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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017



+++ Breaking News: 11:02am The nearby Arndale Centre, Manchester, a shopping mall, has been urgently evacuated 'with people seen running' A Man arrested, and bundled into a police van +++ A 23-year old male has been arrested in connection with the Manchester Arena Incident. 


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Julian Bray broadcaster and security analyst writes:

Last night Monday 22nd May 2017 Manchester Police were alerted at 10:33pm to an explosion detonated 'by a lone male attacker' at the Manchester Arena Concert Hall (which is connected to Manchester Victoria Railway Station), in the Ticket Hall area - now known to have killed 22 people, and seriously injured some 59 more. 

The serious injured are being treated at 8 hospitals in the region ( all have declared Major Incident Status and elected ( pre-booked) operations cancelled )  - The explosion was at the end of a concert by the American artiste Ariana Grande, she had just finished the last song 'Dangerous Woman'  of her set and in the process of leaving the stage.  

The capacity (circa. 21,000) audience of families (with many young daughters - which is Miss Grandes fan base) were making their way to the exits, when a muffled single explosion was heard, later confirmed to be an improvised explosive  device (IED), - later eye witness reports on BBC5 Live suggest the explosive device contained shrapnel in the form of metal nuts -  strapped to 'a lone male suicide bomber' who died in the ticket hall area.

Sources suggest the railway station direct access to the Arena did not have event security on duty ( as its railway property) and the lone male attacker used this as his entry point, suggesting that he or his associates, had made a dry-run to possibly scope out the area for any security access weak points, prior to the event.

As a result of the device he detonated. The device killed 22 concert goers and injured 59 more.  

It is not known if the male attacker was acting alone or part of a network, or if other threats are imminent The national threat level ( second highest ) remains unchanged at 'SEVERE'. ie 'an attack is highly likely' the highest level is termed 'Critical'. 

Speaking at 11am, this morning, following the first of two COBRA meetings to be held today, the Prime Minister confirmed the threat level would remain under review, but at the moment is it unchanged at 'SEVERE'. Mrs May also confirmed the authorities now know the identity of the deceased bomber, and that she would be travelling to Manchester later today. 

Repeated Tannoy announcements by Miss Grandes American management urging the departing audience to stay calm, but were severely undermined, by the smell of burning and according to eyewitnesses: 'hazy smoke - smelling like fireworks',  this provoked a rush for the exits, and widespread panic set in, with people screaming and crying, some injured in the scramble to escape the premises. 

Witnesses are now saying on camera, that little or no security was evident, and that not all bags were searched on entering the Arena.   

Emergency first responders were already making their way to the locus of the explosion within minutes of the first calls coming in at 10:33pm on Monday. Many children were severely injured.

Manchester police confirmed that over 400 officers were deployed overnight and additional specialist resources from all over the UK have been called in.

A police cordon has been thrown around both the Arena and the adjoining \Manchester Victoria railway station (the Station is CLOSED) 

General Election campaigning has been suspended until further notice. The SNP in Scotland have cancelled their Manifesto launch scheduled for later today.  A meeting of the COBRA Committee at 10 Downing Street will take place at 9:00am. 

The flag at No 10 has been lowered to half mast.   Airports and Ports are on high alert and extra security measures are already in place.     

The new Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham thanked emergency services who worked tirelessly overnight and to the people of Manchester who opened their doors to strangers and offered overnight accommodation and transport.  Other political figures have overnight been expressing messages of sympathy.  

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Press Association at 0800am 23May 2017 reported:

Here is what we know so far about the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena:

22 people have died and 59 have been injured in the blast. Children are among the dead.
  • The explosion rocked the venue at the conclusion of a performance by the American star Ariana Grande. She tweeted that she was "broken" by the incident.
  • Greater Manchester Police said a lone male attacker, who died in the blast, was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated.
  • General Election campaigning has been suspended after the attack
  • Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency Cobra committee on Tuesday at 9am.
  • Emergency number for anyone concerned about loved ones is: 0161 856 9400 E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Monday, May 15, 2017


T/Detective Sergeant  2284 Justin Howard reports:

I am pleased to report some good news. A burglar who forced entry into an elderly victims address during the early hours of Tuesday 2nd May 2017 was caught this week after DNA was recovered from the scene belonging to the suspect.

The suspect entered the property in the area of Walton and held a knife to the elderly victims throat, this took place in the hallway next to her front door.

Showing unbelievable courage, the victim managed to break free from the suspect and scratched him across his face in the process.

The victim then ran out of her house and shouted for help. The suspect fled the scene and PC Andrew Watson from the Impact team attended to help the victim in what was a very scary ordeal.

A scenes of crime officer attended the scene and was able to obtain forensic evidence which resulted in a suspect being linked to the offence.

The suspect has since been arrested in what has been an excellent investigation by DC LEIGH MANN and DC SARAH PHILLIPS from the Priority Crime team at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

The suspect was charged and remanded. He now currently awaits his plea hearing at court. I shall keep you all updated with the outcome of this investigation.

For dwelling burglary updates please monitor both ECOPS and TWITTER where I shall be keeping residents of Peterborough in the know with up to date information, good news reports and areas where you the public can help.


T/Detective Sergeant
2284 Justin Howard
Priority Crime Team - Burglary
Thorpe Wood Police Station
Peterborough PE3 6SD

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Saturday, May 13, 2017


"For those men who are struggling with what they see as an addiction to pornography, including sexual images of under 18's, confidential and effective help is available from Stop it Now! via 0808 1000 900 or by visiting the Stop it Now! 

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Six police forces across Eastern England have launched Operation NetSafe in May 2017 in a bid to tackle online viewing of child sexual abuse images. 

In October last year, National Police Chiefs' Council lead on Child Protection and Chief Constable of Norfolk Police, Simon Bailey, announced that more than 100,000 individuals from across the UK were regularly accessing indecent images of children (IIOC) online.

Operation NetSafe has been launched to tackle this growing threat in Eastern England with forces from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire taking part.

The operation is being conducted in partnership with child protection charity, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Their staff, including former probation officers, social workers, psychologists and police officers, help prevent child sexual abuse through work with victims, families and sex offenders themselves. 

The foundation also works with the public to help them play their part in protecting children via the UK-wide 'Stop it Now!' campaign. This directs offenders, potential offenders and their concerned loved ones to a confidential and anonymous helpline and online self-help resources, enabling them to address any concerning behaviour. 

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Suspended sentences for pair caught with cannabis worth more than £50,00

Two males received suspended jail sentences after they were found in possession of cannabis worth thousands of pounds.

Jack Ross, 19, of Creek Road, March and Harry Ardron, 23, of Belsize Avenue, Peterborough pleaded guilty to drugs offences at Huntingdon Crown Court on Tuesday May 9th 2017.

Ross pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and producing a Class B drug. He was sentenced to a total of 12 months suspended for two years. He will also undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.

Ardron pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug and received a 10 month sentence suspended for two years and 250 hours of unpaid work.

The court heard how officers acting on intelligence, when they spotted Ross and Ardron leaving a property in Creek Road on June 21 last year (2016) with a large bag.

The officers stopped the men and discovered around six kilos of cannabis, with an estimated street value of up to £48,000 in their possession.

A search of Ross' home also led officers to discover 10 plants with a street value of up to £6,900.

Ross pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and producing a Class B drug. He was sentenced to a total of 12 months suspended for two years. He will also undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.

Ardron pleaded guilty to possession of a class B drug and received a 10 month sentence suspended for two years and 250 hours of unpaid work.

Detective Constable Jon Edwards said: "Illegal drug use will not be tolerated in Cambridgeshire. Drug offending is an issue our communities care about and one we will continue to focus on."   E&OE
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Cambridgeshire Councillor Conservative Cllr James Palmer (he's the one with the three day beard growth and badly fitted specs),  is duly elected as Cambridgeshire & Peterborough's Combined Authority first elected Mayor.

Mayor Material...confirmed

A Cambridgeshire Councillor Conservative
Cllr James Palmer (he's the one with the three day beard growth and badly fitted specs),  is duly elected as Cambridgeshire & Peterborough's Combined Authority first elected Mayor.

Hopefully the Peterborough City Council will urgently consider sending him a satnav, map, posh scarf and potted history, as we are unlikely to see him in person around our neighbourhoods, without some assistance or incentive.

We'll send him a link to the Peterborough Tribune and a Bourges Boulevard dead rootball tree for his garden  (there still are several, as the replanting wasn't deep enough!)

He could prove us all wrong.

JB E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Urgent Police Video Appeal :Attempted Robbery: Lincoln Road Peterborough

Cambs Police have now withdrawn this video 16th May 2017.
Further information as we get it.

Cambridgeshire Police are urgently appealing for information as to the identity of this person in the security video following an attempted robbery in Lincoln Road, Peterborough on May 3 at about 1pm.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Two year jail term for 20-year-old computer hacker who created software program used to attack 1.7 million sites

Adam Mudd, 20, jailed 2 years for some 595 ‘distributed denial of services’ attacks – or DDoS – against 181 different IP addresses, including his own college, between September 2013 and April 2015. 

Word reaches us of yet another computer misuse crime, this time it affected or infected Cambridge University.  A computer nerd who made nearly £300,000 from his bedroom selling home-made software used to crash websites and computer networks around the world has been jailed for two years.

Adam Mudd, 20, created a programme called ‘Titanium Stresser’ which was used to attack 1.7 million sites by overloading them with millions of simultaneous requests for access.

He used it to personally carry out 595 ‘distributed denial of services’ attacks – or DDoS – against 181 different IP addresses, including his own college, between September 2013 and April 2015. 

Mudd also sold his creation to thousands of hackers across the globe, who used it to block countless websites.

It affected dozens of schools and colleges across the UK including Cambridge University.

Prosecutor Jonathan Polnay QC likened the DDoS attacks to a home being bombarded with millions of catalogues, meaning legitimate post is missed.

The hacker, who began his illegal career aged just 16, took payment into hundreds of different PayPal accounts and in Bit Coin, and by the age of 19 had amassed a fortune of £298,267.

Mudd admitting a charge of doing unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of computers.

He admitted a further charge of making or supplying an article for use in an offence contrary to the computer misuse act, and one charge of concealing criminal property in relation to the money.

The Old Bailey heard that the was first registered on 12 September 2013 for a small fee using a false name and address.

Between 18 September 2013 and 1 September 2015, 16 different IP addresses – computer services – were used to host the  The code used to write the programme was found on Mudd’s computer with ‘themuddfamily’ recorded as the founder and owner.

Mudd even set up a price programme for his customers, ranging from 100 seconds-per-month for $2.99 (£2.3) to 30,000 seconds over five years for $309.99 (£242.314).

He netted a total of $307,298 and 249.81 bitcoins from sales of the programme – or a total of £298,267.

Mr Polnay described the programme as ‘not an unimpressive piece of software’.
He said: ‘A distributed denial of services attack is an attack on websites, namely a computer sends a request to a website “please can you show me what’s on your page” but if a website is asked many, many times “please show me what’s on your page” it can’t do it and crashes.’

‘The Titanium Stresser, which is a not unimpressive piece of software, effectively carries out distributed denial of service attacks and takes down computer networks and websites,’ said Mr Polnay.

‘The defendant charged for use of it so others all over the world would pay money to use the programme.



Time is running out to spend your old £5 notes – with the paper currency set to become worthless on the High Street this week.

The old-fashioned paper £5 note will no longer be considered legal tender as of Friday May 5 meaning anybody with any of the old fivers lying about needs to take them to a bank or Post Office.

The Bank of England has estimated there still about 165 million notes in circulation across the country.

The Bank of England’s website says: “All Bank of England notes retain their face value for all time.  If your bank, building society or Post Office is not willing to accept these notes they can be exchanged with the Bank of England in London by post or in person.” E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581


7 Day Burglary Review for Peterborough, features an incident in Stanground.

Independent of all Groups,
run on Home Office guidelines
and privately funded.

Information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary
7 Day Burglary Review Peterborough
There have been a total of 6 Dwelling Burglaries over the last seven days in Peterborough, Now the weather is getting warmer ensure windows are not left unlocked or open, eevn if you are just briefly visiting the shops. Also it is suggested any ladders or steps in the garden or shed area are kept padlocked
23/04/2017 00:30 - 24/04/2017 01:00

24/04/2017 14:00 - 24/04/2017 14:25

Kesteven Walk, Eastgate, Peterborough, PE1 5DS
25/04/2017 01:00 - 25/04/2017 01:00
 Burghley Road, Peterborough, PE1 2QE
25/04/2017 15:00 - 25/04/2017 15:05

27/04/2017 18:30 - 27/04/2017 18:45
St Pauls Road, New England, Peterborough, PE1 3DP
28/04/2017 14:25 - 28/04/2017 14:25

If you have information on these or any other crime incidents, please contact Police via 101 (charges apply). E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Monday, May 01, 2017

Passengers on Britain’s premier EAST COAST MAIN LINE can now buy Advance train tickets as little as two hours before departure — dramatically reducing the cost of travel between London, Yorkshire and Scotland.

Brilliant news for Peterborough as Rail Passengers on Britain’s premier rail line can now buy Advance train tickets as little as two hours before departure — dramatically reducing the cost of travel between London, Peterborough, Yorkshire and Scotland says Simon Calder.  

Virgin Trains East Coast has abandoned its former restriction of one minute to midnight the day before travel. Instead, the new deadline is two hours before departure.

For the time being, the option is open only for trains departing after 10am, and on journeys between London and one of 11 key stations. In England, the locations are Peterborough, Grantham, Lincoln, Doncaster and Leeds; Newcastle, Wakefield and Hull are not covered. The Scottish stations are Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness.

If the news that Channel 4 television is seeking to re-locate its HQ and studios outside of London, it now makes strong economic sense to consider Peterborough as a prime City location, just as London based car firm Addison Lee have done by moving their operations to Hasmpton, Peterborough. Channel 4 and other TV companies are big users of the Addison Lee service.  Birmingham who are also in the running, are not served by the East Coast Main Line, so are now clearly disadvantaged.

We just need a 'strong and stable' local MP to recognise all this, any suggestions?   Oh well. Well done Virgin.  

Full story: E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Knives handed in from a previous amnesty campaign...

"KNIVES RUIN LIVES" is the clear message from police as they prepare to launch a county-wide amnesty.

The amnesty starts on Monday (May 1) and will last for a week, allowing anyone to hand in a weapon without prosecution.

The last knife amnesty was held in October and resulted in 147 weapons being taken off the streets. Both this and the May amnesty are part of national initiative Operation Sceptre.

Amnesty bins will be situated in police stations in the county, as well as Bayard Place in Peterborough city centre.

There were 328 possession of weapons offences in Cambridgeshire in 2015/16, a 37.2% increase on the previous year.

However, the figure is in line with a rise in offences across the country and remains below both the national and regional averages.

It is illegal to:
- sell a knife of any kind to anyone under 18 years old.
- carry a knife in public without good reason - unless it's a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less, eg a Swiss Army knife
- carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
- use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife)

The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is four years in prison and a fine of £5,000.

Inspector Mark Rogers said: "We were pleased with the results of the last amnesty and we're determined to do all we can to combat knife crime in the county. Supporting this national operation provides us with an excellent opportunity to get more knives off the streets.

"Our message for this amnesty is simple - knives ruin lives. We're urging people to take this opportunity to dispose of weapons without fear of prosecution.

"We're also appealing to anyone, including parents and carers, who know someone who carries a knife to encourage them to dispose of it."

Anyone who knows someone who carries a knife can also report it anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visiting E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .


Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire motorcyclists can benefit by joining a BikeSafe scheme on
Saturday June 17 2017
at Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters,
Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon.
The day includes refreshments, lunch, a goody bag and a one-on-one ride with an advanced police rider...
Go to to register interest.

A high performance motorbike is to be used to help promote road safety throughout  Cambridgeshire.

The Ducati Multistrada 1200S, worth £16K, was donated by Highways England, in partnership with Ducati UK, to BikeSafe for use in promoting motorcycle safety and BikeSafe workshops.

The bike will be with the force for three years and serviced  free by Ducati Cambridge.

BikeSafe is a police-led motorcycle project run by most forces throughout the UK.

The main aim is to reduce the number of bikers killed or seriously injured on the roads.

The workshops explore the main riding hazards bikers face. It provides motorcyclists with further training around defensive riding skills to help improve their performance. This is done through theory presentations and observed rides.

PC Simon Burgin from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit said: "We are so grateful to Highways England and Ducati UK for this gift.

"Ducati is a well-known name among bikers and the bike will really help raise the profile of the BikeSafe courses and will be used on the observed rides.

"Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and this is why they need to take responsibility for their own safety. Last year four motorcyclists were killed and 47 seriously injured on Cambridgeshire roads.

"You can never be too good and I encourage all motorcyclists to continue to train throughout their riding years and not just stop once they have passed their bike test."

Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire motorcyclists can benefit by joining the BikeSafe scheme on Saturday June 17 at Cambridgeshire police headquarters, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon.

The day includes refreshments, lunch, a goody bag and a one-on-one ride with an advanced police rider.

For further information go to to register interest. E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

HUNTINGDON MAGISTRATES COURT: A carer took advantage of a vulnerable woman in her 80s by using her money to buy flights and a holiday to Dubai.


A carer took advantage of a vulnerable woman in her 80s by using her money to buy flights and a holiday to Dubai.

Rutendo Hapaguti, 28, started looking after the victim at her home in Raventhorpe, Peterborough, in January this year as a stand-in for her regular carer.

Hapaguti noted down her card details and during February and last month spent just over £3,400 on flights to Zimbabwe and Zambia, money transfers abroad, a flight and visa for a friend and the holiday to Dubai.

She was arrested on April 1 after the victim's regular carer became suspicious and her grand-daughter contacted police.

Last week (April 19), at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court, Hapaguti, of Priestley Road, Stevenage, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and was jailed for 26 weeks.

DC Pippa Burns, who investigated, said: "Hapaguti found herself in a position to take advantage of this vulnerable lady and did so on multiple occasions while the regular carer was on leave.

"It is a gross breach of a position of trust, which is reflected in the prison sentence." E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Former Peterborough school governor jailed


Andrew Brown, 61, jailed for two years for offences
relating to indecent images of children.

The former Chair of Governors of a Peterborough school has been jailed for two years for offences relating to indecent images of children.

Andrew Brown, 61,  claimed a man who burgled his house placed the images on devices he had stolen in order to blackmail him.

On October 24, 2015, Brown and his wife left their family home in Park Road, Peterborough, at about 10.15am. On their return at about 1.15pm they discovered their home had been broken into and three USB memory sticks, a laptop, £300 in cash, old mobile phones and other items had been taken.

Four days later on October 28, at about 7.10am, Brown found an envelope addressed to him which had been hand-delivered to his house. On opening it he found it to contain a letter demanding £8,000 in cash as well as three indecent images of a boy.

The author of the letter stated they had indecent images of children which came from the burglary and demanded £8,000 cash to buy their silence and for the return of the images. There was a telephone number included for Mr Brown to ring.

Brown reported this to police who attended the address and interviewed him as a witness where he denied any knowledge of the indecent images.

Ryan Penfold, 29, of Tirrington, Bretton, was traced via the mobile phone number left on the letter. He was located and arrested on October 28, 2015, and a search was carried out at his home address where officers found the items stolen from Brown's home.

Penfold was charged in connection with the offence and pleaded guilty to burglary, handling stolen goods, blackmail and possession of class A and B drugs. He was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.

Forensic analysis of Brown's devices uncovered a total of 718 indecent images of children as young as three-years-old, all with creation dates before the date of the burglary on October 24, 2015.

The images included 600 still and 118 moving images, 170 of which were graded category A (the most severe), 372 category B and 176 category C, as well as three prohibited images of a child and two extreme pornographic images.

Brown was arrested on November 2, 2015, and admitted the devices belonged to him, however he denied all knowledge of the images. When he was told the dates the images were placed on the devices, he claimed the burglar must have broken into his home on a previous occasion to place them there.

Prior to his arrest Brown was the Chair of Governors of The Kings School in Park Road, Peterborough, as well as working for the AQA examination board and Trinity College London.

On April 6 last year (2016) he was charged with three counts of possessing indecent images of a child, two counts of making indecent images of a child, two counts of possessing extreme pornographic imagery and one count of possessing prohibited images of a child.

In March, Brown was found guilty of all charges excluding the two relating to possessing extreme pornographic imagery and was today (April 27) jailed at Cambridge Crown Court.

He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years and made subject of a 10-year sexual harm prevention order, which prevents him from working with children.

Detective Sergeant James Weston, from the Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT), said: "This was a complicated investigation with increased risk because of the defendant's position of trust.

"His denial throughout the investigation regarding the possession of indecent images of children, extreme and prohibited images resulted in extensive digital forensic investigation work and analysis. We remain committed to safeguarding the most vulnerable and will take positive action to protect those at risk of significant harm." E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Suspended jail sentence for woman who made false harassment allegations

A woman, Kayla Thomas, 24,  has been sentenced for perverting the course of justice after making false allegations that she was being harassed by her partner's ex-mother-in-law.

Kayla Thomas, 24, from Cambridge, contacted the Metropolitan Police on October 12, 2014, following an altercation in Cambridge on September 15, 2014, between herself and Diane Johnson.

A six-month harassment notice was issued and accepted by Ms Johnson, however she maintained Thomas was the aggressor and that she did not assault her.

On July 3, 2015, Thomas contacted Cambridgeshire police to report an incident which allegedly occurred in Parker's Piece, Cambridge, on June 26, whereby Ms Johnson had approached her and her partner and was verbally abusive.

The following month Thomas again contacted Cambridgeshire police to report she had been harassed by Ms Johnson on two additional occasions; in St Andrew's Road, Cambridge, on August 1 and outside her home in Cambridge on August 21.

A further harassment notice was issued to Ms Johnson, however she disputed the allegations and made a formal complaint to police.

She explained she was able to prove her whereabouts on August 21 when she was alleged to have attended Thomas' home address in her car and was verbally abusive towards her.

Officers launched an investigation into Thomas for perverting the course of justice after Ms Johnson provided a comprehensive account demonstrating she was in London from early afternoon on August 20, 2015 until about 8pm on August 21, 2015. She provided till receipts, bank statements, witness details and a timeline of her actions covering this time period, as well as her location and actions for the following day (August 22).

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) data showed Ms Johnson's car, which Thomas alleged was outside her house on August 21, travelled down the A1 in Bedfordshire at 1.03pm on August 20, hitting Westminster at 8.34pm, Victoria at 9.42pm and Pimlico at 9.49pm.

Evidence showed Ms Johnson was at various locations outside of Cambridgeshire the next day, until she reached her home in Hertfordshire at about 8.15pm.

On January 26 last year (2016), Thomas was interviewed under caution at Parkside Police Station in Cambridge about the allegations made by Ms Johnson, however she maintained that her previous statements and allegations of harassment were correct.

A file was put forward to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) who, on September 16 last year, authorised Kayla Thomas to be summonsed to Cambridge Magistrates' Court on November 15 for perverting the course of justice against Diane Johnson.

On April 4 this year (2017) Thomas appeared at Peterborough Crown Court and pleaded guilty to one charge of perverting the course of justice.

On Wednesday, April 26, she appeared at Cambridge Crown Court and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years and a three month curfew, requiring her to remain in her home between 8pm and 8am.

Thomas was also handed a ten year restraining order banning her from contacting Ms Johnson and was ordered to pay costs of 1,000 pounds and a victim surcharge of 100 pounds.

Source: CambsCops E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .

Friday, April 28, 2017



Nikki James Fox, from Bourne, who previously pleaded guilty to two charges under Sect3 Computer Misuse Act 1990, one involving a Denial of Service attack, and had dreams of setting up a community television station in Peterborough was sentenced earlier today to 12 months imprisonment suspended for 3 years. 

If Mr Fox breaks the conditions of his suspended sentence within the next 3 years, he can be sent to prison. The sentence was handed down at his Crown Court sentencing hearing on Friday 28th April 2017 at Craigavon Crown Court, Northern Ireland.

Ofcom community radio: future licensing and technical policy.

Ofcom has today published a statement following a review of community radio: future licensing and technical policy.
Ofcom has been awarding community radio licences for more than a decade, and there are now nearly 250 stations on air in the UK. 
These stations are small, not-for-profit services which bring a range of benefits to their target communities, and are run with the help of volunteers.
Ofcom says it will now proceed with a further round of analogue community radio licensing.
Applications will be invited based on evidence of demand in different locations, and those which do not overlap with existing stations will be prioritised.
The closing date for applications is 3pm on Thursday 27 July 2017.

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    Thursday, April 27, 2017


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    Nikki James Fox, from Bourne, who previously pleaded guilty to two charges under Sect3 Computer Misuse Act 1990, one involving a Denial of Service attack, and earlier today summoned to attend Craigavon Crown Court in Northern Ireland for a Plea and Sentencing Hearing(Thursday April 27th 2017)  has had his bail revoked (non-breach) been remanded into custody.

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017



    Be under no illusion new residents of Cardea, South Stanground and those about to purchase houses being built right up to the Cardea boundary posts adjoining the by-pass.

    These shiny new and desirable properties are soon to be in the front line for blood related smells, meat detritus, dioxins, effluent soil water run off and an enhanced industrial scale DELUGE of chicken carcass transports to and from a proposed ritual slaughterhouse right on your very doorstep.

    A plant despatching many hundreds of thousands of healthy live chickens by having their throats cut, heads removed, the warm carcass hung upside down and fully drained of blood.

     But first the live (and they must be healthy) chickens arrive in transports by the industrial container load and held in chicken sheds on site. These will certainly clog up the hotch potch of streets in the area and further mash up the snarled up traffic at Kings Dyke.

    Its termed a 'poultry farm' in the outline planning application, but the industrial slaughter process is on a vast industrial scale. Nothing at all 'pastoral' about this Poultry Farm.

    Your current local Stanground South councillors, are all up for re-election next year, Messrs Harper (Chair of PCC Planning !!), Rush and Bisby - these gentlemen recently voted themselves an astonishingly high pay [err allowances] rise - are supposed to have their collective ears to the ground, on your behalf and also be fully aware of what is happening in neighbouring administrations, this one was first raised some five years ago, but has totally passed them by.

    You have less than a couple of days to forcefully register your comments with the planners at Huntingdonshire who actually have planning control of this site. Closing date is Tuesday May 2nd BUT MONDAY IS A BANK HOLIDAY!!!!


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    THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

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    ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

    Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).


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