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Roman artefacts spotted at auction after they were stolen 12 years ago

Historic artefacts recovered following police investigation Credit: Essex Police

Roman artefacts stolen from Colchester twelve years ago have been returned to the town.

A set of coffins disappeared from a site at St Mary's Hospital after they were discovered during an excavation.

They were spotted for sale at auction last summer and are now being examined by the archaeological trust.

The recovery of these items means they can now be appreciated by the people of Colchester and studied by academics rather than being hidden behind closed doors in the hands of private collectors.

We are hopeful that the pictures may jog someone’s memory about their disappearance. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously at the time or were offered these artefacts for sale, please let us know.

– PC Long, Rural and Heritage Crime Officer

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Police tracing driver following crash that killed brothers

Shane and Sam's family said they will forever be in their heart and memories.

Police investigating a crash that killed two brothers from Norfolk are appealing to trace a driver that was seen in the area at the time.

Shane Nobbs, who was 23, and 20-year-old Sam Nobbs died on Saturday (19 November) after the car they were in, crashed in to a van on the A140 at Horsham St Faiths near Norwich.

Their mother Lisa Nobbs described them as ‘fun loving’ and that they always 'lived life to the max'.

A man in his 40s, who was driving the van suffered serious life-changing injuries.

Officers are keen to trace the driver of a silver or grey 4x4 which was travelling on the A140 between the NDR and Waterloo Road towards Aylsham around the time.

Chemical thrown in man's face in Cambridge

The victim was assaulted in Park Street car park, Cambridge, Credit: Google street view

A man in his 60s has had a chemical thrown in his face in Cambridge.

It happened in Park Street car park, around 2.50pm yesterday (Thursday, November 24).

The suspect, who is in his mid 20s, insulted the victims wife, tensions rose and the victim pushed a bicycle belonging to the suspect.

The suspect then threw a chemical, believed to be similar to ammonia, in the victims face before leaving the scene on a bicycle along with another man.

He luckily escaped without serious burns.

The suspect is described as:

  • 5'11"
  • White and quite thickly set
  • Light coloured hair
  • Wearing a beige/light coloured long sleeved top
  • Accompanied by a 5'10" Asian or mixed race man in his 20s

This was an incredibly serious incident which could have had life changing consequences for the victim.

Luckily his quick actions in washing his face and the fact he was wearing glasses means that there will not be any permanent damage but that may not have been the case.

– Detective Constable Andrew McKeane, Cambridgeshire police

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and saw the incident.

Two teenagers arrested over petrol station stabbing

Anyone who may have seen the incident is asked to contact the police Credit: PA

Two teenage boys have been arrested after a 19-year-old man was stabbed at a petrol station in Ongar in Essex.

A 19-year old man suffered facial injuries after he was stabbed and sprayed with CS gas in High Street, near the Tesco Express petrol station.

He suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Two 15-year-old boys from Ongar have been arrested yesterday on suspicion of GBH.

They have been released on bail until November 27.

26-year-old woman released on bail after arrest for suspicion of assault

Officers were at the scene overnight, where a knife was recovered. Credit: ITV Anglia

A 26-year-old woman has been released on bail after she was arrested on suspicion of assault GHB, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon after a man was was stabbed.

The 28-year-old man from Cambridge was with a woman when he is believed to have been in an altercation with another man during which he was stabbed.

It happened at around 7pm in the cut through between Fair Street and the Grafton Centre west carpark.

The offender then made off towards Fair Street and turned towards Midsummer Common. He is described as white, 40 to 45 years old and skinny. He was wearing a grey hooded jumper and grey jeans.

Officers were at the scene overnight, where a knife was recovered.

It happened at around 7pm in the cut through between Fair Street and the Grafton Centre west carpark. Credit: ITV Anglia

The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital with serious injuries and he is now stable.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault GHB, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon and taken to Parkside Police Station where she was later released on bail to return to Parkside Police station on December 5, 2016.

Detective Inspector Susie Hine said: “The victim was with a man and another woman prior to the attack and we would like to speak them."

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Body found in River Waveney in search for missing 60-year-old

Police searching for a missing swimmer have found a body Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police searching for a missing 60-year-old man from Norfolk have found a body in the River Waveney.

60-year-old James Perkins' car was discovered off the B1062 near Mendham Marshes on 22 November, prompting the search.

Police, HM Coastguard and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service conducted searches along the river at Homersfield yesterday afternoon, when they discovered the body.

A formal identification is yet to take place, but police believe it to be Mr Perkins.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

  • 60-year-old missing after police believe he went open water swimming

Man charged with murder of mother-of-two from Cambridge

Man charged with Cambridge murder Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been charged with the murder of a mother-of-two from Cambridge.

Police were called to reports of concern for a woman at a house in Perne Road shortly before 7am yesterday (November 22).

32-year-old Asia Tufail was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital, but later died from her injuries.

A post mortem examination concluded Ms Tufail died of asphyxia at the hands of a third party.

Muhammad Malik, who is 36 and from Perne Road was arrested and charged with murder. He's due to appear at Huntingdon Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

60-year-old missing after police believe he went open water swimming

60-year-old James Perkins Credit: Suffolk Police

A 60-year-old man has gone missing after police believe he went open water swimming in the River Waveney in Suffolk.

James Perkins from Cratfield was reported missing to police at 10.30pm yesterday (22 November), after his car was discovered off the B1062 close to the river in Homersfield, near to Mendham Marshes.

HM Coastguard and the National Police Air Service helicopter have been searching the area along the river.

Anyone who believes they may have seen a man swimming in the River Waveney yesterday, or may have seen Mr Perkins elsewhere, is asked to contact Suffolk Police.

26-year-old woman arrested over Cambridge stabbing

A man in his 20s has been left with life-changing injuries Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested after a man was left with life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed in the centre of Cambridge last night.

It happened on Fair Street just after 7pm, close to the Grafton Centre shopping mall.

The victim was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital, where he now remains in a stable condition.

Police said they were called to reports of violence.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault GHB. Police are still trying to trace a man in connection with the incident.

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