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Cambridgeshire's Grabarz secures Olympics qualification

Robbie Grabarz is heading to Rio. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire high jumper Robbie Grabarz has secured his qualification for this summer's Olympics in Rio.

The 28-year-old from St Neots booked his seat on the plane after winning the British Championships in Birmingham yesterday with a jump of 2.26m.

Grabarz will be hoping to do even better than he did in London four years ago when he won Bronze.

Hearing to begin over police shooting in Cambridgeshire

Richard Davies died after armed police were sent to his home. Credit: ITV Anglia

A hearing will start today into the fatal shooting of a man by police in Cambridgeshire.

Richard Davies, who was 43, died after armed police were sent to his home in St Neots last October.

It was the first time a firearm was discharged by a police officer during an incident in Cambridgeshire.

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Man beheaded wife to 'protect her from dancers on the X Factor'

Timothy Allen. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man who beheaded his wife at their home in Cambridgeshire suffered a delusion while the couple were watching the X Factor, it's emerged.

Timothy Allen killed Samantha Ho because he thought the dancers on the ITV show were "being controlled by a puppet master" and were speaking to him through the TV.

He believed they were trying to get to him and his wife and so he decided he had to try and take her life and his own.

He also stabbed to death the couple's pet dog and cut his own throat.

They had been, it seems, watching X Factor together on television - that appears to have been the trigger for what happened.

– Andrew Jackson, prosecuting

Medical reports from four experts suggested Allen had suffered a catalogue of psychiatric problems, including paranoid schizophrenia, following a serious motorbike accident in 2004.

Here is Natalie Gray's report:

Man detained under Mental Health Act for beheading wife

Timothy Allen. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man who admitted beheading his wife at their home in Cambridgeshire has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.

39-year-old Scientist Samantha Ho was killed at the house in St Neots last August.

She died of "multiple cuts to the neck".

Her partner Timothy Allen, from Curlew Place in St Neots, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Samantha Ho. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

He was sectioned under the Mental Health Act today and can't be considered for release until the Secretary of State decides he's no longer a risk to the public.

This is a tragic case where a woman lost her life and families have been torn apart.

Nothing will bring Samantha back but I hope today’s sentencing, and the conclusion of legal proceedings, will provide some comfort for Samantha’s family.

Our deepest sympathies are with them and her friends at this difficult time.

– Detective Superintendent Richard Wall

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Husband who beheaded scientist wife to be sentenced

Samantha Ho.

A man who admitted beheading his wife in Cambridgeshire is due to be sentenced today.

Scientist Samantha Ho, who was 39, died of "multiple cuts to the neck" in August.

Her partner Timothy Allen, from Curlew Place in St Neots, pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

He will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court this morning.

Gang armed with pieces of wood target St Neots bank

The gang robbed this Natwest bank in St Neots. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A gang of men armed with pieces of wood and wearing balaclavas have robbed a bank in a Cambridgeshire town.

It happened at Nat West on the High Street in St Neots just before 5 o'clock yesterday evening (December 30).

The four men made staff open the safe and left with around £300, driving off in a silver car.

Police say no one was injured.

“Thankfully no one was injured during this incident but the staff working at the time have been left understandably shaken.

We would like to appeal to anyone who may have seen these men before or after the incident, or the silver Saab they were driving, to come forward.”

– Detective Sergeant Amanda Foreman

World's oldest quads celebrate in style

Ann, Paul, Michael and Ernest Miles Credit: ITV News Anglia

The world's oldest living quadruplets have returned to their home town in Cambridgeshire to celebrate their 80th birthday.

Ann, Earnest, Michael and Paul Miles were born in St Neots seven weeks premature on 28th November 1935 and hailed a miracle.

The 80th birthday cake!

The famous four attended a party back in St Neots to celebrate their remarkable milestone.

Click below to see a report by Sarah Cooper...

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