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Woman admits killing her 89-year-old father

A 53-year-old woman from Lowestoft has admitted killing her 89-year-old father.

Police were called to an address in Kirkley Run in the town just after 8.50pm on Wednesday 19 November last year by the victim Dennis Nicholls who stated that his daughter was trying to hurt him.

The first officer arrived at the scene and found Karen Kimber in a distressed state in the street being restrained by members of the public. She was heard by police and witnesses to say ‘I’ve killed him’.

Karen Kimber appeared at the Central Criminal Crown Court today and pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

She has been assessed by two psychiatrists who were both of the opinion she was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time of the killing and her guilty plea has been accepted.

The judge has issued a hospital order detaining her into the care of medical professionals.

A Domestic Homicide Review is in progress being led by Waveney Community Safety Partnership.


Girl hospitalised in collision with car

The girl is thought to be 11-years-old. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A young girl is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Lowestoft.

The A12 at Tom Crisp Way is currently closed (1830, December, 14) and the girl, thought to be 11-years-old, is being treated at Addenbrookes for serious head injuries.

The driver of the car - an Audi - in uninjured but in shock.

Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.

The family of the girl have been informed.

More cash promised for Suffolk bridge projects

Two new bridges in Suffolk could be a step closer after the Chancellor promised more cash for local infrastructure in the Autumn Statement.

A third river crossing for Lowestoft could be a step closer following the Chancellor's Autumn Statement Credit: ITV News Anglia

The government says it will provide £475 million of investment so local areas can bid for funding for projects such as the Lowestoft Third River Crossing and Ipswich Wet Dock Crossing.

Lowestoft has long campaigned for an additional river crossing as the current bascule bridge causes traffic congestion when raised to let shipping into the port.

Stolen goat found safe and well in Suffolk

Baby goat found safe and well Credit: Suffolk police

A baby goat, known as Poppy, who was stolen from a Lowestoft petting zoo on 11 November has been found safe and well.

Ethan Ellis from Beccles found Poppy by the side of the road in Wood Lane, Mutford. He returned her to Pet’s Corner to be reunited with her mother and twin sister.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Poppy.


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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