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Woman attacked while running in Ipswich

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Suffolk Police

A woman in her early 20s has been assaulted while out running in Ipswich.

Police have released an artist's impression of a man wanted in connection with the attack which happened on August 26.

The woman was running on a footpath in woodland off Quilter Drive when she was struck by a man who ran up behind her.

The man is described as white, in his 20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build and with short dark hair,

Anyone with information that may help is asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Ipswich town centre reopens as 'gas leak' proves false alarm

There were reports of a gas leak in Museum Street Credit: ITV Anglia

The area around a suspected gas leak in Ipswich has now reopened to members of the public.

Police were called by the fire service at around 8.40am this morning, Thursday 3 September, following reports of a suspected gas leak in Museum Street.

The area has now been declared safe as a gas leak was not discovered and all roads have been reopened.


Police warn public to stay clear of suspected gas leak in Ipswich

People are warned to avoid the Museum Street area Credit: ITV Anglia

Emergency services are currently responding to reports of a suspected gas leak in Ipswich town centre this morning, Thursday 3 September.

Police were called by the fire service at around 8.40am for assistance with evacuating the area and traffic control in the vicinity of the leak in Museum Street.

National Grid engineers are en route and members of the public are being asked to avoid the area until the cordons are lifted.

"It’s up to me to impress Mick McCarthy."- Ipswich Town sign former Stoke City striker

Town have signed James Alabi on a one year contract Credit: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town have signed former Stoke City striker James Alabi on a one-year deal, for an undisclosed fee.

The 20-year-old striker has been on trial at Portman Road for the past two weeks, scoring for the Under 21's in the wins over Leeds and Coventry.

Alabi spent two years at Stoke and had loan spells at League clubs Scunthorpe, Mansfield and Accrington Stanley in that time, before being released by the Premier League club in the summer.

“The trial has gone well. I just got my head down and showed the manager what I can do.

I was offered something at Sheffield Wednesday but I knew Ipswich were interested in having a look at me and I’m delighted to have got a contract sorted. Now it’s up to me to impress Mick McCarthy.”

– James Alabi

Man arrested over rape allegation in Ipswich

A man has been arrested after a serious sexual assault in Ipswich which Suffolk police say is alleged to have happened in the early hours of this morning (21st August).

The attack on an 18-year-old woman was reported to have taken place at 3.30am in a car park in Lower Brook Street.

An 18-year-old man from Ipswich is being questioned on suspicion of rape.


David McGoldrick sets his sights on the Premier League as he signs new Ipswich Town contract

The striker has extended his contract until 2018 Credit: PA

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick has signed a new contract that will keep him at Portman Road until 2018.

The Republic of Ireland international has scored 22 goals in 60 league appearances since joining the club permanently in July 2013.

David McGoldrick and Daryl Murphy have been selected for Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.

McGoldrick joins Murphy and fellow frontman Freddie Sears in extending his stay at the Blues.

“There is a real buzz about the place at the moment and it’s great to be part of it. We have got a great set of players here and we are going in the right direction. The squad is the best I have known in my time here, with the options we have now. We have got real competition for places all over the pitch. The Premier League where we all want to be and that’s the aim for us this season.”

– David McGoldrick

Freddie Sears signs new Ipswich Town contract

Freddie Sears extends contract at Portman Road until 2019 Credit: PA

Freddie Sears has signed a new contract at Ipswich Town, keeping him at the club for the next four years.

The former Colchester player, who opened his account for the season against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, signed the new deal ahead of tonight’s Championship clash with Burnley.

Sears began his footballing career at West Ham and scored nine goals for the Town last season, after arriving in January.

Crowds turn out for maritime festival

Thousands of people are enjoying a taste of the sea at the annual maritime festival in Ipswich.

It's the fifth maritime festival held in the town. 30,000 people visited yesterday and a further 40,000 are expected today.

Visitors are getting tours of barges moored up in the port, and there are tours of the waterfront.

People at the Ipswich Maritime Festival Credit: ITV Anglia

Men bailed after Ipswich attack

Police have bailed two men arrested in relation to a GBH assault in Ipswich.

Officers were called around 10pm on Friday after reports of a man found at the bottom of a stairwell in Wellington Court with life-threatening injuries.

A 34-year-old and a 35-year-old man, both from Ipswich, were arrested on suspicion of GBH. They have now been bailed until the 28th of September.

The 36-year-old victim is still in a critical condition in Addenbrooke's Hospital with head injuries.

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