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CAMBRIDGE — Local police who were executing a warrant on Nov. 29 at a residence on Whitehill Close rescued a man from an apartment that had caught fire.

Police constables Michael Basford and Karen Corp noticed smoke billowing out of an upstairs apartment at the building where they were executing the warrant, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

The two broke down the door of the apartment to find one man inside unaware of the fire in his apartment. Authorities later traced the fire to a frying pan in the kitchen.

Both officers were treated for smoke inhalation.

Couple fined for filing false burglary reportHOLBECK — A couple paid a $155 fine for filing false police reports after they called authorities to their home for a burglary but were later found to have sold off their belongings, authorities said.

The pair, both 33 but unidentified by police, have been issued fines after officers proved their deceit. The pair made the initial theft report in July and investigators spent months trying to track down their goods, according to a West Yorkshire Constabulary news release.

“Since the report came in officers have been investigating the claims, however, we did have our suspicions over a few inconsistencies in the story,” Detective Inspector Tony Nicholson said in the release. “Lying to the Police is pointless, we will thoroughly and robustly examine and investigate every single burglary reported to us.”

The pair was fined 80 pounds ($155) each for their false reports.

More than 200 weed plants seized from Langley homeLANGLEY — Authorities with the Thames Valley Police Authority raided a home here last week that resulted in more than 200 cannabis plants being seized.

The raid, dubbed Operation Falcon, executed a search warrant at the home in the Severn Crescent community after receiving tips from members of the community, according to a Thames Valley Police Authority news release.

Police say the house had been converted into a cannabis factory specializing in the Vietnamese strand, which is cultivated under artificial light.

The plants were destroyed, but no one was arrested in connection with the raid.

Yorkshire restaurant robbed by two armed menOSSETT — West Yorkshire police are investigating an armed robbery at a restaurant on Dewsbury Road in this Yorkshire village.

The incident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov. 26 when two men wearing ski masks and armed with knives entered the establishment and demanded cash, according to a West Yorkshire Constabulary news release.

They fled with an undisclosed quantity of cash in a green Volvo toward Leeds Road. No one was injured in the incident, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the armed robbery are urged to contact the constabulary at 01924 293259.


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