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Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

An investigation is underway following a collision in Hadleigh this morning (Monday 10 February).

Police were called to the A1071 at approximately 5.15am. The collision involved a Vauxhall car and a Suzuki motorcycle.

The male motorcyclist sustained serious injuries and was taken to Ipswich Hospital. The A1071 was closed whilst recovery of the vehicles took place and re-opened at around 7.50am.

Anyone who witnesses this collision is asked to contact the Roads Policing at Firearms Operations Unit at Suffolk Police on 101.


Suffolk Police take nearly 200 weather calls in an hour

Suffolk Police say they have taken nearly 200 weather-related calls between 8am and 9am. The vast majority relating to trees across roads and power lines coming down.

  • a lorry has overturned on the Street at Mendlesham.
  • a double-decker bus overturning into a field in Coram Street, Hadleigh. All passengers are off the bus but the driver is being treated for injuries.
  • several incidents of trees coming down onto cars.
  • The Orwell Bridge remains closed, with diversions in place.

Tesco debate goes before council

Tesco demo
Pro and anti-Tesco demonstrators in Hadleigh Credit: ITV News Anglia

Campaigners fighting plans for a new Tesco superstore in Hadleigh, Suffolk will find out today if they have been successful.

Tesco's bid to build on the former Brett Works site was due to be discussed by Babergh's planning committee on July 4 but the meeting was delayed until this morning.

Debate over the proposal is expected to be heated. Tesco say the store will bring jobs and money into the area, but opponents claim it'll mean the end for many High Street shops.


Police release CCTV images of cash machine theft

This CCTV image show a digger being used to remove the ATM from the wall of the Lloyds TSB Branch in Hadleigh
This CCTV image show a digger being used to remove the ATM from the wall of the Lloyds TSB Branch in Hadleigh Credit: Suffolk Police

Suffolk police have released CCTV images after a cash machine was broken into at Hadleigh in the early hours of Wednesday April 11.

The CCTV image above shows the digger which was used to remove the ATM from the wall of the Lloyds TSB Branch in the High Street.

The machine was discarded nearby with the cash cartridges removed.

Police believe the digger was taken from a building site on Magdalen Road and driven into the High Street.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Suffolk police by phoning 101.

Digger used in cash machine raid

Thieves used a digger to break into a cash machine in Hadleigh early this morning.

Police were called to the High Street at about 3.30am. The machine was found discarded nearby with the cash cartridges removed.

The digger was believed to have been driven into the High Street from the direction of the church. A small dark hatchback car was seen driving away after the theft towards the church.

Officers searched the area but the offenders were not found.

This morning inquiries are being carried out to establish where the digger came from. CCTV is being viewed and witnesses are being spoken to. The High Street reopened at 6.45am.

Anyone with information about this theft should call West Suffolk CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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