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HUNTINGDON — Police have charged a Huntingdon man with one count of keeping or managing a brothel and two counts of holding a 13- to 17-year-old child for prostitution, the Cambridgeshire Constabulary reported last week. John Dunsmore, 49, of Mayfield Road in Huntingdon was scheduled to make his first appearance in court last Friday after police raided a house in the city the previous morning, according to police.

Woman slashed in face during robberyMILTON KEYNES — A 25-year-old woman was slashed twice across the face last week when a robber held her up near a Shell station on the H-3 road, Thames Valley police said. Detectives said the woman was walking home from the ATM between 5 and 5:30 p.m. when she was approached and threatened with a knife. The knife was held to her cheek while the robber searched her pockets. Police are still looking for the suspect, described as a white male about 5 feet, 10 inches tall between 25 and 30 years old wearing a dark winter coat and dark baseball cap.

Bury St. Edmunds sees spate of small crimesBURY ST. EDUMUNDS — A spate of small crimes have been reported by police in Bury St. Edmunds recently, including the assault and robbery of a 39-year-old man last week. The man was walking along Roby Boby Way, when he was pushed to the ground from behind and his wallet taken by the assailant. The man was uninjured and did not get an accurate description of the suspect, according to a police report. Also in Bury St. Edmunds, a woman in her 50s reported being struck by a teenager while walking past a group of youngsters near a bus station last week, and a home on College Street received several hundred pounds worth of damage from a break-in, police reported.

Suspects slash tires, steal jeansRISBY — Police in the small town of Risby, just west of Bury St. Edmunds, reported last week that thieves targeted seven trucks parked in a local parking lot on Newmarket Road, according to a Suffolk County Constabulary news release. The suspects slashed the sides of the trucks but only stole items from one — 16 boxes of Levi’s jeans, according to the news release. Anyone with information on the incident can call Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Wristband program goes into effectWEST SUFFOLK — Some pubs in several towns in the western end of Suffolk County this week will begin a new program of placing wristbands on patrons who look young when they attempt to enter a licensed bar, the local constabulary has announced. According to a news release, starting Monday at participating pubs, those challenged for ID will be asked to wear a wristband while in the bar as proof of age in a program meant to curb underage drinking. The wearer can then move on to other participating bars without having to produce ID again, according to the news release. The program will last until Jan. 15.


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