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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.


Elderly woman robbed for 50p

Alfia Barnett Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

An elderly woman has been left 'shocked and shaken' after she was robbed at her home yesterday (July 13).

Cambridgeshire Police said 84-year-old Alfia Barnett had arrived home at about 11.45am and was at her front door in Highbury Street, Peterborough, when a man forced his way past her, leaving her with minor injuries.

He grabbed her handbag and stole 50p before leaving on a bicycle.

Detective Sergeant Tom Rowe said:

We believe the robber may have followed Alfia, who had a handbag and shopping cart with her, from the bus stop at the junction of Taveners Road and Lincoln Road, so I would urge anyone who was in that area to consider whether they saw anything.

– Detective Sergeant Tom Rowe

The man is described as white, 6'1", aged in his 20s or 30s, with facial hair and wearing a dark hoody.

Police name man killed in crash on A605

Credit: Google Earth.

A man who died following a three vehicle collision on the A605 at Elton near Peterborough on Sunday (June 25) has been named.

Paul Cooper, 51, of Spencer Road, Long Buckley, was driving a white Peugeot Partner which was involved in a collision with a white Suzuki Vitara and a black Peugeot 208 at around 5.40pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


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