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Members of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club return to France to remember plane crash victims

Members of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have returned from a charity cycle ride to France.
Members of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have returned from a charity cycle ride to France. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Members of Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have returned from a charity cycle ride to France, remembering 18 of the club's players killed in a plane crash 40 years ago.

346 passengers and crew died when a Turkish Airlines plane came down north of Paris in 1974.

This weekend, rugby club members returned to the site to pay their respects.


Magna Carta due to arrive in Suffolk

The Magna Carta is due to arrive in Bury St Edmunds this afternoon.

The Magna Carta Credit: ITV Anglia

The original 1215 copy of the document is being loaned by Lincoln Cathedral.

In 1214 a group of Barons met in Bury St Edmunds to swear an oath to force King John to put his seal on the Magna Carta.

It will be going on display in the town's Cathedral

Have you seen missing Paul?

Paul Henbury Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a 41-year-old man who went missing from Bury St Edmunds who is now thought to be in the Cambridge area.

Paul Henbury left his home on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April and was later reported as missing to police.

He is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build, with short skinhead-style blond hair and a beard.

There is concern for his well-being and police are asking Mr Henbury, or anyone who may have seen him in the past couple of days, or who may know where he is now, to get in touch.

Initial enquiries have revealed positive sightings of Mr Henbury in Cambridge on Tuesday 15 and yesterday (Thursday 17 April) but officers need to speak to him.

Mr Henbury or anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101.

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.

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