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Two people stabbed in Ipswich within 15 minutes

A man was reportedly stabbed at West Meadows. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two people have been stabbed in Ipswich - one outside a hospital. The police are currently trying to establish whether there is a connection between them.

Police were called at just after 1.15pm today, Thursday 8 December, to reports that a male had been stabbed at West Meadows , Ipswich.

A man has been arrested and police are looking into what has taken place.

Police then received a call at just after 1.30pm to Heath Road, Ipswich reporting that another person had arrived at Ipswich hospital having sustained suspected stab wounds.

Near miss on A14 after car drives wrong way down dual carriageway

Drivers on the A14 had a lucky escape after a car drove the wrong way down a dual carriageway near Ipswich.

Charlie Burton's dashcam footage show the moment his family who were in the car in front of him had to swerve to avoid the elderly driver.

The 32 year old was on his way home to Felixstowe on Sunday in convoy with his girlfriend and three young children who were in another car in front of him. As he past the Seven Hills roundabout, Mr Burton spotted a Nissan Micra heading towards his family.

He said his girlfriend pulled into a lay-by a little further on following the near miss and was in tears and "shaking like mad." He described the incident as "the single worst moment in my life".

A police spokeswoman said officers caught up with the driver of the Nissan a little while later after she had pulled over. She said the driver later voluntarily relinquished her driving licence.


Ten fire crews called to blaze in student accommodation

The fire has closed Grimwade Street in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews from across Suffolk have been called to a blaze in student accommodation in Ipswich.

Police have closed Grimwade Street while the firefighters tackle the fire.

Ten crews were called from Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Hadleigh and Stowmarket just before 4pm.

It's not thought that anyone has been hurt.

Man arrested following suspected Ipswich shooting

Siloam Place in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a suspected shooting in Ipswich.

The incident happened just after midnight on Tuesday when officers were told about a loud noise at a house in Siloam Place.

When they got there, they didn't find anyone, but later that morning an 18-year-old arrived at Ipswich Hospital with a suspected gunshot wound to his shoulder.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Norwich yesterday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

His injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.

Yesterday afternoon, a 28-year-old man from Ipswich was arrested by firearms officers at a property in Magpie Road in Norwich.

Four men who were arrested on suspicion of GBH on Tuesday have since been released on bail.


Gridlock on the A14 as the Orwell bridge remains closed

Queues of traffic due to the closure of the Orwell bridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's gridlock on the A14 in Suffolk as the Orwell bridge in Suffolk remains closed.

The bridge, which carries the A14 over the river Orwell near Ipswich closed at 1am due to high winds.

The bridge will remain closed until the high winds subside and an exact time cannot be given.

Gridlock on the A14 due to the closure of the Orwell bridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

Four arrests after man hurt in suspected shooting in Ipswich

A man's been treated for a suspected gunshot wound in Siloam Place, Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been treated for a suspected gunshot wound in Ipswich.

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of GBH and possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply after reports of a loud noise in Siloam Place just after midnight. (22nd November)

An investigation has begun and the area has been sealed off while enquiries continue.

The young man who has been injured is not from the Ipswich area.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything in the Siloam Place area of Ipswich during the course of Monday evening or into the early hours of today to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD number 17 of today.

Orwell Bridge in Suffolk to remain shut because of strong winds

Orwell Bridge in Suffolk closed due to high winds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Orwell Bridge will remain closed until at least 9am for safety reasons Highways England has said.

The Orwell Bridge, which carries the A14 over the river Orwell near Ipswich closed at 1am this morning (Tuesday 22 November) due to high winds.

The bridge will remain closed until the high winds subside and an exact time cannot be given.

Bad weather: advice to drivers in the east

The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Highways England's issued advice to drivers as strong winds hit parts of the East of England, closing the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk.

  • If heavy downpours are expected, avoid starting your journey until it clears.
  • If you can, choose main roads, where you are less likely to be exposed to fallen branches and debris and flooding.
  • Use dipped headlights if visibility is significantly reduced.
  • Gusts of wind can unsettle vehicles – grip your steering wheel firmly with both hands. This is particularly important when planning to overtake.
  • Keep an eye out for gaps between trees, buildings or bridges over a river or railway – these are some of the places you are more likely to be exposed to side winds. Ensure that you maintain enough room either side of your vehicle so you can account for it being blown sideways.
  • Roads will be more slippery than usual in wet weather – be sure to give yourself more time to react when approaching a hazard. Increase your following gap to at least four seconds from the moving traffic in front.
  • Keep your eyes peeled on the road at all times as spray from other vehicles can suddenly reduce your visibility. Remember it affects others too, so anticipate their actions and be prepared.
  • On flooded roads, think before driving through deep water; don’t stop in standing water, and drive through the highest section of the road slowly. If there is any doubt don’t enter it.
  • Once you have managed to drive through check your brakes and dry them out as quickly as possible – a light touch of the brakes whilst still moving should do the trick.
  • Remember to give vulnerable road users including cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians more room than usual. They are more likely to be blown around by side winds – always keep a safe distance.
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