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Man dies following collision in Copdock

A man has died following a road traffic collision which happened on the southbound carriageway of Old London Road in Copdock yesterday, Thursday 16 January.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 2.30pm to reports of a collision involving a blue Citroen and a cyclist.

The cyclist, a man in his sixties, was taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital but died later the same evening. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact PC Allie Cotton at the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

Suffolk sex offender jailed for 16 years

Guilty: Stephen Benson faces 16 years in prison

Stephen Benson, 50, from Copdock has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in relation to sexual offences on children.

Benson was charged with offences relating to incidents against three female victims who were aged under 18 years at the time of the offences, which occured between 1989 and 2010.


Suffolk collision appeal

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Copdock. It happened at around 6.10pm yesterday evening on London Road. A white Toyota Yaris left the road and collided with a bridge resulting in the Yaris ending up on its side.

The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries. Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw the Toyota Yaris prior to or when the collision happened.

Suffolk man charged with 23 sexual offences against children

Suffolk Police have charged a man with 23 sexual offences against children.

Stephen Benson, 50, from Pearsons Way, Copdock has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of sexual assault, nine counts of rape and ten counts of indecent assault.

The charges relate to incidents against three female victims who were aged under 18 years at the time the offences, which happened between 1989 and 2010.

Benson will appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday 11 July.

Jack knifed lorry witness appeal

Jack knifed lorry closes the A12/A14 at Copdock for eight hours yesterday Credit: ITV Anglia

Suffolk Police are renewing their appeal for witnesses following a serious collision on the A12/A14 at Copdock, which left the road closed for over eight hours yesterday.

Police were called at approximately 10.10am yesterday morning, Monday 28 May, with a report that a red Mann lorry travelling southbound on the A12 junction with the A14 had jack knifed on the over bridge, causing part of its load of doors to shed on to the A14 carriageway below.

The driver of the lorry was left shaken but uninjured.

A white Corsa car travelling east bound on the A14 was hit by the shedding load. The female driver of this vehicle was taken to Ipswich hospital and treated for minor injuries, cuts and bruises.