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Summary

  1. Two men are charged with killing a pizza delivery driver in Peterborough
  2. The Duke of Cambridge interrupts a school sports day to help an injured woman
  3. St Ives is revving-up for its first mobility scooter grand prix
  4. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Monday

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By Mark Williamson

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Our coverage through the day

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

That's it for this week, hope you have a great weekend.

Join us again from 08:00 on Monday for the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Cambridgeshire.

Until then you can get in touch with your pictures, stories or comments via emailFacebook or Twitter

Weather: Cloudy this evening, with outbreaks of rain overnight

Chris Bell

BBC Look East weather

Cloud will thicken overnight with outbreaks of rain which will be heavy in places later on. Minimum temperature: 10C (50F).

Weather chart
BBC

Saturday will be cloudy and breezy with a few bright spells, though we are likely to see some rain later on which could turn heavy and thundery. Maximum temperature: 17C (63F).

Four sentenced over migrant exploitation offences

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Four people have been jailed for offences relating to the exploitation of migrant workers in the Fens.

Juris Valujevs, 37, and Oksana Valujeva, 35, of Turbus Road, King's Lynn; Lauma Vankova, 27, of Creswell Street, King's Lynn and Ivars Mezals (below), 30, of St Bartholomew's Road, Reading, were found guilty of conspiracy to acquire criminal property following a trial at Huntingdon Crown Court in March.

Ivars Mezals
BBC

Vankova, Valujeva and Valujevs were also found guilty of assisting an immigration offence, which police say was connected to arranging sham marriages.  

Late this afternoon, at the same court, Valujevs was jailed for a total of eight and a half years. 

Vankova and Valujeva were each jailed for six years, and Mezals was jailed for three years.

Punty McBikeface?

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The University of Cambridge suggests a good name for a pioneering new form of transport - effectively a bike-powered punt - is the Puntcycle. 

Yawn.

Puntcycle
University of Cambridge

Someone responding on the university's Facebook page, where it posted a video of the contraption, suggested a better name would be Punty McBikeface - in homage to Boaty McBoatface.

It's better... but has the joke ran its course now?

Anyhow, you can watch engineering student Barnaby Walk try out his invention on the River Cam here.

Cambridge mayor demands a U-turn on Midsummer Fair – causing split in Labour ranks

Cambridge News

Cambridge's mayor is demanding a rethink on plans to axe part of the city's historic Midsummer Fair.

Man arrested after woman suffers life-threatening injuries in Peterborough incident

Peterborough Telegraph

A man has been arrested after an incident in Peterborough which left a woman with life-threatening injuries.

Concern over missing student

Julia Greenaway

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned about a missing Cambridge student.

Matthew Campsie, 21, was last seen leaving Fitzwilliam College at 07:30.

Matthew Campsie
Cambridgeshire Police

DC Clare Havis, from the Missing Person Investigation Unit, said: "We would urge anyone who has seen him, or may know where he is, to contact us immediately."

On your bike: Taking a punt on a new form of river transport in Cambridge

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Cambridge is famous for bikes and punts - now engineering students have combined the two forms of transport.

View more on twitter

Jamie Oliver's 'food revolution' comes to Peterborough

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Two chefs trained by Jamie Oliver are passing on their skills in Peterborough today as part of the first Food Revolution Day.  

People who fancy learning a few "pukka" cooking tips can drop into Peterborough City College today, where Kevin Earl and Glenys Armstrong are ready to share their secrets.

The celebrity chef told the BBC he's looking to raise awareness of what he calls a global health crisis.

Stressed-out students barking mad for puppy playtime

Hannah Gelbart

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A puppy is a student's best friend when it comes to dealing with exam stress at Cambridge University.

Guide dog puppy
Sarah Ashley

This is the third year Guide Dogs UK has helped socialise puppies by taking them into the university, but says this time it has "gone crazy" - with over 25 requests from colleges to visit stressed-out students.

"Just stroking the puppies and watching them play takes their minds off all the studying they are doing - and the puppies love it too," volunteer puppy-walker Gillian said.

Police end search at Mepal quarry following discovery of severed head

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Cambridgeshire police has told me officers have now left the quarry at Mepal where a severed head was found on Monday.

A spokesman said officers will still be in the vicinity of a construction site in Sharnbrook, which has also been searched as part of the investigation.

Police at quarry
PA

Prince William at controls of East Anglian Air Ambulance

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Here's the moment the East Anglian Air Ambulance arrived on a school field in Suffolk yesterday, piloted by the Duke of Cambridge.

The helicopter hovering above the school field
Kingsfleet Primary School

Prince William arrived at Kingsfleet Primary School at about 15:00 with a team of medics to treat a woman who hurt her leg nearby.

She was later taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Her injuries were not life-threatening, the air ambulance said.

Charges over pizza delivery driver death

David Keller

BBC News

Two men from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk have been charged with killing a pizza delivery driver in Peterborough.

Ali Qasemi (pictured), 45, was delivering food when he was attacked on Shrewsbury Avenue in the early hours of 8 May. He died in hospital two days later. 

Ali Qasemi
Cambridgeshire Police

Mark Lintott, 29, of Shrewsbury Avenue, Peterborough, and Joel Lawson, 25, of Goodhale Road, Norwich, were arrested and charged with manslaughter this morning.

They have also been charged with robbery, and Mr Lawson has been charged with possessing cannabis.

They are due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

BreakingTwo charged with manslaughter over pizza delivery driver death

Police have just told us two men have been charged with killing a pizza delivery man in Peterborough.

We'll bring you more on this shortly.

Thumbs up to 'impeccably behaved' children as Prince William lands on school field to assist patient

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Sports Day at Kingsfleet Primary School in Felixstowe came to an abrupt end yesterday when the air ambulance landed on the school field - and the future King stepped off.

Prince William at Kingsfleet Primary School
Kingsfleet Primary School

The Duke of Cambridge piloted the helicopter onto the field to assist a woman nearby who had injured her leg.

She was then taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge for treatment.

Prince William at Kingsfleet Primary School
Kingsfleet Primary School

The school said pupils were gathered waiting for the Sports Day results when the ambulance landed.

"All the children were impeccably behaved and very sensible, we are very proud of them," a statement on the school's website said.

Hare coursing spiralling 'out of all proportion', says farmer

Jozef Hall

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

A Cambridgeshire farmer says hare coursing has spiralled, saying it's "gone bonkers, it's got out of all proportion".

Hare coursing
Getty Images

Will Wombwell, who farms in the south of the county, recently had his pick-up rammed by coursers trespassing on his land. 

However, Cambridgeshire police says reports of hare coursing are reducing after after a recent three-fold rise. 

Ch Insp James Sutherland says: "Last month alone we responded to 24 hare coursing incidents as a blue light job." 

Victims of former scout master 'showed tremendous courage'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

The NSPCC says the victims of John Bates "showed tremendous courage in reporting his hideous crimes to the police".

The former scout master, 68, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing boys when he was a scout leader in Wittering and Spalding.

A spokesman for the childrens' charity said: "We hope this case shows complaints will be taken seriously and that offenders can be held to account, no matter how privileged a position they held in society."

Former scout master abused boys while serving in the RAF at Wittering

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

John Bates abused two boys while he was a scout leader in Wittering, where he was serving in the Royal Air Force. 

John Bates
Spalding Guardian

Bates, 68, who now lives in Camden, north London, was found guilty by a jury at Lincoln Crown Court of a number of sex attacks, including on boys while a scout leader in Spalding.

Judge Simon Hirst described Bates as a predatory man who abused the enormous trust placed in him. He's been jailed for 20 years.

BreakingFormer scout leader sentenced to 20 years for attacks on children

Sam Edwards

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Former police officer John Bates who attacked two boys in the 1970s and '80s when he was a scout master in Wittering has been jailed for 20 years. 

What happens during illegal hare coursing?

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Farmers say hare coursing in the county is being streamed online, believed to be for gambling purposes. Here's some facts about the illegal sport:

  • Since 2005, hare coursing has been illegal throughout the UK. The Hunting Act 2004 makes it an offence to hunt wild mammals with dogs
  • Coursers drive onto arable fields and set dogs - usually greyhounds, lurchers or salukis - after hares
  • The dog catches the hare and kills it by "ragging" it - shaking the animal in its teeth
  • The dead hare is usually left in the field or thrown in a ditch

Fresh calls to axe Cambridge park and ride parking charges as journeys fall by 340,000 in a year

Cambridge News

City Deal bosses have vowed to find a way to scrap the "foolish" charges to park at Cambridge's park and ride sites, as the full scale of their impact emerged.

St Ives revving-up for mobility scooter grand prix

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Forget Monaco or Silverstone, fans of motor racing should head to St Ives which is revving-up for its first mobility scooter grand prix.

Racing mobility scooter
BBC

The event is being held in the centre of the market town to raise money for the local shop mobility scheme, which lost council funding.

Organiser John Souter told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire drivers would be competing against the clock: "Sadly we won't be having a dozen mobility scooters racing at once - health and safety won't let us do it."

St Neots teenagers 'abuse' over 'gender neutral' surgery plans

A St Neots teenager who is "gender neutral" says she has become a target for online abuse after going public about her plans to get surgery.

Opi Baron
BBC

As reported in the Cambridge News, Opi Baron is trying to raise £6,000 to pay for an extreme breast reduction.

The 19-year-old told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire since her story appeared in the press she has been told to kill herself. "They don't see me as a person, just a thing for them to attack," she said. 

Travel: Two car crash on A15 in Peterborough

BBC Travel

The A15 London Road in Peterborough is partially blocked following a crash involving two cars. 

Illegal hare coursing 'streamed online'

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Illegal hare coursing in the county is being streamed online, according to farmers.

Hare coursing
PA

A number have told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire offenders are doing it for betting purposes.

Coursing involves driving onto fields and setting dogs - usually greyhounds, lurchers and salukis - after hares.

Ch Insp James Sutherland said: "There is an awful lot of gambling that goes on, but it's all done undercover. It's all done in a very closed community."

Weather: Dry with bright or sunny spells today

Aisling Creevey

BBC Look East weather

After a cloudy start to the day, it will be fine and mostly dry with bright or sunny spells. It will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine.

Maximum temperature: 18C (64F). For more on what's in store for where you live, go to BBC Weather.

Thanks for joining us for Friday's Cambridgeshire Live

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Hello again, hope you're well.

Stay with us until 18:00 for the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Cambridgeshire, including claims that illegal hare coursing in the county is being streamed on the internet.

And we'll hear from a St Neots woman who has been the target of online abuse after crowdfunding to pay for a breast reduction to make her "gender neutral". 

Not long now to the weekend - we'll find out what the weather's got in store next.

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