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Police appeal for help to find missing Cambridgeshire woman

Anne Gowan hasn't been seen since Friday 1st December Credit: Cambridgeshire police

Cambridgeshire police are appealing for information to find a woman who has gone missing from Elm near Wisbech.

49-year old Anne Gowan left her home in Elm on Friday 1st December and hasn’t been seen since.

  • White
  • Approx 5'6"
  • Large build
  • Brown hair in a bob style
  • Wearing a purple jumper and checked pyjama trousers and black trainers

“This is very out of character for Anne and we would urge anyone who has seen Anne, or may know where she is, to contact us immediately."

– Detective Sergeant Heidi McAdam

Anyone with information about Anne’s whereabouts should contact police on 101.


One dead and two airlifted to hospital after crash near Wisbech

The collision between two vehicles happened in Murrow near Wisbech.

One person has died and two others have been taken to hospital with life threatening injuries after a crash in Murrow near Wisbech.

Emergency services were called to Black Drove at around 7.10am (November 9) to reports of a two vehicle collision.

One of the occupants of one of the cars died at the scene.

Two other people have been airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge with life threatening injuries.

Black Drove is closed in both directions between Hooks Drove and Cant’s Drove and is likely to remain closed for some time. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 73 of 9 November, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.


Man to be sentenced for murder of girlfriend in Wisbech after sustained domestic abuse

Kestutis Bauzys was found guilty of murder following a three week trial Credit: Cambridgeshire police

A Lithuanian man will be sentenced today (18th October) for murdering his girlfriend in Wisbech in April 2017.

46-year old Kestutis Bauzys killed 48-year old mother of two Dzilva Butiene in what police say was a horrendous case of domestic abuse behind closed doors.

A post mortem examination carried out by Dr Nat Cary concluded Mrs Butiene died of a trauma to the abdomen that had caused a laceration to her liver in two places.

“This was a horrendous case of domestic abuse behind closed doors. Bauzys consistently lied claiming Mrs Butiene had caused her injuries herself from falling over. The expert medical evidence stated that these type of injuries would be seen either from a forceful assault, a fall from a first floor building or a high speed road collision where the victim wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. We established that Mrs Butiene had not left the flat and that Bauzys had been the only person in her company at the time she would have received the fatal injury."

– Detective Inspector Alan Page, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit
Dzilva Butiene was a mother of two sons Credit: Cambridgeshire police

“Dzilva’s death has left utter devastation to all her friends and family here in Lithuania, including her two sons. We have all been affected by her death and remain to take each day at a time.”

– Family of Dzilva Butiene

Police say that in this case officers had not received any previous reports of domestic abuse.

They're urging anyone who finds themselves in an abusive relationship to find the courage to tell someone.

Campaign against drinking in the street calls for ban

Wisbech is looking to curb the drinking of alcohol in the street.

Street drinkers are blighting a Cambridgeshire town and turning parts of it into no-go areas.

People living in Wisbech say drunk and disorderly behaviour, and empty cans and bottles scattered along the pavements, are becoming an all-too familiar sight.

Now a petition - calling for a zero-tolerance approach from the authorities - has collected more than 1,300 signatures.

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Calls for drinking ban on streets of Wisbech

Calls for a drinking ban on the town's streets Credit: PA

More than 1300 people in Wisbech have signed a petition calling for a drinking ban on the town's streets.

Local businesses and residents say they want a zero tolerance policy to drunk and disorderly behaviour there.

Apparently some residents have said they are frightened to use certain hotspots in the town, such as Tillery Park and St Peters Gardens.

The petition is due to be handed to Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.

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