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Former daughter-in-law rewarded for 'Fast Eddie' tip-off

Eddie Maher, who fled to the US after stealing a security van in 1993. Credit: PA images.

The former daughter-in-law of the fugitive thief Eddie Maher has received a cash reward - three years after telling police that he had fled to the US.

Jessica King's tip-off eventually led to the conviction of "Fast Eddie" who stole a security van holding over £1.2m from Felixstowe in 1993.

Security company G4S had originally offered a £100,000 reward but it is believed Ms King received just £10,000.

G4S was unable to recover any of the stolen money.

A spokesman said the company "appreciates Ms King's actions and the hard work of the police".

"We are grateful to Jessica King for the information supplied to the authorities that led to Eddie Maher's arrest and later conviction.

"While no money from the robbery was ever returned, we were able to recover some losses through the seizure of Maher's remaining assets, which allowed us to reward Ms King proportionately to what was received."

– G4S spokesman.

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Elderly volunteer assaulted during Suffolk charity shop theft

An elderly woman has been injured during a theft at a charity shop in Ipswich.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon at Suffolk Animal Rescue on Felixstowe Road between 3.40pm and 4pm.

The woman in her 70s, who volunteers at the shop was putting the days takings away when a man grabbed the bag of money. He then pushed her over causing her injuries to her hip.

He fled the shop with the money and ran across the road causing several vehicles to stop.

The man is described as being in his 40s, six foot tall and slim. He is white with a tan, has dark brown curly hair which is swept to one side, and is described as English and well-spoken. He was wearing dark slim fit trousers or jeans, black shoes, and a navy blue waterproof winter jacket.

If you saw someone who matched this description or have any information that could help police, please call DS Cappleman on 101, quoting reference number IE/14/3085.

Rape inquiry: police to take no further action against 17-year-old

A 17-year-old boy from Ipswich arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe will face no further police action.

The teenager was arrested on Sunday 28 September after a woman reported that someone had broken into her flat and sexually assaulted her. Adrian Udrea, aged 38 and from Blyford Way in Felixstowe has since been charged with rape, burglary and assault and appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court this morning, Thursday 2 October. He has been remanded in custody.

Suffolk: Man charged with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe

A man's been charged with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been charged with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe.

A woman reported someone breaking into her home and sexually assaulting her on Sunday.

38-year-old Adrian Udrea from Felixstowe has now been charged with rape, burglary and assault. He'll appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court later.

A 17-year-old boy who was previously arrested in connection with the incident has been released on bail.

Suffolk: Second man arrested over Felixstowe rape

Detectives investigating the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe have arrested a second man. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe have arrested a second man.

A woman reported someone breaking into her home and sexually assaulting her in the early hours of Sunday.

Last night a 38-year-old man from Felixstowe was arrested on suspicion of rape and burglary. A 17-year-old boy, previously arrested, has been released on bail.

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Teenage boy bailed in rape inquiry

A teenage boy arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police were contacted shortly after 2am on Sunday 28 September by the woman who reported that someone had broken into her flat and sexually assaulted her in the Walton area of the town.

Officers remain in the area where the incident took place carrying out enquiries and police are working with partners to provide reassurance and information to local residents.

Inquiries continue in Felixstowe Credit: ITV Anglia

Rape inquiry police given more time to question teenager

Suffolk Police have been given more time to question a 17-year-old boy in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe.

The woman raised the alarm shortly after 2am on Sunday 28 September by reporting that someone had broken into her flat and sexually assaulted her in the Walton area of the town.

Shortly before 3pm on Sunday, a 17-year-old boy from Ipswich was arrested in Felixstowe on suspicion of rape.

Police remain in the area where the incident took place conducting inquiries and carrying out reassurance patrols.

Trained officers are working with the victim to make sure she receives the best possible care and is helped through this difficult time.

Teenager arrested after elderly woman reports rape

Police forensics van in Felixstowe

An Ipswich teenager has been arrested in connection with the rape of an elderly woman in Felixstowe. The woman contacted police in the early hours of this morning reporting that someone had broken into her flat and sexually assaulted her in the Walton area of the town. Shortly before 3pm on Sunday, a 17-year-old boy from Ipswich was arrested in Felixstowe on suspicion of rape and is currently being questioned by detectives at the police investigation centre in Martlesham. .

Father of murder victim appeals for help 15 years on

It is a murder that still remains a mystery 15 years after it shocked a community in Suffolk.

Victoria Hall's brutal killing made headlines for weeks following her disappearance in September 1999 after a night out with friends in Felixstowe.

Now her father Graham is making a fresh appeal for the answers he and Victoria's mother so desperately need.

Click below to watch a report by Tanya Mercer:

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