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Suffolk: Transplant patient stars in calendar aimed at promoting organ donation

Bernice Perry is Miss January on the calendar.

She was once told she had less than a year to live, but now instead of counting down the days on the calendar, Bernice Perry's starring on it.

The 23-year-old from Haverhill had her life transformed by a double lung transplant, but now she's Miss January on a calendar aimed at promoting organ donation.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Two killed in motorbike crash at Bartlow

Two people have been killed in a motorbike crash in Bartlow near Cambridge.

The pair, both in their 50s and from Haverhill, died after the motorbike they were riding left the A1307 and crashed into a tree at about 6.50pm on Saturday.

They had been travelling towards Haverhill at the time of the crash.

The pair have not yet been formally identified.

"I would appeal to anyone who saw the crash, or the motorcycle prior to it, to call police."

– PC Simon Burgin, Cambridgeshire Police

Anyone with any information should call the Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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Children raise money to buy their friend a wheelchair

Harry Tiplady playing tennis in his new wheelchair Credit: ITV News Anglia

Pupils at a Suffolk school have helped one of their friends by raising funds to help buy him a new wheelchair.

Harry Tiplady, who has cerebral palsy was struggling to take part in PE lessons at the Samuel Ward Academy in Haverhill because his old wheelchair was too heavy.

So his classmates organised a non-uniform day , raising money to buy a light-weight aluminium wheelchair.

Harry Tiplady at the Samuel Ward Academy Credit: ITV News Anglia

Harry said. "It's just amazing and it's lighter and helps me a bit more in my PE lessons."

Suffolk: Police appeal for witnesses following Haverhill assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in Haverhill in West Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in Haverhill in West Suffolk.

It happened in a car park near the junction of Duddery Road and the High Street at about 1 o'clock on Sunday morning.

The victim described her attacker as Asian and in his late 30s.

E-fit released after 7-year-old boy approached

E-fit of the suspect Credit: Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police has released an E-Fit of a man they want to speak to after a 7-year-old boy was approached in Haverhill.

The incident happened at about 3pm on Sunday 13th April in Linton Place.

The child was playing outside when a man came up to him and asked him to follow him, which the boy refused to do, the man asked him a further three times.

The man is described as white, of slim build, about 5’6’’ to 5’8’’ tall and in his early 50s, he had short, cropped grey hair, he wore a thin black coat with grey jeans.

Seven year old boy approached in Haverhill

Police in Haverhill are appealing for information after a 7 year old boy was approached by a man who asked him to follow him.

The incident happened between 2.50pm and 3.05pm on Sunday 13 April in Linton Place, Haverhill and was reported to police on 15 April.

The boy was playing outside when a man came up to him and asked him to follow him, which the boy refused to do, the man asked him a further three times.

The man is described as white, slim, around 5’6’’ – 5’8’’ tall and in his early 50s, he had short grey hair, he wore a black coat and grey jeans.

If you were in the area and saw this man or recognise him from the description you are asked to contact PC Christian Thomas at Haverhill Police on 101 quoting HH/14/713 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Police appeal after girl is approached by man in car

Police in Haverhill are appealing for witnesses after a 10-year-old girl was approached by a man in a car.

It happened at about 1pm on Saturday in Greenfields Way.

The girl was walking along towards Cleves Road when a silver car pulled up beside her and the driver asked if she would like to get in.

She ignored the driver who, on seeing a dog walker approaching on the opposite side of the road, quickly turned the car around and drove off towards Duddery Road.

The motorist caused other traffic to wait while he turned his car and police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him.

The car was described as a silver Vauxhall people carrier, or similar model. The man is described as white, aged between 40 and 50 years old, of a large build and with a bald head. He was wearing a green camouflage t-shirt and smoking a rolled-up cigarette.

Police appeal for witnesses after attack on teenager

Suffolk Police are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted in Haverhill. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Police are appealing for information after a male in his teens was assaulted in Haverhill.

The attack happened between 2.15am and 3.10am on Saturday 1 March as the victim was walking along Burton End with two other men and a woman.

The group were approached by around three to five men. One of the men used a piece of wood to hit the victim in the face. The victim left along Burton End in the direction of School Lane and was then attacked for a second time. He was knocked to the ground and hit and kicked in the head and face.

The victim received hospital treatment for his injuries and was later discharged.

Suffolk Police say the attackers are white men, aged approximately 19-22, and wearing dark clothing; some wore hooded tops with the hoods up.

Anyone who has any information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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