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Dead diver was '49-year-old man from Brixton'

A man who died in a diving incident off the coast of Lowestoft in Suffolk is thought to be a 49-year-old man from Brixton in London.

Police were contacted at around 3.30pm yesterday to reports that a diver had died and was being airlifted to the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston.

The incident happened about 17 miles offshore.

A second diver brought ashore by the Gorleston lifeboat was taken to the James Paget Hospital for assessment but was later discharged.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. Officers have already spoken to the other six people onboard the boat at the time.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police appeal to find wanted man

David Hawthorne wanted by police. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 33-year-old man who is wanted.

David Hawthorne is wanted on recall to prison having breached the terms of his licence.

Hawthorne has strong links to Lowestoft and Bungay in Suffolk.

Police would recommend that he is not approached and that members of the public with any information about his whereabouts contact officers as soon as possible.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.


Driver who crash landed his car into the side of house to be charged with drink driving

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A man from Suffolk is to be charged with drink driving, after his car crashed into a house at Carlton Colville near Lowestoft, earlier this year.

Lewis Richardson, who is 22 and from Pakefield, was seriously injured in the crash and spent a number of weeks in hospital with head injuries.

Three people inside the house escaped unhurt. Richardson who is also accused of careless driving will appear in court in October.

Driver charged after fatal crash involving blind pensioner

A driver has been charged with causing death by careless driving after a pedestrian was hit in Lowestoft, Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A driver has been charged with causing death by careless driving after an elderly pedestrian was hit on the busy A12 Yarmouth Road in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

David Wright, 74, was crossing the road with his wife Pauline near the Foxburrow pub in February when they were hit by a Renault Megane car.

Mr Wright, who was blind, died from his injuries while Mrs Wright was treated in the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for serious injuries.

Samantha Pitcher, 28, of Maidstone Road in Lowestoft is due to appear in Lowestoft Magistrates' Court in September charged with causing death by careless driving and using a motor vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.

Woman dies in house fire

A woman has been killed in a house fire in Lowestoft in Suffolk.

The emergency services were called to the house on Laxfield Way at just before 10 o'clock last night. Inside they found the body of a woman, believed to be in her seventies.

This morning the house is cordoned off while police and fire crews try to find out how the blaze began.

Woman dies after falling from Lowestoft car park

A woman has died after falling from a multi-storey car park in Lowestoft.

Police says it's too early to say whether she has fallen or jumped from the building and an investigation is underway.

It happened at about 2.15pm today. Officers and ambulance staff attended and attempts were made to save the woman's life but she died a short time later.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101.


Windfarm to officially open

An offshore wind farm similar to the Greater Gabbard scheme

The Greater Gabbard windfarm off the coast of Lowestoft is to be officially opened by the Energy Minister Michael Fallon later today (Wednesday).

The wind farm features around 140 wind turbines which are connected to the national grid at Sizewell in Suffolk. The wind farm will be run by an operations centre at Lowestoft which will employ around 100 people.

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