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Two jailed for violent attack on vulnerable man

Martin McLeod and Michelle Osborne Credit: Cambs Police

Two people have been jailed after being convicted of a violent attack on a vulnerable man in Peterborough.

Martin McLeod, 38, and Michelle Osborne, 32, both of Cromwell Road, Peterborough, were arrested in July last year (2014) after they robbed and beat a 51-year-old man in his own home.

McLeod and Osborne entered the victim's home in Fletton on July 7 and hit him round the head a number of times with a claw hammer.

While he lay on the floor bleeding, Osborne rifled through his pockets and stole his mobile phone and a £10 note, as well as a digital camera.

After receiving the report, analysis of the stolen phone's activity was carried out by officers which identified a call that had been made to Osborne's mother after it had been stolen.

The pair were arrested on July 21 on suspicion of robbery. Both denied the offence but were later charged with robbing the victim and stealing his mobile phone, cash and a digital camera.

This was a horrific unprovoked attack on a vulnerable man who thankfully didn't receive any lasting injuries.

"I hope these sentences bring some reassurance to the victim and his family that we will not tolerate violence of this nature in our county and will do all we can to protect the vulnerable and prevent such incidents from happening again."

– Detective Constable Neil Hawkridge

Both were found guilty after a trial in July this year (2015) and were sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Thursday (September 17).

McLeod was sentenced to 11 years in prison while Osborne was jailed for nine years.

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Memory walk to raise money for Alzheimers Society

Caroline kicking off the walk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Around a thousand people took part in a memory walk in aid of the Alzheimers Society.

They set off from Ferry Meadows in Peterborough.

Many were walking to remember relatives or friends who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Caroline Ignatius organised the walk for her mother.

My mum has Alzheimers. She's had Alzheimers for five years now but there are still incredible moments that we spend together. So she doesn't recognise me on a day to day basis but every now and again we do laugh, we do have times together and that's what it's all about, days like this to show that you can come together and live well with dementia."

– Caroline Ignatius


Weekend Picks: Harvest Festival

Credit: Lucy & Jorge Orta

A new harvest festival this Sunday will feed 500 people for free in Peterborough.

Lee Clark, head chef at a local restaurant will lead the feeding using locally sourced ingredients to help promote local food suppliers.

The two day event will fill the city centre with the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, songs and dances of the countrysides.

It re-imagines the historic traditions of the Harvest Wain Procession, the Harvest Barn Dance and the Harvest Supper. Join us to celebrate our rural heritage."

– Mark Richards, Director Metal Peterborough

More details: Harvest Festival

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Police in Peterborough appeal over attempted murder

Police are appealing for information about an attempted murder at an address in Eyrescroft in Bretton, late on Tuesday evening (Tuesday, September 8).

The victim, a man in his 30s, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, and was taken to Peterborough City Hospital to be checked over.

Two men, believed to be involved in the incident, are still outstanding and police are asking for help to find them.

I would like to reassure the local community that we believe this to be an isolated incident and there is not deemed to be any risk to the wider community.

"I am appealing to those who were in the area at the time of the incident and who may have seen or heard anything to contact us immediately. I believe someone in the local community knows why this happened."

– Detective Inspector Dan Pawson

Latest frontrunners for Peterborough United job

Peterborough United are searching for a new manager after the league one club parted with Dave Robertson after a poor start to the season.

These are the latest replacement odds for the job:

  • Steve Evans - 3/1
  • Graham Westley 4/1
  • Grant McCann 8/1
  • Darren Ferguson - 10/1
  • Steven Pressley - 12/1
  • Brian McDermott - 14/1
  • Ian Holloway - 16/1
  • Nigel Clough - 16/1
  • Phil Brown - 16/1
  • Lee Clark - 16/1
Steve Evans is the current favourite to take over at Peterborough United Credit: Tim Gooode/EMPICS Sport/PA


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Man stabbed in Peterborough city centre car park

A man has been stabbed in a Peterborough car park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been stabbed in a Peterborough car park.

It happened in a car park off St Mark's Street in the city centre at about 2am this morning (July 31).

The man, who was in his 20s, suffered serious injuries - although they're not thought to be life-threatening.

He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital.

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