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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.

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

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