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Family pay tribute to man killed in motorbike crash

Jack Samuel Rogers, aged 25 and known as ‘Jacko’, sadly died at the scene. Credit: Norfolk Police

The family of a man killed in a motorbike crash on the A146 in Norfolk have paid tribute to him.

25-year-old Jack Samuel Rogers died following a collision with a car at Chedgrave on 6 July.

His mother said: "My family and I never imagined this day would come."

"As a family we would like to express our thanks for all the support given to us in our time of heartbreak."

"Jack was an amazing soul who we can’t imagine being without. We will celebrate his life forever.”


Woody Bear and Ronnie the Raccoon stolen from Pleasurewood Hills

Woody Bear, Roonie the Raccoon and Clarence the Cat were specially made for the parks opening in 1983.

Managers at a well known theme park in Suffolk are appealing for the safe return of two iconic soft toys stolen from the parks gift shop.

Staff at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft were shocked to find the character pieces, Woody Bear and Roonie the Raccoon had been stolen yesterday (Wednesday 28 June) afternoon.

The four feet high characters which used to be on display in the Fairy Tale Fantasy ride on Main Street were made specially for the opening of the park in 1983.

Marketing Manager Kate Woods pictured with the other member of the well known trio, Clarence the Cat.

As Pleasurewood Hills gets ready to celebrate its 35th birthday next year managers are appealing for their safe return.

They are of huge sentimental value to us and to the history of the park.

Instead of pursuing the matter legally further however, we would just ask for the safe return of the two characters back to the park and no further action will be taken.

We would appreciate any information of the whereabouts of our beloved mascots.

– Kate Wood, Marketing Manager

Suffolk Police are investigating the incident.

Two men in their 60s die in Suffolk house fire

The fire broke out at the house in Stanley Street, Lowestoft, Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two men in their 60s have died following a house fire in Suffolk.

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning (26 June) in Stanley Street in Lowestoft.

Five fire engines were called to the scene around 1.15am and two men, one aged 60 and the other 62 were rescued from the house. Both were taken to the James Paget hospital but died a short time later.

Formal identification will take place in due course.

A police and fire investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway and a cordon is currently in place at the scene.

The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and is not thought to be suspicious.

  • Anyone who may have any information about the incident is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD number 24 of today, 26 June.


Pedestrian hit by lorry on A47 dies

A woman has died following a crash in Lowestoft. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A young woman has died after being hit by a lorry on the A47 in Suffolk.

The pedestrian was injured on the northbound carriageway at Lowestoft, near Jay Lane, around 2.50pm on Monday, May 22.

She was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston but died just before 10pm.

The road was closed for several hours but re-opened on Monday evening.

Woman 'seriously injured' after being hit by lorry on A47

A pedestrian is thought have suffered serious injures in the crash. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on the A47 in Suffolk, after a HGV lorry hit a pedestrian.

It collision happened just north of Rackham’s Corner in Lowestoft at 2.50pm.

The pedestrian has been taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk. Her injuries are thought to be serious.

The northbound carriageway remains closed, but the southbound carriageway is open.

Diversions have been put in place while an investigation is carried out.

Drivers have been warned to find alternative routes.

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