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Man who died at karting track 'stopped in the pit lane'

Allan Fairweather died after suffering a traumatic chest injury. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who died at a karting track in Suffolk last month had "stopped in the pit lane" when he was hit by another kart, an inquest has heard.

Allan Fairweather, from Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, was celebrating his brother's birthday at Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles.

The 64-year-old suffered a traumatic chest injury and died at the scene. An investigation into his death is continuing.


Two more arrests over Beccles armed robbery

Armed robbery in Beccles. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Five people have now been arrested over an armed robbery at a jewellers in Beccles a week ago.

Three suspects detained earlier this week - two 19-year-old men from Gorleston and a 26-year-old from the Great Yarmouth area - have been bailed.

A fourth man, who is 21, was arrested in Great Yarmouth earlier today and remains in custody. A 21-year-old woman has been released on bail after being questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The arrests follow a raid at a jewellers at New Market in Beccles Friday 16 September.

Man arrested over armed robbery in Suffolk

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Beccles in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 19-year-old man from Gorleston in Norfolk has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a jewellers at Beccles in Suffolk.

The man handed himself in to police at Lowestoft this morning, following warrants at addresses in the Great Yarmouth area yesterday, and was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He has been taken into custody where he will be interviewed in connection with the incident in New Market in Beccles around 4pm on Friday (16 September).

Police are continuing enquiries to trace those involved in the robbery and are asking anyone with information to call Lowestoft CID

Hunt launched for armed raiders at Beccles in Suffolk

Police have launched a search for armed raiders after a robbery at Beccles in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Beccles.

Officers were called at 4pm this afternoon (Friday) to reports of an armed robbery at a jewellery business on New Market in Beccles.

It is reported that four men entered the business and threatened the owner before stealing a number of items. It is understood that the suspects then fled the scene on foot in the direction of Ballygate.

It is believed that the suspects had a shotgun and a knife. All four men had their faces covered.

Inquiries are continuing and there is currently a cordon in place.


Appeal to find owner of suitcase handed into police station

Large suitcase full of women's clothing handed into police station. Credit: Google Street View

Did you lose a suitcase full of clothes over the past few days?

A large suitcase, containing women's clothing, has been handed into Beccles Police Station after being found on the side of the A12 at Kelsale on Sunday 20 December.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “It’s possible the suitcase fell from the roof of a vehicle and police are asking anyone who may know who it belongs to come forward.

“It is being held for safekeeping at Beccles and you can contact the front desk there by dialling Suffolk Police on 101. You will be asked for information about the case in order to identify it as yours.”

Woman dies following crash in Beccles

A woman has died following a crash involving a van in Beccles, Suffolk.

Police were called to scene just before 1.25pm to reports of a collision between a Ford Transit van and a woman pedestrian, which happened close to the Station Road junction in Newgate.

A number of people attempted to resuscitate the woman before emergency services arrived. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The man driving the van was uninjured.

The road remains closed while an investigations takes place.

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