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Labour leader to reveal Brexit plan in Peterborough speech

Credit: ITV News.

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, will give a speech at a community centre near Peterborough this afternoon.

He will outline his plan to make Britain better off after Brexit. Mr Corbyn is expectedto say:

"There can be no question of giving Theresa May’s Tories a free pass in the Brexit negotiations. Unlike the Tories, Labour will insist on a Brexit that works not just for City interests, but in the interests of us all.”

– Corbyn Statement.

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Scorpion which escaped on train gives birth

Remember the scorpion that gave passengers travelling through Peterborough on New Year's Day a fright when it escaped on the train?

Well it's good news for the pet arachnid which it thought to have come from Guatemala and crawled out of a passenger's luggage.

It's now found a new home at an exotic pet refuge in Lincolnshire and has just given birth.

Rail passengers en route to Edinburgh from London were delayed. Credit: PA Images

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Man jailed for sexually abusing teenage girl

Kenneth Wenn was handed an eight year prison sentence. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A man from Peterborough who sexually abused a teenage girl has been jailed for eight years.

Kenneth Wenn, 39, was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child aged 13 to 17. He carried out the offences in 2013.

He was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (22 December), following a seven day trial.

“Wenn has once again show himself to be a dangerous and manipulative character who has targeted a young, vulnerable victim.

“The victim in this case has shown exceptional bravery and I hope that today’s sentence brings some closure for her.

"She can now begin to move on with her life with the support of her family and friends.”

– Detective Constable Craig Doyle, Cambridgeshire Police
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Peterborough United's game at Oldham called off

Boundary Park in Oldham. Credit: PA

Peterborough United's game at Oldham Athletic this afternoon has been called off due to a frozen pitch.

Following an inspection by the referee at Boundary Park, the surface has been deemed to be unsafe and the match will have to be played again at a later date.

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Sexual assault on Peterborough bus

CCTV images have been released of a man police would like to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Peterborough.

Man detectives would like to trace Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

The incident took place at Sprignall bus stop in Bretton at around 5.30pm on Monday 10 october when a woman in her 40s was approached by a man she did not know who sexually assaulted her.

The victim then got onto a bus and the man followed her. He sat next to her and assaulted her again. She then got off the bus at Oxclose bus stop and the man followed her until a friend met her.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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