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Man jailed for multiple sex offences in Northamptonshire

Richard Saillet Credit: Northamptonshire police

A man who carried out a number of sexual assaults over two months in 2016 has been jailed for eight years.

Richard Saillet, 64 and from Rugby broke into the house of an elderly woman in Greens Norton near Towcester in Northamptonshire in May. He sexually assaulted her.

Similar attacks also took place in the West Midlands and Oxford in April and May.

Richard Saillet targeted some of the most vulnerable people in our society, in their own homes - a place where they should feel safe and secure. His actions have had a lasting impact on them and their families and I hope this sentence provides them with some comfort.

Clearly Saillet is a very dangerous man and I am pleased...we have been able to take him off our streets.

– DC Tom Jenkins, Northampton CID

Warning over arsons in Cambridgeshire

Police patrols have been stepped up in the Meadowgate Lane area Credit: Cambs Fire & Rescue/Twitter

Fire crews and police are stepping up patrols in Wisbech following a spate of arsons in disused buildings.

Firefighters were called to seven fires in the Meadowgate Lane area in the last three weeks.

Children are being warned not to start fires in buildings which can become unstable and collapse.

The people responsible for starting these fires have been very lucky they have not been injured themselves.

We would urge parents to please speak to their children and remind them about the dangers of fire-setting and being in disused buildings in the first place as they are not safe places to play. What can start out to be a bit of fun can have tragic consequences.

– Ian Cuthill, Crew commander

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One person seriously injured after two lorries crash on A1

The road is currently closed while emergency services remain on the scene Credit: ITV News Anglia

One person has been seriously injured after two lorries crashed on the A1 in Bedfordshire.

The road is currently closed northbound between Langford and the Biggleswade south roundabout.

Police, ambulance and fire services are currently at the scene and are advising drivers to use alternative routes if possible.

Three arrested in connection with lead theft from church

Police are appealing for anyone with information over the theft Credit: Google street view

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of lead theft from a church in Norfolk.

Officers were called to St John the Baptist Church on Church Street in Coltishall around 9.30pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 26 April 2016), following reports of suspicious activity.

A 20-year-old man was found on the roof of the church. He was arrested on suspicion of theft and being in possession of a bladed article.

A man aged in his 30s and a woman in her 20s were also arrested in connection with the theft.

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