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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.


Eleven people arrested in drugs crackdown in Lowestoft

Police have arrested 11 people and seized £5,000 worth of drugs, in Lowestoft in attempt to crack down on drug supply in the town.

Officers carried out sixteen stop searches, with ten of them proving positive, and searched six homes.

They seized class A drugs, weapons and around £3,000 in cash.

“We are aware of the impact that drugs can have on individuals, families and the community at large and the misery they can cause and we will be continuing our work to target those suspected of supplying these substances into our town.

“We want to send a strong message that drug dealing will not be tolerated in Lowestoft – and that you can expect to be arrested if you commit such offences.”

– Detective Inspector Simon Bridgland, Suffolk Police

Body found in Lowestoft park believed to be missing 15-year-old

A body found at a park in Lowestoft is believed to be that of a missing 15-year-old schoolgirl.

The body was found at Kirkley Fen Park yesterday evening shortly after the girl was declared missing.

She has not yet been named. The girl was last seen going to her room at her home in Lowestoft on Sunday night.

The police are treating her death as unexplained but say there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

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