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Child killer jailed again after stabbing Peterborough woman

Stephen Leonard, also known as Stephen Chafer, killed Lorraine Holt in 1979.

A convicted child murderer has been jailed once again following a brutal knife attack on a woman with dementia from Peterborough.

Stephen Leonard, who is 57, was convicted last month for the attempted murder of Fay Mills after nearly decapitating her over a row about a rake.

Forty years ago, Leonard, who was then known as Stephen Chafer, stabbed to death three-year-old Lorraine Holt from Derby.

After watching his daughter's killer jailed for a third time, her father said he had warned the authorities not to let him out

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Have you seen Peterborough's missing parrot? Family appeals for help after burglary

Muto the missing African Grey parrot. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A family from Peterborough are appealing for help to find their pet parrot which has been missing since their home was targeted by burglars.

Muto, a seven-year-old African Grey, hasn't been seen since the break-in at the house in Field Walk last Sunday (December 2).

His owners say it has left them "completely devastated".

"We are urgently appealing for anyone who has been offered a parrot similar to Muto or knows where he is to get in touch.

"He's likely to be distressed and he could be aggressive towards strangers."

– PC Tom Adams

Two people have been charged with burglary.

Anyone with information should contact Cambridgeshire Police.

Appeal to trace man wanted in connection with Peterborough stabbing

If you see 19-year-old Samiullah Abdulkheel call police on 999.

Police are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Peterborough last month.

A 20-year-old man was taken to Peterborough City Hospital after he was stabbed three times on Saturday, 24 November, at his home in Padholme Road.

Officers would like to speak to 19-year-old Samiullah Abdulkheel in connection with the incident.

Anybody who knows Abdulkheel’s whereabouts should contact police by calling 999.

Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot has died at his Peterborough home

Peter Boizot died at his home in Peterborough. Credit: PA Images

Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot, 89, has died at his home in Peterborough, his sister Clementine Allen said.

A serial entrepreneur, Mr Boizot opened the first Pizza Express on Wardour Street, Soho, in 1965 and is credited by many with revolutionising the casual-dining experience.

The brand now has more than 500 restaurants worldwide.

Mr Boizot was a former owner of Peterborough United FC, which posted a statement saying: "Peterborough United Football Club are saddened to learn of the passing of former owner and chairman Peter Boizot at the age of 89.

"The Pizza Express founder was a major part of the success in the late 1990s/early 2000s when Posh secured promotion at Wembley in 2000.<

"Everybody at the football club would like to express our condolences and deepest sympathies to the family at this very sad time."

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