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East of England Ambulance Service annual meeting to be held in Ipswich

East of England Ambulance Service annual meeting to be held in Ipswich.
East of England Ambulance Service annual meeting to be held in Ipswich.

The East of England Ambulance Service which was heavily criticised last year for poor management and slow response times is holding its annual general meeting in Ipswich this afternoon.

The new boss Dr Anthony Marsh will set the improvements the Trust has made since he took the helm in January.

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Police name man killed in Ipswich motorbike crash

A man who died following a motorbike crash in Ipswich has been named by police as 20-year-old Rhys Lungley from Ipswich.

Scene of the motorbike crash
Scene of the motorbike crash in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police were called at around 2.35am yesterday morning to reports of a motorbike riding at high speed through the town centre.

The bike, a Yamaha DT 125, hit railings and glass along the waterfront, directly outside the University Campus Suffolk building at 2.50am. Rhys was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the bike travelling through the town or who witnessed the actual collision. Calls should be made to the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 53 of 26/7/14.

Due to police presence in the vicinity at the time of the incident, Suffolk Constabulary will be referring this matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission for their consideration in line with usual procedure.

Man killed in motorbike crash

A motorcyclist has died after colliding into railings outside the University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich.

Site of the fatal crash in Ipswich
Site of the fatal crash in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police were called around 2.35am on Saturday 26 July, to reports of a motorbike riding at high speed through the town centre.

The bike, a Yamaha DT 125, then struck railings and glass along the waterfront, directly outside the University Campus Suffolk building.

The motorcyclist, a man in his early 20's and from Ipswich died in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Teenager charged over Ipswich stabbing

St Catherine's Court in Ipswich.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with grievous bodily harm following a stabbing in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenage boy has been charged after a 15-year-old was stabbed in the back in Ipswich.

Officers were called to a car park near St Catherine’s Court in the Stoke Park area of the town at about 1.20pm on Wednesday 16 July.

They found the victim - who had a single stab wound to his back - in the care of the ambulance service.

The following day, police arrested a 15-year-old boy from Ipswich on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Officers confirmed the teenager had since been charged with causing grievous bodily harm, committing burglary and theft, and possessing a knife in a public place.

He was due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court on Saturday morning.

Man jailed for 10 years after attacking woman with meat cleaver

Lianjun Sun (50) has been jailed for 10 years for assault
Lianjun Sun (50) has been jailed for 10 years for assault Credit: Suffolk Police

A man has been jailed for 10 years after attacking a woman with a meat cleaver in Ipswich. He pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm.

Lianjun Sun, 51, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court following the incident in November 2013 when a 50-year-old woman was found unconscious with life-threatening neck injuries in Garrick Way.

The court heard that Lianjun Sun and his victim had a disagreement at the takeaway shop where they worked, which resulted in him attacking her with what was believed to be a large knife or meat cleaver. A search of the surrounding area found a meat cleaver within undergrowth behind the parade of shops.

"This was a truly horrific and brutal attack on the victim, one I am sure will take her many years to get over both psychologically and physically."

– Detective Sergeant Carl Dye, Suffolk Police

Detective Sergeant Carl Dye of Suffolk Police said: "I am encouraged by the sentenced imposed on Lianjun Sun and I would like to thank those who not only came to the assistance of the victim on the day but also assisted us throughout the investigation which has enabled justice to be done.”

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Teenager stabbed in the back in Ipswich

A teenager was stabbed in the back during an incident in Ipswich earlier today.

Police were called to a car park near St Catherine’s Court in the Stoke Park area of the town at about 1.20pm.

A 15-year-old boy with a single stab wound to the back was being treated by paramedics.

He is in a stable condition and has been taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

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