FENLAND: Man injured as part of factory roof collapses
MAN INJURED AS PART OF FACTORY ROOF COLLAPSES MARCH: A section of a factory roof collapsed yesterday, leaving one person injured. Emergency services – including the Air Ambulance, a land ambulance and the fire service – were called to a factory uni
MAN INJURED AS PART OF FACTORY ROOF COLLAPSES
MARCH: A section of a factory roof collapsed yesterday, leaving one person injured.
Emergency services - including the Air Ambulance, a land ambulance and the fire service - were called to a factory unit in Hundred Road at 3.15pm.
Fire crews from March, Chatteris and Peterborough were called out after reports of a man trapped under the wreckage, but he had been freed by the time crews arrived. They remained on the scene until 4.20pm.
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A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said the man, aged 24, was taken to Peterborough District Hospital after complaining of severe pain in his back and down his side.
Barry Giddings, of nearby Atlantic Close, heard the helicopter landing and took this picture of the incident.
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POLICE LAUNCH APPEAL AFTER MAN IS ASSAULTED ON DANCE FLOOR
WISBECH: Police are appealing for witnesses after a 22-year-old man was assaulted at SR Taste Place in Falcon Road.
The attack happened at about 1am on Saturday. The man was on the dance floor when he was struck over the back of the head. He was then punched and kicked by several people causing slight injuries.
A bouncer intervened and the man left the pub and walked home.
DC Emily Clarke, investigating, said: "We would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the club at the time and saw the attack happen."
Anyone with any information can contact DC Clarke at Wisbech Police Station on 0845 456 4564 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
FINES AND COMPENSATION ORDER IMPOSED ON MAN WHO SMASHED CAR WINDSCREEN
CHATTERIS: Angry teenager Asa Wilson jumped on to a car bonnet and smashed the windscreen with his foot in full view of CCTV cameras in Chatteris town centre.
So on Tuesday magistrates watched footage of the incident - and heard that Wilson attacked the car after its driver Daniel Jones-Barette remonstrated with him, because he had seen Wilson's girlfriend in a distressed state.
Wilson, 19, of Lindsells Walk, Chatteris, admitted causing criminal damage to the car belonging to Mr Barette-Jones' grandmother, and was fined £45 with £50 compensation, £60 costs and a £15 surcharge.
Solicitor Ben Pearson said there was some history between Wilson and Mr Barette-Jones. Wilson had been drinking at the time of the offence, so was disinhibited.
The former soldier committed the offence just four days after being given a conditional discharge for possessing cannabis, and motoring offences committed when he collided with a ride on lawn mower in March. He was re-sentenced for those offences, being fined another £200 for having no insurance, and £45 for possessing cannabis.
DRINK DRIVER NARROWLY AVOIDS JAIL
CHATTERIS: A drink driver who gave a breath test reading more than three times the alcohol limit narrowly escaped jail this week.
Instead, 38-year-old Jamie Davis - who almost crashed his car after skidding - was put on a drink impaired driver's programme instead, and banned from driving for 32 months.
A concerned member of the public alerted police after seeing Davis driving erratically, prosecutor Andrew Williams told Fenland magistrates.
Officers found his car on the A1101 between Coldham and Friday Bridge - and saw him cross the central white lines on the road and narrowly avoid a collision after skidding sideways.
After his arrest, Davis, of Station Street, Chatteris, gave a breath test reading of 117 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath, when the legal limit is 35 mcgs.
"He had received some bad news about his son," said probation services officer Marie Ludlum. "He says he doest not have a problem with alcohol, this was a one-off."
Davis will be supervised by the probation service for the next 12 months.
SECURITY GUARD ASSAULTED AT SALVAGE YARD
WISBECH: Police are appealing for information after a security guard was assaulted at a vehicle salvage yard in Wisbech.
The 47-year-old man was working at the premises in New Bridge Lane on Friday, May 30, and went to investigate a disturbance just after 9.30pm.
He discovered three men on the property and gave chase. He caught one of the men who punched him in the face and ran away.
The security guard then realised that he had been stabbed in the stomach.
The man was taken to Queen Elizabeth hospital where his injuries were described as minor. He received treatment and has since been discharged.
DC Simon Rust said: "If you have any information about these offenders or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time we would like to hear from you."
Anyone with information can contact DC Rust at Wisbech Police Station on 0845 456 4564 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.