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Warning over arsons in Cambridgeshire

Police patrols have been stepped up in the Meadowgate Lane area Credit: Cambs Fire & Rescue/Twitter

Fire crews and police are stepping up patrols in Wisbech following a spate of arsons in disused buildings.

Firefighters were called to seven fires in the Meadowgate Lane area in the last three weeks.

Children are being warned not to start fires in buildings which can become unstable and collapse.

The people responsible for starting these fires have been very lucky they have not been injured themselves.

We would urge parents to please speak to their children and remind them about the dangers of fire-setting and being in disused buildings in the first place as they are not safe places to play. What can start out to be a bit of fun can have tragic consequences.

– Ian Cuthill, Crew commander


Man arrested following Wisbech murder investigation

Officers were called by the ambulance service to an address in Orange Grove Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Wisbech.

Officers were called to Orange Grove last Wednesday.

A post mortem examination found Dzilva Butiene, who's 48, died of a trauma of the abdomen.

A 46-year-old man from Wisbech has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Pedestrian killed in Wisbech

A pedestrian has died after a collision in Wisbech

A pedestrian's died after being hit by a car in Wisbech this morning. It happened on Wistaria Road at around ten o'clock. The victim died at the scene and no details about their identity have been released yet. The road's expected to be closed for some time.


One of the world's oldest museums is under threat

A campaign has been launched to save Wisbech museum in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A campaign has been launched to save a Fenland town's museum which is also one of the oldest purpose-built libraries in the world

Funding for Wisbech's museum has been cut despite housing a treasure trove of items ranging from Napoleon's breakfast set to the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

It is a treasure trove of fascinating artefacts that is testament to the Victorian desire to make knowledge accessible to all. The museum was built in 1847 and still contains its original mahogany display cases full of beautiful objects.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

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