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Fighter jets from the East involved in fresh strikes against Islamic State

Fighter jets from the East of England have been involved in fresh airstrikes against Islamic State militants, in wake of the Paris terror attacks.

The Ministry of Defence said Tornado fighters from RAF Marham yesterday dropped a bomb killing a group of more than 30 militants who had opened fire on Kurds in northern Iraq.

The RAF jets also destroyed mortar positions and a hit a terrorist vehicle with a Hellfire missile.

Fighter planes from RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall have also been involved in strikes in Syria since the Paris attacks.

Fighter jets from the East have been involved in fresh strikes against Islamic State militants. Credit: ITV Anglia

"The first flight used a Paveway bomb to destroy a mortar position which had opened fire on the Kurds. The following mission destroyed a heavy machine gun near Mosul with a Paveway IV, then proceeded west towards Sinjar.

"There was heavy cloud, which may have encouraged the terrorists to assume that they were safe from air attack, but, working very closely with the Kurdish forces, the GR4s were able to guide a Paveway on to a large group of over 30 Daesh terrorists who were massing for a counter-attack; the Kurdish unit subsequently reported that the air strike had been highly effective.

"The Tornado patrol then destroyed another Isil mortar position south-west of Sinjar."

– Ministry of Defence statement


Suffolk road closed due to flooding

A street in Mildenhall in Suffolk is closed because of flooding.

Police were called at 8.45am today (Monday) to a report that flood water was lifting a manhole cover in Mildenhall town Centre.

The water level on Mill Street has risen and a vehicle has become stranded. Suffolk Police are warning motorists not to drive through flood water.

£6,000 total for fundraising football match after fan attacked after game

42-year-old Simon Dobbin is in a critical but stable condition in hospital Credit: Family of Simon Dobbin

A fund raising football match which took place to help the family of a Mildenhall man who was attacked after the Cambridge United away game at Southend on 21st March, has raised more than £6,000.

42-year old Simon Dobbin is still in hospital in a 'critical but stable' condition with serious head injuries.

The money raised from the game at Mildenhall Town Football Club will be used to help Simon's family and pay for any care he needs.

Hundreds of people turned out on Sunday to watch the Mildenhall Casuals play Beck Row.

The final score was Mildenhall 2 - 6 Beck Row.

A social media campaign had before kick off raised £9,000.

"We have exceeded all expectations with this total and I am personally lost for words at the generosity of our community."

– Daniel Herrera, Match oganiser

I would like to thank everyone for their kind donations, for all the lovely get well wishes and suppport for Simon. My family and I are overwhelmed with your support."

– Nicole, Simon's wife


People asked to avoid an area of RAF Mildenhall after 'suspicious package' found

RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk. Credit: PA

People have been asked to avoid an area of RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk after a "suspicious package" was found at a post office on the base.

Officials at the base activated special control measures after finding the package earlier this morning.

All personnel and families have been told to keep away from the Exchange, post office, bowling alley and Heritage Park area of the base.

The situation is being handled by the RAF Mildenhall Fire Department.

Concern for missing man from Mildenhall

Simon Collins.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 55-year-old man from Mildenhall.

Simon Collins was reported missing to officers on Saturday 21 February having last been seen at home in Mildenhall on 27 October 2014. He had recently returned to the UK from Australia where he had been working.

Friends and family of Simon have become concerned about his welfare having not heard from him since October and police enquiries over the past two days have failed to find him.

In addition to being known in the Mildenhall area, Simon is also believed to have links in northern Scotland, specifically the isle of Handa and area of Wester Alligin near Inveralligin.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Simon, or who has any information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact Police on 101.

Inquest hears how stock car driver died after steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact

An inquest has heard details about the last moments of a popular stock car driver, who died in a crash at Mildenhall Stadium in Suffolk.

Colleagues have described 37 year old Steve Newman as a well known, well liked personality on the racing circuit. The inquest heard he died after a steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact.

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