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Man to appear in court charged with serious sex offences against children

Cambridge Magistrates Court

A man from Peterborough is due to appear in court charged with serious sexual offences against children.

Adam Aitken, who is from 28, and of Kinnears Walk, Orton Goldhay, is charged with 18 offences.

He's to appear at Cambridge Magistrates Court today.

Police would like to appeal to anyone who has had contact with Aitken and may have been a victim of abuse to come forward.

We have a dedicated team of officers looking at the possibility that this investigation is not isolated to the victims we have currently identified and therefore appeal to anyone who has had contact with Aitken and may be a victim to come forward.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jon McAdam

The charges are as follows:

  • Sexual assault of a boy under 13 x 3
  • Inciting sexual activity with a boy aged 13-15 x 3
  • Inciting sexual activity with a boy under 13
  • Sexual activity with a boy aged 13-15 x 2
  • Sexual activity with a boy under 13 x 2
  • Rape of a boy aged 13-15
  • Rape of a boy under 13
  • Sexual assault of a male x 3
  • Causing a child aged 13-15 to watch sexual activity
  • Causing a child under 13 to watch sexual activity

Three charged with murder of Northampton man stabbed to death

The man was found dead at Patterdale Walk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three people have been charged with the murder of a 56-year-old man, who was found dead at his home in Northampton.

A post mortem examination confirmed that David Miller, who was discovered in Patterdale Walk, died as a result of stab wounds on Tuesday morning.

Zena Kane, aged 35 of Campbell Street, Northampton, Ian Cuthbertson, aged 49 of no fixed address and 37-year-old Michael Hallett also of no fixed address have been charged with murder.

The trio are set to appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court.

Police have identified the man whose body was found in a property in Patterdale Walk as 56-year-old David Miller Credit: ITV News Anglia

“While we have made some charges in the investigation, I still want to continue to appeal to anyone who knew Mr Miller to come forward.

I’m especially keen to speak with anyone who may have seen him between Saturday (11 June) morning and Monday (13 June).

Please call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Louise Hemingway

A 30-year-old man from Northampton remains in police custody.

A 27-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released on police bail.

A 19-year-old man was also arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of assisting an offender and remains in police custody.


Concern for missing teenage girl from Suffolk

Sallee Mackenzie Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 16-year-old girl from Ipswich.

Sallee Mackenzie, was last seen Monday leaving her home address in the Belmont Road area.

Sallee is described as being a mixed race female of Thai appearance, 5ft 9, wearing blue jeans with fashion rips, black trainers, black jacket with yellow overcoat on top, cream/ beige blouse.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and are asking for anyone who has seen Sallee or may have information regarding her whereabouts to call 101.

Police investigating serious sexual assault on man release e-fit

An E-fit likeness of a man police would like to trace following a serious sexual assault in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are issuing an e-fit likeness of a man they would like to trace following a serious sexual assault in Ipswich.

It took place around 2am on Sunday 22 May in Orford Street.

The victim, a man aged in his 20s was approached by another man who sexually assaulted him.

The victim has been supported by specialist officers as police are trying to identify the offender.

Detectives would like to speak to the man pictured in the E-fit. He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of large build, with dark hair which was very short at the back and sides and slightly spikey on top. He was wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt and spoke with a local accent.

The anniversary checks carried-out at the weekend unfortunately did not provide us with any new lines of enquiry, so we are hopeful that this E-fit will assist with the investigation.

We continue to appeal for any witnesses to this attack to come forward, or anyone who believes they may know the man pictured in the E-fit.

– Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward, Suffolk police


Two men arrested over spate of church lead thefts

A church roof stripped of lead. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police investigating a spate of burglaries in churches across Norfolk have arrested two men.

A 34-year-old man from the Great Yarmouth area and a 36-year-old man from the Gorleston area have been arrested in connection with 11 burglaries at churches in Caister, Martham, Burgh Castle, Winterton, South Walsham, Hemsby, Ingham and Norwich, between Wednesday 30 March and Tuesday 24 May 2016.

Both men have been released on police bail pending further enquiries until next month.

Officers are reminding residents living near churches to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police. They are particularly interested in the details of any cars or vans seen acting suspiciously, including make, colour and the registration number.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk police.

Man suffers serious facial injuries after fight outside pub

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two men have been arrested after a man was seriously injured during a fight outside a pub in Bury St Edmunds.

It broke out on Fordham Road at around 6 o'clock on Saturday 6 May.

A 23 and 24 year-old have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm - and been bailed.

Police want to speak to a woman who was riding a bike near a garage on Tollgate Lane.

Man jailed for life after shooting woman in face with sawn-off shotgun

Billy Johnson was found guilty of murdering Kerry Reeve Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man from Corby who shot a woman in the face at point-blank range with a sawn-off shotgun has been jailed for life.

Billy Johnson with his accomplice Charles Noble were found guilty of murder on Friday Credit: Thames Valley Police

20-year-old Billy Johnson killed Kerry Reeves in Oxfordshire last November.

She died two days later in hospital.

Both Johnson and his accomplice Charles Noble were sentenced to more than 20 years in prison each on Friday.

The jury found Johnson unanimously guilty of one count of murder and Noble unanimously guilty of one count of murder.

It is with regret that neither man showed any remorse for taking the life of an innocent woman by shooting her at point blank range.

Kerry’s murder has had a huge impact on her family and the community of Abingdon.

Although there can be no sense of happiness with the conviction of Charles Noble and Billy Johnson, I hope there is a sense of justice for Kerry’s mother, Nicky and her family.

– Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch, Thames Valley Police
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