Live updates

Peterborough rapist who met victim on Tinder is jailed

Hayden Melton has been jailed for three years Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A 23-year-old man who raped a woman he met online has been jailed for three years.

Hayden Melton, from Peterborough, met the woman through Tinder in March last year and three weeks later invited her to his house in the early hours of April 14.

He was arrested later that day after the victim told her family and friends she had been assaulted.

Melton, of Fulbridge Road, was found guilty following a five-day trial at Peterborough Crown Court.

Police praised the victim for her bravery.

"While the majority of people using online dating websites are doing so with honest intentions, our experiences show us that there are people on there who display sexual predatory behaviour.

“We would also ask that if anyone has concerns around the behaviour of someone on these sites that they report them to us."

– Det Con Jo Nicholson, Cambridgeshire Police

Advertisement

Jailed: Cambridgeshire drug dealer with £120-a-day cannabis habit

Leon Byatt was jailed for three years. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A Cambridgeshire drug dealer who claimed to have a £120-a-day cannabis habit has been jailed for three years.

Leon Byatt, 27, was at a property raided by officers in Ackerman Gardens, St Neots, on August 29.

Byatt admitted to officers that he had a stash of drugs in a safe and was detained. Police found cocaine and cannabis worth more than £2,000.

While in custody, Byatt, of no fixed address, said he smoked more than £120 of cannabis per day and stated that the drugs found in the house did not belong to the other occupants.

He admitted possession of cocaine and cannabis with intent to supply.

“This sentence demonstrates the tough stance the criminal justice system takes against drug offences. “We will continue to do all we can to prevent drug dealers like Byatt operating in Cambridgeshire.”

– Sergeant Will Service

Elderly man dies after Luton hit and run

Bedfordshire Police are hunting for three men who fled the scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man in his 70s has died after a hit and run in Luton.

The pedestrian was hit by a BMW M1 near the junction of Dunstable Road and Derby Road at around 2:30pm today (October 29).

Police are hunting for three men who ran off. They've described the driver as an Asian man in his 20s of chunky build, with short dark hair and wearing a dark tracksuit, who fled in a white Toyota.

The pedestrian was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital, but later died from his injuries.

A passenger from the BMW, described as an Asian male in his 20s, of skinny build and wearing a lighter coloured tracksuit, left the scene on foot. A third person also fled the scene from the BMW.

The Junction 11 northbound exit slip road from the M1 was closed while police began their investigation.

“Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends at such a tragic time.

“We are following a number of lines of enquiry and would urge anyone who was in the area at the time, or remembers seeing either a blue BMW or white Toyota at this time, to get in touch with us as soon as they can.”

– Inspector Jamie Langwith
  • Anyone with any information about this incident should visit the force’s online reporting centre or call 101, quoting reference 202 of today.
  • Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Police crackdown on disqualified drivers

Cambridgeshire Police to crack down on disqualified drivers

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for the public’s help to crackdown on disqualified drivers in the county.

PC Rob Savill said: “Disqualified drivers have had their licence taken away for a reason and by continuing to use the roads put other road users at risk.

“We are appealing for the public’s help in making the roads safer by providing us with any information they have about disqualified drivers.

“In particular we are keen to know the names of those committing these offences, what vehicles they are using, where and when they are using them.

“The more information we have about these offenders the more targeted we can be in our efforts to catch them and make the roads safer.”

Cambridgeshire Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding an illegal road user to report it to them.

Advertisement

Woman found dead and man injured in Suffolk property

A woman was found dead at a property in Aldeburgh earlier today Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A woman in her 50s has been found dead in a property in Suffolk - alongside a man in his 90s with a head injury.

Police were called to Acheson Way in Aldeburgh at 10.40am on Monday October 15 after ambulance workers found the woman.

The man was taken to hospital where he is in a critical condition.

Officers believe the two people were known to each other.

Police remain on the scene and are treating the death as unexplained.

Man 'grabbed' girl in Bury St Edmunds and 'asked if she wanted to go to his house'

The girl was approached as she walked along Abbeygate Street in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested after a 10-year-old girl reported being grabbed on her way to school in Bury St Edmunds.

The young victim was walking along Abbeygate Street between 8.15am and 8.45am on Wednesday October 3.

She was approached by a man who grabbed the hood of her coat and asked if she wanted to go to his house. The girl - who was unharmed but very frightened - refused and ran away.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and is being questioned at Bury St Edmunds Investigation Centre.

Load more updates