Haddenham lorry stabbing: Driver 'injured himself'

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A lorry driver, who claimed he had been stabbed in a lay-by in Cambridgeshire, has been cautioned for wasting police time after he admitted his injuries were self-inflicted.

The man, who has not been named by police, reported he had been the victim of a random, unprovoked attack at Haddenham near Ely in April.

He was treated for slash wounds.

The 45-year-old from Peterborough must attend counselling sessions as part of the police caution.

The man had said he got out of his lorry on Sutton Road and was attacked from behind at about 07:30 BST on Tuesday, 1 April.

Police had been seeking another man and a white van containing three people which other witnesses had seen in the area.

Det Con Mark Beaven said: "This was a thorough and lengthy investigation which not only involved uniformed and CID officers, but also staff from the ambulance service, hospital and scenes-of-crime.

"It took up a large amount of time and resources which would have been better used elsewhere.

"Hopefully this will reassure the community that there is not a violent suspect at large and also shows the lengths we go to solve such incidents."

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