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Pensioner killed in van collision named

The woman died despite attempts to resuscitate her. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A woman who died following a collision in Beccles has been named as 75-year-old Barbara Smith from the town.

Police were called to the Station Road junction at 1.25pm last Friday to reports of a collision between a Ford Transit van and a pedestrian.

A number of people tried to resuscitate her, but she was pronounced dead by emergency crews a short time later. The man driving the van was uninjured.

Suffolk police are asking anyone who may have information about the incident to call them on the 101 number.


Appeal to find missing Ipswich man

Adrian Garlick's disappearance is considered out of character Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help in find a missing 52-year-old man from Ipswich.

Adrian Garlick was last seen leaving work in the Bourne Park area at 4pm on Thursday 24 September.

He was reported missing to police yesterday evening after he failed to return to work or be seen at his home in Chantry.

His disappearance is considered out of character and police are concerned for his welfare.

There was a possible sighting of Adrian at 7.45am yesterday morning at the junction of Ellenbrook Green and Bridgwater Road in Ipswich.

Adrian is described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of medium build, with cropped grey hair, brown eyes and may be wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing an orange tabard, blue trousers, sunglasses and carrying a black rucksack.

Man suffers serious head injury in Suffolk crash

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Police are appealing for witnesses after man suffered a serious head injury in a crash in Washbrook, Suffolk, yesterday.

Officers were called to Old London Road at about 12.45pm after a black Seat Leon pulled out of a car park and collided with a blue Suzuki motorcycle.

The male rider of the motorcycle sustained a serious head injury, two broken legs and a pelvis injury. He was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The male driver of the car suffered a hip injury.

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.

Drink-drive campaign nets 200 drunk and drugged drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk

Nearly 200 motorists were caught drink driving in Norfolk and Suffolk in June 2015 while 26 drivers failed roadside drug tests. Credit: John Giles / PA

A summer crackdown on driving under the influence of drink and drugs in Norfolk and Suffolk has caught more than 200 illegal drivers.

Nearly 200 motorists were caught drink driving during June 2015 while 26 drivers failed roadside drug tests. In total, more than 2,000 drivers were stopped during the campaign.

During the month-long campaign 116 motorists provided positive breath tests for alcohol in Suffolk and 78 in Norfolk, with three people in Norfolk and 23 in Suffolk failing roadside drug tests.

"This summer was the first campaign where we have used the new-drug testing kits to detect cocaine and cannabis.

"Twenty-six motorists tested positive for either cannabis or cocaine during the campaign and I want to get the message out there, especially to younger drivers, that if you are driving under the influence of drugs there’s a good chance you will be caught."

– Chief Inspector Chris Spinks, Head of Roads Policing in Norfolk and Suffolk

In last year’s summer campaign 143 people provided positive tests in Norfolk while 145 failed in Suffolk.


E-fit released after 7-year-old boy approached

E-fit of the suspect Credit: Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police has released an E-Fit of a man they want to speak to after a 7-year-old boy was approached in Haverhill.

The incident happened at about 3pm on Sunday 13th April in Linton Place.

The child was playing outside when a man came up to him and asked him to follow him, which the boy refused to do, the man asked him a further three times.

The man is described as white, of slim build, about 5’6’’ to 5’8’’ tall and in his early 50s, he had short, cropped grey hair, he wore a thin black coat with grey jeans.

Suffolk police in illegal rave warning

Suffolk police is warning of a zero-tolerance approach on raves Credit: PA

Suffolk Police is planning extra patrols in a crack down on illegal raves over the New Year period.

The force has said it will adopt a zero-tolerance approach and is asking people to report suspicious behavior and to look out for signs of unlicensed events taking place.

Officers find it much harder to shut down a rave once it has already started so they say the force is trying to take preventative action.

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