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Young girl found unconscious in swimming pool dies

Swimming pool incident near Beccles Credit: ITV News Anglia

A seven-year-old girl has died after been found unconscious in a swimming pool near Beccles in Suffolk.

Ambulance crews were called to the Waveney River Centre in Burgh St Peter shortly before midday on Sunday after the young girl was pulled from the water unresponsive.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman said: "Officers were called by ambulance staff at 12pm to Waveney River Centre near Beccles, following reports a seven-year-old child had been found unconscious in a swimming pool.

"The girl was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Great Yarmouth but sadly died at around 4pm.

"Next-of-kin are aware and police are continuing to investigate."


Teenager dies after suspected firearms incident in Suffolk

Teenager dies after suspected firearms incident at Thurston in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two teenagers have been arrested following the death of a fourteen year old boy in Suffolk.

Police believe a firearm may have been used in the incident at Thurston near Bury St Edmunds this afternoon ( Sunday 1st May).

Officers were called by ambulance crews to reports of a critically injured teenager. He was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital where he later died.

The boys are being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter.

Cruise ship sails into Essex port

Costa Luminosa sails into Harwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

The first cruise ship of the season has been welcomed into Harwich with shops and cafes making the most of the extra trade.

The Costa Luminosa arrived this morning for the day and tourists were keen to make the most of the sunny weather.

The cruise ship had around 2,250 passengers on board and more than 1,000 crew members.

Click below to watch a report by Victoria Lampard...

Luton man charged with terror offences

A 21-year-old man from Luton has been charged on suspicion of terrorism linked to Syria.

Mubashir Jamil, from Belmont Road, was arrested on Wednesday in his home town.

He was charged on Sunday with the preparation of terrorist acts in that he attempted to travel to Syria, the Metropolitan Police said.

Jamil will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.


Thousands head to Peterborough for annual Truckfest show

Credit: ITV News Anglia

The biggest lorry-driving event in the country - Truckfest - has been taking place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.

Around 100,000 people are expected to attend the event over two days which has been running for more than 30 years.

The weather held out for the visitors who turned up. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Credit: ITV News Anglia

"2015 saw a record number of truck entries at Peterborough with 2500 trucks on display and we believe that we will beat this record in 2016 as already we are up on numbers that we had entered this time last year, So it's going to be a great weekend!"

– Bob Limming. Event Director
Over 3,000 trucks on are display this year. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The logistics sector contributes £85 billion to the UK economy and many of the major fleet operators and their drivers attend the event.

'Thatched properties are very difficult to deal with' says Fire service

Fire crews are at the scene checking for hotspots Credit: ITV News Anglia

A row of listed thatched cottages have been destroyed on the Blickling Estate in North Norfolk after a fire spread quickly through the roof of one of them.

No one was injured in the fire which started at around 4pm Saturday 30th April.

The houses are owned by the National Trust and rented out.

The thatched roof has been completely destroyed Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service say 'thatched' fires are very difficult to deal with because they are designed to repel water.

Watch an interview with the Incident Commander Simon Mason.

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