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Nitrous oxide gas canisters stolen from Ipswich hospital

A bottle of water has been included in the image to show the size of the canisters Credit: Suffolk police

Twelve gas canisters containing concentrated nitrous oxide have been stolen from the grounds of Ipswich Hospital.

Police say they were stolen earlier this morning at around 4.40am (Saturday 2 December).

The canisters contain the anaesthetic gas nitrous oxide which could be harmful and potentially lethal if inhaled/ingested by members of the public.

Police have released a description of the canisters and the suspects.

  • Canisters area around four feet high
  • They are blue with a white stripe around the top
  • Suspects are four men
  • Driving a dark coloured hatchback car

Absconded prisoner recaptured after tip off from a member of the public

William Kerr has been recaptured by police Credit: Suffolk police

A 56-year-old man serving a life sentence for murder, who was reported missing from Hollesley Bay prison, has been recaptured in Suffolk.

William Kerr failed to return to a rendezvous point in Ipswich during the afternoon of Friday 1 December.

A member of the public who had seen Kerr’s photograph contacted police to report seeing him in Ipswich town centre last night (Friday 1st Dec).

Kerr was arrested and brought to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre pending his transfer back to the prison system.


Emergency night shelter opens in Ipswich as temperatures plunge

Rough sleepers in Ipswich are to be given access to emergency beds as overnight temperatures look set to fall.

The 'cold weather beds' are at Cavendish Lodge on Turret Lane. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Ipswich Borough Council provide 12 ‘cold weather beds’ in partnership with Genesis Housing Association at Cavendish Lodge on Turret Lane.

People hoping to use the service are assessed when they turn up.

Accommodation also comes with an offer of housing advice to see if trained staff can provide longer term help.

The churches’ winter night shelter also opened this week in the town.

Man in his 70s attacked after football game

The attack happened at the recreation ground in Alderman Road Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for help following an assault in Ipswich.

At approximately 9:50pm last night (Wednesday 22 November), a man in his seventies was assaulted and threatened by another man within the Alderman Road Recreation Park.

The suspect is described as being white, 6ft 3inches tall, aged between 23 and 25, with an English accent. He has blond hair and was wearing skinny jeans and a navy jacket.

Officers say before the attack, a man fitting the description was reported to have assaulted other members of the public and was seen jumping in and out of traffic.

They say the area was busy with people heading home after the Ipswich Town game.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw any suspicious activity in the area or has knowledge of the incident should contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting crime reference 37/75220/17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Orwell Bridge 'likely to be closed' tonight due to strong winds

The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk is likely to close because of strong winds. Credit: Press Association Images.

The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk is likely to close tonight as strong winds prepare to batter the region.

Highways England says, based on current predictions, the crossing will shut from 10pm tonight (Wednesday) until 8am tomorrow (Thursday).

A diversion will take traffic via the A1156, A1189 and A1214 through Ipswich.

A spokesman said: "Drivers should be aware of sudden gusts of wind, and give high-sided vehicles, caravans, motorbikes and bicycles plenty of space."


Man jailed for breaching behaviour order in Ipswich

Michael Smith Credit: Police

A 52-year-old man banned from entering Ipswich town centre has been jailed.

Michael Smith, of no fixe abode, was given a Criminal Behaviour Order in June 2017 forbidding him from entering Ipswich town centre for three years.

But Smith was seen on four separate occasions this month and was charged with four counts of breaching the CBO.

He appeared before Ipswich magistrates and pleaded guilty to breaching his CBO on four separate occasions, as well as the two public order offences and was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment.

Smith has a long history of antisocial behaviour in Ipswich which includes street drinking and which has impacted the local community. The purpose of a CBO is to enable us to give support to offenders, while also putting a stop, to future offences being committed. It also acts as a way for us to provide reassurance to the public that we will deal with persistent law breakers. We are hopeful that by spending time in prison he will receive the support he requires to address his issues and prevent his reoffending.”

– Sergeant Vicky McParland

Further arrest in Ipswich Ancaster Road murder

Ancaster Road, Ipswich, the scene of the attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk police have made a further arrest in connection with the murder of a man in Ipswich nine months ago.

Dean Stansby died from a stab wound to his abdomen in Ancaster Road on the 8th of February.

A 25-year old man has been arrested in London on conspiracy to murder and being concerned with the supply of class A drugs.

Four other men are currently charged with his murder.

Three more charged over fatal Ipswich stabbing

Police on the scene at Ancaster Road, Ipswich, in February 2017. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Three men have been charged over the fatal stabbing of a man in Ipswich nine months ago.

Dean Stansby, 43, was found near Ancaster Road with a wound to his stomach on February 8. He was taken to hospital but died later the same day.

Suffolk Police have charged 47-year-old Tecwyn Parker, from Ipswich, and 23-year-old Daniel Kaganda, from London, with murder and conspiracy to murder. Amiadul Islam, who is 25 and also from London, has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

All three will appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Monday November 13.

A fourth man - 44-year-old Jason Ruby from Ipswich - was charged with murder and conspiracy to murder a week ago. He will appear at Ipswich Crown Court on November 20.

Police on the scene at Ancaster Road, Ipswich, in February 2017. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Appeal to find missing Ipswich man

Have you seen missing Dayle Saunders? Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who has gone missing from Ipswich.

Dayle Saunders, aged 23, was reported as missing at 2.30pm today (Thursday 9 November) after last been seen leaving his home address of Cauldwell Hall Road in the town at 11.30am today.

When last seen he was wearing beige trousers, a blue hooded top with Aztec green designs on and a grey shirt with the slogan ‘I get out of bed for this!’ He has peroxide blonde hair that is around four inches long with brown roots and has a ginger coloured beard.

Anyone who has seen Dayle are advised to contact Suffolk police on 101.

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