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Cambridgeshire man pleads guilty to murder

Matthew Sharpe who has admitted murder and attempted murder in Cambridgeshire

A 40 year old man from Cambridgeshire has admitted murdering another man in January.

Andrew Hasler from St Ives was stabbed to death and a woman from Huntingdon was seriously injured.

Murder victim Andrew Hasler

Officers were called to Mr Hasler's home on Houghton Road in St Ives in early January.

They found two people had been attacked with a knife. Mr Hasler died at the scene

Sharpe’s ex-girlfriend, 27 year old Charna Knights, from Huntingdon, suffered serious injuries.

The alarm had been raised by a neighbour after he heard a commotion going on inside.

He was confronted by Sharpe on top of Charna, as he repeatedly stabbed her.

The neighbour managed to pull Sharpe off Charna and kick the knife out of his hand before restraining him. However he managed to get away.

Sharpe was arrested shortly afterwards after he tried to escape from officers by jumping into the river.

Detective Inspector Lucy Thomson, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, said:

Charna suffered multiple stab wounds and thankfully recovered however medics were unable to save Andrew.

I would like to pay tribute to the selfless bravery of Andrew’s next-door neighbour who put his own life at risk in order to help Charna, his actions that day ultimately saved her life.

– DI Lucy Thomson

Sharpe will be sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on April the 7th

Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing in Cambridgeshire

Police at the scene of the alleged murder in St Ives. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 28-year-old in Cambridgeshire.

Police were called to reports of violence at Houghton Road in St Ives at 12.40pm on Sunday, January 8.

They found Andrew Hasler with multiple stab wounds alongside a 27-year-old woman from Huntingdon with serious injuries. Mr Hasler died at the scene.

Andrew Hasler died from multiple stab wounds.

Yesterday evening, Matthew Sharpe, of St Neots, was charged with murder and attempted murder. He was arrested on Sunday and transferred to Parkside police station in Cambridge on Tuesday after spending time in hospital.

He will appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court this morning (Thursday).

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Man died from stab wounds after incident in St Ives

A post mortem examination of Andrew Hasler revealed he died from stab wounds to the chest. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A post mortem examination of a man who was killed in Cambridgeshire has revealed he died from stab wounds to the chest.

28-year-old Andrew Hasler from St Ives died after police officers were called to reports of a violent incident in Houghton Road in the town on Sunday 8 January.

Officers were called to a violent incident in Houghton Road, St Ives on Sunday 8 January 2017. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman, 27, from Huntingdon suffered serious injuries and was treated in Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

A 40-year-old man from Cambridge has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Cambridgeshire police name St Ives murder victim

28-year-old Andrew Hasler died on Sunday 8th January Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire police have named the man who died in St Ives on the 8th of January as Andrew Hasler of Houghton Way, St Ives.

The 28-year-old was found after police were called to reports of violence in Houghton Road at around 12.40pm.

A second person, a 27-year-old woman from Huntingdon suffered serious injuries and remains in a stable condition in hospital.

St Ives murder scene Credit: ITV News Anglia

“Andrew was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Kind hearted and living his life to the full, he came into the world early and has left us far too soon. We miss you Andrew."

– A Statement from Andrew's family

Andrew's family said they were grateful for the kind words from the people whose lives were touched by Andrew.

A 40-year-old man from Cambridge has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and is currently in hospital.

UPDATE: St Ives murder investigation latest

The scene of a suspected murder at St Ives in Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

Part of a road at St Ives in Cambridgeshire is still sealed off this morning after a man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder

Police were called just after midday to Houghton Road and found one man who was already dead and a woman who was injured.

She's now thought to be in a stable condition, while the man's death is being treated as suspicious.

Click below to see a report from Sarah Cooper

Man found dead & woman injured in St Ives incident

The incident happened yesterday lunchtime. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 40s been arrested suspicion of murder and attempted murder following an incident in St Ives yesterday.

Police were called just after midday to Houghton Road and found one man who was already dead and a woman who was injured.

She's now thought to be in a stable condition, while the man's death is being treated as suspicious.

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Woman robbed as she withdrew money from cash machine

A woman in her 20s has been robbed at a cash point in St Ives.

It happened yesterday morning as the victim was withdrawing some money in Needingworth Road.

She was approached by a man who then barged into her with his shoulder and snatched the £10 note in her hand.

The man is described as white, late 30s, short brown hair wearing a grey parka style coat with fur around the hood, black trousers and trainers.

The public’s help in identifying this male will assist police in detaining this male as soon as possible to hold him accountable for his action.

– Detective Constable Diane Tomlinson

Fire at St Ives industrial estate was 'accidental'

Nine crews were sent to tackle the fire Credit: ITV News Anglia

A large fire that broke out at an industrial estate in St Ives yesterday afternoon started 'accidentally'.

More than 30 firefighters were called to tackle the blaze at Caxton Road, which spread from the main building to the roof.

The fire broke out in Caxton Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Crews remained on the scene until the evening to dampen down.

It's believed the most likely cause of the fire was a lithium battery.

An investigation is due to begin to determine the cause of the fire.

The main building where the fire started has been completely destroyed by fire, however, fire crews worked extremely hard to prevent the fire from spreading anywhere else.

– Station Commander Dave Lynch, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue

Fire disrupts Cambridgeshire guided busway

Bus company Stagecoach says a huge fire on an industrial estate in St Ives means it has had to alter some services on the guided busway.

Service A for Marley Road will now terminate at Constable Road.

Whippet Coaches says Service C will also be affected and bus number 45 will need to divert.

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