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HUNTINGDON — A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident near Sapley Square about 10:30 p.m. Dec. 12, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

Police arrested the man after they were told of a serious assault on a 28-year-old man at the skate park near Sapley Square. The victim suffered serious head and facial injuries and was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, the release said.

Anyone who saw the assault or has other related information should contact the Huntingdon police station at 0845 456 4564, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Armed robbery reported at Haverhill storeHAVERHILL — Police received a report of an armed robbery Dec. 18 at a Woolworths on High Street in Haverhill, about 20 miles southeast of Cambridge.

The robbery took place around 7:20 a.m. when a man entered the store holding what appeared to be a handgun, according to a Suffolk Constabulary news release.

The man, believed to have been wearing a balaclava, jeans, a dark-colored jacket and athletic shoes, and carrying a rucksack, left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Three employees at the store were believed to have been tied up. One employee managed to get free and call the police, the release said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.

Large amount of cannabis netted in raidEYNESBURY — A neighborhood policing team in Eynesbury, just south of St. Neots, carried out a successful drug raid Dec. 13, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

A search warrant was executed at a house in Berkley Street and resulted in cannabis with an estimated street value of 45,000 pounds being recovered.

Electrical equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis also was seized, the release said.

Police Constable Neil English, who coordinated the operation, believed that the raid resulted in the largest single drug seizure made by local officers in the St. Neots area within the past 20 years.

12 arrested after police conduct morning raidsEAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE — Twelve people were arrested on suspicion of drug offenses after police conducted early morning raids on Dec. 12, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

More than 150 police officers and staff were involved in the operation that saw warrants executed at 10 locations in Littleport, Ely and Soham. The arrests were part of the ongoing crackdown on Class A drugs, including crack and heroin, in the south of the county, the release said.

Police officers donned protective clothing and used forced entry at most of the properties during the operation, which followed a 10-week investigation, the release said.


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