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Suffolk woman jailed for three years for assaulting 90-year-old woman in her care

Dorothy Kerridge. Credit: Suffolk Police

A woman from Suffolk has been jailed for three years for assaulting a 90-year-old woman in her care.

56-year-old Dorothy Kerridge from Saxmundham was charged with three counts of assault, one count of ill treatment and one count of neglect between November 2012 and February 2013.

She was working as a live-in carer for an elderly lady suffering from dementia in Ipswich at the time.

She was found guilty of two counts of assault at Ipswich Crown Court in April.

The alarm was raised when the victim's family noticed bruises on her face, legs, arms and feet on numerous occasions.

The victim told her family that she had been slapped by Kerridge and hit with a stick.

Kerridge denied the charges, claiming they were the result of falls.

"This was a particularly distressing case, in which an extremely vulnerable person was abused by someone who was entrusted by family and friends to care for her.

Carers across the county do a fantastic job of supporting people who need assistance, but Kerridge completely abused this position of trust over a number of months. My thanks and praise go to the family of the victim who reported their concerns and assisted us throughout the investigation. This has been an extremely traumatic time for them and I hope that today’s court result will go some way to help them recover.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Jim Gooding


Cambridge: Aerospace company charged with corporate manslaughter over death

Paul Bowers. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

An aerospace company is to go on trial next month charged with corporate manslaughter after one of its contractors died while working for them at a warehouse at Cambridge Airport in 2013.

Paul Bowers who was 47 and from the city was crushed by several tonnes of materials while working for CAV Aerospace - the parent company of CAV Cambridge.

Investigators ruled that no single person was responsible for Paul's death - but a decision was made to prosecute the company.

The trial will be held at the Old Bailey.

Ipswich Town to face Cambridge United in pre-season

Ipswich Town will face Cambridge United in pre-season. Credit: PA

Cambridge United will face Championship side Ipswich Town in a pre-season friendly at the Abbey Stadium.

The Blues will take their first team squad across the border for the clash on Tuesday 21th July. The game will kick off at 19:45.

Keith Keane in action for Preston. Credit: PA

Town will also travel to Ireland for a pre-season training camp in early July, while Cambridge have set up a friendly with League One side Coventry City on July 28.

Cambridge announced their third signing of the summer yesterday, with Preston North End Keith Keane joining on a two-year deal.


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Culture Secretary: Fifa is deeply flawed and corrupt

The arrests of several officials suggests Fifa is a "deeply flawed and corrupt organisation", the Culture Secretary has said.

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale.

John Whittingdale told MPs that Sepp Blatter should quit as Fifa president to give the organisation the fresh leadership it "very badly needed" in light of the scandal.

He said yesterday's events were "shocking in both their scope and scale" but they were also "far from surprising".

"This is the latest sorry episode that suggests that Fifa is a deeply flawed and corrupt organisation," he said in response to an urgent question on the issue.

He also called on sponsors to review their contracts with the organisation and to consider following Visa's lead in threatening to sever ties.

Suffolk: Scheme launched to help Council tenants buy their own home

A scheme has been launched in Suffolk to help Council tenants buy their own home. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A scheme has been launched in Suffolk to help Council tenants buy their own home.

Both Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils got money from the Government's 'Right to Buy' fund which means they can make one-off payments of up to £20,000 to those wanting to buy.

This two-year funding opportunity is aimed at those who are eligible for the 'Right to Buy scheme' and wish to buy a property on the open market.

Recovery work started after accident closes A14

Two lorries were involved in the collision on the A14 Credit: BCH Road Policing Unit

Work to recover four lorries after an accident this morning on the A14 at Girton near Cambridge, has begun.

The A14 has been closed between J31 and J36 near Newmarket, to allow for a diversion. It's meant a sixteen mile stretch of the road had to be closed off, trapping some traffic.

Work to recover the four lorries has now begun, but the road is expected to remain closed westbound until around 1pm say police.

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