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Boy has tooth knocked out during assault in Bury St Edmunds

Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old boy had a tooth knock out during an assault in Bury St Edmunds. The boy was walking along the footpath running from Spring Lane to Beetons Way with friends at around 10:30pm on Saturday 12 April.

A man walking in the opposite direction took exception to how the boy was acting and pushed him before punching him in the face, causing his tooth to be knocked out and cuts to his mouth.

Anyone who was in the area at the time is asked to call DC Michael Chapman at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting BU/14/1001 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Running for cash in Bury St Edmunds

National young race walker Callum Wilkinson along with under 20 GB athlete Ben Snaith started the Bury St Edmunds Sport relief mile this weekend.

Getting ready for the run Credit: Victoria Lampard, ITV Anglia

They were there to give a spot of encouragement to the runners and walkers raising money for charity at the West Suffolk Athletics arena.

Some chose to do the challenge in fancy dress, while others decided to cart wheel around the track.

Runners on the Sport Relief mile in Bury St Edmunds Credit: Victoria Lampard, ITV Anglia

The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people both in the UK and across the world.


New unit to cut unnecessary hospital admissions

The new unit will ease pressure on A&E. Credit: PA Wire

A new unit to cut the number of unnecessary admissions at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, is being officially opened today.

It's called the clinical decision unit and will care for patients who need a few hours of monitoring, before they are treated or discharged.

The £800,000 facility will help ease demand on hospital beds and the A&E department. It will be opened by the MP for Bury St Edmunds, David Ruffley.

Convicted killer to make Supreme Court appeal

Kevin Nunn was convicted of murder. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A convicted killer who murdered a woman near Bury St Edmunds will start an appeal in the Supreme Court today, in the hope of proving his innocence.

Kevin Nunn was sentenced to life for the murder of Dawn Walker in 2005. Nunn's family want evidence from his trial released, so it can be re-examined.

Family launch bid to have conviction overturned

Kevin Nunn Credit: ITV News Anglia

The family of a man from Bury St Edmunds serving life for murdering his girlfriend are launching a new bid to have his conviction quashed.

Kevin Nunn was jailed for 22 years in 2006 for the murder of Dawn Walker whose body was found by the River Lark near the town.

Dawn Walker Credit: ITV News Anglia

A bid will be made at the Supreme Court this week to get the evidence retested.

Nunn claims he is innocent and his legal team want Suffolk Police to give them access to the forensic evidence.


Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club remember former members killed in Paris air crash

The aircraft crashed in the Ermenonville Forest.
The aircraft crashed in the Ermenonville Forest. Credit: ITN

Players and staff from Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have been remembering the air disaster which ripped the heart out of their community, 40 years ago today.

18 young men from the club were killed when a Turkish Airlines flight crashed shortly after take off, about 20 miles from Paris, on 3 March, 1974.

The team had travelled to the French capital to watch a Five Nations international, and were going on to play a friendly match with a local side.

Over 300 people in total were killed in the disaster, making it the second highest number of fatalities of a single-plane crash.

Cars deliberately set alight in Bury St Edmunds

Police are investigating after two cars were burnt out in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident took place between 8.45pm and 9pm on Saturday 8 February at the business premises in Bedingfeld Way.

Two Peugeot 208s, parked within a compound at the rear of the premises, were set alight and completely burnt out. A third vehicle, a Peugeot 207, also sustained some fire damage.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PC Luke Swain at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Inquest hears woman's death in fire may have been an unexpected cry for help

An inquest has heard how a Suffolk woman's death in a fire she had started herself may have been an unexpected cry for help.

Anne Guinle who was 51, set fire to a pile of clothes in the bedroom of her home in Kentford near Newmarket in February last year.

The Inquest at Bury St Edmunds also heard that Mrs Guinle had been suffering from an anxiety disorder. The Coroner recorded a narrative verdict saying her actions on that day could not have been foreseen.

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