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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.

Man dies in flat fire

The fire broke out in a flat fire in Lowestoft Credit: ITV Anglia

A man has died in a flat fire in Lowestoft, despite the desperate efforts of neighbours to rescue him.

The fire broke out in a first-floor flat in Roman Road yesterday lunchtime. Eyewitnesses described how people in the flat below tried to help but were overcome by smoke. Police and fire officers are investigating how the fire began.


Lowestoft couple plead with government for parents to see their children

Meheraj Alam, his wife Nasima and their children Credit: ITV News Anglia

A couple from Lowestoft are pleading with the government to allow their parents to visit the UK so they can meet their children.

Meheraj Alam's parents live in Bangladesh and have applied for a visitors' visa, but have been refused twice.

The family say it is heartbreaking the children don't know their grandparents. Now they have written to their local MP, Peter Aldous, to ask for support.

Police appeal to find wanted man

Cody Claxton is wanted for breaching the terms of his licence. Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police are appealing for help to find a wanted man.

23-year-old Cody Claxton is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license.

He is thought to have connections to Norwich and Lowestoft.

Duck causes a flap on Suffolk housing estate

Officers are trying to find the duck's owners. Credit: RSPCA

A duck has been found in the middle of a housing estate in Suffolk.

The white drake caused a flap when he sat down in the road in the Teesdale housing estate in Carlton Colville, Lowestoft last week.

Animal loving residents managed to usher him in a greenhouse and alerted the RSPCA.

“It was very odd place to find a duck. He was just sitting in the road in the wet weather and a local cat was eyeing him up.

“He was tame so the locals rounded him up and popped him in a greenhouse until we collected him.

“It’s a bit of a mystery how he got there. He may be someone’s escaped pet or he may have been abandoned.”

– Paige Burnham, RSPCA Animal Collection Officer

Posters have been put up in the local area in a bid to find the duck's owners.

The animal will be put up for rehoming if no-one comes forward.


Man who died at karting track 'stopped in the pit lane'

Allan Fairweather died after suffering a traumatic chest injury. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who died at a karting track in Suffolk last month had "stopped in the pit lane" when he was hit by another kart, an inquest has heard.

Allan Fairweather, from Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, was celebrating his brother's birthday at Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles.

The 64-year-old suffered a traumatic chest injury and died at the scene. An investigation into his death is continuing.

Lowestoft boxer Ogogo suffers first professional defeat

Ogogo (left) was retired by his corner in the eighth round Credit: PA

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo suffered his first professional defeat to Chris Cunningham last night.

The 2012 Olympic bronze medallist was retired by his corner in the eighth round with blurred vision, as Cunningham, secured the WBC International middleweight title at the NEC arena in Birmingham.

Ogogo was sent stumbling to the ground as early as the second round, after Cunningham landed a strong right hook.

The undefeated boxer continually struggled from the on and failed to recover, with Ogogo's trainer Tony Sims eventually pulling him out of the fight.

Warning as girl approached by man 'looking for lost puppy'

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who approached a 17-year-old girl in Lowestoft. Credit: Google Maps

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who approached a 17-year-old girl in Lowestoft.

The incident took place around 12:25pm on Thursday 6 October at Station Square.

The girl was walking alone when the man approached her and tried to encourage her to go with him to find a lost puppy, which he described as a ‘rainbow-coloured dachshund’.

The girl felt uncomfortable about the situation and walked away unharmed.

Police would like to speak to the man, who is described as white, in his 20’s and with long blonde hair. He is of small to medium build and was wearing jeans and a hoody.

Anybody with information is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101.

Lowestoft's Ogogo to fight for first professional title

Anthony Ogogo will face Craig Cunningham on October 22. Credit: PA

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo will finally fight for his first professional title later this month.

The 2012 Olympic Bronze medallist will take on Craig Cunningham in Birmingham on 22 October for the vacant WBC International Middleweight belt.

Ogogo's career has been hampered by achilles and shoulder injuries in the last two years.

However, he is unbeaten in three fights after making a comeback in May.

Ogogo and Cunningham will go head-to-head as part of the undercard for the Frankie Gavin and Sam Eggington bout at the Barclaycard Arena.

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