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Safety warning for our beaches after man dies after getting caught in rip-current

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight

Lifeguards working along a stretch of the Norfolk coast where a swimmer died after getting caught in a rip-current, are reminding people to always swim on life-guarded beaches.

Staff have been back on duty today at Sea Palling as hundreds of people enjoyed the hot weather.

Man charged with rape in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley Police have charged a 26-year-old man with rape Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 26 year old man has been charged with raping a girl under the age of 16 in Milton Keynes.

Andrew Bland from Fishermead allegedly attacked the girl in the Bleak Hall area in the early hours of Tuesday.

He was arrested on Friday.

He's been remanded in custody and is due to to appear before magistrates' Court in the morning.


Hamilton takes championship lead in Hungary

Hamilton has a six-point advantage over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg Credit: PA

Lewis Hamilton took the championship lead for the first time this season after topping the podium at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton leads the driver standings for the first time this year Credit: PA

The Stevenage driver beat Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to victory after passing him on the first turn.

It's a record-breaking fifth win for Hamilton in Hungary.

Milton-Keynes based Red Bull completed the podium with Daniel Ricciardo finishing third.

Hamilton now moves six points ahead of Rosberg with just one more race to go before the summer break .

Hungarian Grand Prix standings:

  • 1st - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  • 2nd - Nico Rosberg (Mercedes)
  • 3rd - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
  • 4th - Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
  • 5th -Max Verstappen (Red Bull)


Man attacked by group of four men in Ipswich

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A 28-year-old man has been assaulted by a group of four men in Ipswich.

It happened on the Sir Bobby Robson Bridge at West End Road in the early hours of this morning.

The victim was knocked to the ground and left with injuries by four men in their 20s. He sustained cuts and grazes to his head, knees, hands and feet, as some items of clothing were also torn away from him.

The offenders then stole a blue holdall he was carrying and a smaller black leather bag, along with his Samsung mobile phone and a wallet containing cards.

Police are trying to trace the four involved who are described as white, in their mid-teens to early 20s and wearing dark sports clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

Two rescued after getting into difficulty in Milton Keynes lake

The group of six were swimming in the lake on Friday afternoon

Two people had to be taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in a lake in Milton Keynes.

A 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were swimming in a group at Lodge Lake in Great Holm on Friday.

They were rescued by the emergency services and taken to Milton Keynes General hospital to be checked.

The woman got into trouble in the River Great Ouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened on the same day a mother-of-three drowned trying to save a young boy who had got into trouble in the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

Police are now renewing their warnings about the dangers of swimming in lakes and rivers.

Robber jailed for knocking elderly man unconscious in Milton Keynes

Efrem Bereket, who is 25 years old Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been jailed for six years after knocking an elderly man unconscious in Milton Keynes.

Efrem Bereket, who is 25, approached the man in his 70s at a bus stop on Midsummer Boulevard asking for cigarettes and money.

When the man refused, the offender violently kicked him repeatedly to the head and stamped on his head and throat and stole a number of items.

The victim sustained fracture to the base of his eye socket, and bruising to his face and arms.

Bereket pleaded guilty to robbery.

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