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WISBECH — Cambridgeshire authorities are asking for witnesses to come forward in the Feb. 23 assault on a man outside a bar, which occurred in the Old Market section of Mendis.

A 48-year-old man was struck in the head with a bottle following a scuffle with the suspect, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary press release. A 53-year-old man also was injured in the incident, authorities said.

“This happened on a Friday night and I am sure other people would have seen what happened,” Cambridgeshire Police Constable Roger Hobbs said via a statement. Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities at 0845 456 4564.

Police searching for stolen prescription drugsNORMANTON — Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for loose prescription drugs in the Kinsley area after an undisclosed quantity of pharmaceuticals were stolen, authorities said.

Thieves broke into a home in the Briar Park area of Kinsley on the evening of March 2 and made off with cash, a DVD player and the drugs, according to a West Yorkshire Constabulary news release.

The drugs included Omeprazole, which treats acid reflux disease; Risedronate, used to treat bone thinning in women; and Simvastatin, which helps lower cholesterol.

Anyone with information on the burglary should contact Normanton police at 01924 221 352.

Authorities seek help on cause of seven-car crashCAMBRIDGE — Police are asking for the public’s help in determining the cause of a seven-car pileup on the A14 that caused traffic headaches for motorists across the region.

The accident occurred on March 6 and involved two tractor-trailers and five personal vehicles, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

Five people were taken to either Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge or Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon following the accident, the constabulary said.

Police were called to the eastbound lanes of the A14 at Bar Hill shortly after 10 a.m. and worked throughout the day to clear the wreckage.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact me,” Police Constable Tony Barrios said in a statement. “I am attempting to find out exactly what happened in the moments before the crash.”

Anyone with information can contact authorities at 0845 456 4564.

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