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Police and politicians seek to reassure residents after Ipswich stabbing

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death in Ipswich on Saturday 2 June 2018. Credit: Suffolk Police

A meeting is being held to reassure the community in the area of Ipswich where 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed nearly three weeks ago.

There has been criticism of policing and cuts to youth services since the murder.

On Thursday evening police and politicians will update local people on what is being done.

  • Click below to watch a report looking ahead to the meeting by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu



Misery for motorists as town's bridge gets stuck

The bridge has been stuck for hours Credit: Stephen Alger

There's been gridlock in Great Yarmouth after the Haven Bridge developed a fault and had to be closed to traffic.

Police say there've been long delays on either side since the bridge had to close.

Bus services between Great Yarmouth and Gorleston have been hit, and some motorists have been sitting in queues for well over an hour.

Fire crews tackle incident at University of East Anglia

Six fire crews were sent to the University of East Anglia. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Six fire crews were called to a suspected fire at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

The alarm was raised at 3.15pm and the first fire engine arrived ten minutes later.

It was not clear where the fire was located although the university tweeted that a fire alarm sounded in the library.

The library has been evacuated as a precaution.

The university library was evacuated as a precaution. Credit: ITV News Anglia

'No further lines of enquiry' in Rikki Neave murder probe

Rikki Neave was found dead in woodland in 1994. Credit: Family photo

Police in Cambridgeshire say they have reached another dead end in the search for the killer of a schoolboy in 1994.

Three years ago detectives re-opened their investigation into the death of six-year-old Rikki Neave in Peterborough. One man was arrested but later released without charge.

Following a review by the Crown Prosecution Service, police say they have "no further active lines of enquiry".

"It is frustrating that despite three years of detailed investigations we are not able to tell Rikki’s family what happened on the day of his murder but we will not give up hope to do so one day."

– Paul Fullwood, Assistant Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire
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