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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.

Shop owner left with bite marks to head releases CCTV of attack

The moment two men burst into Thivakaran's shop in Wisbech. Credit: Thivakaran Kumaravel

A shop owner from Cambridgeshire has released CCTV of the moment he was attacked after two men burst into his shop in Wisbech.

Thivakaran Kumaravel was re-stocking his off-licence in the Fenland town when two young men forced their way inside.

In the footage you see one man punching and attacking the shop owner, while the other man appears to try and stop the assault.

Mr Kumaravel was left with bite wounds to his head after the attack.

Thivakaran Kumaravel in his shop in Wisbech after the attack. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I came to this country because I couldn't stay in my Country of Sri Lanka because of Civil War, so I came here to save my life, but here I don't feel safe again here."

– Thivakaran Kumaravel
One man attacks the shop owner in Wisbech. Credit: Thivakaran Kumaravel

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or all Cambridgeshire Police on 101.

Una Crown: Cambridgeshire Police murder investigation criticised by own force

Una Crown. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police still hunting the killer of a widow from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire whose body was set on fire two years ago, have been criticised by their own force.

86-year-old Una Crown was repeatedly stabbed in the neck and chest before her body was left burning at her bungalow on Magazine Lane.

Officers first declared her death as unexplained and only later realised she had been brutally murdered.

An internal probe has now revealed they also failed to preserve the scene and did not declare the death as suspicious immediately.

Una Crown's body was left burning at her bungalow on Magazine Lane. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"After receiving two complaints regarding the investigation into the murder of Una Crown, a review of the actions taken by officers was carried out by the force professional standards department.

The investigator considered the set of circumstances with which the officers were presented was sufficiently unusual, particularly once the injuries to Mrs Crown's neck were found, and they should have erred on the side of caution and either declared the death suspicious or sought further guidance.

The investigator therefore came to the conclusion that the officers breached the standards of professional behaviour.

However the investigator did not consider the conduct of the officers in question to be deliberately neglectful, nor did he consider the officers' actions fell so far short of the standards of professional behaviour that they needed to be addressed by way of formal sanctions.

Recommendations from the investigator have been made to the force to ensure training is provided to all relevant officers and staff to prevent such actions from being made again."

– upt Mark Hodgson, head of Cambridgeshire Police's professional standards department
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