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Cat recovering after getting collar caught

Bea the cat is recovering Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found collapsed on a Suffolk doorstep with severe injuries caused by her collar which had become caught around her mouth.

The female black and white cat, now named Bea, was found in Byron Road in Ipswich on Sunday, 20 September.

Her collar had got caught around her neck and mouth, which had caused two deep holes in her neck which had become infected.

Bea is not microchipped and it is not known who she belongs to.

Poor Bea was in a terrible state and must have been in so much pain. She could barely even walk...She is now being cared for at the vets. She is still very weak, and traumatised from her ordeal, and will only eat if somebody sits with her. But she is getting stronger by the day and will hopefully make a good recovery soon.”

– RSPCA inspector Jason Finch

Man stabbed in Ipswich

The man was attacked in the Christchurch street area Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are investigating after a 42-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach in Ipswich.

Officers were contacted by the ambulance service around 7.45pm yesterday, Sunday 4 October, to reports a man had been stabbed while he was in the Christchurch Street area sometime earlier.

Police want to trace three men, one who was wearing a grey tracksuit, who were seen in the area around this time.

The 42-year-old has been taken to Addenbrookes hospital as a precaution as he may have sustained an injury to his liver.


Motorist beaten up by gang in Ipswich

Gang attack in Ipswich, Suffolk Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

A motorist has been left with injuries to his face, neck and back after being beaten up by a gang in Ipswich.

The attack happened at about 4am on Saturday at the junction with Chevalier Street.

The 30 year old victim was driving onto Bramford Lane when his path was blocked by four men, described as being of mixed race appearance and in their 20s.

He asked them to move out of the road but one of the four approached his vehicle and punched him in the face. HIs windscreen and car windows were also smashed in.

The driver tried to escape by leaving the car and running away but was set upon by the men and assaulted. He eventually managed to get back in his vehicle and drive away.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the incident or anyone with information about the men involved to contact Ipswich CID on 101, quoting crime number IW/15/4432.

Appeal to find missing Ipswich man

Adrian Garlick's disappearance is considered out of character Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in find a missing 52-year-old man from Ipswich.

Adrian Garlick was last seen leaving work in the Bourne Park area at 4pm on Thursday 24 September.

He was reported missing to police yesterday evening after he failed to return to work or be seen at his home in Chantry.

His disappearance is considered out of character and police are concerned for his welfare.

There was a possible sighting of Adrian at 7.45am yesterday morning at the junction of Ellenbrook Green and Bridgwater Road in Ipswich.

Adrian is described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of medium build, with cropped grey hair, brown eyes and may be wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing an orange tabard, blue trousers, sunglasses and carrying a black rucksack.

Man who faked being a police officer now sought by real police

Suffolk Police Headquarters. Credit: ITV Anglia

Suffolk police are attempting to trace a man who pretended he was one of their officers.

The faker pulled someone over on Landseer Road in Ipswich just after 9pm on Sunday, September the 20th.

He claimed to be a police officer and searched his bag, however nothing was taken. The man being searched got suspicious when he failed to produce any identification.

He was driving a silver Audi and described as white, five foot eleven with light short hair and an average to large build. He is guessed to be between 28 to 30 years old.

Inquest into death of thirty-minute-old baby to finish

Baby Bonnie. Credit: Strachan family

An inquest into the death of a baby from Suffolk - who was just 30 minutes old - is due to finish today.

Bonnie Strachan died at Ipswich Hospital in January after being deprived of oxygen during a breech birth - when a baby is born feet first.

Her parents Emma and James from near Framlingham, who already have one son, said they felt 'utter panic' in the delivery room and are claiming a series of mistakes were made during labour.

They are being represented by specialist medical negligence lawyers.


The new East Anglia rail franchise: what you need to know

A key requirement for bidders that trains between Norwich and London have a journey time of 90 minutes or less Credit: ITV Anglia

East Anglia's next rail franchise is expected to begin in October 2016, as part of a nine year contract.

There are three bidders for the franchise:

  • Abellio East Anglia Limited (a joint venture between Abellio and Stagecoach)
  • First East Anglia Limited
  • National Express East Anglia Trains Limited

They have until 17 December 2015 to submit their their bids to the Department of Transport.

A key requirement for bidders that trains between Norwich and London have a journey time of 90 minutes or less.

The winning bid is expected to be announced in June 2016.

The announcement has been welcomed by Norwich North MP Chloe Smith and Anglian Water Group Director Mark Pendlington, who jointly chair the Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce.

“We welcome today’s publication because it clearly responds to passenger need. As promised, it lays out the expectation of new trains, together with how this will be achieved commercially.

"In short, the winner of this contest will provide state of the art trains to East Anglia within the next few years.

“In the short term, we also welcome the provision of additional fast services from Norwich and Ipswich to London.

“In the long term, our work continues to make sure the necessary track improvements take place over the next ten years, as planned.”

– Chloe Smith MP and Mark Pendlington, Chairs of Great Eastern Main Line Rail Taskforce
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