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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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Football hooligans sentenced after disorder outside Peterborough pub

Gaston Van Houwelingen, Jon Roe and Paul Gaynor. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Seven football hooligans have been sentenced for their parts in a serious disorder outside a pub in Peterborough.

During the second half of the game between Peterborough United and Millwall on October 3, 2015, a number of opposing fans clashed on Oundle Road. Beer bottles were thrown and used by the group as weapons to commit assaults on each other.

The group, all of whom were charged with affray, were sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Tuesday, November 1.

  • Paul Gaynor, 34, of Braganza Street, Southwick, London – 15 months’ imprisonment and an eight year Football Banning Order.
  • Jack Wright, 22, of Lancaster Drive, Hornchurch, London – 32 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for two years with 200 hours’ unpaid work and a four year Football Banning Order.
  • Jon Roe, 30, of Cherry Garden Street, Southwark, London – eight months’ imprisonment and an eight year Football Banning Order.
  • David Stone, 54, of Cherry Garden Street, Southwark, London – eight months’ imprisonment suspended for two years and a four year Football Banning Order.
  • Gaston Van Houwelingen, 44, of Chestnut Avenue, Newham, London – eight months’ imprisonment and a six year Football Banning Order.
  • Jack Reid, 26, of Gomm Road, Southwick, London – 38 weeks imprisonment suspended for two years, 220 hours’ unpaid work and a three year Football Banning Order.
  • Shaun McNulty, 22, of Pheasant Way, Yaxley, Peterborough – six months’ imprisonment suspended for two years, 100 hours’ unpaid work and a three year Football Banning Order.

Five of the men, Roe, Stone, Van Houwelingen, Gomm and McNulty plead guilty to the offence. Gaynor and Wright plead not guilty and were found guilty at a crown court trial on Wednesday, September 28.

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