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Northamptonshire man jailed for sexual abuse of girl under 13

Gavin McCarthy Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A 31-year-old man from Northamptonshire has been jailed for the sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 13.

Gavin McCarthy, from Cransley near Kettering, was sentenced to eight years for six counts of making indecent images of children.

He'll remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.

I hope the substantial sentence McCarthy received today helps serve as a deterrent to offenders and those considering sexual offending against vulnerable children.

We are committed to safeguarding children by detecting abuse and prosecuting offenders.

– Detective Andy Rogers, aedophile Online investigation team

Cambridge robber jailed after being caught 'red-handed'

Brian Murphy was found guilty at Cambridge Crown court Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A 52-year-old man who robbed a bank in Cambridge, by handing over a crumpled note saying 'This is a bank robbery', has been jailed for six years.

Brian Murphy demanded more than £6,000 from a cashier at the Natwest bank in Market Street, unaware the staff member slipped a pack of red-dye into the bundles of cash.

Murphy was later traced spending the cash in a casino in Great Yarmouth and found guilty of robbery following a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.

“The red-dye pack was key to identifying Murphy and the cashier showed true bravery while being threatened by him.

Murphy was desperate to obtain money by whatever means and refused to account for his actions throughout the investigation and trial.

– Detective Constable Sean Denby, Cambridgeshire police


Suffolk man to find out if he'll be extradited to stand trial on cyber-hacking charges

31-year old Lauri Love Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Suffolk man who has autism will find out later if he'll be extradited from Britain to stand trial over charges of cyber-hacking.

Lauri Love, who's 31 and from Stradishall near Haverhill, is alleged to have stolen huge amounts of data from US agencies including the federal Reserve, Nasa and the FBI.

Mr Love has said he holds little hope of justice if he is extradited, and suggested a jail term in the US could cause his health to deteriorate and would lead to a mental breakdown or suicide.

He and his family want him to face justice in the UK rather than the US.

A judge will hand down the ruling at Westminster Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

"I don't think that any humane person would send someone to the US prison system, especially someone who is not from America and has never been there."

– Lauri Love

Jobs saved despite major industrial fire in Suffolk

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Dozens of jobs have been saved despite fire causing serious damage to a meat processing business in Suffolk.

50 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze in the early hours of this morning.

Although the farm shop in the village of Bramfield was destroyed, the nearby meat factory survived and it's hoped the business will resume tomorrow.

Hundreds test vehicles at military show in Bedfordshire

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Makers of tanks, field hospitals and military uniform have been among the hundreds of companies gathering at the Millbrook testing ground in Bedfordshire today for a major trade exhibition.

The event aims to allow the military to talk to businesses about innovations and about what troops need from the industry.

Companies from this region say they'll be able to create more jobs and securing contract.

Suspicious package found at bank in Huntingdon

The area has been cordened off by police Credit: Twitter/@mirandakenny

A suspicious package has been found at a bank in Huntingdon.

The bomb disposal team was called to the Barclays bank in the town centre this afternoon.

The building has been evacuated and pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area.


Man jailed for rape and sexual assault of girl in Norfolk

Karl Raine from Kings Lynn Credit: Norfolk police

A 43-year-old man from Norfolk has been jailed following the rape and sexual assault of a young girl.

Karl Raine, formerly of Culley Close, Kings Lynn was found guilty of one count of rape, two sexual assaults and three counts of making and taking indecent images following a two and half week trial at Norwich Crown Court.

Mr Raine was sentenced to 18 years in prison following a two and half week trial at Norwich Crown Court.

This is another case which highlights that the internet is not a safe anonymous space for accessing indecent images or grooming and abusing children. If you do, you will leave a digital footprint and we will find it.

– Detective Sergeant Ngaire Alexander, Norfolk police

Police hunting for man following theft of a chainsaw

The man was spotted on CCTV in the Acle shop Credit: Norfolk police

Police are searching following the theft of a chainsaw from a shop in Acle in Norfolk.

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to after a Sthil chainsaw was stolen from Acle Garden Machinery Centre on 17 August.

Anyone who may recognise the man in the image or anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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