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Police appeal after car crashes into traffic light

Car collides with traffic light in Ipswich Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with a traffic light in Ipswich.

The incident happened just after 5am, on Tuesday 19 January on Norwich Road.

The Volkswagen Sharan vehicle collided with a traffic light Credit: Suffolk Police

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this crash.

"Although the cause of this particular collision is still under investigation, we would like to take the opportunity to remind drivers to take extra care on frosty mornings.Motorists should not only consider the road surface conditions, but also ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy at all times and that windscreens are clear before starting their journey.

It is an endorsable offence to drive without clear glass and you could also be investigated for careless or dangerous driving.”

– Sgt John Hawkes, Suffolk police

Man who died in collision may have suffered a 'medical episode'

A man in his 70s has died following a collision on Bury Road in Ipswich this morning (Saturday 22nd).

Suffolk police were called just after 9.35am to a roundabout close to the Asda supermarket. A Golf had collided with a Rover.

Police say they are looking into the possibility the driver of the Golf, the man who died, may have suffered a medical episode before the collision.

A woman passenger in the Golf has been taken to Ipswich Hospital with chest pains.

The woman driver of the Rover was freed from her car and taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries.

The A14 east bound and west bound off slip roads at the A1156 junction are currently closed, along with the A1156 Bury Road itself.


Emergency winter beds in high demand as temperatures continue to plummet

Emergency winter accommodation at Genesis Housing in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

People sleeping rough in Ipswich have been taking shelter from the freezing weather overnight by staying in emergency beds in the town.

A housing association offers up 12 places from 6pm to 9am when the temperature dips below freezing for three consecutive nights.

They have been available since Thursday and have been in high demand - with all beds taken on Saturday night.

"We have all different kinds of people from different walks of life.

"Some people just forget to pay a bill and everything piles on top of them and they just come into the service because they've been made homeless, can't afford their rent, or lose a job and just can't afford to pay anymore.

"We had one girl turn up [on Saturday] who spent the night before in the church grounds so it's very important."

– Melissa Hewitt, Genesis Housing.


Arrest made after Christmas Day 'arson attack'

Suffolk Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life following a fire at a home in Ipswich.

Officers arrived at a property on La Salle Close at 9pm when after they were alerted to the incident by the fire service. First responders had to rescue a female occupant from the building.

A 36-year-old is in custody and being questioned at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Ipswich Town recalls midfielder Luke Hyam from Rotherham

Luke Hyam in action for Ipswich Town Credit: PA Images

Ipswich Town have recalled midfielder Luke Hyam from his loan spell at fellow Championship side Rotherham.

The 24-year-old joined the Millers in November and made five appearances.

Town's manager Mick McCarthy has brought him back to Portman Road ahead of the busy festive schedule.

The midfielder will be in contention for a place in the team, for their Boxing Day clash against QPR.

Luke confirmed the news on social media:

Two million pound redevelopment begins

Two million pound redevelopment project begins at Ipswich Railway station Credit: ITV News Anglia

Work officially starts today (Thursday 17 December) on a two million pound redevelopment project at Ipswich railway station.

It will include a new ticket office, booking hall, and waiting rooms, as well as new shops.

The work is being funded by the National Stations Improvement Programme and will significantly improve the facilities and waiting environment for passengers.

"The redevelopment will greatly improve the layout of the booking hall area and create a more spacious, modern feel to bring the station into the 21st century and improve the station environment for our customers."

– James Steward, Abellio Greater Anglia's Area Customer Service Manager

Man suffers head injuries in Ipswich attack

Police at the scene of a serious assault in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested following a serious assault in Ipswich.

The attack happened at around 3am near to the junction of Norwich Road and Chevallier Street.

A man in his sixties was assaulted and taken to hospital where he has been treated for head injuries.

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man from Ipswich on suspicion of assault.

He has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

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