A former mayor of Wisbech has been given a 21 month prison sentence - suspended for two years and ordered to do community service after a Second World War pistol was found at his home.
Jonathan Farmer was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm after a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.
The 56-year-old had argued the weapon was an antique and he did not know it was loaded.
A former Wisbech mayor is due to be sentenced today after a Second World War pistol was found at his home. Jonathan Farmer was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm after a two-day trial at Cambridge Crown Court.
The 56-year-old had argued the weapon was an antique and he didn't know it was loaded. The judge said he should expect a custodial sentence.
Sixteen people found stowed away in a lorry at Perkins Engines in Peterborough are being questioned by police.
They were found yesterday morning and are thought to be from Eritrea in Africa.
The Home Office says the ten men and six women in the lorry had entered the country illegally.
They were taken to Thorpe Wood police station.
A 51-year-old man who set up cannabis factories capable of producing £7m of the drug has been jailed. Mohammed Jamshaid Akhtar leased and kitted out a unit at Benwick Road in Whittlesey in 2013. It was one of the largest cannabis factories ever discovered in Cambridgeshire.
Officers found it after attending reports of a burglary on September 9 last year.
They discovered one harvested room and three others containing almost 3,000 plants with a potential street value of up to £4m.
Detectives were also able to link Akhtar to another site in Letchworth in Hertfordshire. That factory contained a total of 3,865 plants with a potential yield worth up to £3.25m.
A third unit, which was in the process of being set up as a cannabis factory, was found in Olney in Buckinghamshire.
Akhtar, or Forest View in London, admitted three charges of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and four charges linked to false documents.
He was jailed for six years during a hearing at Peterborough Crown Court.
Large explosion over Peterborough was aircraft breaking sound barrier (sonic boom) no concern - please don't call 999 as we are aware
Cambridgeshire Police are asking people who heard a big 'boom' over Peterborough not to call 999 as they say it is not anything to be worried about. They say it was caused by an aircraft breaking the sound barrier.
The family of a man found dead in an underpass in Peterborough have released two new pictures of him.
The body of 23-year-old Michael Green was discovered near Tyesdale in Bretton in the early hours of last Wednesday.
Four teenagers aged between 15 and 17 have been charged with his murder.
A 22-year old man has been charged with assisting an offender.
A video of a convicted burglar explaining why he targeted certain homes has been released by police.
The thief, who is currently serving a prison sentence in Peterborough, explained to officers how easy homeowners make it to steal items like car keys and laptops.
Video courtesy of Cambridgeshire Police
Residents are part of Peterborough are being told to stay indoors while a controlled explosion takes place on an unstable chemical.
Staff were evacuated from Perkins on Frank Perkins Highway at 1:30am this morning.
A 500metre has been set up around the site and roads are currently closed.
Police say The chemical does not pose a risk to nearby residents, however people are being advised to stay indoors as a precaution.
UPDATE. Numerous surrounding roads around the Frank Perkins Parkway Are CLOSED also.
A1139 Frank Perkins Parkway, Peterborough. CLOSED. Ongoing Incident Nearby.
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