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Lucy Smith has gone missing in Ipswich. Credit: Suffolk Police.

A teenage girl has gone missing from her home in Ipswich.

Lucy Smith, who is 16, was last seen on Monday night when she left the address she was staying at in the Norwich Road area of the town. She was reported missing a short time later at 11.15pm.

Police say they are concerned for the teenager's welfare and believe she could be in the Lowestoft area.

'Hedgehog officer' sought in Suffolk

The role is set to become a fixture later this year. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Suffolk Wildlife Trust are looking for a dedicated hedgehog officer for Ipswich due to the high number of the prickly creatures seen there.

The job would involve making the town more hedgehog friendly, mainly by joining up their various habitats.


Police release picture of horror smash that left three with serious injuries

No one was killed in the collision Credit: Suffolk Police

Police have released this picture of a road crash in Ipswich in an attempt to get witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called around 10.45pm on Saturday 13 February to Foxhall Road, near to the waste recycling site, to reports of a two vehicle collision between a grey Citroen C4 and a black Ford Mondeo.

The male driver and male passenger of the Mondeo, along with a woman from the Citroen, were taken to hospital with serious injuries but police said they were not life threatening.

The road was closed whilst Suffolk Fire and Rescue, the Air Ambulance and the Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service dealt with the incident. It re-opened at 3.50am.

Witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference CAD 386 of 13/02/16.

Area of Ipswich closed after 'unexploded grenade' discovery

The device was found in Black Hamlet. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An area of Ipswich was closed this afternoon after what was initially thought to be an unexploded grenade was discovered.

It was found by people who were digging and clearing land between the University Campus Suffolk North Campus and Alexandra Park this afternoon (February 11).

Officers put a 50 metre exclusion zone in place and Back Hamlet was closed between the junctions of Duke Street and Devonshire Road.

However, once on site, an Army Bomb Disposal Team determined that it was not a grenade after all and the road has now re-opened.

Teenager arrested over Ipswich stabbing

A teenage boy has been arrested following a stabbing in Ipswich.

It happened near a bus stop at the junction of Pickwick Road and Dickens Road last night (Wednesday).

The victim, aged in his thirties, has been taken to hospital for treatment with potential life-changing injuries.

A 17-year-old boy from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm in connection with this incident.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Ipswich CID on 101 quoting reference CAD 391 of 3 February.


Police cordon off area in Ipswich following firearms incident

Police investigate firearms incident in Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich.

A police cordon is currently in place in place in Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, following a firearms incident last night.

Police were called at 8.30pm to reports of an incident in Manchester Road, where three men forced their way into a house and demanded money from the occupants, threatening them with a handgun.

The men then left the house, taking a quantity of money and making off in a dark BMW towards Tesco, pursued by the victim.

The two vehicles were then involved in a collision on Hawthorn Drive, where the victim reported the offenders fired the gun before driving off. No one was harmed.

Body of man found at address thought 'not suspicious'

The death of a man, believed to be in his 40s, at an address in Foxhall Road in Ipswich is not thought to be suspicious.

Police were called just after 11.35am, Monday 1 February, and attended the address, close to the junction with Back Hamlet, along with ambulance personnel and the fire service.

There were initially concerns over gas canisters at the address, however the property was declared safe around 12.40pm.

An inquest will be held in due course.

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