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The Facebook video that helps six-year-old Jesse James take his 45 pills a day

Jesse James O'Brien, from Kesgrave, has to take 45 pills a day.

A mother from Suffolk harnessed the power of Facebook to encourage her six-year-old son with a genetic illness to take 45 tablets a day.

Jesse James O'Brien, from Kesgrave, refused to take the medication he needs to treat cystic fibrosis.

But, after his mum posted a video of the little boy gradually making his way through the dozens of pills, the support and encouragement he received from well-wishers who watched it gave him the boost he needed.

Serena Sandhu reports.

Wire 'trap' warning for cyclists and walkers

Police are warning cyclists and walkers in the Kesgrave area of Suffolk to be vigilant after wire was found stretched across cycle and footpaths at head height.

Two locations in Kesgrave where wire found Credit: ITV News Anglia

The "extremely dangerous" discovery was made by a member of the public at around 8.30pm last night on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Three pieces of wire were found in Mead Drive and Ropes Drive, Kesgrave.

"This is an extremely dangerous and irresponsible thing to do, stretching wire across the paths at head height could cause serious injury to cyclists and pedestrians.

"We are appealing for anyone who has information about this mindless act to contact us to prevent further incidents and someone being injured.”

– PC Simon Mortimer

If you have any information about these incidents or those involved, please call the Kesgrave and District Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference WO/15/472, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Man in sex abuse case found dead

A man suspected of sexually abusing boys at Suffolk boarding school has been found dead.

The body of the 62-year-old man from Barnsley in Yorkshire, was found by a railway near his home, days after his arrest in April on suspicion of child sex offences at Kesgrave Hall school near Ipswich.

His death has only now been made public but he has not yet been named.

He was one of two men arrested by Suffolk Police in April and news of his death emerged as the force confirmed a third man, 68 and from north Norfolk, had been arrested.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said that the 62-year-old, being investigated on suspicion of indecent assault, had died while on bail.

The latest man to be arrested has now been released on police bail.

Contact between Suffolk Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been made and the matter is now being dealt with by the coroner.

– Suffolk Police spokesman

Appeal to find missing teenager

Missing schoolgirl Tiffany Ambrose Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 15-year-old girl from Kesgrave in Suffolk. Tiffany Ambrose was last seen at around 8pm on Friday night.She left her home address in Windrush Road, Kesgrave and has not returned since.

She is described as white, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with blond hair that is shaved on the right hand side and brushed over to the left. She also has blue eyes and a stud in her right eyebrow.

She was last seen wearing black leggings, a green camouflage jacket and possibly white trainers.

Officers believe Tiffany is still in the local area and are asking anyone with information as to where she is to get in contact immediately on 101.

Police hunt Post Office raider

Suffolk police are hunting a man who attempted to rob a woman outside the Post Office in Kesgrave near Ipswich.

The incident happened at 9.50am on Tuesday 2 April as a member of staff from the nearby convenience store on Penzance Road was taking money to the Post Office.

The would-be raider blocked the woman's path and grabbed her arm before demanding the money. After a short struggle he fled the scene empty-handed.

The woman was shaken but not hurt.

Police have issued a description of the man they want to trace:

  • White
  • 5ft 4ins to 5ft 6ins tall
  • Wearing dark clothes and a hat
  • Had a dark-coloured scarf pulled up to his eyes

Grabbed girl escapes by biting man's hand

An 11-year-old girl escaped from the grasp of a man who grabbed her in Suffolk by biting his hand.

The girl was grabbed in St Olaves Road, Kesgrave, at around 9am this morning.

The man grabbed the girl by the arms and told her to be quiet, but she bit him and ran off.

The man is described as white, in his forties, around 5ft 10ins, of thin build with short brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing black trousers and a dark hooded top.

Police are appealing for witnesses.


Brave Jack is guest of honour

A schoolboy from Kesgrave in Suffolk has won an award after he fought cancer, and then helped his teacher through a similar battle.

Nine year-old Jack Frere was diagnosed with a rare tissue cancer in April 2009. A year and a half later, his teacher Curtis Redden found out he had tongue cancer.

Jack was guest of honour at Cancer Research UK's Little Star Awards party, after being nominated by his teacher for his wonderful support.

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