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Girls distressed by man in white van with 'see-through tights'

The girls were approached on Chequers Lane at Great Ellingham Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A white van man wearing see-through tights and a pink hoody exposed himself to two girls as they walked through a Norfolk village.

It happened around 4.30pm last Monday, April 16, at Great Ellingham near Attleborough.

The girls noticed a white, flat-bed-type van driving up and down Chequers Lane. The vehicle pulled into a layby close to Glebe Meadow and a man approached the girls.

Police said the victims had been distressed and ran away.

The man is described as white, aged in his early 20s, between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall, slim and with brown hair which had been bleached blond at the top.

One killed in A12 Copdock crash

The A12 at the Copdock Interchange will be closed for several hours Credit: ITV News Anglia.

One person has died following a six-vehicle crash on the A12 near Ipswich.

Police were called to the collision on the northbound carriageway of the Copdock Mill interchange around 12.40pm today (Friday April 20).

Suffolk Police confirmed one person was killed.

Less than two hours later, at about 2.15pm, a second crash closed the southbound carriageway. Three vehicles were involved in that collision on the opposite side of road from the initial crash.

Police say both sides of the road are likely to remain closed for several hours.

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Attempted murder charge over Luton stabbing

An 18-year-old has been charged with attempted murder over a stabbing in Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenager has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Luton at the end of last month.

Police were called to St Saviour's Crescent on the morning of March 29th following an attack near a block of flats. A man had been critically injured.

Kerry Murray, of Brent in London, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a Class B drug and has been remanded in custody.

Man suffers burns in Essex after 'noxious liquid' thrown from car

Liquid was thrown from a car at Union Road in Jaywick Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man in his 30s was left with burns to his chest and thigh after liquid was thrown at him from a passing car in Essex.

The victim was walking along Union Road in Jaywick, close to the Three Jays pub, at about 7pm on Monday March 26.

As a black Vauxhall Corsa approached, a liquid described by police as a "noxious substance" was sprayed from the front passenger window.

The victim said he saw up to four people in the car which drove towards the Frobisher Drive area.

'No roadside tributes' plea from Sudbury crash victim's parents

Jake Page, 19, died following a crash in Sudbury Credit: Suffolk Police

The family of a teenage motorcyclist killed in a crash in Suffolk have asked well-wishers not to leave tributes at the roadside where it happened.

Jake Page, who was 19 and from Great Waldingfield, was seriously injured in the collision involving his black Yamaha motorcycle, a black BMW and a grey Toyota on the A131 at Sudbury.

He was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital on Friday night but later died.

Jake's family thanked people for the support they had received - but asked mourners not to leave tributes at the scene of the crash.

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Stab victim needs surgery

Stabbing on Tuesday night Credit: ITV Anglia

A man's needed surgery after stabbing in Northampton.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack in Abington Square. It happened around 9 o'clock on Tuesday night. a 25 year old man was stabbed in the stomach after an argument with two other men. The attackers ran off along Wellingborough Road.

The attacker was in his early 20s, 5ft 7in tall and was wearing a light coloured hoodie and black trousers.

He was with a slightly taller man with short dark hair and wearing a black jumper and light joggers.

Detectives make another arrest in Cambridgeshire murder investigation

Sam Mechelewski was found dead in woods at Huntingdon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Cambridgeshire have arrested a woman on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Sam Mechelewski, 20, was found dead by a member of the public on February 1 in woods at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. A post mortem revealed he died as a result of a stab wound.

This morning (April 5) a woman in her 30s from Huntingdon was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and possessing a Class B drug.

In February a man was arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigation.

Last week a woman in her 20s was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and assisting an offender. She was later released under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding Sam’s death should call police on 101 quoting CC-01022018-0198 or visit https://mipp.police.uk/operation/554. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Man fined for driving Jaguar into path of train in Suffolk

The scene of the collision at Melton in Suffolk. Credit: British Transport Police.

A man has been fined for driving his Jaguar into the path of a train at a level crossing in Suffolk.

John Morris, from Kings Road in Bury St Edmunds, admitted endangering the safety of persons on the railway.

In October last year, the 74-year-old drove his car onto Bloss crossing and was struck by a train travelling at 30mph.

He was airlifted to hospital, where he was treated for three weeks. Nobody on the train was injured.

An investigation by British Transport Police found Morris failed to comply with procedures put in place at the level crossing.

Morris appeared at Ipswich Crown Court and was fined £4,600.

“Morris was very lucky that neither he nor anyone else was killed by his negligent and dangerous actions. “He did not pay attention to the signs leading up to the crossing and wasn’t aware that he needed to call the signal box before attempting to drive onto the tracks.

"If his Jaguar was struck by a train travelling at a higher speed, the consequences could have been fatal.”

– DC Steven Smith, BTP

Arsonist jailed for five years after Cambridgeshire attacks

Michael Hall was found guilty of arson. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police.

An arsonist who set fire to a house as part of a string of attacks against two people has been jailed for five years.

Michael Hall, 28, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of arson with intent to endanger life, arson, burglary, threatening to damage property and criminal damage at Cambridge Crown Court.

In August last year, Hall broke into a woman's home, in Brickenden Road, Peterborough and stole a number of items of little monetary value.

He went on to send messages to a male victim via Facebook threatening to harm him, his family and property.

He then set light to cardboard and posted it through the door of the man’s home in Dogsthorpe Road as well as a garage belonging to the victim in Towler Street causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

Hall was sentenced to five years in prison and two years on licence for arson with intent to endanger life.

He received three years for arson, 18 months for threatening to commit criminal damage and two months for criminal damage.

He also received six months for theft which he had pleaded guilty to. All of the sentences are to be served concurrently.

Hall was also given a restraining order not to contact his victims.

“Hall is a dangerous offender who showed no remorse towards his victims or throughout the trial.”

– Det Con John Bimson
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