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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.

Acid attack was 'Barbaric and despicable' say police

Anthony Riley has been jailed for the attack on Adele Bellis Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Suffolk man has been jailed for life for arranging an acid attack on his ex-girlfriend.

Adele Bellis from Lowestoft has been left with 'life-changing injuries' after she had sulphuric acid thrown in her face in August 2014 while waiting at a bus stop.

It was part of a campaign of violence orchestrated by her former boyfriend Anthony Riley from Lowestoft.

After sentencing, Suffolk police gave their reaction outside Ipswich Crown Court saying Riley has not shown any remorse over the attack.

Click below to watch a short clip from Detective Inspector Darrell Skuse from Suffolk police.


Acid attack: Adele Bellis speaks about her ordeal

Adele Bellis from Lowestoft before and after the attack Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Suffolk woman who had acid thrown in her face as part of a campaign of violence orchestrated by her jilted boyfriend, has spoken to ITV News Anglia about her ordeal.

Adele Bellis from Lowestoft lost her ear and has been left partially bald after the attack in August 2014.

Anthony Riley her former boyfriend was jailed for life with a minimum of 13-years in jail today.

The Judge told Anthony Riley, 'You have a taste for cruelty, it's an offence of the utmost gravity.

Adele Bellis speaks to ITV News Anglia Credit: ITV News Anglia

Click below to hear from Adele as she spoke to ITV News Anglia's Becky Jago about the day it happened.

Lowestoft acid attack: More men sentenced

Four men sentenced over Adele Bellis acId attack

Three men have been sentenced for their involvement in a campaign of violence against a Lowestoft woman who had acid thrown in her face.

23-year -old Adele Bellis has been left with 'life-changing' injuries after the attack in August 2014.

Her jilted boyfriend Anthony Riley was given a life sentence, to serve a minimum of 13 years before release.

Judge John Devaux told him he 'had a taste for cruelty" and had been involved in an offence of the utmost gravity

39-year old Leon Thompson was convicted of conspiracy to attack Adele with acid last month and has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

38-year old Daniel Marshall from Haverhill in Suffolk was jailed for 7 years for conspiracy to supply a corrosive substance.

A fourth man, 29-year old Jason Harrison admitted carrying out the attack and has yet to be sentenced.

Lowestoft acid attack: Sentencing underway

Sentencing is underway in the Lowestoft acid attack case. Judge Devaux has been speaking to Anthony Riley who was last month found guilty of arranging the acid attack on his ex-girlfriend Adele Bellis in August last year.

Breaking: Jilted boyfriend jailed for life after Lowestoft acid attack

Anthony Riley has been jailed for the attack on Adele Bellis Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Lowestoft man has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 12 years for arranging for acid to be thrown in the face of his ex-girlfriend.

Adele Bellis was left with 'life-changing injuries' after sulphuric acid was thrown on her face while she was waiting at a bus stop in Lowestoft in August 2014.

Adele Bellis from Lowestoft after the attack Credit: Adele Bellis

26-year old Anthony Riley from Lowestoft was found guilty last month of conspiracy to attack her along with false imprisonment.

He appeared via video link from Chelmsford prison where he is being held.

Ipswich Crown Court heard how Adele Bellis said she had 'no more tears left to cry' after the attack which has left her bald on part of her head and without an ear.

She was in court via video link to here the sentencing.

Also being sentenced are 39-year-old Leon Thompson who was convicted of conspiracy to attack her with acid. He'd been recruited by Riley to carry out an earlier knife attack on her.

38-year-old Daniel Marshall from Haverhill had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply a corrosive substance.

29-year-old Jason Harrison had admitted carrying out the acid attack.

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