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Fire crews tackle flat fire above newsagents in Halesworth

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Fire crews have been dealing with a building fire in Halesworth, Suffolk.

It broke out in a flat above a newsagents on Chediston Street near to the market place just after 6pm on Monday evening.

It's not known if there are any injuries, but it's not thought that anyone was in the building at the time.

Crews spent much of the night dealing with the fire and it's now under control.

Fire crews at the scene in Halesworth. Credit: Anderson Media Solutions

Crews came from Woodbridge, Leiston, Beccles, Stradbroke, Great Yarmouth Fire Station, Ipswich East, Saxmundham, Halesworth and Bungay.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has warned local residents to expect road closures over the coming days while they carry out an investigation.

Crowds watch on as fire crews tackle the fire. Credit: Anderson Media Solutions

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Fans queue for Ed Sheeran's cast-off clothes

The queue outside the charity shop selling second-hand Ed Sheeran clothes. Credit: Sean Cockrell / ITV News Anglia

Ed Sheeran fans have been queuing the rain to pick up a bargain second-hand shirt.

The Suffolk singer-songwriter has donated around 20 items of his clothing to the new East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) shop in Halesworth in Suffolk.

Ed is an ambassador for EACH and has donated clothing before.

Some 100 items sold previously for £8,000, as well as his teenage drum kit which raised £2,650.

20 items of Ed Sheeran's clothes are being sold at the charity shop in Halesworth, Suffolk. Credit: Sean Cockrell / ITV News Anglia

£80,000 worth of lead stolen from church roof in Suffolk

Police in Halesworth are appealing for information following the theft of a large quantity of lead from a church roof in Mettingham.

The theft happened sometime between 6pm on Saturday 4 October and 4pm on Sunday 5 October at All Saints Church in Mettingham.

Approximately 15 meters x 10 meters of lead have been stolen from a flat and pitched roof of the church.

It has been estimated the cost of replacing the lead, the fixings and damage caused will be around £80,000.

If you have any information about this theft of saw suspicious activity in the area you are asked to call PC Richard Warne at Halesworth Police on 101 quoting BE/14/1222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Man dies after crashing into building

A driver has died after crashing into a building in Suffolk this afternoon.

Police were called to the junction of Bridge Street and The Thoroughfare in Halesworth at about 3.10pm today.

The man, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed while emergency services attended the crash.

A structural engineer was also called to assess the damage to the building.