Primary schoolchildren in St Neots have staged their own 'Race for Life' to support a teacher who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.Read the full story ›
A cancer survivor in his 80s from St Neots is taking on the London Marathon in memory of his wife who died of the disease.Read the full story ›
Carol Hayes was been named the longest serving School Crossing Patroller in the eastern region.Read the full story ›
A woman who died in St Neots just before Christmas had drowned, a post mortem examination has concluded.
Marissa Aldrich, 29, was found in Loves Way, St Neots, at about 2.30am on Saturday. She was pronounced dead at about 4.30am.
Robert McWhir, 25, of Potton Road in St Neots, has been charged with her murder.
A burglar who stole a number of cars was caught after his DNA was found on a stick of lip balm left in one of the stolen vehicles.Read the full story ›
Police investigating an attempted robbery at a Tesco Store in St Neots in Cambridgeshire have released a picture of a man they'd like to speak to.
Officers were called to the Tesco store in Barford Road after a fire alarm was set off. As customers returned to the shop a man was stopped by staff trying to steal alcohol worth more than £300.
He threatened them with a knife and ran off, throwing some of the stolen goods at them. He drove off in a blue Vauxhall Astra.
A paedophile who drove more than a hundred miles with the intention of having sex with a 10-year-old girl has been jailed for eight years.Read the full story ›
- Video report by ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey
A jury has found a man shot dead by police in Cambridgeshire was "lawfully killed" - after the father-of-three encouraged officers to fire.
Richard Davies died following the stand-off with armed police at his home in St Neots in October 2015.
The 41-year-old had learned his marriage was over, spent the day drinking, then tied up his children when armed police were called to his home.
Today, a jury in the inquest into his death found he had been killed lawfully and responded to three questions put to them by the coroner.
Question 1: Were there any errors or omissions in communication among the police?
Question 2: Were there any errors or omissions in attempts made to negotiate?
Had Richard Davies acted in a way to get police to shoot him?
The jury added that, while it was unlikely to have affected the outcome, they "felt uncomfortable that telephone negotiations were not considered".
A man who took his three children hostage at St Neots in Cambridgeshire shot at firearms officers and goaded them before he was shot dead by police, an inquest heard.
Father-of-three Richard Davies had learned his marriage was over, spent the day drinking, then tied up his children when armed police were called to his home.
A firearms officer, referred to as F7, told Friday's hearing at Peterborough Town Hall that he heard a loud bang and saw a "muzzle flash" from a downstairs window as his police Audi Q7, crewed by him and a colleague, arrived at the property in Duck Lane, St Neots, Cambridgeshire.
"We both jumped out of our skin at that point," he said, adding: "It looked like it was coming towards our vehicle."
He said he and his colleague ducked for cover behind the Audi and Mr Davies fired two more shots from a downstairs window.
After Mr Davies fired more shots the officers heard a report from a different gun. The inquest heard this was fired by officer I7.
Officer F7 said police broke down the door of the house and were inside within 60 seconds, trying to save Mr Davies's life.
They found him shirtless and bleeding from the shoulder on the property's landing, but he could not be saved and died of a single gunshot to the chest on October 21 2015.
The jury inquest continues.
The widow of a man shot dead by police told an inquest that her child sent a text saying: "Dad's going to kill himself. He's tied us up."Read the full story ›