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Man admits killing girlfriend and dismembering body

Vytautas Jokubauskas pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A factory worker has admitting killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body.

Ramute Butkiene's torso was discovered stuffed in a suitcase at the couple's Peterborough home in June.

Other body parts including her arms, legs and head were later recovered elsewhere.

Vytautas Jokubauskas, 57, pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murdering Ms Butkiene.

The Lithuanian further admitted preventing the burial of a corpse between May 28 and June 8.

But he will stand trial for murder at Southwark Crown Court on November 11.


Restaurant boss convicted of grooming offences

A restaurant boss is facing a lengthy prison term after being convicted of a string of grooming offences involving girls.

The Old Bailey heard father-of-five Mohammed Khubaib had a "persistent and almost predatory interest" in teenage girls.

The 43-year-old married businessman, originally from Pakistan, groomed the girls by giving them money, presents or cigarettes before plying them with vodka.

Following a trial, a jury found him guilty of forcing a 14-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him and nine counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation involving girls aged from 12 to 15 between November 2010 and January 2013.

Fellow defendant Manase Motaung, 32, was cleared of raping a 16-year-old and seven trafficking charges, involving six girls.

Remanding Khubaib, of Peterborough, in custody until May 15, Judge Peter Rook QC told him: "You must know the only sentence is a custodial sentence - and a long sentence."

Juliet Bremner, ITV News Correspondent, reports:

Peterborough United rename London Road

London Road is now called the ABAX Stadium. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have renamed their London Road ground the ABAX Stadium after securing crucial sponsorship funds.

The five year agreement with Norwegian-owned company ABAX is the first of its kind in the League One club's 80 year history.

The first match at the ABAX Stadium, a league fixture against Bristol City on Friday evening, will be broadcast by Sky Sports.

Chairman Darragh MacAnthony said: “We see this opportunity as a great deal for this club, ABAX, the city and our supporters. ABAX has firmly put down its roots in Peterborough and now we all want to see the company grow."


Further delays expected on East Coast main line

Rail passengers due to use the East Coast main line are being urged to delay their travel after an overhead wire problem prompted huge disruption to the service at the end of the bank holiday weekend.

A spokesman for the rail provider said the problems were likely to cause further delays at the start of service tomorrow.

Network Rail engineers have been working through the night to restore the overhead power lines, however, it is currently unlikely that this work will be completed in time for the start of this morning's services. As a consequence, East Coast trains are expected to be severely restricted, and cancellations are likely throughout the day.

Customers are advised to defer travel until later in the day, or alternatively, to travel tomorrow if possible. Tickets dated for travel on Monday or Tuesday will be valid for travel on Wednesday and customers are advised to try to travel as close as possible to their original booked time.

– East Coast

East Coast passengers complain of 8-hour delays

Passengers aboard trains on the East Coast main line have complained of delays of around eight hours after severe disruptions hit the service.

Passengers suffer severe rail delays into London

Passengers on the East Coast mainline have reported eight-hour delays. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive

Rail commuters heading into London following the bank holiday are facing severe delays on one of the UK's key train routes.

Overhead wire problems between Peterborough and Stevenage caused extensive disruption to services on the East Coast main line heading into London King's Cross yesterday and engineers worked through the night to repair the damage.

The problems have affected a number of train operators who have warned passengers the issue will continue throughout today, with severe delays and cancellations.

Relatives helped identify severe amnesia sufferer

Relatives of a man who was found in a park suffering from severe amnesia came forward and helped identify him as Lithuanian Alvydas Kanaporis, 22, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust said.

Following a tremendous response to the appeal to identify 'Robert', a patient with severe amnesia who has been in our care for nearly two months, the trust has been contacted by his relatives. They have helped us establish his name.

We have, of course, spoken to the patient, and this will give our work with him a new focus.

However, as I have previously stated, this is only an initial step on what could be a long journey to help him regain his autobiographical memory.

I would like to thank the public and the media for their interest in this case, but Alvydas has requested he is left to continue his recovery in private.

– Dr Manaan Kar Ray

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed he was not known to officers and did not match any missing persons reports.

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