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Man held after Ipswich attack

A 34-year-old man from Ipswich has been arrested after another man was left in a critical condition following an attack in Ipswich last night.

The victim who is 36 suffered head injuries in the incident which happened at Wellington Court. He's now being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. His alleged attacker is being held on suspicion of assault and GBH with intent.


Ipswich rated as the third happiest place to live in the UK

Ipswich Marina. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ipswich is celebrating a real feather in its cap.

It's today been rated the third happiest place in the country to live.

This was in a survey carried out by the property website 'Rightmove' and included factors like feeling safe in the community and friendliness of neighbours.

People enjoy Ipswich's Christchurch Park today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Among those visiting the town's Christchurch Park today was Lorna Williamson-Brown and her four-year-old daughter Amber.

"It's a good place to live and I think people are generally pretty happy with their life," said Lorna. "It's certainly a good and safe place for children."

Ipswich was rated behind Harrogate and Shrewsbury.

Cambridge was ranked 34th, Norwich 37th and Peterborough 93rd.

In wasn't such good news for Luton, which was ranked as the 8th unhappiest place to live.

The ten happiest places in the UK

  • 1.) Harrogate
  • 2.) Shrewsbury
  • 3.) Ipswich
  • 4.) York
  • 5.) Chester
  • 6.) Inverness
  • 7. ) Llandrindod Wells
  • 8.) Hemel Hempstead
  • 9.) Watford
  • 10.) Blackpool

Giles Coke and Larsen Toure sign for Ipswich Town

Toure began his career with Lille Credit: Ipswich Town

Town have confirmed the signing of Larsen Toure on a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

The Guinean international joins Mick McCarthy’s squad on a free transfer having left French side Arles-Avignon.

The winger spent time with the Blues during pre-season and featured in the friendlies against Colchester and Utrecht, before penning a deal to stay.

Midfielder pens a two-year contract at Portman Road Credit: Ipswich Town

Town have also added a second signing of the day. Giles Coke has signed a two-year deal with the club.

The midfielder joins following a successful trial period with the club, which also includes an option of a further 12 month stay.

Giles has worked his way up the Football League having begun his career at Premier League side Kingstonian FC before moving onto Mansfield Town and then Northampton Town.

The pair both appeared as substitutes in Saturday's friendly against Dutch club FC Utrecht.

Ipswich photographer shaves off beard in memory of friend

Julian Osborne gets his beard shaved off last night for charity. Credit: Julian Osborne

A photographer from Ipswich has raised £2,500 by shaving off his big, bushy beard.

Julian Osborne took months to grow the fuzzy facial hair.

The beard has now gone. Credit: Julian Osborne

But within seconds it was all gone after he got it shaved off by barbers at a local pub.

Julian is raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK after one of his friends died from the rare muscular condition.


Man's body recovered from river near the Orwell Bridge

A man's body has been recovered from the river near the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive

A man's body has been recovered from the River Orwell in Ipswich.

Police were called at 3.15am on Wednesday 29 July to reports of a car that was believed to have broken down on the westbound carriageway of the Orwell Bridge.

The car had been abandoned and police called out the Coastguard and RAF Search & Rescue to conduct a search of the river.

The body was found at around 4.30am. The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but is not believed to be suspicious and formal identification of the body is yet to take place. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police appeal after cat shot with pellets in Ipswich

Police are appealing for information after a cat was shot with pellets in Ipswich.

It is believed the incident occurred in the Whitehouse Park area between 5am and 7am on Friday 10 July.

The cat was shot with what is believed to be an air rifle, once in the body and once in the leg. As a result the cat required emergency vet treatment.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.

Seven teenagers arrested after suspected Ipswich brawl

The incident happened on Tuddenham Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Seven teenagers have been arrested following a suspected fight in Ipswich.

It happened on Tuddenham Road yesterday afternoon (5 July).

An 18-year-old boy was taken to hospital with injuries to his arm but has since been discharged.

Five of the boys have been arrested on suspicion of affray, while the other two were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

Police issue safety advice ahead of Ipswich Music Day

Police are urging everyone attending Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park this weekend to take 'crime reduction measures'.

Police are advising people to keep their valuables secure. Credit: PA Images

More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the festival which will take place on Sunday 5 July from midday to 8pm.

To reduce the chance of being targeted by thieves police are asking everyone to consider the following:

  • Keep valuables with you at all times
  • Do not bring large sums of cash, or lots of credit/debit cards
  • If you arrive by car don’t leave anything in your vehicle
  • Be mindful of people around you when watching performances
  • Keep mobile phones secure

"We are expecting the day to be a fun festival with many families attending.

"Public safety is paramount, especially when you have large crowds, we want people to have a safe and enjoyable time, taking into consideration the advice we are issuing.”

– Superintendent Jon Dodman, Head of Specialist Operations.
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