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Police issue CCTV of men they want to trace after attacks on Cambridge cab drivers

Cambridge police have released CCTV images of men they wish to speak to Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridge police have released images of three men they want to track down after a string of attacks on taxi drivers.

Police say the violent disorder took place in the early hours of Sunday 30 September in Market Square, Cambridge. A number of taxi drivers were assaulted and their vehicles damaged.

"We are keen to speak with the three men in the CCTV images, therefore I am asking anyone who believes they may know who they are to get in touch with us."

– Sergeant Clare Mead

Police say assault in Littleport was a hate crime

Detectives are treating an unprovoked attack on a 40-year-old Eastern European man in Parsons Lane at Littleport as a hate crime.

It happened at about midnight between June the 17th and 18th.

A man and a youth approached the victim as he walked home and verbally abused him before punching him several times causing him to fall to the ground.

After the assault he ran to the Crown pub where police were alerted. He was treated in hospital and released.

Police are appealing for information and have released CCTV of a man they would like to trace.

The man police want to talk too in connection with an assault in Littleport

It is clear from what the attackers said that this man was targeted because of where he is from. I would appeal for anyone who was in the area at the time or has any information about the man pictured in the image to contact police.

– Mark Bevan, Cambridgeshire Police
A second image of a man police want to talk too about an assault in Littleport

Man jailed for attack on woman he met on dating website

Charlie Mulryan who has been jailed for attacking a woman in Bedford

A man from Cambridgeshire has been jailed after he assaulted a woman he met on a dating website.

Charlie Mulryan, 33 of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent and criminal damage.

A short time after arriving at a house in Bedford he became agitated.

The victim and her friend tried to calm him down but were still concerned by his behaviour and tried to coax him out of the house.

Mulryan then struck the victim several times inflicting serious injuries and causing her to lose consciousness.

The victim’s friend managed to get out of the house and called police. Mulryan then damaged two nearby vehicles.

When police and ambulance staff arrived at the scene, he again became aggressive and assaulted a police officer.

Investigation Officer Gary Hales said:

This attack left the victim with potentially life long issues with her eye as a result, and she has been extremely brave in coming forward. This kind of behaviour is unacceptable and I hope that by securing this sentence we have secured some justice for her.

– Gary Hales, Bedfordshire Police


Young woman left with broken jaw

A woman in her 20s has been left with a suspected broken jaw after she was punched and stamped on during an attack in Colchester this morning.

The victim was assaulted outside Jan and Phil’s in Barrack Street at around 3.30am.

Police say her attacker is described as of Asian appearance and wore a grey hat. He is believed to have left the scene in a blue or black vehicle.

Anyone who has any information can contact police at Colchester CID on 101.

Colchester attack location Credit: ITV Anglia

Soup kitchen vows to carry on after attack

Volunteers running a soup kitchen for the homeless in Great Yarmouth, have vowed to carry on despite coming under attack from a group of youths.

Some of the volunteers suffered minor injuries. Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with Friday's incident.

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Man dies after Kempston attack

A man who was attacked in Kempston in Bedfordshire at the beginning of December has died from his injuries.

He was assaulted in Whitbread Avenue between 7pm and 8pm on Sunday December 6.

Detective Sergeant Craig Laws said:

"This was a nasty attack in which the man suffered serious injuries. I'm appealing for people to wrack their minds back to the beginning of December to see if they can remember witnessing this assault, or if they saw anything suspicious in the area around the time of the offence.

We don't know whether there were any weapons involved in the incident, and as part of our investigation we're keen to hear from anyone who may have come across items that could have been used as a weapon discarded in the vicinity of the attack."

– Craig Laws, Bedfordshire Police

Four men are currently on bail, after been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

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