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HMP Whitemoor prisoner given another life sentence for stabbing inmate

David Watts' makeshift weapon Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A prisoner at Whitemoor Prison in March, Cambridgeshire has been given a further life sentence for stabbing an inmate in the neck with a makeshift weapon.

43-year-old David Watts stabbed the 61-year-old inmate in June 2015.

Earlier this week he was sentenced to life with a minimum term of six years and a further 18 months to run concurrently.

"While the victim has physically recovered from his injuries, he is still suffering psychologically by what happened. He showed great bravery in putting his trust in us; he felt he wouldn’t be believed or supported because he is a serving prisoner. Regardless of who a victim may be and what their past is, we take all crime seriously and will seek to prosecute those responsible for such violent actions."

– Det Con Emily Nutton

Watts was already serving a life sentence for wounding with intent as well as a burglary in 2001.

Then in 2010 he was further convicted of the attempted murder of an inmate and was issued another life sentence.

“Watts thought he was untouchable, saying ‘what do you think you can do to me, I’m already in prison’ when I informed him of the charges – I hope this sentence goes as a warning to others that no one is above the law.”

– Det Con Emily Nutton


Woman jailed for throwing glass at victim's head

Zoe Pooley has been jailed. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A woman from Cambridgeshire who threw a glass at another woman’s head has been jailed for two years.

Zoe Pooley, 24, of Peas Hill Road in March, pleaded guilty to assault at Peterborough Crown Court.

The court heard how Pooley was drinking at the Ye Old Griffin Hotel on March High Street in December 2014 when she hit a woman in her 40s over the head with a glass.

The victim was taken to hospital and treated for multiple cuts to her head.

Pooley was taken outside by staff and went on to bite and scratch two other women before she was arrested by police.

Detective Constable Emily Nutton said: “This was a particularly vicious and unprovoked attack which left one of the victims with several cuts to her head.”

Coach carrying 70 passengers overturns in Cambridgeshire: The latest

A coach carrying around 70 passengers has crashed in Cambridgeshire, injuring 22 people.

It happened just after 6 this morning on the A141 near March.

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Road reopens after coach overturns in Cambridgeshire

Road now open following overturned coach on A141 Credit: Twitter/Fenland Police

The A141 in Cambridgeshire has reopened after a coach carrying Eastern European workers overturned in a ditch this morning.

A woman in her 50's has been taken to Peterborough City Hospital with serious injuries.

The road between Mill Hill Garage and Knights End Road has since been reopened.

The coach, which was carrying 70 people, crashed on the A141 at March around 6.15am.

22 people have suffered minor injuries. Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

"I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of a yellow bus which was seen in the area at the time of the collision.I believe it was heading towards March, coming from the direction of Chatteris on the A141.”

– Sergeant Simon Goldsmith, Cambridgeshire Police

Update: 22 injured after coach overturns in ditch

A coach with 70 people on board ended up on its side in a ditch Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 20 passengers, aged between 17 and 60 years old, are being treated for injuries, after after a coach packed with passengers crashed in Cambridgeshire.

22 passengers suffered a combination of head, chest and leg injuries.

The coach, which was carrying 70 people, overturned in a ditch on the A141 at March this morning.

A woman in her 50's has been taken to Peterborough City Hospital with serious injuries.

It thought those travelling on the coach were Eastern european workers.


Pictures: Coach with passengers overturns in ditch

Emergency services are at the scene of a coach crash in Cambridgeshire. The 54-seater coach with passengers overturned in a ditch on the A141 in March.

A coach overturned on the A141 in March, Cambridgeshire. Credit: @FenCops
It's been reported that passengers were on board. Credit: @FenCops
Emergency services are at the scene. Credit: @FenCops
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