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Man to be sentenced for murder of girlfriend in Wisbech after sustained domestic abuse

Kestutis Bauzys was found guilty of murder following a three week trial Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A Lithuanian man will be sentenced today (18th October) for murdering his girlfriend in Wisbech in April 2017.

46-year old Kestutis Bauzys killed 48-year old mother of two Dzilva Butiene in what police say was a horrendous case of domestic abuse behind closed doors.

A post mortem examination carried out by Dr Nat Cary concluded Mrs Butiene died of a trauma to the abdomen that had caused a laceration to her liver in two places.

“This was a horrendous case of domestic abuse behind closed doors. Bauzys consistently lied claiming Mrs Butiene had caused her injuries herself from falling over. The expert medical evidence stated that these type of injuries would be seen either from a forceful assault, a fall from a first floor building or a high speed road collision where the victim wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. We established that Mrs Butiene had not left the flat and that Bauzys had been the only person in her company at the time she would have received the fatal injury."

– Detective Inspector Alan Page, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit
Dzilva Butiene was a mother of two sons Credit: Cambridgeshire police

“Dzilva’s death has left utter devastation to all her friends and family here in Lithuania, including her two sons. We have all been affected by her death and remain to take each day at a time.”

– Family of Dzilva Butiene

Police say that in this case officers had not received any previous reports of domestic abuse.

They're urging anyone who finds themselves in an abusive relationship to find the courage to tell someone.


Campaign against drinking in the street calls for ban

Wisbech is looking to curb the drinking of alcohol in the street.

Street drinkers are blighting a Cambridgeshire town and turning parts of it into no-go areas.

People living in Wisbech say drunk and disorderly behaviour, and empty cans and bottles scattered along the pavements, are becoming an all-too familiar sight.

Now a petition - calling for a zero-tolerance approach from the authorities - has collected more than 1,300 signatures.

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Calls for drinking ban on streets of Wisbech

Calls for a drinking ban on the town's streets Credit: PA

More than 1300 people in Wisbech have signed a petition calling for a drinking ban on the town's streets.

Local businesses and residents say they want a zero tolerance policy to drunk and disorderly behaviour there.

Apparently some residents have said they are frightened to use certain hotspots in the town, such as Tillery Park and St Peters Gardens.

The petition is due to be handed to Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.

People in Wisbech advised to keep doors and windows closed while emergency services tackle fire

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People in Wisbech in Cambridgeshire are being advised to keep doors and windows closed while emergency services tackle a fire in South Brink.

Police were called by the fire service at about 10.50am this morning (Thursday 3 August) alerting them of the fire at two barns.

Members of the public are urged to avoid the area until further notice.


H2O Deer! Animal rescued from Wisbech river

The fire service worked with the RSPCA to save the deer.

RSPCA inspectors joined forces with the fire service to free a deer who had become stuck on the mud banks of the River Nene in Wisbech.

The animal was trapped in the river in the harbour near to the Police Station, and was standing on the muddy banks at low tide unable to free himself.

The deer had a minor eye injury.

When I arrived this poor deer was in a real fix. He had most likely wandered over from the common land nearby, but stumbled down into the river banks, swam to the harbour and with the walls being so steep and high he just wasn’t able to get himself out again.

– Jon Knight, RSPCA

If you see a wild animal in distress, keep a safe distance away and call the RSPCA.

Man avoids jail after claiming Aston Martin was stolen

Hart was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A Cambridgeshire man who told police his £40,000 Aston Martin car had been stolen, when his friend had crashed it into a ditch near Wisbech, has avoided jail.

The car was found abandoned on the bank of a dyke in March Road, where it was later found by police.

James Hart, 68, from West End in March, called police and reported it stolen.

Hart pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and was given a 15 month suspended sentence.

Hart has not gone to prison but he will have the prospect of prison hanging over him for two years, as well as the curfew and costs.

He took a risk and when it went wrong he tried to get out of it by lying. However, there was clear evidence the car had not been stolen.

We have had other cases where people have falsely claimed their cars have been stolen so I hope this demonstrates how seriously it is treated.

– PC Matt Smart, Cambridgeshire police

Drink driver caught 'driving wrong way down road' arrested in Wisbech

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Fenland Police tweeted a picture of a drink drivers failed breath test after they were caught driving the wrong way down Lynn Road in Wisbech.

The driver who was arrested after being stopped Monday 29 May blew a reading of 116.

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