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Lowestoft station to close over flooding fears

No trains will run to or from Lowestoft station from 8pm today. Credit: Department for Transport.

Lowestoft station will be closed tonight at the request of the police as they prepare for potential flooding.

No one will be able to travel to or from the station after around 8pm.

The final service will leave Lowestoft at 8.07pm, heading to Ipswich. The 5pm train from London, 6.13pm from Ipswich and 7.02pm from Norwich will be the last to arrive at the station before it closes.

Police fear tonight's tidal surge will cause flooding which could damage the station, track and signalling equipment.

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Warning after man attempts to grab dog from owner

A woman has warned dog owners to stay safe after a man tried to grab her pet. Credit: PA

A woman was left shaken after a man jumped out of a white van and tried to steal her dog in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

The woman was walking her border collie on The Street, Corton at about 11am on 14 December, when a man attempted to grab the animal from her.

After he was unsuccessful, he got back into the van and fled.

The woman suffered bruises to her arm. She is warning other dog owners in the area to stay safe.

The man is described as:

  • White
  • Early 20s
  • Skinny
  • Dark hair
  • Wearing black clothes

Lowestoft man charged with two counts of rape

Man charged with two counts of rape Credit: PA

A 24-year-old man has been charged with two counts of rape following an incident in Lowestoft last weekend.

Last Sunday night a woman was raped in the seafront area of Lowestoft.

Officers have been working with the young woman since then and the 24-year-old man, from Lowestoft, was arrested yesterday and charged with two counts of rape.

He'll appear before Norwich Magistrates Court this morning.

Man dies in flat fire

The fire broke out in a flat fire in Lowestoft Credit: ITV Anglia

A man has died in a flat fire in Lowestoft, despite the desperate efforts of neighbours to rescue him.

The fire broke out in a first-floor flat in Roman Road yesterday lunchtime. Eyewitnesses described how people in the flat below tried to help but were overcome by smoke. Police and fire officers are investigating how the fire began.

Lowestoft couple plead with government for parents to see their children

Meheraj Alam, his wife Nasima and their children Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Lowestoft are pleading with the government to allow their parents to visit the UK so they can meet their children.

Meheraj Alam's parents live in Bangladesh and have applied for a visitors' visa, but have been refused twice.

The family say it is heartbreaking the children don't know their grandparents. Now they have written to their local MP, Peter Aldous, to ask for support.

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Police appeal to find wanted man

Cody Claxton is wanted for breaching the terms of his licence. Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police are appealing for help to find a wanted man.

23-year-old Cody Claxton is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license.

He is thought to have connections to Norwich and Lowestoft.

Duck causes a flap on Suffolk housing estate

Officers are trying to find the duck's owners. Credit: RSPCA

A duck has been found in the middle of a housing estate in Suffolk.

The white drake caused a flap when he sat down in the road in the Teesdale housing estate in Carlton Colville, Lowestoft last week.

Animal loving residents managed to usher him in a greenhouse and alerted the RSPCA.

“It was very odd place to find a duck. He was just sitting in the road in the wet weather and a local cat was eyeing him up.

“He was tame so the locals rounded him up and popped him in a greenhouse until we collected him.

“It’s a bit of a mystery how he got there. He may be someone’s escaped pet or he may have been abandoned.”

– Paige Burnham, RSPCA Animal Collection Officer

Posters have been put up in the local area in a bid to find the duck's owners.

The animal will be put up for rehoming if no-one comes forward.

Man who died at karting track 'stopped in the pit lane'

Allan Fairweather died after suffering a traumatic chest injury. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who died at a karting track in Suffolk last month had "stopped in the pit lane" when he was hit by another kart, an inquest has heard.

Allan Fairweather, from Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, was celebrating his brother's birthday at Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles.

The 64-year-old suffered a traumatic chest injury and died at the scene. An investigation into his death is continuing.

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