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Police witness appeal following serious collision in Hadleigh in Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Hadleigh in Suffolk.

It happened at around 12.15pm on Sunday 6 July involving a car and a motorbike along the B1070, Benton Street.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 60s sustained serious fracture injuries and was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries. The car driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital as a precautionary measure.

Anyone who was in the area and witnessed the collision or the vehicles travelling along the road prior to the incident taking place are asked to contact PC Andrew Lovelock at Police Headquarters Roads Policing and Firearms Operation Unit on 101 quoting CAD 191 of 6 July 2014.

Family pay tribute to 3 year old

A little girl who died in a collision with a car in Hadleigh in Suffolk has been named.

Rosa Simon died after in Ipswich Hospital after colliding with the car in Canterbury Gardens just before 6 o'clock Tuesday June 17.

It's thought the girl may have been riding a toy scooter when it happened.

The driver of the vehicle is being treated for shock.

Rosa was a much beloved and loving daughter and sister. Small in size, but a giant in character, kindness and with a sheer joy at being alive. It has _ been a privilege to have known her as parents and as siblings. She made us better and happier people. We are _devastated by losing her. Her death has robbed us of much of the sparkle of life. We now ask that as a grieving family we are given time to be with our dear family and friends"

– The family of Rosa Simon

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Little girl who died in Hadleigh accident was just three

Map showing where the collision happened.

Police have confirmed that a little girl who died in a collision with a car in Hadleigh in Suffolk was just three-years-old.

Emergency services were called to Canterbury Gardens just before 6 o'clock Tuesday June 17.

It's thought the girl may have been riding a toy scooter when it happened. She was taken to Ipswich Hospital but died shortly after. The driver of the vehicle is being treated for shock.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened, who hasn’t already spoken to officers, to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police by dialing 101, quoting CAD 363 of today, Tuesday 17 June.

Police confirm that girl injured in collision has died

Suffolk Police have confirmed that the little girl injured in a collision in Hadleigh has died.

The girl, believed to be between three and five years old, was hurt just before 6pm this evening in Canterbury Gardens. She died in Ipswich Hospital.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened, who hasn’t already spoken to officers, to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police by dialling 101.

Girl critically injured in collision

Map of the scene

A little girl is in a critical condition in hospital after she was in collision with a car in Hadleigh in Suffolk.

The girl, believed to be between three and five years old was on a toy scooter when the incident occurred just before 6pm this evening in Canterbury Gardens. She is being treated in Ipswich Hospital.

Fans bombard the wrong Phil Neville with complaints about football commentary

Phil Neville, of Hadleigh in Suffolk, has been receiving messages meant for a former footballer. Credit: Twitter.

A radiator salesman from Suffolk has been bombarded with messages intended for former footballer and World Cup commentator Phil Neville - because they have the same name.

Mr Neville, from Hadleigh, revealed his plight on the social media site when he tweeted his namesake.

He said: "@fizzer18 hi Phil, we have the same name and I get loads of your tweets by mistake from followers, interesting comments at times. Good Luck."

Phil Neville, the former footballer. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport / PA.

Messages include pleas to the BBC to take Neville, who played for Manchester United for 11 years, off of their commentary team.

Others moan that he is boring and has a monotone voice.

Although some, who did manage to find the right Twitter account, signalled their support for the former footballer.

The BBC received more than 400 complaints from football fans about Neville's commentary during England's match against Italy on Saturday.

And dozens more were sent to his namesake's Twitter account.

Suffolk's Mr Neville also told tweeters he was "an ex footballer, ex referee and a good one at that".

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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

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.

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