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Appeal for dashcam footage following serious assault

The assault took place at approximately 8.30pm on Friday 2 June in The Severals Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for dashcam footage after a man in his 30s was attacked in Newmarket.

It happened at The Severals Park on June 2. The victim suffered a fractured skull and arm and was treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Two men who were arrested on suspicion of assault have been released under investigation.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in the following three areas between 8pm and 8.30pm to get in touch:

  • The Severals (the green area bordered by Bury Road and Fordham Road)
  • The Funfair on the Severals (this had been set up for the Newmarket Funday that took place the following day)
  • The BP petrol station on Bury Road


Cardboard Banksy to sell for 'thousands'

The placard was designed before Banksy became famous. Credit: Rowley's

A cardboard anti-war placard designed by the graffiti artist Banksy will be auctioned by Rowley’s in Newmarket Wednesday 31 May.

The spray painted cardboard was designed by the graffiti artist for the 2003 anti-Iraq War protest in London.

Although Banksy produced several versions of this design for the march few survived, either discarded in the street at the end of the protest or confiscated and removed by the Metropolitan police. This placard was originally acquired directly from one of the protesters who had kept it in his flat in London for 13 years until it was sold to the current owner last year.

Rowley's have given the placard an estimate of £10 - 15,000.

Controversial Newmarket development could be back in play

Plans for the development have attracted protests Credit: ITV Anglia

The controversial Hatchfield Farm planning development at Newmarket could be back on course.

The Secretary of State had originally refused the application by Lord Derby to build 400 homes on the site.

But that decision was quashed in the High Court today. It will now go back for the Secretary of State to look at the application again.

Forest Heath Council count about to get underway

Staff at the Forest Heath Council count. Credit: Forest Heath Council

Following overnight counts in Essex and Hertfordshire, attention has now turned to other councils across the region.

Staff are just beginning to sift through the votes for Forest Heath Council in West Suffolk which is an area largely controlled by the Conservatives currently.

It will be worth keeping an eye on Haverhill East & Kedington and Exning & Newmarket which were won by UKIP in 2013, but could be under threat this time out from other parties.

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