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Man shot dead by police after 'concerns' reported

A man has been shot dead by police after a stand-off in Cambridgeshire overnight.

The man was shot in St Neots, Cambridgeshire Credit: Google Maps

Officers responded to reports of "concern" for people in a property in Duck Lane, St Neots, at 7.45pm yesterday.

Shortly before 8pm, a man believed to be in his 40s was shot by firearms officers. He died at the scene.

The case has now been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for investigation and the surrounding area has been sealed off while forensics teams investigate.

The man's next of kin have been informed.


More than 25 'illegal immigrants' found in back of lorry

Police at Haddon service station.

More than 25 suspected illegal immigrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry in Cambridgeshire, police say.

Cambridgeshire Police said the lorry driver, a 54-year-old man from Dover, was among 27 people that had been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences following the discovery.

Five people were taken to hospital after paramedics were called to the site, though none are believed to be seriously ill.

The lorry - which is thought to have come from France - was stopped on the A1 near Stamford after the force received information that the vehicle was travelling north on the M11 earlier today.


Former Soviet dissident charged over child abuse images

Former Soviet dissident and political activist Vladimir Bukovsky has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, prosecutors have said.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the 72-year-old had been summonsed to court to face five counts of making an indecent photograph of a child; five counts of possession of indecent photographs of children; and one charge of possessing a prohibited image, following an investigation by Cambridgeshire Police.

He will appear at Cambridge Magistrates Court on May 5.

DoH 'disappointed' by Hinchingbrooke decision

The Department of Health said it is "disappointed" that Circle, the first private healthcare operator to run an NHS hospital, is to pull out of the deal.

We're disappointed Circle has made this decision.

There will now be a managed transfer of the running of the trust and patient care will not be affected.

– Department of Health spokesman
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