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.
A man who deliberately drove into a pedestrian then tried to cover his tracks by changing the appearance of his vehicle has been jailed.Read the full story ›
Cambridgeshire Police has carried out a series of early morning raids across Fenland and West Norfolk to target illegal Gangmasters.
Chief Inspector Mike Winters spoke to our reporter Tanya Mercer, who accompanied the police on the raids.
There have been nine arrests in a series of police raids in the Cambridgeshire Fens. 300 police officers targeting properties in the Fenland towns of March, Wisbech and Kings Lynn in West Norfolk.
Eight properties were targeted in an attempt to crack down on the exploitation of migrant workers.
Fenland Commander, Chief Insp Mike Winters, said. "We are committed to working with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority and other partner agencies to tackle the exploitation of workers in the Fenland area and we are targeting those who gain from others' suffering."
"They are paid wages well below the legal minimum for extremely long hours and their pay is often taken to service debt on their accommodation. Victims are often too frightened to come forward and too reluctant to seek help from the authorities."
"I would urge anyone who feels they are being exploited to or has any concerns about individual workers to contact police."
GLA Chief Executive Paul Broadbent said. "The exploitation of vulnerable people for financial gain was one of the primary reasons the GLA was formed and it remains the cornerstone of what we do today."
Nine people have been arrested and two recruitment agencies have had their licenses suspended as part of a day of action against the exploitation of workers in Wisbech.
300 police and partner agency officers were involved in the raids at eight properties in Wisbech, March and Kings Lynn.
Eight people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and were taken to March police station.
The action was part of Operation Endeavour which is an ongoing joint police and Gangmasters Licensing Authority inquiry into the exploitation of migrant workers.
A47 in Cambridgeshire is closed both ways between A1 (Wansford) ad J15 Nene Parkway (Thorpe Wood roundabout, Peterborough) due to a serious accident involving two vehicles.
Congestion on the A47 westbound Soke Parkway to J16 Bretton Gate.
The accident happened at 10.10am this morning and the road is likely to remain closed into this evening.
An official diversion is in place via the A1260 Nene Parkway, A1139 Fletton Parkway and the A1, signed by the hollow circle symbol.