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Pigs go under the hammer for charity

39 pigs went up for sale this evening Credit: ITV News Anglia

Dozens of colourful fibreglass pigs went under the hammer this evening in Suffolk, to raise money for the St Elizabeth hospice.

Over the summer, porky stars including Ed Sheer-Ham, Porkman Road and Sir Bradley Piggins have adorned the streets of the town for the Pigs Gone Wild sculpture trail.

Tonight, the auction at Trinity Park raised a whopping £195,050- Ipswich Blue, proved the most popular, selling for £6,500 followed by Ed Sheer-Ham at £6,200.

Well done me hearties!


Will Ed Sheer-Ham bring home the bacon?

Ed Sheer-Ham is among the fibreglass pigs going up for auction. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Dozens of colourful fibreglass pigs are being sold at auction in Ipswich this evening to raise money for the St Elizabeth Hospice.

Over the summer, porky stars including Ed Sheer-Ham and Piggy Stardust have adorned the streets of the town for the Pigs Gone Wild sculpture trail.

Serena Sandhu trotted along to preview tonight's auction at Trinity Park.

Man charged with attempted rape at Suffolk train station

A man from Ipswich has been charged with attempted rape. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the attempted rape of a woman as she waited for a train in Suffolk.

Sam Duncan, of Alan Road, Ipswich, is due to appear before magistrates this morning.

He was arrested over the attack at Melton Station just before 10pm on July 19th. The victim had been sitting on a bench waiting for a train to Ipswich when she was approached.


Elton John to play stadium gigs in Ipswich and Peterborough

Sir Elton John is to stage shows at football grounds in Ipswich and Peterborough next summer.

He is playing the ABAX stadium in Peterborough on Sunday 11 June 2017 and Ipswich Town's Portman Road ground on Saturday 17 June 2017.

It is part of his worldwide Wonderful Crazy Night tour.

Sir Elton John is to perform in Ipswich in June 2017. Credit: David Jensen/EMPICS Entertainment

“We are delighted here at Ipswich Town to be hosting one of the biggest entertainers in the world in Sir Elton John.

"I’m sure it will be a fantastic occasion for the thousands who will be at Portman Road on the night."

– Ian Milne, Managing Director of Ipswich Town

Sir Elton last played in Ipswich in 2004.

Homeless man charged with attempted murder

A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Ipswich.

Police were called by the ambulance service at 10.40pm on Friday after reporting that a man had been stabbed in the chest in Prospect Street.

Officers arrived at the scene within a matter of minutes and began a search of the area and arrested a man in connection with the incident a short time later.

The victim – a man aged in his forties - was taken to hospital having sustained life-threatening injuries, but his condition is now described as stable.

Ahmed Tarabi, of no fixed abode, has subsequently been charged with attempted murder. He has been remanded in custody and will appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday 19 September.

Liquid thrown in woman’s face in Ipswich

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an unknown substance was thrown in the face of a woman in Ipswich.

The incident occurred at around 7.15pm on Tuesday 13 September at the junction of Melville Road and Wellesley Road.

The victim, a woman aged in her early thirties, was walking her dog when she encountered a man who was leaning against the sign for Melville Road.

As she passed the man he threw a clear liquid from a bottle in her face, which caused reddening to the skin and slight swelling.

Hospital tests did not find evidence of any corrosive material being evident in the liquid, but further forensic tests will take place to try and determine what was in the bottle.

The suspect is described as black, approximately 5ft 11in tall, of skinny build, wearing a black hooded jacket (with the hood up), yellow t-shirt, dark blue jeans and sunglasses

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