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Suffolk Police to be investigated after man is believed to have frozen to death

East of England Ambulance Service are investigating the case

Police has confirmed it has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct over its handling of an incident where a man allegedly froze to death in Suffolk.

It's believed he was found dead sixteen hours after police were alerted that he had been seen outside a house on Priors Close in Lowestoft.

We can confirm we were called to an incident where the body of a male in his 50s was discovered outside a property on Priors Close in Lowestoft on Thursday 28 December.

A call was also made to police from a member of the public on Wednesday 27 December when concern was raised for the man’s welfare. Suffolk Constabulary can confirm it has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct who will conduct an independent investigation.

– Suffolk Police
Suffolk Police to be investigated after man is thought to have frozen to death

This afternoon the IPOC confirmed what their investigation would be looking at

We have begun an independent investigation following the death of man in Lowestoft on 28 December 2017. The matter was referred to us because previous concerns for the man’s welfare had been raised with Suffolk Police. Our investigation will examine the call handling and police response to these calls.

– IOPC

The East of England Ambulance service is also investigating the case

Police get more time to question suspects in Maids Moreton murder investigation

Peter Farquhar and Ann Moore-Martin died 18 months apart in the village of Maids Moreton Credit: Press Association.

Police have been given more time to question a church warden and a magician over the deaths of two retired teachers in Buckinghamshire.

Thames Valley Police launched a double-murder inquiry earlier this week into the deaths of Peter Farquhar, 69, and 83-year-old Ann Moore-Martin.

The pair died a year and a half apart in the village of Maids Moreton, near Buckingham.

Two people - a 27-year-old from Towcester and a 31-year-old from Cornwall - have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Officers confirmed they had been given permission to keep both in custody while they continue to question them.

A third man, a 22-year-old from Milton Keynes, has been released pending further investigation. He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and fraud by false representation.

Victim Peter Farquhar was found dead in 2015 Credit: Remembering Peter Farquhar/Facebook

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Think a drink won't really affect your driving? This CCTV might make you change your mind

Police in Hertfordshire have released CCTV of a drink driver whose car flew over a wall and through a fence.

Officers hope the footage will deter others from getting behind the wheel after having a drink.

The driver, a 26-year-old man, had two passengers in his car. He narrowly missed crashing into an electrical substation.

He admitted dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident at a hearing in Luton this week.

As well as a two-year driving ban, he was given a suspended prison sentence.

“He not only put his own life at risk but also the life of his two passengers. His reckless behaviour could have also put other road users and wider members of the public at risk of serious injury or even death. “This CCTV footage demonstrates how good driving judgement is compromised when a motorist has been drinking alcohol, which also creates a feeling of overconfidence and slowsdown your reactions.”

– PC Daniel Webb, Hertfordshire Police

Kettering stabbing victim named

Tairu Jallow was found stabbed at Havelock Street in Kettering at the weekend. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A 29-year-old man stabbed to death in Northamptonshire has been named by police.

Tairu Jallow was a Gambian national living in Kettering.

Just after 9pm on Sunday, January 14, police were called to Havelock Street to reports of a stabbing. Mr Jallow was treated by paramedics at the scene but died of his injuries.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but police said no further action would be taken against him.

Officers said they were following "a number of lines of inquiry" and appealing for information.

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