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Man dies after Suffolk holiday camp arrest: The latest

An investigation is underway after a man from Colchester died shortly after being arrested at a Suffolk holiday park.

38-year-old Paul Gladwell was taken into police custody after an alleged fight at the Pontins holiday park in Lowestoft.

He became ill and was transferred to hospital where he later died.

Man dies following arrest at Suffolk holiday park

The incident happened at the Pontins Holiday Park. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An investigation is underway after a man from Colchester died shortly after being arrested in at a Suffolk holiday park.

38-year-old Paul Gladwell was initially held by staff at the Pontins Holiday Park in Lowestoft on Tuesday 14 February following an incident, and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault when police arrived.

While he was being taken to the police station, officers in the van started to become concerned for his wellbeing and called an ambulance.

He was was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital in a critical condition. He passed away today.

An investigation into what happened is now in the hands of the IPCC, who are currently speaking to witnesses and gathering CCTV footage.

Our thoughts are with the man’s relatives and friends at this difficult time.

Our investigators will be conducting a thorough enquiry into all the circumstances surrounding his interaction with the police.

– IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts

Suffolk woman robbed at knifepoint

She was near the Walton Road junction. Credit: Google maps

A woman in Lowestoft has been robbed at knifepoint.

It happened yesterday (February 5) in Norwich Road at around 6.30pm.

The victim in her 20s was walking toward the town centre when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her hair and threatened her with a knife – forcing her to hand over her purse.

He is thought to be;

  • A white, male,
  • In his mid to late teens
  • Around 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build with what have been described as protruding teeth.
  • Wearing a dark Puffa-style jacket and dark baseball cap.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.


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.

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.

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