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Schoolboy told to 'get his money out and drop it to the floor' during Bury St Edmunds robbery

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A 15-year-old was threatened and robbed of £10 as he walked to school in Suffolk.

The victim was on Northgate Avenue close to Blue Bridge in Bury St Edmunds at about 8.05am on Thursday November 23.

"The victim was approached from behind by an unknown person who pressed something into his back. The attacker told the victim to get his money out and to drop it on the floor without turning around."

– Suffolk Police.

The boy placed £10 on the floor and was told to keep walking and not turn around.

The robber was male and wearing a black fabric coat.

Was elderly man injured in Suffolk hit and run?

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A man in his 80s was found on Lowestoft High Street with a broken wrist, broken or dislocated fingers, and a suspected broke leg.

Police believe the victim, who was discovered by a member of the public close to the petrol station, may have been hit by a vehicle which then drove off.

Officers were called to the scene around 12.50am on Wednesday, November 15.


Robber targeting elderly victims in Norwich

Police are linking robberies at these locations. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Police in Norwich are linking a series of robberies where thieves seem to be targeting elderly people.

They have struck five times just this month with their victims ranging from in their 70s to their 90s.

In a number of cases, the thief was riding a bike.

  • Friday November 3, around 9.55am, a woman aged in her 80s was robbed of her red shopping bag by a man riding a bike in Brightys Opening.
  • Saturday November 11, just before 1.30pm, a 72-year-old woman, who was standing at a bus stop in Margaret Paston Avenue, had her handbag stolen by a man who was riding a bike.
  • Monday November 13, sometime between 9.45am and 10.05am, a man riding a bike stole a bag from a woman, aged in her 90s, in Distillery Square.
  • Tuesday November 14, around 4.40pm in Ampthill Street, a woman in her 70s was robbed of her handbag.
  • Wednesday November 15, around 12.50pm, close to the Belvedere Community Centre on Belvoir Street, a woman aged in her 70s had her bag stolen by a man riding a bike.

Officers are also linking those thefts to others around the city.

"These are despicable crimes committed by an individual targeting the most vulnerable.

"I would encourage people, especially elderly residents, to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police."

– Det Con Emma Gray, Norfolk Police

Three more charged over fatal Ipswich stabbing

Police on the scene at Ancaster Road, Ipswich, in February 2017. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Three men have been charged over the fatal stabbing of a man in Ipswich nine months ago.

Dean Stansby, 43, was found near Ancaster Road with a wound to his stomach on February 8. He was taken to hospital but died later the same day.

Suffolk Police have charged 47-year-old Tecwyn Parker, from Ipswich, and 23-year-old Daniel Kaganda, from London, with murder and conspiracy to murder. Amiadul Islam, who is 25 and also from London, has been charged with conspiracy to murder.

All three will appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court on Monday November 13.

A fourth man - 44-year-old Jason Ruby from Ipswich - was charged with murder and conspiracy to murder a week ago. He will appear at Ipswich Crown Court on November 20.

Police on the scene at Ancaster Road, Ipswich, in February 2017. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

One arrest after toddler found seriously injured in Stevenage road

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A toddler was found lying seriously injured on the ground after being hit by vehicle in Stevenage.

Police were called to Fortuna Close just after half past six on Friday evening.

The little boy was taken to Lister Hospital before being transferred to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge where he is in a serious but stable condition.

A 23-year-old man, from Stevenage, has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop.

Smell leads police to cannabis factory in Essex

120 plants were found at a warehouse at Dunmow. Credit: Essex Police.

The smell of 120 cannabis plants led police to this warehouse in Essex.

Officers visited the site at Brick End in Dunmow on Monday after receiving a call from a member of the public.

Police searched the warehouse and found a number of rooms where cannabis could be grown - and a substantial amount of the drug drying out.

Nobody was found at the site but officers described the set-up as "very professional". They are appealing for witnesses.


Women robbed at knife-point as they waited for a bus in Southend

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Two women were robbed at knife-point as they waited for a bus in Essex.

The victims were outside Southend Victoria train station on Thursday night (October 19), at about 10.50pm.

They were approached by a cyclist - aged in his late teens and wearing a grey hoody - who threatened them with a knife.

He got away with a brown leather satchel containing cash, two phones and tobacco.

Police have been trawling CCTV from the area but have yet to trace the cyclist.

Boy charged after men threatened with knife in Clacton

A boy has been charged with possession of a knife. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A boy will appear in court tomorrow charged with threatening people with a knife.

It follows two separate incidents in Clacton on Friday night. Two men were threatened with a knife as they walked through the town. One was also robbed of his bike, bike and bank cards.

A boy was arrested in West Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning. He will appear at Chelmsford Youth Court tomorrow (Monday) charged with possession of a knife and making threats with a blade.

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