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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

Court date set for five charged over Suffolk shooting

Forensic officers at the scene. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Five men charged in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds will stand trial in April next year.

Police were called to Forum Court in the town in August after reports a man had been shot in the stomach.

The shooting happened at Forum Court in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The victim, in his thirties, was successfully treated for his wounds in hospital. The men - who have all pleaded not guilty - are charged with conspiracy to murder.


Gas explosion at flats in Suffolk

Emergency services were this evening called to a gas explosion at a block of flats in Suffolk.

Crews found a fire in the ground-floor flat, at The Vinefields in Bury St Edmunds following the call just after 9pm. The property on the floor above was heavily smoke-logged.

Fightfighters had the blaze dealt after an hour.

Delays on A14 in Suffolk after two lorries crash

There are delays on the A14 near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk after a crash involving two lorries.

Delays on the A14 after a crash involving two lorries in Suffolk. Credit: Suffolk Police

The incident happened just after 7am on the A14 eastbound at junction 41 for Risby. Congestion is reported back to junction 39 for the B1506 at Kentford.

One of the lorries hit the central reservation damaging 200 metres of safety barrier.

One lane of the A14 is closed for barrier repairs.

"The RTC resulted in closure of the A14 due one of the vehicles coming to rest straddling the central reservation. Where possible drivers are asked to avoid the area if they are able to due to the congestion caused by the road closure."

– Suffolk Police

'Damaged pipe' the cause of gas leak at Greene King which left 21 people trapped

Greene King, Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

A gas leak at Greene King in Bury St Edmunds which saw 100 homes evacuated and 21 people trapped in the brewery this morning was caused by a damaged pipe the brewery have said.

Roads in the area were closed off including, Tannery Drive and Rockingham Road while emergency services worked to make the area safe.

A number of people within the brewery were trapped in one of the rooms as the only way out was through the contaminated area. Fire crews had to rescue the group of 21 people from a window.

“A leak has been detected in a bulk CO2 tank at the brewery. As a precautionary measure, the police have cordoned off the area around the tank so that the fire brigade can attend and resolve the matter by isolating the damaged pipe. Local residents have been advised and will be evacuated where necessary to allow the work to be carried out.”

– Spokesperson, Green King

Engineers are now working to repair the damaged pipe and an investigation has begun to establish how the leak could have happened.

"The area is once again completely safe and local residents who were briefly evacuated have now returned to their homes. We would like to thank the police and fire services for their assistance and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.”

– Spokesperson, Greene King

Cate Caruth lives nearby and spoke to ITV News Anglia.

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