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RAMSEY — The Cambridge Constabulary is searching for whomever tossed a puppy into a brook with a brick tied around it.

Officers responded to a call from someone who saw the puppy floating in Bury Brook alongside St. Mary’s Road, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The puppy was described as dark brown, about a foot long and possibly a terrier or spaniel, the constabulary said.

Officer Pete Wise retrieved the canine.

“This was a callous act on a defenseless animal,” Wise said. “There are a number of rescue centers in the area and this puppy could have been helped.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Cambridgeshire Constabulary at 0845 456 4564.

Man seriously injured in fight with two women

HUNTINGDON — A 25-year-old man suffered “serious but not life-threatening injuries” after a dispute with two women in the back garden of the Sun Pub, authorities said.

The fight occurred April 2 following an argument among the three, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release. The two women, ages 24 and 48, suffered minor injuries in the scuffle, the constabulary said.

Investigator Jason Bartlett is asking anyone who witnessed the fight to contact him at 0845 456 4564.

“Any information, no matter how small, could prove invaluable,” Bartlett said.

Man’s throat slashed in roadside assault

ALWATON — Authorities are investigating an assault in which a 62-year-old man’s throat was cut in a strange exchange between two men on the side of a highway.

The incident occurred about 3:20 p.m. April 3 as the victim drove his Volkswagon Polo south on the A1 highway, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

A man in a Fiat drove past the victim flashing his hazard lights and signaled for the victim to pull over. Both drivers pulled over and a struggle between the two followed. The assailant slashed at the victim’s throat before fleeing the scene, the constabulary said.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital and released.

The assailant is described as a white man of stocky build, about 50 years old, with short hair and a moustache. He wore dark trousers and a light shirt.

“This was a particularly nasty assault that could have been a lot more serious for the victim,” investigator Alastair Watson said.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Cambridge Constabulary at 0845 456 4564.

87 empty beer barrels stolen from brewery

LITTLE DOWNHAM — Authorities are on the lookout for another beer barrel thief.

This time the crooks made off with 87 empty beer barrels from a brewery in this Cambridgeshire community, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The theft occurred between 9 p.m. on April 10 and 9 a.m. on April 11 at a brewery on Cowbridge Hall Road, the constabulary said.

Officers are asking for anyone with information about the incident to call 0845 456 4564.

Authorities across Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk counties regularly investigate thefts of beer and beer barrels from local pubs and breweries.

Vandal attempts to burn street camera

NEWMARKET — A vandal wedged a tire over the housing of a speed camera on High Street in Newmarket and set it alight, according to a Suffolk police report.

The April 13 incident resulted in 200 pounds worth of damage. The flames damaged only the paint on the camera, but police are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Bank cards, cash taken during home robbery

MILDENHALL — Police are looking for information on a robbery at a Mildenhall address.

Sometime after 10 p.m. on April 10, someone entered an address on Martin Close and made away with bank cards and cash, according to a Suffolk Constabulary report.

Witnesses are asked to call local police at 01284 774 100.

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