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£2m revamp of Ipswich station enters final stage

A new ticket office has been opened up to passengers Credit: Greater Anglia

A £2m redevelopment of Ipswich station has now entered its final stage.

Passengers are already benefiting from a new ticket office, five new ticket machines and extra shops.

The work is due to be completed next year and it is hoped the upgrade will significantly improve the facilities and waiting environment for passengers.

The redevelopment has greatly improved the layout and created a more spacious, modern feel to bring the station into the 21st century and improve the station environment for our customers.

We have already received a lot of positive feedback and we are very pleased with how the project is progressing so far.

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

Teenager charged with murder of two men in Ipswich

A teenage boy and a man in his 30s have died after being stabbed in Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

A teenage boy has been charged with the murder of two men in Ipswich.

Police were called to the West Meadows travellers' site close to the A14 at 1.15pm on Thursday after reports a male had been stabbed.

They received another call 15 minutes later reporting that a man in his late teens, had collapsed outside Ipswich Hospital with suspected stab wounds.

The men, who have now been formally identified as 32-year-old Barry Street and Nathan Oakley, who was 18, died in hospital a short time later.

Post mortem examinations found both victims died as a result of stab injuries.

A 17-year-old from Ipswich is due to appear at Ipswich Youth Court via video link tomorrow morning.

32-year old Barry Street was one of the men who died

Police given extra 36 hours to question teenager over double murder

The scene near a travellers site in Suffolk where two men were stabbed Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Suffolk have been given an extra 36 hours to question a teenager arrested in connection with a double murder in Ipswich.

Two men, who have been named locally as 32-year-old Barry Street and 19-year-old Nathan Oakley, were stabbed at the West Meadows travellers' site close to the A14 on Thursday just after 1.15pm.

Post-mortem examinations of both victims are due to take place later today.

A 17-year-old boy from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A warrant, which has been granted to further question the suspect, will expire tomorrow morning.


Two people stabbed in Ipswich within 15 minutes

A man was reportedly stabbed at West Meadows. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two people have been stabbed in Ipswich - one outside a hospital. The police are currently trying to establish whether there is a connection between them.

Police were called at just after 1.15pm today, Thursday 8 December, to reports that a male had been stabbed at West Meadows , Ipswich.

A man has been arrested and police are looking into what has taken place.

Police then received a call at just after 1.30pm to Heath Road, Ipswich reporting that another person had arrived at Ipswich hospital having sustained suspected stab wounds.

Near miss on A14 after car drives wrong way down dual carriageway

Drivers on the A14 had a lucky escape after a car drove the wrong way down a dual carriageway near Ipswich.

Charlie Burton's dashcam footage show the moment his family who were in the car in front of him had to swerve to avoid the elderly driver.

The 32 year old was on his way home to Felixstowe on Sunday in convoy with his girlfriend and three young children who were in another car in front of him. As he past the Seven Hills roundabout, Mr Burton spotted a Nissan Micra heading towards his family.

He said his girlfriend pulled into a lay-by a little further on following the near miss and was in tears and "shaking like mad." He described the incident as "the single worst moment in my life".

A police spokeswoman said officers caught up with the driver of the Nissan a little while later after she had pulled over. She said the driver later voluntarily relinquished her driving licence.

Ten fire crews called to blaze in student accommodation

The fire has closed Grimwade Street in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews from across Suffolk have been called to a blaze in student accommodation in Ipswich.

Police have closed Grimwade Street while the firefighters tackle the fire.

Ten crews were called from Ipswich, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Hadleigh and Stowmarket just before 4pm.

It's not thought that anyone has been hurt.

Man arrested following suspected Ipswich shooting

Siloam Place in Ipswich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a suspected shooting in Ipswich.

The incident happened just after midnight on Tuesday when officers were told about a loud noise at a house in Siloam Place.

When they got there, they didn't find anyone, but later that morning an 18-year-old arrived at Ipswich Hospital with a suspected gunshot wound to his shoulder.

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Norwich yesterday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

His injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.

Yesterday afternoon, a 28-year-old man from Ipswich was arrested by firearms officers at a property in Magpie Road in Norwich.

Four men who were arrested on suspicion of GBH on Tuesday have since been released on bail.

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