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Police appeal for missing Suffolk woman

48-year-old Nikita Powley was last seen yesterday afternoon (Aug 26th) Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 48-year-old woman from Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Nikita Powley was last seen at her home address in Crown Street between 12:30pm and 1:30pm yesterday (August 26) and has not been seen since.


Five men rescued from capsized boat in Lowestoft

Five men were rescued when their boat capsized off Pakefield near Lowestoft.

Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat crew rescued four men, who were sitting on their upturned boat at around 3pm yesterday (July 28).

At the same time Lowestoft RNLI lifeguards rescued another man who was waving to them from the shore, after leaving the capsized boat to get help.

"We gave warm clothing to the five men, who were all wearing buoyancy aids, and they told us that the sea had broken over the side of their boat and it had taken on water and quickly overturned. One man had then swum ashore to raise the alarm. We took them back to the lifeboat station and as they did not need any medical attention"

– John Fox, Lifeboat coxswain


Young woman speaks out after being raped as a teenager

Stephen Waters was jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of three counts of rape. Credit: Suffolk Police

A young woman has spoken out after a 46-year-old Lowestoft man was jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of three counts of raping her while she was a teenager.

Stephen Waters, of Princes Road in Lowestoft, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court today (July 21), to be sentenced after being found guilty of three counts of rape.

The young woman reported the incident in March 2015, saying she had been raped by a man on three occasions several years earlier.

It is very upsetting and frustrating to know that someone who was supposed to protect me hurt me in the way he did.

Anyone out there who has been a victim of something similar or any crime it's never too late to report it..I'm now able to get on with my life after it being on hold for so long as I was struggling to cope with it badly.

I've got the justice I deserve, thank you all involved.

– Rape victim
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