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Parents of boy who fell from coach grateful for well wishes during 'deeply distressing time'

A nine-year-old boy seriously injured during an incident on the A47 at Tilney All Saints, Norfolk, remains in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Sebastian Goold from Wansford, near Peterborough, was travelling with team mates from Stamford Rugby Club from a mini-rugby tournament at Holt, north Norfolk, at 3.45pm on Sunday, when he fell from an exit door on the coach, sustaining serious injuries.

"We would like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to friends and associates at Stamford Rugby Club, and to the wider rugby family, for their well wishes and prayers at what is a deeply distressing time. We have received further messages of support from lots of other people, wishing Sebastian well, and these too have been gratefully received.

"However our focus, at this time, remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside and we ask that we are left alone to deal with this as a family and that the media accepts this as our only, but sincerest, statement on the matter.”

– Nick and Tracey Goold, Sebastian's parents

The police investigation continues with an examination of the coach due to commence today.

Man assaulted in Thetford taken to hospital with serious leg injuries

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Thetford.

Police were called to an area at the back of the Bell Hotel on King Street at around 9.30pm, Monday 14 April 2014, by the ambulance service who were treating an injured man there.

The man, who is Russian and in his 20s, had previously been in the river and was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries. Officers are carrying out a search of the riverbank today to try to establish exactly where the incident took place and what happened.

Anyone who was in the area last night and may have any information should contact DS Andy Garner at Thetford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal for witnesses to serious collision near Chelmsford

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision at Althorne, near Chelmsford. It happened on Monday April 14 on Green Lane just after 1.50pm between a motorbike and a car.

The rider of the motorbike, a 44-year-old man from Mayland, was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital for treatment to serious arm and chest injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening.

A man and a woman in their 80s, from Burnham on Crouch, were treated at the scene for shock.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or witnessed the events leading up to it.

Witnesses can contact PC Bob Colbert at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.


Police to crackdown on speeders

Police are carrying out speed checks in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire are taking part in a Europe-wide crackdown on speeding this week.

Officers in unmarked cars will be out in force across the three counties armed with speed guns.

Speeding is one of four offences known to increase the chances of having a serious or even fatal crash on our roads - along with using a mobile phone, not wearing a seatbelt and drink driving.

Region's beaches meet water quality standards

All the Anglia region's beaches have met the Marine Conservation Society's water quality standards.

It looks set to be a good summer for the region's seaside towns.

All of our beaches have met the water quality standard required by the Marine Conservation Society's Good Beach Guide.

All but seven were judged to have excellent water quality based on samples taking during last summer.

Mother of murdered teen to help in search for James' killer

Caroline Shearer set up the Only Cowards Carry charity following the death of her son Jay Whiston. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The mother of murdered teenager Jay Whiston will be handing out leaflets in Colchester today appealing for information to help find the killer of James Attfield.

James was stabbed 102 times in Colchester's Lower Castle Park.

A 38-year-old man arrested at the beginning of the investigation has been released without charge. A 27-year-old woman is on bail until tomorrow morning.

James Attfield, who was killed in Lower Castle Park in Colchester.

Jay's mother Caroline Shearer set up the charity Only Cowards Carry to help get knives off the streets.

His killer, Edward Redman, was convicted Jay's murder by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court last week.

Jay Whiston, who was killed at a house party in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.
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