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Man being held in custody at Colchester hospital escapes in bed gown

22-year-old Jordan Georgiou Credit: Essex Police

A 22-year-old man has escaped police custody while being treated for injuries at Colchester General Hospital.

Jordan Georgiou from Clacton fled from the hospital on Friday afternoon dressed in a hospital gown.

Mr Georgiou was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assaulting a police constable and breach of a court order.

An 18-year-old man and two women aged 19 and 21, all from Clacton, have been arrested for assisting an offender and remain in custody.

Anyone with information on Mr Georgiou's whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.

Cyclist in 'serious condition' following crash in Cambridgeshire

Anyone with information is asked to call the Roads Policing Unit Credit: PA

A cyclist is in hospital in a serious condition after colliding with a van in Mepal in Cambridgeshire.

It happened yesterday morning on the A142 between Sutton and Mepal.

The man was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The driver of the van was uninjured.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area when the colission happened.

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Investigation launched after man stabbed in Hitchin

Fishponds Road in Hitchin has been cordoned off

Police have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in Hitchin in the early hours of this morning.

The victim, who is in his 30s, was attacked in the Fishponds Road area around 2am.

He suffered stabbed wounds and is currently in hospital in a critical, but stable condition.

No arrests have been made and part of the road has been cordoned off while police search for the offender(s).

Officers are working hard to establish exactly what has happened in the early hours of this morning and enquiries are on-going to locate the offender(s).

Fishponds Road has been cordoned off and we are urging members of the public to avoid the area.

– Det Insp Tom Leeks

Five jailed for violent attack on group of men in Huntingdon

All five men were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Five men have been jailed for a violent attack on a group of men in Huntingdon.

It happened outside Cromwell’s public house in Huntingdon High Street in March, after a group of ten to 12 men, some armed with fence posts and metal poles got into a fight.

Ionatan Lupu, Remus Grecu, Cosmin Palade, Daniel Bordeianu, and Alexandru Petrescu, all of Stukeley Road in Huntingdon, were arrested in connection with the disorder.

Two of the victims were taken to hospital following their injuries.

All five men pleaded guilty to violent disorder and were sentenced to six and a half years in prison between them.

This was a vicious attack during a busy Friday night in Huntingdon town centre. We want the night time economy in Cambridgeshire to be enjoyable and safe for all – behaviour of this nature is just not acceptable.

– Detective Constable Tom Nuttall, Cambridgeshire police

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Child protection failures allowed paedophiles to carry on abusing

Myles Bradbury (left) and Martin Goldberg

A police watchdog has found delays by the child protection agency CEOP meant that known paedophiles were able to carry on abusing children.

Amongst them were Cambridge paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury and Essex deputy headteacher Martin Goldberg.

Their names were both on a list provided to CEOP by Canadian police after they attempted to buy child pornography.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the information provided to CEOP was 'poorly handled' and the delay into passing it onto local police forces led to more children being abused.

Bradbury, a paediatric consultant at Addenbrooke's hospital was jailed for 22 years in December 2014 for the abuse of 18 vulnerable patients in his care.

Goldberg, who worked at Thorpe Hall School in Southend, had used a hidden camera to take hundreds of images of children as young as nine.

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