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Police carry out checks one week after sex attack

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious Credit: ITV Anglia

Police investigating a sexual assault in Peterborough have been carrying out checks at the scene a week after the attack.

A woman in her 20s was attacked near Rhubarb bridge, where the A47 meets Lincoln Road on Saturday 30th September.

She was approached by a youth who threatened her with a knife before sexually assaulting her. The victim managed to escape uninjured but was very shaken and upset.

Police are urging any witnesses to come forward. An 18 year old man's been arrested and released under investigation.

They're questioning people to try to find witnesses Credit: ITV Anglia

Police have put on extra patrols since the attack.

The attack took place near Rhubarb bridge, close to the A47 Credit: ITV Anglia

"Our aim is to jog people's memories and hopefully get some information which takes our investigation forwards. If people were in the area late morning last Saturday they may have seen something

– Detective Sergeant Gordon Blair



Derailed train to cause disruption for 'a few days'

No one was injured when the Freight Train derailed Credit: CrossCountry Trains

Disruption to train services between Peterborough and Ely is likely to continue for 'a few days'.

A Freight Train caused extensive damage when it derailed yesterday (14 August) and all trains are unable to run until repairs are carried out.

East Midlands Trains said:

There has been a derailed train yesterday between Ely North Junction and Ely West Junction. This is between Peterborough and Ely and continues disrupting our trains on the Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham / Norwich route.

Today, our trains from Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street will start at Peterborough and our trains from Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich will terminate at Peterborough.

– East Midlands Trains statement

Network Rail engineers are on site working to recover the derailed wagons, which will need lifting away by crane.

Cross Country say they are running replacement bus services between Ely and Peterborough until further notice.

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