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CCTV images released after armed robbery at Post Office

CCTV image. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police have released CCTV images of two suspects following two armed robberies in the county last month.

Detectives are linking an attempted robbery and a robbery which both took place on Saturday 31 January.

The first happened at around 7:10am in The Street, Badwell Ash, when two men armed with what was described as a pistol, entered the post office as it was opening and demanded money from a member of staff.

The member of staff ran from the premises and he was followed by the offenders - who left in the direction of Hunston, although they did not take anything from the store.

It is believed that the men were driving an older style dark blue Peugeot.

The second incident took place at around 7:35am at the post office in The Street, Stanton. Two men, matching the description above, entered the store armed with a small handgun and a hammer and stole £100 in cash, along with 200 cigarettes and some tobacco which they put in a white bag.

CCTV image. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police name couple who died in Great Barton collision

A couple who died in a collision on Wednesday 29 January have been named by police as Lindsay and Georgina Wise, aged 85 years and 87 years from Michaelhouse Way, Stanton.

Emergency services were called at around 10:45am to the A143 at Great Barton near Bury St Edmunds to a report of a collision involving a Renault Megane and a HGV lorry. Two people within the car, Lindsay and Georgina Wise were pronounced dead at the scene.

Our family has yet to come to terms with the sudden loss of our parents, and our children's grandparents, in a tragic road accident. Kind, generous and unassuming, they brought us into this world and looked after us all, unfaltering, for more than 60 years. We now have to let them go, thankfully together, and with tremendous gratitude for their love, guidance and devotion.

– Jeff and Laurie Wise, The sons of Lindsay and Georgina Wise


Inquest hears electrician set his home alight

The scene of the fire at Stanton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An inquest has heard how a retired electrician died after locking himself inside his Suffolk home and setting it alight.

81 year old Donald Andrews had been involved in a dispute about electrical work carried out at the mobile home park where he lived at Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds.

The inquest heard that when firefighters broke into the property in June they found a trail of petrol soaked paper and a butane gas bottle in his lounge.

Firefighters at the scene back in June. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean said Mr Andrews, had been concerned about electrical work that has been done at his home. Recording a narrative verdict, the Coroner said he was not able to conclude beyond doubt that it had been Mr Andrew's intention to take his own life.

Elderly man was killed by smoke inhalation in house fire

A man found dead in a house in Stanton in Suffolk died as a result of smoke inhalation, a post mortem has found.

The blaze broke out at around 4am on Monday June 10 in Drovers Rise. The body of a man, who was believed to be his eighties, was found inside.

Following an investigation into the cause of the blaze the death is no longer being treated as unexplained and no other party is thought to have been involved.

The death will now be referred to the coroner.

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Inquiry into cause of house blaze which killed a man

Police and firefighters are continuing to investigate a fire in a bungalow which killed a man in Suffolk.

Fire crews were called to a residential park in Stanton near Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of Monday morning.

12 nearby residents were told to leave their homes in the early hours but were allowed back later.

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Man killed in house fire

A man's been killed in a fire in Stanton between Diss and Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV Anglia

A man's been killed and a number of homes have been evacuated following a fire at a bungalow near Bury St Edmunds.

The emergency services have been at Drovers Rise in Stanton since around 4 o'clock on Monday morning. The area is currently cordoned off - affecting up to 12 residents.

An investigation has started into what caused the fire.

Emergency services at scene of fatal fire near Bury St Edmunds

A person has been killed and a number of homes have been evacuated following a fire at a bungalow near Bury St Edmunds.

The emergency services have been at Drovers Rise, Stanton, since around 4am. They were called by a resident who reported flames coming from a bungalow.

A number of homes in the area have been evacuated for safety, affecting around 10 to 12 residents. The fire service is currently making the scene safe before residents are allowed to return to their homes.

Enquiries will now get underway at the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101.

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