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Inquest hears from key witness in disappearance of missing man

Terry McSpadden Credit: Norfolk Police

A man originally charged with murdering Terry McSpadden who's been missing from his Wisbech home for almost ten years, has today been giving evidence at the inquest in Norwich.

Mr McSpadden, 24, went missing in 2007. He's never been found, but the police believe he was killed.

Jonathan Porter from Elm near Wisbech was charged with his murder in 2012 but the case was dismissed the following year because of lack of evidence.

A statement about being together the night before Terry went missing was read out, but Mr Porter declined to answer questions about what he knew of the disappearance.

The inquest continues.

Wisbech man wins award for pig farmer of the year

Steve Hart is the owner of Norfolk Free Range Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man from Cambridgeshire who invested his last £500 into setting up a pig farming business has won a top award.

Steve Hart from Wisbech has been awarded the title of Pig Farmer of the year.

Now, 20 years on from when he first started up, he has 70,000 pigs and supplies meat to major supermarkets.

Obviously very keen to win it and now extremely proud. Proud for the business and everybody who works for us.

– Steve Hart


Take a tour of this spooky Cambridgeshire cemetery

The Wisbech Society wants to renovate this Victorian cemetery in Cambridgeshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

It's halloween so what better way to get you in the mood for the spookiest evening of the year than a tour of a graveyard in Cambridgeshire?

Wisbech General Cemetery is the final resting place for 6,000 people but stopped taking burials in the early 1970s. Since then the Victorian chapel and gravestones have fallen into disrepair.

Now the Wisbech Society wants to raise £300,000 to renovate the site and make it more accessible to visitors.

Stuart Leithes has been to take a look.

Cambridgeshire society hopes to raise £300k to renovate cemetery

The Wisbech general cemetery stopped taking burials in the early 1970s Credit: ITV News Anglia

An organisation in Cambridgeshire is hoping to raise £300,000 to renovate the Wisbech general cemetery which stopped taking burials in the early 1970s.

The Wisbech society say the site has fallen into disrepair.

"Everybody reports on how atmospheric and how pleasant it is to come in here and it needs preserving both for the heritage and for the nature, the birds and the plants, which have just grown up naturally within the cemetery."

– David Crouch, Treasurer, Wisbech Society

Police fear missing man may have been murdered

A year on police say they fear Ricardas could have been murdered. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police believe a Lithuanian man from Wisbech who went missing a year ago today could have been murdered.

35-year-old Ricardas Puisys was last seen at his place of work at Nightlayer Leek Company in Chatteris.

Despite numerous appeals to find him - his disappearance remains a mystery.

"Ricardas' disappearance is a mystery. I am near positive that the answer to Ricardas' disappearance lies within the local community - someone knows what has happened to him and I urge them to do the right thing and come forward. Any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be vital in our inquiry.

– DCI Adam Gallop


Cambridgeshire toddler has heart stapled to ribs to stop it moving

Video report by ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

15-month old Gabriella Lewis from Wisbech had the operation at Great Ormond Street hospital Credit: Amie Jarvis

A toddler from Cambridgeshire has had her heart stapled to her ribs in pioneering surgery to stop it moving around her body.

15-month old Gabriella Lewis from Wisbech had the operation at Great Ormond Street hospital.

The problem came about after she was born without a left lung.

Gabriella Lewis Credit: Amie Jarvis
15-month old Gabriella Lewis Credit: ITV News Anglia

Dad brands Tory inquiry into bullying a 'whitewash'

Elliott Johnson's dad Ray (right) isn't happy about how the Conservatives have dealt with allegations of bullying. Credit: PA/ITV News

The father of a tory activist from Cambridgeshire who committed suicide after complaining of bullying within the party has called the inqiury into bullying allegations 'a whitewash'.

Elliott Johnson was 21 years old when he was found dead on the tracks at Sandy railway station in Bedfordshire.

The report said 13 individuals were victims of alleged bullying by former tory activist Mark Clarke, but Elliott's father believes the party have not taken responsibility.

My feeling is that it is nothing more than a whitewash.

It annoys me to a certain extent. The Conservative party confined £2 million to fund this inquiry, yet they haven't got the will to stand up and say we're sorry and we've made mistakes.

– Ray Johnson, Elliotts's dad

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital from serious crash in Wisbech

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Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash on Elm High Road in Wisbech.

Officers were called at 1.50pm to reports of a collision between a motorcycle and a car.

The motorcyclist has been airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries.

The driver of the car is not injured.

The road is currently closed and local diversions in place.

Minibus with seven passengers crashes into ditch

A man is being treated for life threatening injuries at Addenbrooke's Hospital after a minibus crashed into a ditch in Leverington near Wisbech.

Emergency services were called to Sutton Road just before 6am on Tuesday 2nd August. Seven passengers as well as the driver were on board. One man is seriously injured.

The scene of the crash near Wisbech. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The road was closed in both directions between Parson Drove Lane and the A1165 Little Ramper but has since been reopened.

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