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Weybread murder trial: defendant insists he'd never been to Britain

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An Albanian man accused of killing a Suffolk couple insists he'd never been to this country until after his arrest in Luxembourg.

The prosecution claims Ali Qazimaj murdered Peter and Sylvia Stuart from Weybread but the defendant claims it's a case of mistaken identity.

Sylvia and Peter Stuart

The body of Mr Stuart was discovered in a stream by the couple's home, but the body of Mrs Stuart has never been found although police believe that she is dead.

Ali Qazimaj denies murder and the trial continues

Lorry driver admits dangerous driving after steam engine fell onto bus

The scene of the crash back in September 2015. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A lorry driver has admitted dangerous driving after a steam engine on the back of his vehicle came loose and crashed into a bus, seriously injuring six people in Essex.

Philip Last, 53, of Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, was driving along East Mersea Road in West Mersea in September 2015, when the steam engine fell from his low loader.

He pleaded guilty to six counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the first day of his trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Judge David Goodin told Last: "Your negligence in securing your load had obviously very grave consequences. At the forefront of my mind is an immediate custodial sentence."

The case was adjourned until March 22nd.

Police outraged by "despicable" rape attack in Ipswich

The attack took place by this car park on Rope Walk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Detective in charge of investigating a rape in Ipswich at the weekend says he's "outraged" by the attack.

The victim was followed by two men as she walked through Ipswich town centre in the early hours of Saturday 25th February.

She was forced into a car park by Rope Walk raped and left unconscious. She was found with what police described as "significant" injuries to her face and neck which needed hospital treatment.

Can you help police identify these men? Credit: Suffolk Police

Detectives have now released CCTV pictures of two men they would like to identify following the attack.

Norwich's Neil becomes new favourite for Rangers job

Alex Neil has been linked with the Rangers job. Credit: PA

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has been installed as the new favourite for the vacant Rangers job.

The 35-year-old started the day as a 12/1 shot, but has now seen his odds shorten to 13/8 in the space of a few hours.

Rangers parted company with former boss Mark Warburton earlier this month and are currently third in the SPL.

Neil has been under big pressure this season at Carrow Road, with his much-fancied team now six points outside The Championship play-offs with just 12 games left to play.

Ex-Norwich academy coach Graeme Murty is in temporary charge of the Rangers first team at the moment, and revealed he sought the advice of Neil when he moved to Ibrox.

“Talking to Alex Neil at Norwich he said “When the Old Firm come in for you they don’t come twice. You have to go and take it," Murty commented back in August.

Alex McLeish is among the other favourites to take over the Scottish giants, while Alan Pardew is at 8/1.


M11 reopens after multi-vehicle crash

The M11 has now re-opened Credit: ITV News Anglia

Highways England say the M11 in Essex has fully reopened folllowing a major crash earlier today.

It's thought four cars and two lorries were involved in the accident on the southbound carriageway between J8 and J9 near Stansted Airport.

The crash led to lengthy delays. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man was flown to hospital with what is believed to be serious injuries.

The southbound carriageway was closed for a number of hours leading to lengthy delays.

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