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Flags fly at half mast in Harlow to remember Nice victims

Flags are flying at half mast outside the Civic Centre in Harlow this morning out of respect for those who lost their lives when a lorry driver ploughed into crowds celebrating France's national Bastille Day in Nice last night.

84 people were killed in the attack, while another 18 are critically injured in hospital.

New Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has confirmed one UK national was among those hurt.

Cambridgeshire Police have also paid their respects, tweeting that their "thoughts go out to families and friends affected by the tragic events in Nice."

Cambridgeshire man jailed for secretly filming young girls

23-year-old Craig Stewart Credit: Essex Police

A man from Cambridgeshire has been jailed for using an anonymous online chat site to talk to and film young girls.

Craig Stewart, who is 23, and from Huntingdon was found in possession of hundreds of images and videos of children and teenage girls, some of which he'd met online and secretly recorded their conversations.

Stewart pleaded guilty to possession of indecent photographs of children, making indecent photographs of children, possession of extreme pornographic images, possession of a prohibited image of a child and two counts of inciting girls aged 13-15 to engage in sexual activity.

Stewart was sentenced to two and a half years for inciting children under 16 to engage in penetrative sexual activity and one year for inciting children under 16 to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity.

He received eight months for each of the other charges.

He was also handed a 10 year Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

All social media websites present a risk of harm to children, in particular those with web cameras that focus on anonymous chats.

Unfortunately our experience shows that some children are using these sites on a daily basis, often hidden away in their bedrooms without the knowledge of their parents.

The fact is children have no idea who they are talking to and are often vulnerable to the sexual intentions of the other party.

In this particular case, Stewart had manipulated his webcam to hide his identity and incite a large number of children to commit sexual acts on camera

– Detective Constable Lloyd Metselaar, Cambridgeshire police


Community show their support for victims of Norwich arson attack

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Andy Ward

People have been showing their support for a Romanian family in Norwich, whose shop was targeted in an arson attack on Thursday.

Today, people gathered outside and placed paper hearts with personal messages on the boarded windows.

Teenage girl dies after being hit by lorry in Norfolk

A teenager girl's died after she was hit by a lorry. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenager girl has died after she was hit by a lorry in Norfolk.

The crash happened this morning on the A1065 at West Lexham.

Another pedestrian, a woman in her 50s has been taken to Addenbrooke's hospital where she remains in a stable but critical condition.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police.

Police appeal after arson attack at eastern European shop in Norwich

Police were alerted to the incident at the Village Shop in Magdalen Street at around 3am Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norwich Criminal Investigation Department are continuing to work with members of Norfolk Fire Service following an arson attack at a shop in Norwich.

It happened at the 'The Village Shop' in Magdalen Street at around 3am this morning.

Officers discovered an unknown individual had thrown a brick through the front door window before starting a small fire.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who believes they have information relating to what happened. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two people were in a flat attached to the premises at the time, but were unharmed.

The fire has caused a small amount of damage to stock and front window has also been broken.

The incident is being treated as arson and the motivation for the incident is currently unclear.


Police concerned for missing 55-year-old man from Suffolk

Michael Flatman Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 55-year-old man from Felixstowe in Suffolk.

Michael Flatman was reported as missing on Thursday evening.

It’s thought he left his home in Felixstowe at some time soon after 2.30pm. There are concerns for his well-being as he has left personal items, including his phone, at his address.

Mr Flatman is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build, with cropped grey hair that is thinning at the front.

Anyone who may have information on his whereabouts is asked to call Suffolk Police.

Man jailed for attempted murder of Luton shopkeeper

Tomasz Jaworski Credit: Bedfordshire police

A man's been jailed for 12 years for trying to kill a Luton shopkeeper, in the same place her husband was murdered seven years ago.

Jaworski inflicted the brutal attack last December. Credit: Bedfordshire police

Nirupa Patel, 56, was slashed in the face with a shard of glass during a sustained attack by Tomasz Jaworski on Christmas Eve in Moon's Newsagents in Park Street, Luton.

Mrs Patel's husband Jashbai, was stabbed to death at Moon's newsagents, in Luton in 2009.

Jaworski, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of Mrs Patel and two counts of causing actual bodily harm.

This was an abhorrent attack by an extremely dangerous individual and I’m pleased that he will be locked away for a long time.

The woman endured a sustained, violent attack, which will leave more than just physical scars, but I hope that today’s sentence can allow her some comfort.

During the attack, Jaworski slashed the woman with a shard of glass, beat her over the head as well as grabbing her around the neck, attempting to strangle her, and kicking and punching her.

– Detective Chief Inspector Vicki Evans
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