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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 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.
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A man has been arrested after a woman reported being raped in Hadleigh, Suffolk in the early hours of Saturday morning.
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.
A woman has reported being raped in Hadleigh in Suffolk last night (Friday, March 20th).
The incident happened in a car park area behind Gray’s chip shop on Angel Street.
Police say investigations are at an early stage but the area has been cordoned off.
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."
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.
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.”
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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