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Concern for missing 15-year-old from Suffolk

Julian Brown Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing teenage boy from Stowmarket.

Julian Brown, who is 15-years-old, was last seen in Violet Hill Road in the town at around 7.55am on Sunday 29 May, and was last spoken with over the phone at 3.20pm that afternoon.

Julian has failed to return home and as such there are concerns for his welfare.

He is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a cream-coloured jumper, camel coat, black jeans, black Chelsea boots, dark glasses and carrying a Nike rucksack.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Julian, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact the duty sergeant at Stowmarket Police Station on 101.

Comedy dad makes daughter laugh and racks up two million video views

A fine use of a bald head. Credit: TheLadBible

A dad from Stowmarket has become an online sensation after posting a video of him dancing to cheer his daughter up when she was stuck in hospital.

Paul Cooper's daughter had a broken thumb, so in an attempt to make her smile he posted this.

It got picked up by popular site TheLadBible and has now been seen almost two million times.


Three teenagers arrested following Stowmarket fires

Three teenage boys have been arrested following a number of fires in Suffolk over the weekend.

A number of trees and hedges were set alight in Stowmarket between 10pm on Friday and 5am on Saturday.

One 14-year-old and two 15-year-old boys, all from Stowmarket, were arrested on suspicion of arson.

They were taken to Bury Police Investigation Centre and have since been bailed to return on Monday 23 November.


Fire engine crashes in Suffolk

The fire engine that overturned in Suffolk Credit: Archant

A fire engine has overturned in Suffolk while responding to an emergency call.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the appliance was on its way to a road accident when it was involved in a collision in the Onehouse area near Stowmarket.

A spokesman said:

The fire engine that crashed near Stowmarket in Suffolk Credit: Archant

"The details of the collision are still not clear but the fire engine was responding to an emergency when the incident happened.

"We believe that no other vehicles, other than the Stowmarket fire appliance, were involved."

– Suffolk Fire and Rescue

One crew member was injured and taken to Ipswich Hospital. His condition is not thought to be serious.

The crew, from Stowmarket, was one of three dispatched to a collision between a van and a car in which a child was injured in the village of Shelland.

Suffolk woman marks 30th anniversary of Sinclair C5

Sir Clive Sinclair launching the C5 in 1985 Credit: ITV News Anglia

30 years ago this month and a futuristic car powered by electricity was revealed for the first time.

But the Sinclair C5 designed and made in Cambridge by Sir Clive Sinclair, didn't do as well as first thought.

Back in 1985 it simply didn't sell, but one Suffolk woman still has a C5 and is full of praise for the quirky vehicle.

Sarah Gascoine still owns a Sinclair C5 Credit: ITV News Anglia
Sarah and her father back in 1995 Credit: Sarah Gascoine

"It is wonderful to feel the air, my legs are pumping away, freedom and movement, you don't have any petrol fumes, and you are helping the environment, I loved it."

– Sarah Gascoine

Just 5,000 were sold before the Cambridge-based manufacturer went bust.

Police believe log was thrown at car

Credit: PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car was hit by a log in Stowmarket.

A man was driving along Needham Road at approximately 9.15pm on Saturday 27 December.

A log hit his front windscreen causing it to smash and the driver to lose control of the car, colliding with nearby barriers. It is believed that someone may have thrown the object.

Any who witnessed the incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time is asked to police on 101.

Train line re-opens but delays expected for hours to come

A signalling fault near Stowmarket that has disrupted rush hour trains between Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire has been fixed although delays are expected well into the afternoon.

The train line between Stowmarket and Ipswich has been re-opened after a signalling fault. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Train services between Norwich and Liverpool Street, Ipswich and Cambridge, and Ipswich and Peterborough will be disrupted until further notice, whilst the train service is restored. This involves getting the booked traincrew and trains back into the correct places. Some train services may still be cancelled, have their stopping patterns changed, or started at another station or terminated short of their destination."

– Abellio Greater Anglia

Abellio Greater Anglia says ticket restrictions have been lifted for the remainder of Thursday 18 December so passengers travel on other trains than specified on their advance purchase tickets.

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