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Woman subjected to "terrifying ordeal" after armed robbery at her home

A woman in Suffolk was subjected to what police are describing as a "terrifiying ordeal" after armed robbers burst into her home.

The victim – aged in her 60s – opened her front door at her home in Ramsey Road in Hadleigh around 7pm on Saturday 10 February, to discover a boy outside, who she believed to be 13 or 14 years old. While she was talking to him, two other men aged between 18-27 appeared, initially claiming to be police officers, before forcing their way into the house.

One was holding what appeared to be a pistol in one hand and a screwdriver in the other. They ransacked the house, whilst the teenage boy acted as a lookout. They escaped with jewellery.

"This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and although she took reasonable measures before answering the door, I want to take the opportunity to remind people to ‘Lock, Stop, Chain, Check’, before answering the door to unexpected callers, especially at night time. These types of incident are rare in Suffolk, but it is important to remain vigilant.

– Detective Inspector Steve Corbett


Teenager killed in Suffolk crash

The crash happened in Hadleigh in Suffolk.

A teenager has died following a serious road traffic collision in Hadleigh in Suffolk.

Police were contacted by the Ambulance Service just before 10pm on Saturday 17 June to reports of a single vehicle collision on the A1071.

The vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa, had been travelling in the Ipswich direction, when it left the road and collided with some fencing near the junction with Coram Street.

A female passenger, a teenager, was treated by ambulance staff but died at the scene. The driver, a young woman, had minor injuries only.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is now underway. Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to call Suffolk Constabulary’s Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101 quoting CAD 497 of 17 June.

Clergyman to stand trial over filming in public toilets allegations

The Very Rev Martin Thrower

A Suffolk clergyman has appeared in court and denied filming men in public toilets for sexual gratification.

The Very Rev Martin Thrower from Hadleigh pleaded NOT guilty to two charges of voyeurism at Norwich Crown Court.

The 55-year-old was arrested in August last year after alleged incidents in Ipswich.

His trial has been set for June. As part of his bail conditions he's not allowed unsupervised contact with people under the age of 18.


Mountain bikers prepare for Youth Championships in Essex

Hadleigh Park, Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 100 young mountain bikers will be at Hadleigh park in Essex for the Youth Championships this weekend.

The three day event will see under 16s from all over the country competing, many of whom only got involved with the sport after coming to watch Olympic riders there during London 2012.

Riders will be competing for individual honours in each of the events as well as earning points for their region with the top Region crowned Champions on Sunday afternoon.

Hadleigh Park turned into world-class sporting venue

Hadleigh Park in Essex was home of the Montain Biking events during the 2012 Olympics - and now as part of the legacy of the games it's been turned into a world-class sporting venue.

Today VIP's including double Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton were there to celebrate the opening.

Click below to watch Serena Sandhu's report:

Man arrested following car park rape

A man has been arrested after a woman reported being raped in Hadleigh, Suffolk in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Location of attack in Hadleigh, Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 46-year-old victim was raped in a car park area behind Gray's Fish & Chip shop on Angel Street at around 12.30am on Saturday.

Yesterday evening, a 43-year-old man from Hadleigh was arrested on suspicion of rape and taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was interviewed.

He was released on police bail earlier today to return on May 6.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police on 101.

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