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Man charged with the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, 17, was stabbed to death on Saturday 2 June in Ipswich. Credit: Suffolk Police

A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens in Ipswich and a teenager is being questioned in connection with the death.

Callum Platts of no fixed abode has been remanded to appear before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday 25 July.

Suffolk Police say a 19-year-old man from Barking was arrested in Ipswich on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs and has been further arrested on suspicion of the murder of Mr Spencer-Aitkens. He is being questioned at Martlesham Police investigation Centre.

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens, 17, was stabbed to death on Saturday 2 June in Packard Avenue.

A 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were charged with murder in June. Two other men aged 20 and 19, arrested in early June on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, remain on bail until Monday 30 July.


Have you seen Thomas the Tank Engine? Police appeal after train stolen

The train is described as a 'blue locomotive with a Thomas the Tank Engine face'. Credit: Suffolk Police

Thieves have stolen a Thomas the Tank Engine train - complete with two passenger carriages - from a shipping container in Suffolk.

The train, described as a 'distinctive blue locomotive', was taken some time between 4.30pm on Tuesday 17 July and 10.45am on Wednesday 18 July.

Thieves broke into a blue shipping container just off Kirkley Cliff Road in Lowestoft.

Police think a lorry may have been used to remove the vehicle.

Anybody who saw or heard anything suspicious or who has any information as to the whereabouts of the train should call Lowestoft Police on 101.

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Police and politicians seek to reassure residents after Ipswich stabbing

Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed to death in Ipswich on Saturday 2 June 2018. Credit: Suffolk Police

A meeting is being held to reassure the community in the area of Ipswich where 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens was stabbed nearly three weeks ago.

There has been criticism of policing and cuts to youth services since the murder.

On Thursday evening police and politicians will update local people on what is being done.

  • Click below to watch a report looking ahead to the meeting by ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu
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