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Network Rail working on Suffolk level crossing

The level crossing at Brandon, Suffolk

Network Rail says it is working to fix problems with the newly automated level crossing at Brandon in Suffolk which is causing severe congestion.

The company has written to local MPs Matthew Hancock and Elizabeth Truss, and says it will also pay for a replacement bridge across the railway as part of a future relief road for the town.

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Rail crossing concerns in Brandon

A level crossing on the Norfolk and Suffolk border which uses new technology to open and close its barriers rather than a signal-man, is causing controversy among drivers.

Drivers in Brandon say the barriers are sometimes stuck down for hours, causing long delays.

A public meeting is being held with Network Rail and local Conservative MP's Matthew Hancock, West Suffolk and Elizabeth Truss, South West Norfolk.


Suffolk railway crossing concerns to be raised at public meeting

Concerns about a railway crossing in Suffolk

Concerns about a railway crossing in Suffolk will be raised at a public meeting this evening. Local MPs Matthew Hancock, and Elizabeth Truss are due to attend the meeting in Brandon.

People in the town say they are frustrated by the number of technical problems since the crossing was converted from manual to automatic operation.


Concern for missing Polish man

Patryk Klamer, 22 Credit: Suffolk Police

Police in Suffolk are concerned for a 22-year-old Polish man who has been missing since last Friday (March 29).

Patryk Klamer from London Road in Brandon was last seen at around 9.20pm on Friday.

Patryk had visited a friend in Astor Court, Brandon, and hasn’t been in contact with anyone since.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Bury St Edmunds Police on 101.

Divers called in to search for missing man

Divers are joining the search for a missing man at Brandon in Suffolk.

Robert Arnold, who is 65, from Beechfields in Brandon, was reported missing on 24 May but has not been seen since 8pm on Monday 21 May.

His car was found in the Aldi car park, near the river Little Ouse.

Robert Arnold Credit: Suffolk Police

Helicopters, boats and dogs have already been used in the search.

Mr Arnold wears two hearing aids. When he went missing it is thought he was wearing jeans and a quilted anorak.

Anyone who has seen him should contact the Duty Sergeant at Mildenhall Police Station on 101.

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