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Lottery winner buys children's centre in Haverhill

A woman from Haverhill in Suffolk, who won 148 million pounds on the Euromillions lottery, is using some of her winnings to refurbish a children's play centre in the town, which had closed down.

Gillian Bayford and her husband won their millions last August. Gillian says it's important to give something back to the local community. You can see her story in full on ITV News Anglia tonight at 6pm.


Police continue to investigate unexplained death

Police are expected to name a man in his 70s who died after being found in a road in Haverhill in Suffolk. Police were called to Duddery Road at around 3.30am on Sunday morning where the man was found lying in the road.

The man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital but was later pronounced dead. His death is being treated as unexplained. Police are trying to contact his relatives.

Police probe street death mystery

A street in Haverhill has been cordoned off following the unexplained death of a man.

Police were called to Duddery Road at around 3:30am on Sunday March 24th by the ambulance service who were tending a man who had been found in the street.

The man, believed to be in his fifties, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Officers have cordoned off an area of Duddery Road. The death is being treated as unexplained.

Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time.


Police search for raider

Police are appealing for witnesses after a female staff member was injured when a man tried to force his way into a dental practice in Haverhill, Suffolk.

The incident occurred at around 5.40pm on Tuesday 26th February at the premises in Wratting Road.

The staff member had gone out to the bins at the rear of the building, when she became aware of someone approaching from the car park behind.

The victim then went quickly back inside and as she attempted to close the door behind her, the offender tried to push it back open and force his way in.

After a brief struggle in which the staff member suffered cuts to the head when the door was pushed back against her, she succeeded in keeping the attacker out and managed to close and lock the door.

The offender is described as a white male who was wearing a hooded top.

Lotto couple may start new music business

Adrian and Gillian Bayford after their Euromillions win Credit: ITV Anglia

A couple from Haverhill who won £148m on the Euromillions lottery are thought to be planning to open a business at their new mansion in Suffolk.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford used to run a music shop in Haverhill but closed the business after their win.

Now its been reported Mr Bayford plans to convert the stables in the grounds of his new £6 million mansion into a musical instruments workshop.

Attacker sprays bleach in victim's mouth

Police in Haverhill are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man assaulted a woman with a piece of glass and bleach.

The 18-year-old woman was walking along Leather Lane at approximately 9.45am yesterday, when a man approached her from behind and tugged on her handbag.

The man produced a shard of glass and pushed it against her neck and stomach causing small scratch marks.

He also took a bottle from a bag and squirted a liquid, believed to be bleach into her mouth.

The man was then disturbed by a noise behind him and the woman managed to run home.

The woman was seen by her doctor but will not be requiring any further medical attention.

The man's described as white, 40 - 50 years old, 6ft tall, slim, with short dark curly hair.

Calls in relation to this incident should be made to Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.**

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