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28 Jun 2016, 13:21pm
A 23-year-old man wanted by police in connection with a murder in Cardiff is believed to have been in Norwich recently.
Police are continuing to appeal for information of the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Cardiff man Lynford Brewster.
Mr Brewster, 29, died of stab wounds on Sunday, 12 June following an incident at around...
22 Jun 2016, 13:33pm
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of a young father from Chelmsford says despite the release of two men from bail without charge it is a ‘matter of time’ before the investigation establishes evidence to prosecute those responsible.
Ladimeji ‘Ladi’ Benson, 27, was stabbed during an altercation involving a number of people in Baddow...
19 May 2016, 10:38am
A post mortem examination of a human head found in a quarry in Mepal on Monday 16 May has come back inconclusive.
Specialists are still unable to identify whether the head belongs to a man or a woman, however, based on the information available at this time, it is believed the person died before January 1, 2015.
Detectives from the Beds, Cambs and Herts...
11 May 2016, 19:22pm
Police have renewed an appeal for help from members of the public to help trace a 42-year-old man who is wanted.
Karl Giddings is wanted by police after failing to appear at court in October 2015 in relation to drug offences.
He is described as white, approximately 5ft 10 to 5ft 11in tall, of slim build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.
4 May 2016, 13:53pm
Police are investigating an incident of heritage crime at the Museum of St Albans where a historic rock called Hertfordshire Puddingstone has been stolen.
Heritage crime is any offence which harms heritage assets. It can include architectural theft, anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, unauthorised excavation and metal detecting, damage caused by...
4 May 2016, 13:42pm
Police are appealing for help to identify a man following an assault on a woman in the market area of Cornhill, Ipswich which took place around 4am on Sunday 6 March.
The man is believed to have left a bar in Lion Street, Ipswich around 4am. He became aggressive towards a woman on Cornhill. The victim intervened in this situation to prevent any issues....
30 Apr 2016, 12:47pm
Paul Crosbie, who is 26 years old and from Gloucester Crescent in Camden, had been on trial since Monday, April 18 accused of stabbing 20 year old Emille Stapleton to death during an incident which occurred in London Road, St Albans at 3am on Saturday, October 24, 2015.
He must serve a minimum term of 23 years.
The court heard how Emille had been in...
27 Apr 2016, 17:43pm
Three men involved in a knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Clacton have been sentenced to a total of more than 14 years’ imprisonment.
Darren Hughes of Flowers Way, Jaywick and Keith Palfreman of Gorse Way, Jaywick entered the Co-op in Coopers Lane armed with knives at 1pm on October 27, 2015.
They threatened the female cashier, forcing her...
27 Apr 2016, 15:57pm
POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with a robbery last month.
The incident occurred on March 26 in the changing rooms of the Regional Swimming Pool in Bishops Road, Peterborough.
The 13-year-old male victim was assaulted and his money stolen.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or...
27 Apr 2016, 14:35pm
Roy Harold Goss, aged in his 70s from Peterborough, is wanted in connection with two theft offences of making off without payment in Norfolk between Sunday 24 January 2016 and Monday 29 February 2016.
He is described as white, 5ft 9in, of slim build with white thinning hair who walks with a limp and is sometime seen wearing glasses.
Officers are keen...
26 Apr 2016, 15:12pm
A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a woman’s body at a property in Wisbech.
The 43-year-old was arrested following the discovery of the woman, who is in her 50s, in Mill Close, Wisbech.
Police were called at just after 9.40pm on Sunday 25 April with reports of concern for a woman at the premises.
25 Apr 2016, 19:37pm
Police are releasing a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an assault outside Batchwood nightclub in St Albans.
Between 3.30am and 3.40am on Saturday, February 20, an 18 year old teenager was assaulted by two other women in the car park.
The victim was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked, which resulted in her...
25 Apr 2016, 13:14pm
Police are appealing for help to trace the driver of a van following a road rage incident in Walcott.
It happened between 9.15am and 9.30am on Saturday 16 April 2016 in the Ostend Road area of Walcott. The driver of a grey Citroen became involved in a verbal altercation with the driver of a green van.
Officers are keen to trace the driver of the van...
25 Apr 2016, 1:04am
Officers are appealing for information and witnesses after two incidents of sexual assault and two incidents of indecent exposure in Hatfield.
Two women were sexually assaulted in two separate incidents as they made their way along the railway bridge in Great North Road.
The first incident occurred on Saturday, March 26 between 6.40pm and 6.45pm as...
23 Apr 2016, 19:05pm
A MAN who admitted trafficking people from Slovakia into the UK has been jailed for more than six years.
Police received information that David Lakatos, a Slovakian national living between the UK and Slovakia, had trafficked a number of people into the UK for the purpose of exploitation.
Between 2010 and 2015, Lakatos, 30, exploited eight people for...
23 Apr 2016, 17:03pm
Two people charged by detectives from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit investigating the murder of a man in Stevenage have been remanded into custody.
Robert Crook, aged 57, and Katie Holmes, aged 43, both from Long Leaves in Stevenage, were charged with murder on April 22 and appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Saturday...
20 Apr 2016, 23:54pm
On 16 January 1961 twelve-year-old Linda Smith left her Great Aunt’s house in Earls Colne, Essex to go to the newsagents. She did this errand most days and it would normally take her approx 15 minutes for the round trip.
She was seen by a number of people as she made her way down Burrows Road to the local newsagents. Linda was also seen looking through...
20 Apr 2016, 15:01pm
Police are appealing for information after a car was driven into a betting shop in Luton in an attempted burglary.
At approximately 12.30am on Tuesday 19 April a car was driven into Ladbrokes in High Street, Luton, causing a large hole in the wall.
Three men then entered the shop and carried out a search before getting back in the car and leaving via...
19 Apr 2016, 14:40pm
Detectives investigating the murder of six-year-old Rikki Neave have arrested a man in connection with his murder.
The man, who is in his 30s and from Peterborough, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a police station in Cambridgeshire.
He was arrested in Peterborough this morning by officers from the Bedfordshire,...
19 Apr 2016, 1:35am
Hugh Blaise O’Neill, aged 63, has been sentenced to a further three years imprisonment following his guilty pleas to indecent assaults committed against 13 women. The time is to be served consecutively to his existing sentence.
This sentence is the culmination of a sensitive two year investigation, which began in 2014, into non-recent allegations made...
16 Apr 2016, 22:11pm
Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man from Cheshunt who is wanted.
Daniel Giddings, aged 34, from Pettys Close, is wanted in connection with a theft from Tesco in Flamstead End Road, Cheshunt, on January 24.
Anyone who sees Daniel, or knows of his whereabouts, is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.
16 Apr 2016, 16:16pm
A carer who stole £57,000 from an elderly woman is beginning a 15 month prison sentence.
Alliah Howe of Fleetwood Avenue, Clacton was sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court on April 1, 2016 having pleaded guilty to theft and fraud.
The 20-year-old was working as a carer to an elderly man in Frinton when she stole his wife’s bank card and manipulated her...
16 Apr 2016, 13:51pm
Two men have been arrested in connection with a firearms incident in Ipswich.
Officers were called at 1.15am on Thursday 14 April. by a member of the public who reported that his property in Stoke Street had been broken into.
The victim reported that he was woken by the sound of banging, before seeing two men kick in the front door and shoot a gun...
15 Apr 2016, 15:00pm
The unregistered vehicle was seized in March this year when its two occupants were arrested in Heathbourne Road, Bushey on suspicion of fly-tipping offences in the borough. This followed a joint operation between Environmental Health officers and the police.
The occupants were bailed by police whilst the council continues with its investigation into...
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