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One arrest after toddler found seriously injured in Stevenage road

Fortuna Close in Stevenage Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A toddler was found lying seriously injured on the ground after being hit by vehicle in Stevenage.

Police were called to Fortuna Close just after half past six on Friday evening.

The little boy was taken to Lister Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge where he is in a serious but stable condition.

A 23-year-old man, from Stevenage, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop.


Girl reduced to tears by racial abuse on train

Do you recognise this man? Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police want to speak to this man after two families were racially abused on a train in Hertfordshire.

A passenger got on at Stevenage and sat next to the groups.

One young girl was reduced to tears as he racially abused them.

The man got off the King's Cross to Leeds service at Grantham.

Police believe this man may be able to help their investigation.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: British Transport Police


Pollution satellite built in Stevenage launches from Russia

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

A pollution monitoring satellite built in Stevenage is being launched today from Russia to monitor pollution levels across the globe.

It comes after a World Health Organisation warning that pollution is a greater global threat than Ebola and HIV.

The satellite, Sentinel-5 Precursor, will be able to map a number of gases including nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide and aerosols.

Scientists hope it will give a global picture of where the situation is worst, and which countries and industries our pumping out the most pollution.

Bomb disposal team called to 'suspicious object' in Stevenage

An area in the centre of Stevenage has been cordoned off after a 'suspicious object' was found. Credit: Google Street View

Specialist police officers and an Explosives Ordnance Disposal team have been called in to deal with a suspicious object spotted in the centre of Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

A picture has emerged on social media of what appeared to be a disposal coffee cup with wires attached.

In a statement, Hertfordshire Police said: "We are currently at the scene of an incident in Queensway, Stevenage, following reports of a suspicious object in the car park outside TK Maxx."

"A number of nearby shops and businesses have been evacuated and an 100m police cordon is in place as a precaution to ensure the safety of the people living and working in the locality.

"Road closures are currently in place on St Georges Way at the junction with Six Hills Way, Fairlands Way and Lytton Way so we would advise people to avoid the area."

– Hertfordshire Police

Lewis Hamilton claims pole position for record 69th time

Lewis Hamilton is the new record holder. Credit: PA

Stevenage driver Lewis Hamilton has broken Michael Schumacher's record for the most Formula One pole positions by securing top spot ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.

The Mercedes man took the 69th pole of his career at a rain-soaked Monza - finishing ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

However, Verstappen and his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo will now both start further down the grid after they were hit with engine penalties, meaning youngsters Lance Stroll and Esteban Ocon will line up alongside Hamilton.

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