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Saddle up: Launch of new pro-cycling team for Suffolk

Launch of the Suffolk Saints Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk has a new professional cycling team to take part in an exciting brand of the sport.

Street Velodrome is similar to the pursuit events in track cycling and will be heading to Bury St Edmunds in July.

Tanya Griffifths and John Stockwell will race for the Suffolk Saints

"It's challenging. So when you get back onto the road it seems less of a challenge so I think people will be more keen to get back on their bikes after they've taken part in it."

– Tanya Griffiths, Suffolk Saints Street Velodrome team

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Picture: Flowers laid at school of teen killed by air gun

Flowers have been laid at Thurston Community College today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Flowers have been laid at the school of a teenager from Suffolk who was killed by air rifle at the weekend.

13-year-old Ben Wragge was shot in the chest with an air gun on Sunday afternoon.

Thurston Community College are holding special assemblies this morning to remember their former pupil who has been described as 'a mature and intelligent young man.'

School 'heartbroken' by death of teenager killed by air rifle

Ben Wragge was shot in the village of Thurston near Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A school in Suffolk has paid tribute to one of their pupils who died over the weekend.

13-year-old Ben Wragge was shot in the chest with an air gun on Sunday afternoon.

The headteacher at Thurston Community College, Helen Wilson, said he was a 'mature and intelligent young man.'

Two teenagers who were arrested have been bailed.

This is a heartbreaking time for Thurston Community College, Thurston Village and our wider community. We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of Ben Wragge.

Ben was a mature and intelligent young man. As a member of Year 9 and Penrose House, he was an extremely likeable character, whose calm and respectful demeanour made him popular across the College. Ben will be sadly missed by his friends and staff.

The aftermath of this tragedy will be felt throughout our entire community. Our immediate priority is to provide support for those students affected.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Ben’s family and friends at this time.

– Helen Wilson, Thurston Community College Principal

Teenage boy who died was shot in chest with an air pellet

A teenage boy died after being shot in the chest with an air pellet in Suffolk yesterday, a post mortem examination has revealed.

The teenager has been named as 13 year old Ben Wragge from Thurston near Bury St Edmunds.

He was taken to hospital yesterday with life threatening injuries and later died.

Suffolk police say a post mortem examination revealed he died from 'an injury to the chest caused by an air pellet'.

Two teenagers arrested in connection with his death have been bailed until June.

Two teenagers arrested after death of 13-year old have been released on bail

The incident happened in Thurston near Bury St EDmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two teenagers who were arrested following the death of a 13-year-old boy in Suffolk yesterday have been released on police bail.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 1.35pm on Sunday 1 May, following reports of a teenage boy having sustained life threatening injuries.

The injured teenager was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in a critical condition, where he died a short while later.

Police believe a firearm may have been involved.

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

They are due to return to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on Thursday 16 June.

A post mortem investigation into the death is taking place today.

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Teenager dies after suspected firearms incident in Suffolk

Teenager dies after suspected firearms incident at Thurston in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two teenagers have been arrested following the death of a 13-year-old in Suffolk.

Police believe a firearm may have been used in the incident at Thurston near Bury St Edmunds this afternoon ( Sunday 1st May).

Officers were called by ambulance crews to reports of a critically injured teenager. He was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital where he later died.

The boys are being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter.

One dead after car crashes into building in Bury St Edmunds

Risbygate Street where the car crashed.

A man has died following a car crash in Bury St Edmunds this morning.

Police were called by the ambulance service just before 10.30am to reports that a car had hit a building in Risbygate Street.

The man driving the vehicle died at the scene. A female passenger has been taken to hospital for treatment.

The road is currently closed but is expected to reopen shortly.

Crew of US fighter jet 'momentarily disorientated' by laser light

The crew of a US fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk say they were "momentarily disorientated" after a laser beam was shone at the plane.

It was directed at the F-15 Strike Eagle jet as it came into land at the base on Wednesday night.

It comes just weeks after a Virgin Atlantic flight heading to New York had to turn back after a laser beam was shone into the cockpit.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray.

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