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Trucker in possible 'Sat Nav blunder' crashes into Suffolk cottage

Lorry crashes into brick wall in the village of Woolpit near Bury St EDmunds Credit: Archant

A lorry driver who smashed into a listed house in a narrow village street in a suspected 'sat nav blunder' has been arrested.

The lorry driver crashed into a brick wall damaging the historic home in the quaint village of Woolpit, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Police say the trailer truck became stuck on top of the bricks after the bizarre collision at 9.20am this morning.

The lorry as it became stuck Credit: Archant

There were no injuries and the ambulance service was not contacted.

A structural engineer will have to go to the scene to assess the damage before the lorry can be removed.

Police closed a section of the road as the 23-year-old driver was taken to Bury St Edmunds police station to be quizzed on suspicion of careless driving.

It's thought the lorry driver was following 'sat nav' instructions Credit: Archant

"A lorry has crashed in to a brick wall which was connected to the house.“The brick wall has fallen back in to the house, which was badly damaged.”

– Spokesperson, Suffolk police


Missing Suffolk teenager may have travelled to Essex or London

Klaudia Sokolowska was last seen on Saturday February 6. Credit: Suffolk Police.

A 15-year-old girl has gone missing from Bury St Edmunds.

Klaudia Sokolowska was last seen in Unicorn Place in the town at about 12.30am on Saturday, February 6.

Police say they are concerned about the welfare of the teenager, who may have travelled towards Essex or London.

Klaudia is 5ft 6in tall, slim build, with black, shoulder-length hair which is often plaited, and has green eyes. She was believed to be wearing a navy blue zipped hoodie, blue skinny jeans and black Ugg boots, when she went missing.

Man arrested in Romania in connection with sex assault in Bury St Edmunds

Police carried out extensive inquiries in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV Anglia

A 20-year-old man's been arrested in Romania in connection with a sex assault in Bury St Edmunds.

A 25-year-old woman was attacked in Shakers Lane last May.

Her wrist was injured in the incident which happened around 10.30pm on Monday 11 May. She reported that she had been followed by a man along Mount Road End and forced into a wooded area, where a sexual assault took place.

In the days following the incident police carried out extensive enquiries, including local checks and media appeals.

A 20-year-old has been detained on suspicion of attempted rape, sexual assault, causing a female to engage in sexual activity and assault. There will now be legal proceedings in Romania before he can be brought back to the UK.


Landmark of a past industrial age is torn down

It's goodbye to a little bit of history in Bury St Edmunds as work continued to demolish the town's last gas holder.

The gas holder or gasometer in Bury St Edmunds is being demolished. Credit: ITV News Anglia

People might not be getting sentimental over the old metal structure on Tayfen Road but there's a good chance it supplied their home with gas for more than half a century.

Others in Norwich and Colchester are being taken down too. The site at Tayfen Road became a gas works in 1834. Gas was initially produced by heating coal in a container before being transferred to gas holders.

Appliances powered by gas became more and more popular over the years and in 1952 a gas holder was built on site to meet increasing demand.

Click below to watch a report on the demolition by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Appeal to find missing 15-year-old girl from Suffolk

Klaudia Sokolowska.

Police are renewing their appeal to find a missing 15-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds.

Klaudia Sokolowska was last seen at her home address in Unicorn Place, Bury St Edmunds, shortly before 4.30pm on Friday 11 December 2015 and has not been seen since.

Although Klaudia has been missing before, she is considered vulnerable and we are extremely concerned for her safety. Officers are asking Klaudia herself or anyone who may have seen her in recent days or anyone with information about where she is now to get in touch by calling Suffolk Police on 101.

– DS Pauline Cullum, Missing Person Coordinator

Concern for missing teenage girl from Suffolk

Klaudia Sokolowska was last seen on Friday. Credit: Suffolk Police

A 15-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk has gone missing.

Klaudia Sokolowska was last seen at her home in Unicorn Place on Friday.

She was last seen wearing a dark Parker jacket, white jeans and black Nike trainers.

Officers are concerned for her welfare. It is believed she may of travelling South.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

Have you seen Klaudia Sokolowska? Credit: Suffolk Police
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