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Man arrested in connection with Milton Keynes rape

Milton Keynes Credit: ITV News

A 31-year-old man from Fishermead has been arrested in connection with a rape in Milton Keynes.

A woman in her 30s was walking in an underpass under Silbury Boulevard when a man grabbed her from behind and raped her.

It happened at around 3.15am yesterday (April 10) and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“If anyone was in the area in the early hours of Tuesday we would ask them to please review any dash-cam footage, or if you live locally, have a look at any private CCTV you may have."

– Detective Inspector James Mather, Thames Valley Police


Anger as free Milton school bus route axed by council

Parents in a Cambridgeshire village say they are angry after the free bus service which gets their children to school was stopped.

They claim the pupils from Milton now have to walk or cycle a long and unsafe route to school.

There is a parish council meeting this evening to decide the community's response to the county council.

It's a 60mph road - and there's no lighting on it. The pavement in places is half a metre wide.

And with 180 children coming from Milton every day, that road cannot sustain that safely.

– Jenny Payne, Parent

Early morning raid at village shop

Police are investigating a robbery at the One Stop in Milton near Cambridge which happened at about 6am this morning.

Location of robbery in Milton near Cambridge. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cash was taken in the raid, which left two members of staff severely shaken.

Two men are believed to have been involved in the robbery, both are described as 6' and aged in their mid-20s. Both were wearing orange high-visibility clothing on their upper-halves.

"This appears to have been a planned robbery. I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

– Detective Inspector Simon Harding

Anyone with information should contact 101 (quoting incident 36 of April 7), or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Two young children involved in A14 crash with lorry

Two young children have been seriously injured after the car they were travelling in was involved in a crash with a lorry.

The collision happened at around 7.40am on the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Milton in Cambridgeshire.

Three children were in the back of the white Ford Kuga: a seven-year-old girl, a five-year-old boy and a two-year-old girl.

Both the five-year-old and two-year-old suffered serious but not life threatening injuries and were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where they remain.

The seven-year-old was uninjured while the driver and front seat passenger, a man and a woman both in their late 20s, suffered minor injuries.

Anyone who saw the incident happen or either of the vehicles in the moments leading up to the collision should contact PC Ashley Bennett in the roads policing unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Milton Keynes released without charge

A 48-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of an elderly woman was found in Milton Keynes has been released without charge.

The body of the 82-year-old was discovered in a house in the Latimer area of the town yesterday.

Police say the death is still being treated as unexplained but is scheduled to be passed to the coroner. Officers are currently carrying out house to house enquiries in the area.

Residents warned after ATM skimming device found

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Residents are being warned after a skimming device was found on a ATM in Milton, Cambridgeshire.

Customers became suspicious after a machine at Tesco made some strange noises, and they were unable to withdraw cash.

The remains of a skimming device were seized on July 24.

A man and woman using a silver Skoda Octavia were spotted acting suspiciously in the area.

Crime Reduction Officer Rachel Carr said: "If you are not happy with the ATM and feel it may have been tampered with, go inside the store or building and ask staff to contact police. We would prefer to come and investigate, than to miss the opportunity and someone is defrauded as a result.

"Look out for anything that seems out of place: if there are scratches, or if the card holder is loose. Devices are placed on machines for a short time, and if you move, or tap it, it's likely to come off."

People who are concerned they may have been affected by card skimming should check their bank statements and report any unusual activity.

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