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Parents didn't think twice before donating tiny Hope's organs

Hope's parents Emma and Drew Lee with her twin brother Josh. Credit: Good Morning Britain.

The parents of the country's youngest organ donor have told ITV's Good Morning Britain they did not think twice about their decision.

Hope, who was a twin, was just 74 minutes old when she died last week.

Her kidneys were donated to an adult patient while cells from her liver have been frozen to help treat people waiting for transplants.

The tiny girl was born with anencephaly - a rare condition that prevented her skull from developing properly.

Her mother Emma Lee said they did not want her to have died in vain.

CCTV appeal after money stolen from shop

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Suffolk Police.

Police have released CCTV of two men they want to speak to after money was stolen from a shop in Newmarket.

Two men entered a shop in the High Street on Saturday October 31. One man distracted the shop assistant while the other man reached into the till and stole money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference number 13025/15.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Suffolk Police


Appeal to trace missing woman from Newmarket

Dana Creedon. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a 23-year-old woman who has gone missing from her Newmarket home.

Dana Creedon was reported missing earlier today, Friday 13 November, and, although she has been missing before there is concern for her well-being.

Police are asking her, anyone who may have seen her or anyone with information about where she is now to get in touch with Suffolk Police by dialling the non-emergency number 101.

Armed robber demands bank staff handover cash

Armed robbery in Newmarket. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police are hunting a man wanted in connection with an armed bank robbery in Newmarket.

They were called at around 2.45pm today, after reports someone had entered a bank on the High Street with a weapon, and demanded money.

He is described as wearing a black balaclava and dark coloured jeans. The raider ran out the rear of the bank into Fred Archer Way.

Officers are currently investigating and a scene is in place.

Any witnesses should call the police non-emergency line 101

Exhibition underway ahead of new racing festival at Newmarket

About 20,000 people are expected to visit the festival. Credit: ITV Anglia

An exhibition is underway ahead of a new racing festival at Newmarket.

The Rowley Mile will host the inaugural Dubai Champions Festival tomorrow and Saturday. Over £2 million worth of prize money is up for grabs.

About 20,000 people are expected to visit the festival over the two days. It features a special interactive exhibition on Racing Excellence and the history of the Arab horse.

Credit: ITV Anglia

"This fabulous festival, spanning across two days, £2 million worth of prize money on offer, and alongside the fantastic racing we've got a whole host of activities for people to come and enjoy. Two fantastic days racing, but also two fantastic days out."

– Amy Starkey, Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses
Credit: ITV Anglia

Money stolen by bogus charity collector

Police are appealing for witnesses after money was stolen from a woman’s purse within a café in Newmarket.

The incident happened in High Street around 4.30pm on Friday 2 October.

A 66-year-old woman was sitting in a coffee shop when two women entered the shop. One of the women approached her, appearing to collect money for charity and sat down in front of her asking for donations.

The female victim removed some money from her purse, handing this over to the woman and asked for change in return. The offender then placed a clipboard over the victim’s purse. The victim then noticed that an amount of cash was missing from her purse and challenged the woman, who ran out of the café.

She was chased by members of the public and was seen getting into a blue Audi with foreign number plates.

The woman was described as Asian, had long dark coloured hair, approximately 20-years-old and was wearing a purple and grey striped top and dark coloured trousers.

Anyone with information relating to this crime should contact PC Nicholas Chapman from Mildenhall quoting NE/15/1652 on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Man jailed for shaking baby and causing life-long injuries

Mark Spike Credit: Suffolk police

A 24-year-old man who was found guilty of grievous bodily harm after shaking a baby, causing her life-long injuries including partial blindness, has been jailed for two years.

Mark Spike was found guilty of grievous bodily harm at Ipswich Crown court.

Spike was charged in April 2014 following police enquiries into the injuries sustained by a baby girl in October 2013.

Paramedics had been called to an address in Newmarket in October 2013 to reports that the five-month-old girl was having breathing problems and vomiting.

The little girl is now registered blind and it is uncertain how the brain injury will affect her future development.

"One Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist concluded the appearance of the injury was highly suggestive of acceleration-deceleration that could occur with forceful shaking, and that the force required to produce these injuries would be far more than would be expected during normal play or rousing manoeuvres. The consultant concluded that these were the worst injuries seen in their career."

– Detective Inspector Adrian Randall, Suffolk police

School gets kids to stand rather than sit to tackle obesity

A school in our region has become the first in the country to champion a new programme of active movement for children as young as three.

The idea is to get kids standing rather than sitting down as a major step in tackling obesity.

Tanya Mercer has been to the Old School House Nursery near Newmarket to see the children in action.

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Thousands of morning commuters left stranded on A14 after crash

There's been travel misery for thousands of commuters today who found themselves stranded on the A14 after an early morning crash.

Two lorries were involved in the collision at junction 37 on the outskirts of Newmarket in West Suffolk.

It meant the road has been closed for a significant part of the day but has now re-opened.

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