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Man found on fire outside homeless hostel

A man in his 20s is in a critical condition after he was found on fire outside a homeless hostel in Peterborough.

He was discovered with severe injuries outside the YMCA in Wellington Street just after 8am on Thursday.

Police say they don't yet know the full circumstances - but they don't think anyone else was involved. The man, from Norfolk, has been airlifted to a specialist burns unit in Chelmsford.



Two arrests at Chelmsford's new 'RiZE' music festival

People have been flocking to the first day of the Rize festival Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have arrested two people on suspicion of drugs possession at the RiZE music festival in Chelmsford.

Two men aged 22 and 21 from London were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

They're now being questioned by officers after they were detained by site security at Hylands Park.

Police say they're working with the festival organisers to detect any drug activity.

Teenager denies killing John Pordage in Chelmsford

John Pordage Credit: .

A teenager has denied murdering John Pordage at a petrol station in Essex last August.

Bradley Blundell, 18, pleaded not guilty to murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He admitted perverting the course of justice and handling stolen goods.

A trial is expected to start in October.

Mr Pordage, who was 34, was killed at a BP Garage in Great Baddow.

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