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Suffolk man who raped three women jailed for 18 years

Carl Tarigha, from Stowmarket, was jailed for 18 years. Credit: Suffolk Police

A 29-year-old man from Suffolk has been jailed for 18 years for raping three woman.

Carl Tarigha, from Stowmarket, was found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court.

Tarigha’s crimes took place over a period of 10 months between the autumn of 2015 and summer of 2016.

The attacks took place in Harwich, Essex and at his flat in Stowmarket. His victims were aged 18, 19 and 26.

PC Penny Howell said: "Carl Tarigha is a sexual predator who subjected his victims to cold, calculated and violent attacks, not only raping them but inflicting other physical assaults on them, whether it was pinning them down, slapping them, or pulling their hair. He also threatened to kill one of the victims."

Tarigha was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment, with an additional four years on licence. He was told he will serve a minimum term of 12 years in jail.

Teenager charged over Stowmarket armed robbery

Teenager charged over Stowmarket armed robbery Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A teenager has been charged following an armed robbery in Stowmarket in Suffolk.

Police were called to a shop on Ipswich Street on Sunday morning after a man - wielding what was thought to be a small axe - demanded cash from staff.

An 18-year-old man has been charged with robbery and a drugs offence.

A second teenager who was also arrested has been released on bail.

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Man detained under Mental Health Act after BB gun fired at public in Stowmarket

A man's been detained under the Mental Health Act after firing a BB gun at members of the public in Stowmarket last night.

Officers were called at around 6.50pm, yesterday Friday 10 March to reports of a window being damaged at a property on Union Street West.

Moments later police were called to an incident on Navigation Approach in which a member of the public reported that a man had fired a weapon at their car.

Police were then called to Gun Cotton Way, after reports that a man driving a van had discharged a weapon at another vehicle

No one was injured and police have recovered a BB gun, which is believed to have been used in all of the incidents.

The 33-year-old, from Stowmarket, was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm in a public place, criminal damage and driving a vehicle whilst disqualified. He's since been bailed.

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Police standoff at Suffolk village 'peacefully' resolved

The usually quiet village of Crowfield was in lockdown for nearly three days. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A standoff between police and a suspected armed suspect in a Suffolk village has been "resolved peacefully".

The usually quiet village of Crowfield, near Stowmarket, was in lockdown for three days - with armed officers, dog units and the police helicopter being brought in.

The 42-year-old man left his house at about 3.30pm this afternoon and was detained by police.

He has been arrested on suspicion of making threats and possession of a firearm, and has be taken into police custody for questioning.

Officers have recovered at least one firearm, as searches of the house continue.

Stone Street is expected to re-open this evening, allowing traffic to flow freely through the village again.

Two thousand years of history brought to life at Suffolk fair

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet a Roman or see a Viking fight up close?

Visitors to Stowmarket got the chance to find out today as 2,000 years of history came alive.

All this weekend the Museum of East Anglian Life is giving people the opportunity to get up close with re-enactors at its living history fair.

Watch Serena Sandhu's report to find out more.

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