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Torrential rain brings flash flooding to Suffolk

Flash flooding caused by torrential rain and thunderstorms in Sudbury, Suffolk Credit: Dionne King

Around 20 homes have been flooded after torrential rain brought flash floods to Sudbury in Suffolk.

The area affected was East Street in the town at about 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

Suffolk Police said they were aware of flooding incidents across the county.

Cabbie foils conmen

A quick thinking taxi driver from Sudbury has foiled an attempt by conmen to cheat a 94 year woman out of more than £2,000.

Stephen Dye smelled a rat when he was booked to take the money to an address at Hammersmith in London.

The criminals had convinced the victim they were police officers who needed the money to catch conmen.

Stephen took the money to his local police station where officers confirmed it was a scam.

Teenager killed in accident

The accident happened on Springlands Way on April 9th Credit: ITV

A teenager has died following a crash in Sudbury in Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to the single vehicle collision on Springlands Way at around 11.40pm on April the 9th.

An 18-year-old man was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital with life threatening injuries, but passed away yesterday afternoon.


Police warn of petrol pump skimming scam

Two skimming devices have been found on petrol pumps at Tesco's at Springlands Way in Sudbury.

Police in Suffolk are warning people to be on their guard after two skimming devices were discovered on petrol pumps at a supermarket in Sudbury.

The devices can be used to steal personal details from bank cards and allow fraudsters access to bank accounts.

Police were called to the Tesco filling station in Springlands Way, Sudbury at around 6.30pm on Sunday 23 March after a man reported finding a skimming device on one of the pay-at-pump petrol pumps. Police then found a second device.

It's not known how long the devices had been on the pumps and people who've used the pay at pump facilities at the filling station are being asked to contact their bank to check for any unauthorised transactions.

Butcher receives 'overwhelming support' for controversial window display

A butcher from Suffolk who removed dead animals from his shop window after a complaint has put them back following overwhelming public support.

John Sawyer received letters and phone calls from across the world after it emerged he had taken down the meat carcasses at his shop in Sudbury.

It has now sparked a debate about how we view the food we eat.

Kate Prout reports.

Man due in court over bomb hoax

A man is due to appear in court today charged with a bomb hoax offence following an incident at a leisure centre.

Police were called to the centre in Sudbury at around 9.45pm on Friday to reports that a man had made threats to a member of staff and thrown a small ignited item into a room.

The item was extinguished immediately and no damage was caused or anyone injured.

James Hasler, who is 33-years-old and from Woodhall Road in Sudbury, has also been charged with production of a controlled class B drug (cannabis) and possession of a controlled class B drug (cannabis).

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates' Court today.

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