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Devoted poppy maker and fundraiser to have poem read at Cenotaph

Zoiyar Cole meets Jonathan Wills at her home in Lowestoft. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A woman from Lowestoft who has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity will have one of her poems read at the Cenotaph tomorrow as part of a Remembrance Service.

Zoiyar Cole was born at the height of the Second Word War in Wisbech, she fundraises for the Royal British Legion by knitting poppies.

She started writing poetry in 1999 after she lost her son to cancer.

ITV Anglia’s Jonathan Wills went to meet her.

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Police renew appeal for missing 81-year-old

Gerard Keen from Lowestoft Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are making fresh appeals to trace an 81-year-old man who went missing from Suffolk.

Gerard Keen was last seen at his home address in Conrad Road, Lowestoft at 11:45am on Wednesday and has not been seen since.

Gerard is described as white, 5’10” tall with white hair. He is clean shaven and was wearing a black jacket, dark trousers and possibly a tweed cap.

Officers from Lowestoft, and from across the county, have been carrying out searches in the area to try to locate him, including ground, water and air searches with the assistance of the police helicopter.

Officers have also been distributing leaflets urging residents to check sheds, gardens and any other outbuildings in a bid to get any information that may locate Mr Keen.

Police are concerned for his welfare and are asking for anyone who has seen Gerard or has any information to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

CPS describes acid case as 'one of the worst ever revenge attacks'

Adele Bellis just after the acid attack Credit: Adele Bellis

The Crown Prosecution Service has spoken after the sentencing of four men involved in an acid attack on a Suffolk woman.

Prosecutor Punam Malhan described it as, ' one of the worst revenge attacks we have prosecuted.'

Witnesses described seeing Miss Bellis' hair and skin dissolving, causing her to lose an ear.

“The prosecution case was that this was an attack orchestrated by Mr Riley, who had been carrying out a six month campaign of harassment against Miss Bellis. He was also responsible for arranging an earlier attack by his co-defendant, Leon Thompson, in which she was stabbed in the face.

“Not content with arranging this earlier attack, Mr Riley then decided to escalate his campaign of violence and arranged for Jason Harrison to throw acid over Miss Bellis, leaving her badly scarred. I would like to praise Miss Bellis’ courage in giving evidence against these men who have caused her so much pain and suffering. I hope today’s sentences can give her some satisfaction that justice has been done.”

– Senior District Crown Prosecutor Punam Malhan

Man who carried out Lowestoft acid attack jailed for four years

Adele Bellis just after the acid attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man who carried out an acid attack on a Lowestoft woman, leaving her with 'life-changing injuries' has been jailed for 4 years and 4 months at Ipswich Crown Court.

On jailing 29-year-old Daniel Harrison the Judge said the sentencing reflected his guilty plea and the help he'd given to the prosecution.

Harrison had admitted throwing acid at Adele and had written a letter to her expressing his deep regret.

All four men involved in the attack have been jailed Credit: Suffolk police

The attack had been arranged by Anthony Riley who was the jilted boyfriend of Adele Bellis who was attacked in August 2014.

Harrison followed Riley's orders by carrying out the attack.

Two other men 38-year old Daniel Marshall and 39-year old Leon Thompson were jailed for 15 years and 7 years.

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