A top official in the Royal Household, who is from Suffolk, has been sent for trial charged with receiving payments of more than £100,000 to award contracts for work at royal palaces.
Ron Harper, who worked as Deputy Property Manager at the Royal Household from 1994 until he was suspended in 2012, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court with eight other men and one woman, who all indicated not guilty pleas.
It is alleged that between 2006 and 2011, a number of company directors bribed Harper, 61, of Glemsford, Sudbury, in return for him awarding them large contracts for work at the Royal Palaces.
Following a post mortem examination on the body of a man found at an address in Sudbury, police are no longer treating his death as suspicious.
Police were called by the ambulance service to a flat in Lucas Road, Sudbury at approximately 10.30am Monday 14 July to a report that a man had been found dead inside.
A post mortem examination has been carried out, but further tests are needed before the cause of death can be established.
A file will now be prepared for the coroner and an inquest will be opened in due course.
Police have launched an investigation after finding the body of a man in a house at Sudbury.Read the full story ›
Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Sudbury. Police were called to a flat in Lucas Road, Sudbury this morning to reports that a man had been found deceased inside.
The man’s death is being treated as suspicious at this time and a post mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow. Although formal identification of the man has not yet taken place, he is believed to be aged in his 40s.
A man's body has been found at a property in Sudbury in Suffolk.
This morning police were called to Lucas Road in the town. The man's death is currently being treated as suspicious. A cordon remains in place while investigations continue.
A property in Sudbury in Suffolk has been cordoned off by police following the discovery of a man's body.
Police were called by the ambulance service to the property in Lucas Road, Sudbury at approximately 10.30am this morning.
The man’s death is being treated as suspicious at this time. A cordon has been put in place around the address whilst police carry out initial enquiries.
Householders across the region have been clearing up again today after more storms and flash floodRead the full story ›
Thunderstorms have brought torrential rain to many parts of Suffolk.
This video by Dionne King was taken in East Street, Sudbury. She reported that 20 homes had been flooded in the area.
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.
Police have warned people to be on the lookout for scams, after a quick thinking taxi driver managed to stop an elderly woman from being conned out of thousands of pounds.
Stephen Dye suspected something was amiss when he was booked to pick up a package full of cash from her home in Sudbury.