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West Suffolk Hospital praised in CQC inspection

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

West Suffolk Hospital and Newmarket Community Hospital have been rated as "good" following a three-day inspection from the health watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission said staff went "the extra mile" and it was clear they were proud to work at there.

Our inspectors found that West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was providing a good service that was extremely caring.

It was evident that the trust had staff who were proud to work at the hospital. Many had worked at there for a long time and challenges were addressed quickly and efficiently.

Our main findings were that staff were helpful, open and dynamic, aware of what good looks like and they strove to implement this in daily practice. Staff were seen to go the extra mile for patients and their families.

– Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Police investigate alleged rape in Bury St Edmunds

Police are investigating an alleged rape in Bury St Edmunds.

Yesterday a woman in her 30s reported she'd been raped in her home by a man who followed her home last Saturday (July 23).

She told police she was sitting on a bench opposite the Co-Op store at around 11.15pm in Out Risbygate, when a man sat next to her.

She said, he started cuddling and kissing her and then indecently exposed himself to her.

She managed to get away and began walking home but the man followed her home and she was raped there.

Anyone who may have been in the Risbygate Street or Out Risbygate area of the town last Saturday night into Sunday morning is being asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.


Two teenagers re-bailed following schoolboy killed by airgun

Ben was a pupil at Thurston Community College Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two teenagers arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, following the death of a teenager from Suffolk have been re-bailed.

Flowers were laid at the school gates Credit: ITV News Anglia

13-year old Ben Wragge from Thurston was shot with an air gun on 1 May.

Ben was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in a critical condition but died as a result of his injuries, caused by an air pellet.

The two teenagers are due to return to Bury St Edmunds Investigation Centre on Thursday July 28.

More: Suffolk school mourns the loss of popular pupil killed by an airgun

Inquest hears schoolboy died after being shot in the side of the neck

Ben Wragge was shot in the village of Thurston near Bury St Edmunds.

A schoolboy died after being shot in the side of the neck with an airgun pellet, an inquest has heard.

Benjamin Wragge, 13, suffered the wound while the airgun was being passed around between friends at an address in Old Post Office Lane, Thurston.

Today at Bury St Edmunds, an inquest was formally opened on Benjamin, who lived at Main Road, Great Ashfield.

Assistant Suffolk Coroner Yvonne Blake said that following the incident on the afternoon of May 1, several people, including his mother had attempted to revive Benjamin.

He was taken by ambulance to the West Suffolk Hospital where he later died, the hearing was told.

The Assistant Coroner said the incident had been investigated by the Suffolk and Norfolk police major investigation team and a Home Office post mortem examination had taken place.

The conclusion of the post mortem was that Benjamin died as a result of injuries resulting in being struck by an airgun pellet.

Assistant Coroner Mrs Blake adjourned the inquest until November to allow enquiries to be completed.

Man suffers serious facial injuries after fight outside pub

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two men have been arrested after a man was seriously injured during a fight outside a pub in Bury St Edmunds.

It broke out on Fordham Road at around 6 o'clock on Saturday 6 May.

A 23 and 24 year-old have been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm - and been bailed.

Police want to speak to a woman who was riding a bike near a garage on Tollgate Lane.

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


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.

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