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Man dies after suffering serious head injuries in car crash

The man died from his injuries at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Credit: PA

A man in his 60s has died after suffering serious head injuries in a car crash in Norfolk.

He was driving on the A1066 from Diss towards Thetford on 11 January, when his car left the roadside and crashed into a tree.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where he died on 28 January.

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Dog drowns in Diss lake despite desperate rescue effort

The Diss Mere in South Norfolk. Credit: Diss Town Council

A dog has drowned after it got into trouble in a lake in Norfolk.

It's thought the springer spaniel had escaped from a family home and got into difficulty in the Diss Mere.

Council maintenance worker John Hanser saw that the animal was struggling and jumped in to help, but was unable to reach him in time.

I’m just upset, I love Springer Spaniels.

I thought, if I can get him, I will. I know I shouldn’t have tried, but I couldn’t leave the poor thing out there.

You do these things, and I thought he was close enough to get, but he turned around and paddled off. It was so cold, I thought, I can’t get to him, and sure enough he went under.

– John Hanser, Diss Council

The Council have warned people of the importance of keeping their pets on leads near the Mere at all times following the incident.

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