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Man dies after car crashes into water-filled ditch

A man has been killed after his car crashed into a water-filled ditch in the Fens.

A man has been killed after his car crashed into a water-filled ditch at St John's Fen End near Wisbech. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk Police were called to St John's Fen End near Wisbech just after 7.25am to reports of a Volkswagen in a ditch at Gravel Bank.

A man was discovered inside the vehicle and efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed in both directions for the police investigation and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

New multi-million pound learning facility opens in Wisbech

New learning facility opens in Wisbech Credit: College of West Anglia

The college of West Anglia will officially open its five and a half million pound learning facility in Wisbech this afternoon.

The building includes state-of-the-art IT facilities, and a new hair and beauty salon.

Steve Barclay, the Conservative MP for North East Cambridgeshire will officially open the building.

Inside the new facility in Wisbech Credit: College of West Anglia


Police concerned for welfare of missing 14-year-old

Mohammed Ali Elesawi has been missing from Wisbech since Saturday 13 June.

Police in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 14-year-old boy from the Wisbech area who's been missing for 11 days.

Mohammed Ali Elesawi was last seen at around 5.30pm on Saturday 13 June at his home address in Burrett Road, Wisbech.

He is described as mixed race, about 5'4", with black short hair and was wearing light grey tracksuit bottoms, grey trainers and an Adidas blue zip up hoody with white stripes on the sleeves.

Mohammed also has links to Peterborough, Rothwell in Northamptonshire and Stanmore in London.

Generous donations help raise funds for Billy's bionic leg

Billy Lee. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The parents of a young man from Cambridgeshire who needs a bionic limb say they have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people who have donated money to help him.

Billy Lee, 20, had his leg amputated when doctors found a cancerous tumour.

His family could not afford the £70,000 revolutionary bionic leg he needs to allow him to do everything he wants to do - but a fundraising campaign has helped them reach their target.

Russell Hookey reports.

Inquest into Wisbech murder resumes today

Una Crown was murdered in 2013 Credit: Cambridgeshire police

The inquest into the death of a Wisbech pensioner murderd two years ago will resume today.

It's thought 86 year old Una Crown was killed during a burglary. Her killer has never been caught.

She had been stabbed multiple times and her body set on fire.

An inquest into her death will be held in Huntingdon today.


Norfolk medical student thought to be in Syria

Lena Mamoun Abdelgadir studied at Wisbech Grammar School Credit: PA Images

It's emerged that a British medical student from King's Lynn may have travelled to Syria to work in a hospital caring for Islamic State fighters.

Lena Mamoun Abdelgadir was one of a number of young people studying medicine in Sudan, from where she was deployed to a Syrian hospital in an area controlled by IS.

She is a former pupil of Wisbech Grammar School in Cambridgeshire and her father works as a surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in King's Lynn.

Wisbech Grammar School, Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

"She left here in 2011 with a string of A stars and As, but she was a typical Wisbech Grammar pupil, she was involved in academic work, but also sports, she represented the student voice, the student council and she just really was a member of our community."

– Chris Staley, Headteacehr, Wisbeh Grammar school
Lena is among a number of others to have disappeared Credit: PA Images

"A local girl from West Norfolk, went to local schools, was sent off by her parents to further her education, but has obviously been radicalised."

– Henry Bellingham MP, North West Norfolk, Con,

Man arrested over Wisbech murder released with no further action

Una Crown was murdered in 2013 Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A man arrested in November last year on suspicion of murdering Wisbech pensioner Una Crown has been released with no further action.

The 44 year old man, also from Wisbech, was arrested and then bailed.

He's now been released due to insufficient evidence.

Police have not yet charged anyone with the murder of the 86 year old, who was found dead at her home in the Cambridgeshire town in January 2013.

Inquest to be held into murdered pensioner's death

Una Crown

An inquest into the death of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown will resume despite her killer not being found. The 86 year-old was repeatedly stabbed before her body was set on fire at her bungalow two years ago. Police were criticised for not declaring her death as suspicious immediately and failing to preserve the crime scene. The inquest will restart at the end of March.

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