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Armed Raid in Bury St Edmunds

Armed Raid in Bury St Edmunds

The Suffolk Police helicopter was launched over Bury St Edmunds this evening after an armed robbery in the town.

Police were called at around 5pm after reports of two men raiding a business on Cornhill.

They smashed the windows of the premises and threatened staff and members of the public with weapons.

The two men had left the scene by the time police arrived and it’s been reported that they were both seen running down Whiting Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police.


Bury St Edmunds: Police appeal for witnesses after spate of car vandalism

Police are appealing for witnesses after 16 cars were vandalised between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Bury St Edmunds.

Most of the vehicles had their bodywork scratched, some had offensive words written on them.

One car had a window scratched, and another had a wing mirror damaged.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact PC Paul Fox at Suffolk Police, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta

Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Sealed in 1215, it provided the foundations on which British laws and principles are based.

The barons of England are reported to have met in Bury St Edmunds. They swore an oath at the alter of the abbey that would later force the king to accept what would become one of the most famous documents in history.

To commemorate the event, a team of embroiders has been tasked with designing and creating a twelve panel tapestry.

Man arrested after fire in block of flats

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man following a fire at a block of flats in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident took place at around 11.45pm last night (Saturday 4 October) in the flats above a row of shops in Stamford Court.

Fires had been started in the ground floor stairwell and on the first floor balcony, causing residents of two flats to be evacuated.

Officers arrested a man on suspicion of arson shortly after midnight.

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he is currently being questioned.

Woman on bail after Bury incident

A woman who was arrested in connection with an incident in Suffolk in which a man was left critically injured has been released on bail.

Police were called to a flat on Anselm Avenue in Bury St Edmunds on on Monday 8 September following reports man had fallen from a balcony.

When they arrived they found a 50-year-old local man with serious multiple injuries. He remains critically ill in hospital.

On Friday 19th September, a 40-year-old woman from Bury St Edmunds was arrested at her home address. She's now been released on bail.


Police hunt armed robber after convenience store raid

The armed robbery took place at Home Farm Lane Credit: ITV Anglia

Detectives in Bury St Edmunds are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a shop in the town.

It happened at 10.15pm on Monday 15 September, when a man went into the convenience store in Home Farm Lane. He pulled what appeared to be a hand gun from his pocket and pointed it at the shop owner. The owner ducked behind the counter and the offender grabbed the whole cash till from the counter and ran with it out of the shop.

The shop owner ran after the man who turned right and through a car park. The offender dropped the till and stole a quantity of its contents before running off.

The offender is described as white, aged around 26-27 years and approximately 6ft tall. The shop has been closed this morning so officers can investigate what happened.

Austin Cornish's childhood tragedy inspired him to become a tireless fundraiser

Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award finalist for the East of the Anglia region


Austin Cornish from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk was three years old he lost his father in an air disaster in the 1970s.

How people helped his family at that difficult time inspired him to become a tireless campaigner who's raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for local good causes.

Former Suffolk dance teacher Scott Rogers shot dead in the US

Scott Rogers hosted a TV show on WAFB-TV. Credit: Youtube

A former Suffolk dance teacher who went on to find fame as a presenter on American television, has been shot dead at his home in Louisiana.

Before leaving Bury St Edmunds, Scott Rogers ran a controversial dancing school, described by authorities at the time as having an "unhealthy atmosphere similar to a religious cult."

It's believed he was killed by his son-in-law Mathew Hodgkinson, also his former lover, who then tried to kill himself.

"This looks to be a murder and attempted suicide.

Rogers was found with a single gun shot wound to the head and Mathew was on the floor with a gun shot wound to the head."

– Iberville sheriff Brett Stassi

Police ask for help to trace wanted man

Police have named a man they would like to trace after a woman in her 20s was punched and kicked outside her home in Bury St Edmunds.

Dale Roberts is being sought by detectives who want to speak to him in connection with the assault which happened on August 16.

The 26-year-old, who is unemployed, also threatened to set fire to the woman's house.

Det Con Matt Ross, of Suffolk Police, said: “We have been trying to find Dale Roberts for the past few weeks following various information we have been given, but we have been unable to locate him. We are now turning to the public to help us arrest him.”

Mr Roberts is described as white, of medium build, about 5ft 10ins tall and with a tattoo on his left wrist.

He is known to have connections in the Sudbury and Bury areas.

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