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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.

Councillor asked to stand down ahead of US move - but authority admits it cannot stop payments

Brian Riley with his daughter (left) and wife (right).

Suffolk County Council says it has asked a councillor planning to move to America to stand down - but cannot legally force him to or withdraw his allowance.

Brian Riley, who represents Hadleigh, wants to continue his duties from nearly 4,000 miles away in North Carolina.

He is allowed to keep claiming his councillor allowance as long as he attends one council meeting every six months.

And, once a councillor is elected, there is no obligation for them to remain as a resident in the county - or even country.

Suffolk County Council's Conservative group leader Mark Bee has removed Mr Riley from all committees and will not be re-appointed or given any position of special responsibility.

Mr Bee has also spoken directly to the councillor to encourage him to stand down.

"Following the introduction of the Localism Act 2011, the council has no power to suspend Cllr Riley, even if his actions were found to be a breach of the members’ code of conduct.

"There is also no legal power to withdraw or deduct his councillor allowance."

– Suffolk County Council spokesman.

Teenage girl raped in Suffolk market town

Detectives are investigating after a teenage girl was raped in a Suffolk market town over the weekend.

Police received a report at around 2am on Sunday 15 March, that a girl had been raped as she was walking in Tayler Road near the junction with Yeoman Way in Hadleigh at around 9:30pm on Saturday 14 March.

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

Officers have released a description of a man they need to trace in connection with the attack.

He is described white, aged in his early 20s, of medium build, clean shaven, around 5ft 7in tall, and wearing dark blue jeans and a black Adidas hoody with the hood up.

The hood is described as having two black cords hanging down, and the top had three white stripes down both arms and a white Adidas motif on the right chest area.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation and the victim is receiving support from specialist officers. I would urge anyone who saw or heard anything out of the ordinary or recognises the description of the man to contact us.”

– Darren Bruce, Joint Major Investigation Team

Police want to speak to anyone who has information about this incident and they are asked to call the Joint Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference HD/15/422, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Investigations continue into large fire at Suffolk cleaning products company

Firefighters damping down at Primo Manufacturing.
Firefighters at Primo Manufacturing.

Investigations are continuing into what caused a large fire at a cleaning products company in Suffolk yesterday.

At the height of the blaze, 15 crews were needed at Primo Manufacturing on the Lady Lane industrial estate in Hadleigh near Ipswich.

Police say the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

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.

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