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Trains: Delays due to signalling problem at Ely

There are issues on the trains this evening due to signalling problems at Ely. National Rail are reporting delays of up to 45 minutes on the following services...

  • East Midlands Trains - between Peterborough and Norwich.
  • Abellio Greater Anglia - between Cambridge and Norwich, and between Peterborough and Ipswich.
  • CrossCountry - between Cambridge and Peterborough.
  • Great Northern - between Cambridge and Kings Lynn.

Delays are expected until around 7pm.

Image released after elderly woman sexually assaulted

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Suffolk Police

Police have released a picture of a man they would like to speak to after an elderly woman was sexually assaulted in Ipswich.

The attack happened at 7.55pm on Friday 13 February in Ransome Road.

The suspect is described as white, with a grey complexion, aged in his fifties, of medium build and with shiny, neck-length, thick black hair which was slicked back.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Richard Prouse at Ipswich CID on 101.


Elderly woman sexually assaulted in Ipswich

An elderly woman has been sexually assaulted in her Ipswich home, according to Suffolk Police.

Police are keen for witnesses to come forward Credit: ITV News, Anglia

The woman claimed a man entered her home just before 8pm on Friday night and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is said to have fled the scene when the woman screamed.

A man arrested in connection with the incident has been released without charge.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The suspect is described as white, in his fifties, with a grey complexion, with neck-length black hair in a slicked-back style, and is believed to have been wearing a dark three-quarter length jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Richard Prouse at Ipswich CID on 101 quoting reference IE/15/529, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Arrests after man seen with gun in Ipswich

Two men were arrested in Duke Street in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

Two men have been arrested after police in Ipswich were called to reports of a man with a gun.

A man was apparently seen going into a building on Duke Street with the weapon this morning.

The police helicopter was deployed and two men arrested half an hour later. Roads nearby were closed during the incident.

Drug dealer gets five years

Idris Farah Credit: Suffolk Police

An Ipswich-based drug dealer has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Idris Farah, aged 22, of Luther Road in Ipswich, was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A crack cocaine and also heroin.

Farah was searched and arrested by officers in Fuchsia Lane in June 2014 and found with over 200 wraps of crack and heroin, with an approximate street value of £3,000. He pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on the first day of his trial in December before being sentenced on Tuesday 20 January.

Ipswich Policing Commander, Superintendent Louisa Pepper welcomed the sentence.

"This sends a clear message to drug dealers who operate in Suffolk. This activity will not be tolerated and you will be put behind bars for your actions. I also hope that this result reassures the local community that we are targeting the issue of drugs within Ipswich.

– Superintendent Louisa Pepper

Farah was also sentenced for two counts of possession with intent to supply while on remand in Norwich Prison. It comes after a targeted search was carried out by prison staff in September when 125 wraps of crack cocaine and a wrap of heroin were recovered.

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