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RAF Freedom parade postponed

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An RAF freedom parade through the streets of Stamford in has been postponed on the advice of police following the Manchester terror attack.

Personnel from RAF Wittering were due to exercise their freedom of the Lincolnshire town on Thursday May 25th.

Station spokesman Ed Palmer said: "In consultation with Lincolnshire Police and in line with national police guidelines, RAF wittering has reluctantly decided to postpone the parade marking the freedom of Stamford tomorrow.

“Although we are not aware of any specific threat to Stamford or RAF Wittering, we believe it would be more appropriate to hold the parade at a later date.

"RAF Wittering apologises for any disappointment and thanks the people of Stamford and all the nearby communities for their continuing support."


Rare silver urn stolen from Stamford art dealer

CCTV image showing the two men police would like to speak to in connection with the theft Credit: Lincolnshire police

Police are trying to trace two men they want to speak to about a rare urn that was stolen from a fine art dealer in Stamford near Peterborough.

The Samovar urn, believed to be worth more than £6,000 was stolen from a fine art store in the high street on Thursday 28th January.

The urn is silver and dates back to the 18th Century.

The rare silver urn Credit: Lincolnshire police

"We are appealing for anyone who may recognise the two men to get in touch. We would like to trace them to see if they have any information that could assist the enquiry. Also if any antique dealers have been offered the urn for sale please contact us on 101."

– Lincolnshire police spokesperson


Investigation after man's death in Stamford

The man died on Brazenose Lane in Stamford, Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation is being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission after a man died in a road collision in Stamford.

Police approached a car on Brazenose Lane in the town just before three o'clock this morning over concerns about the way the car was being driven.

Shortly after the car then collided with a wall and the driver, a 62 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lincolnshire police referred the incident to the IPCC which they say is standard procedure.

The man's family have been informed.

Thousands take part in 'dirty weekend'

Thousands of people have converged on Burghley House near Stamford for a dirty weekend. But it's not what you may think - the grounds of the house have been transformed into the longest and possibly muddiest, obstacle course.

Thousands took on the obstacle course Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 6000 people scrambled across 20 miles and 20 themed zones, conquering over 200 obstacles including the world's longest set of monkey bars and the longest cat crawl under netting.

"I think it kind of harks back to our inner childhood you know. People seem to really love it and certainly over the last couple of years people have very much embraced this type of event and this type of sport and leisure... There's plenty of water in the course, there are inflatables, things to jump off, plank walks, hay bales, lots of mud obviously and big scaffolding structures."

– Jim Mee - Rat Race Adventure Sports
The course is 20 miles long Credit: ITV News Anglia
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