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Duo wanted in connection with St Ives thefts

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with two money thefts in St Ives.
Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with two money thefts in St Ives. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to trace in connection with two money thefts in St Ives.

The first theft happened at around 1.30pm on Saturday 2 November when an army cadets charity tin was stolen after a member of staff at R&M Carpets in Merryland was distracted.

The two thefts happened with 15 minutes of each other.
The two thefts happened with 15 minutes of each other. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

It is being linked to an incident on the same day at about 1.45pm at Hyperion Antiques in Station Road when a member of staff was distracted and the till was stolen.

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact DC Amanda Foreman on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Farming farewell in Cambridgeshire

Vintage tractor procession in Bluntisham.
Vintage tractor procession in Bluntisham.

Dozens of vintage tractors joined a funeral procession in Bluntisham near St Ives to remember a Cambridgeshire farmer who spent his whole life working the land in the county.

84-year-old Reg Clements from Earith was well known in the farming community as well as amongst tractor enthusiasts.

Reg's funeral cortege arrived at St Mary's Church in Bluntisham to the sound of applause and was followed by a long line of tractors driven by friends and family.

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Repair work in St Ives

Work is due to start today on the latest phase of a major restoration project on the old bridge in St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

The historic bridge in St Ives Credit: ITV

Repairs will be carried out on the bridge's flood arches. So far, the county council has worked on 29 of the arches and aims to fix them all by the end of the decade.

The work is expected to take around 10 weeks and cost around £400,000. Pedestrians and drivers will not be affected.

29 flood arches have already been repaired. Credit: ITV

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CCTV footage of armed raid

Detectives have released footage of an armed robbery at a St Ives store.

The balaclava-clad raider waked into Hemingford Service Station, in London Road, at about 10.30pm on July 9 armed with a screwdriver.

He demanded the member of staff open the till then grabbed the cash before running off.

He is described as white, 5'7", medium build and wearing a black Adidas top, dark trousers and white trainers. He also wore black leather gloves.

Anyone with any information should call DC Cooper on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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