sunday morning - or who saw a man matching this description in the area that night - to come forward.

"Any piece of information, however small it may seem, could be crucial in helping us to identify the suspect."

– Det Ch Insp Caroline Millar, Suffolk Police.

Summer drink-drive crackdown begins

Police have begun their summer crackdown on drunk drivers. Credit: PA wire.

For the next month police will be out in force on Norfolk and Suffolk roads looking for motorists who drink and drive.

They say the warmer weather means more people are in pub gardens and lighting barbecues - and that increases the risk of drivers getting behind the wheel while under the influence.

Last year almost 200 motorists were caught drink driving in Norfolk and Suffolk while 26 drivers failed roadside drug tests.

In total 194 motorists provided positive breath tests, 78 in Norfolk and 116 in Suffolk, with three people in Norfolk and 23 in Suffolk failing roadside drug tests.

Two jailed for violent attack on birthday party guests

Zane Harrison and Danny Armstrong. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Two men who violently attacked a group as they celebrated a baby's first birthday have been jailed.

Zane Harrison, 21, and Danny Armstrong, 24, both pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and were given prison sentences of four years eight months and three years respectively.

The four victims had been at a first birthday party at Great Northern Street in Huntingdon in August last year when they went outside for a cigarette.

Harrison, of Dunnock Way, St Ives, and Armstrong, of Bernard Road, Brampton, approached them and launched an unprovoked attack with a wooden bat.

The men were left injuries including fractures to the eye socket and jaw.

Elderly man killed after car crashed with minibus

A man has died following a crash this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man in his 80s has died after his car crashed with a minibus in west Norfolk this morning.

It happened just after 8am on Station Road in Great Massingham, between Fakenham and King's Lynn.

The driver of a Vauxhall Corsa was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.


Do you recognise these two men?

Do you recognise these men? Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

Police would like to speak to these men in connection with a robbery in Peterborough.

They were captured on CCTV around the time that four men had demanded a driver sitting in his car at Wheatdole, Orton Goldhay, hand over money to them and assaulted him.

The victim had been using his mobile phone at about 3pm on May 13 when the men approached and opened the door. He got out of the silver Honda Civic and was assaulted again before the robbers drove off in his car.

Cambridgeshire Police said the attack was unprovoked and would like to speak to anyone who recognises these two men.

Driver arrested on suspicion of fleeing scene of fatal Cambridgeshire crash

Branch Bank at Littleport. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man who is suspected of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash in Cambridgeshire has been arrested.

The 43-year-old, from Ely, voluntarily handed himself in to Parkside police station last night following an appeal. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

Two cars crashed at Branch Bank in Littleport, near Ely, on Wednesday night.

A front-seat passenger - who has been named as 20-year-old Jahmel Rashane Grant, from Kent - was killed while another person was left with serious injuries.

Police on scene of serious crash in West Norfolk

Police are on the scene of a crash at Great Massingham. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police are on the scene of a serious crash in West Norfolk.

Officers were called to Station Road in Great Massingham, between Fakenham and King's Lynn, just before 8.15am today.

The road is closed while the emergency services are on the scene. Traffic is being diverted.

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