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Man arrested in connection with Una Crown murder

A 44-year-old man from Wisbech has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Wisbech pensioner, Una Crown.

Una Crown Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The man is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.

The 86-year-old’s body was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane on 13 January 2013.

Police continue to appeal for information in relation to Una’s death and ask people to report it via 101.

Men arrested in murder inquiry released without charge

Una Crown was murdered in her home in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in January 2013. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Two men arrested over the murder of an elderly woman in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire have been released and told they'll face no further action.

The body of 86-year-old Una Crown was found at her home in January 2013. A post-mortem found she'd been stabbed multiple times and her body set alight in an attempt to cover-up her killing.


Bike thieves assault cyclist in Wisbech

Wisbech bike robbery Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are investigating a robbery in which a man was pushed off his bike by two robbers.

The 34-year-old victim was riding his bike in Norwich Road, Wisbech, near its junction with Park Street, at about 7.30pm on Saturday (September 13) when he was pushed to the ground.

One of the men rode off on the bike along Norwich Road while the other made off on foot towards the park.

The man suffered a serious but not life threatening injury to his head and was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

"We know there were people in the area at the time so I would encourage them to come forward, if they haven't already.

"In particular, we would like to speak to a man who was in Seyon Store at the time who we believe saw the robbery."

– DC Shelly Reeve

Councillor to be sentenced over firearm

Jonathan Farmer Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Wisbech mayor is due to be sentenced today after a Second World War pistol was found at his home. Jonathan Farmer was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm after a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

The 56-year-old had argued the weapon was an antique and he didn't know it was loaded. The judge said he should expect a custodial sentence.


Dispersal order in force at Wisbech recreation ground

Police have issued a dispersal order for a recreation ground in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire following 33 incidents of anti-socail beahvour in the last three months.

Map showing area covered by dispersal order Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The order, which will be in force until 18 January 2015, covers the area known as the Spinney in Waterlees.

It gives officers the power to break up groups of people and take under 16s home between 9pm and 6am.

Waterlees residents have been subjected to appalling anti-social behaviour by a small minority of people over a sustained period.

This dispersal order enables the police to take positive action, particularly towards those who have been coming into the area from elsewhere to target vulnerable residents.

– Fenland District Councillor Virginia Bucknor
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Councillor faces five years in jail for keeping WW2 pistol

A former mayor has been found guilty on firearms charges by a jury at Cambridge Crown Court after a German Second World War pistol was found at his home in Wisbech.

Jonathan Farmer, 56, denied the charges saying the gun was an antique trophy of war, given to him by a former British officer. He told the court that he believed the gun had been deactivated.

The jury took just 30 minutes to convict him of possessing an illegal weapon. Farmer is due to be sentenced on 29 August but the offence carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson

Former mayor guilty of firearms offence over WW2 gun

Cambridgeshire councillor Jonathan Farmer found guilty of a firearms offence. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Conservative councillor in Cambridgeshire has been found guilty of a firearms offence after a Second World War pistol was found at his home.

Jonathan Farmer, a former mayor of Wisbech, was found guilty at Cambridge Crown Court after a two-day trial.

Farmer had argued the weapon was an antique and that he didn't know it was in working order. He could now face a prison term when he is sentenced.

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