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Photo taken in Cambs.U.K. The insect is approx 1.5 inches in length,Sawfly, parasitic Wasp or wood wasp ? (Ichneumon)?
It's a parasitoid wasp, family Ichneumonidae. I don't know if an expert would be able to ID this from a photo. Take a look at the images on this page to see some species and genera that look like your specimen:
After extensive research, I have managed to i.d. this wasp as Ichneumon Stramentarius. ;-)