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Appeal to find missing 19-year-old from Ipswich

Have you seen missing Eve? Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 19-year-old woman from Ipswich.

Eve Whiting was last seen leaving her home in Oldfield Road at around 4am.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and are asking anyone who has seen Eve or who has any information on where she may be to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

Swimmers prepare for the Great East swim

The Great East swim takes place in Ipswich tomorrow Credit: ITV News Anglia

Swimmers in Suffolk are getting ready for a challenge this weekend.

The Great East Swim is taking place at the Alton Water reservoir near Ipswich tomorrow (18 June). It is the fifth year it has been held there. Those taking part can either dive into the 1/2 mile, 1 mile or 5 kilometre courses.


Police investigating serious sexual assault on man release e-fit

An E-fit likeness of a man police would like to trace following a serious sexual assault in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are issuing an e-fit likeness of a man they would like to trace following a serious sexual assault in Ipswich.

It took place around 2am on Sunday 22 May in Orford Street.

The victim, a man aged in his 20s was approached by another man who sexually assaulted him.

The victim has been supported by specialist officers as police are trying to identify the offender.

Detectives would like to speak to the man pictured in the E-fit. He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of large build, with dark hair which was very short at the back and sides and slightly spikey on top. He was wearing dark jeans and a t-shirt and spoke with a local accent.

The anniversary checks carried-out at the weekend unfortunately did not provide us with any new lines of enquiry, so we are hopeful that this E-fit will assist with the investigation.

We continue to appeal for any witnesses to this attack to come forward, or anyone who believes they may know the man pictured in the E-fit.

– Detective Inspector Kevin Hayward, Suffolk police


Rapist who filmed attack jailed for 12 years

Christopher Lander Credit: Sufffolk Police

A 28-year-old man who filmed himself raping a woman has been jailed for 12 years.

Christopher Lander, from Ipswich, admitted rape, sexual assault, possession of indecent images and making threats to kill offences.

He appeared at Ipswich Crown Court yesterday, Thursday 26 May, and was jailed for 12 years, given an extended licence period of three years and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.

The court heard Lander had filmed himself raping and sexually assaulting a woman and had threatened a young girl he had sexually abused.

600 jobs could be created in new Suffolk business park

An artist impression of the Suffolk Business Park Credit: Curzon De Vere, Developers

600 jobs could be created if plans for a new business park are approved in Suffolk.

The development at Great Blakenham near Ipswich would be eco-friendly and if given the go-ahead would be opened by 2019.

"This exciting ground breaking development will give the local economy a major boost and help Mid-Suffolk meet its commitment to find land for an additional 8000 jobs by 2026. Because of its unique position it will attract both local and international businesses and will provide jobs for local people and reduce levels of out-commuting from the district."

– Nick Davey, Partner of The JTS Partnership LLP and planning consultant for the build

Disruption on Norwich to London line due to 'incident'

Rail replacement buses at Colchester today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Rail passengers on the Norwich to London line are facing disruption this morning as emergency services deal with an 'incident' between Colchester and Ipswich.

There are currently delays of up to 90 minutes and the problems are expected to last until midday.

Trains from London will terminate at Colchester, while trains in the opposite direction will stop at Ipswich or Manningtree.

Passengers are being advised to travel via Cambridge instead.

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