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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.


Clowning around in Lowestoft for unusual convention

2016 Clown convention Credit: ITV News Anglia

There'll be lots of laughs in Lowestoft this week as clowns from allover the country meet up for the start of their annual gathering.

It's a chance to clown around, swapping ideas and find out more about things like makeup and props.

The convention runs all week in different venues across the town.

It kicks off with a make-up workshop at the Hatfield Hotel.

Clown convention comes to Lowestoft Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

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