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A woman has been the victim of a serious sexual assault in Ipswich.
It happened at 3.55am Saturday 25 February, at Rope Walk in the town centre.
Specialist officers are helping the victim and the scene has been cordoned off.
Ipswich Borough Council has decided to close its parks as a safety precaution.
This means Christchurch Mansion is also closed. Parks staff will carry out checks for dangerous branches before parks re-open on the 24th February.
The town’s cemeteries are also closed for public access although services will still go ahead.
Ipswich Market will close early at lunchtime, a Council spokesman said. He advised the public to take extra care in the high winds, which could bring gusts of up to 70mph.
Bin collection rounds are well under way but might be affected by heavy traffic later. People are asked to take their blue bins in as soon as they can after they have been emptied because of the wind.
Highways England say they expect the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich will be closed from 10am this morning (February 23).
The strongest winds from Storm Doris are due from 10am-6pm and it's likely the bridge will be shut at some point in that period.
An amber weather warning for strong winds is in force until 8pm.
Three men from the Ipswich area have been arrested following a stabbing in the town.
A 46-year-old man was stabbed in the torso following a fight between three men close to the roundabout on the A137 between Hawes Street and Virginia Street on Tuesday 21 February.
His injuries aren't life-threatening though and he remains in hospital under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder.
Another 46-year-old man suffered a cut to the face and was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, while a third man aged 31, was arrested on suspicion of affray.
The RSPCA’s appealing for information after a Suffolk family’s cat had an ear sliced off and the other severely cut.
Rescue cat Lola, who’s four or five years old, was found on Cavan Road in Ipswich on 8 February. Both her ears were cut – one removed completely.
This was a shocking attack on a beloved family pet. At the moment we have very little information as to who did this, so the police and I are urging anybody who may know something, to get in touch.
It’s completely horrific to carry out such a nasty act of cruelty on this poor cat.
Anyone with any information can contact the RSPCA on 0300123 8018, or Suffolk Police on 101.
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