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Cambridge man jailed for sexually abusing two boys

Benjamin Morris

A man who sexually assaulted two boys in Cambridge and a girl in the USA has been jailed for 16 years.

Benjamin Morris, who is 32, was arrested in December 2014, after allegations were made of him sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl while visiting the USA earlier that year.

During the investigation into the offences committed against the girl, officers identified two Cambridge boys who had also been victims.

Morris, of Bourne Road in Cambridge, befriended the boys at an after school club in 2004 when they were aged eight and nine. He began to babysit and sexually abused them on numerous occasions over a six year period.

Morris was sentenced to 16 years in prison and placed on the sex offenders register for life.

Morris abused his position of trust and showed no remorse for his actions, blaming the victims for what happened.

I hope this sentence will provide some form of closure for the victims and allow them to move on with the rest of their lives.

– Detective Constable Jo Nicholson


Woman stabbed in her home by man posing as police officer

Efit of the suspect Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 40s was stabbed and burgled in her home in Cambridge.

It happened around 5pm on Sunday (July 3) in St Matthews Gardens.

A man knocked on the door of a property and told the victim he was a police officer.

The man then assaulted and threatened her, stealing bank cards and a bicycle.

The woman was seriously hurt and was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital for treatment.

CCTV of a man police would like to speak to Credit: Cambridgeshire police

This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and I would appeal to anyone who has information, recognises the efit or person in the CCTV image to get in touch.

– Detective Constable Ray Case, Cambridgeshire police


New F-35 fighter jets make their first flight over RAF Marham

The F-35s fly over RAF Marham today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Britain's new state-of-the-art fighter jets have made their first flight over their future home in West Norfolk.

The F-35 Lightnings will be based at RAF Marham from 2018 as part of the newly formed 617 squadron, formerly known as the Dambusters.

The planes are equipped with laser-guided missiles and bombs and have a range of 1,300 miles.

The beauty of the F-35 is that it can do many, many, many missions.

Unlike our legacy platforms that may have been fought to be a fighter or a bomber, this airplane can pretty much do any everything, including intelligence gathering.

So it's a jack-of-all trades, but it's exceptionally good at them all.

– Air Comdr Harv Smyth, Lightning Force Commander
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