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Police release CCTV of lorry they want to trace after a fatal hit and run in Suffolk

The lorry police want to trace after a fatal hit and run in Suffolk Credit: Suffolk Police

Police in Suffolk have released CCTV images of a lorry they want to trace after a cyclist was killed in a hit and run incident.

It happened yesterday, (Tuesday 29 November,) just after one o'clock on Finborough Road, Hitcham.

The cyclist who died, a man in his seventies, appears to have been struck by a vehicle which failed to stop at the scene.

Officers are urgently appealing for the driver or owner of the white DAF LF vehicle to come forward. "I’M HERE” can be seen written in dirt on the back of the lorry.

The lorry police want to trace after a fatal hit and run in Suffolk Credit: Suffolk Police

Anyone who saw the lorry in the area or captured pictures of the vehicle on a dashboard camera, or knows of such a lorry having sustained damage to the front passenger side is being asked to contact the police as soon as possible.

Click below to see a report by Tanya Mercer


Liquid thrown in woman’s face in Ipswich

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an unknown substance was thrown in the face of a woman in Ipswich.

The incident occurred at around 7.15pm on Tuesday 13 September at the junction of Melville Road and Wellesley Road.

The victim, a woman aged in her early thirties, was walking her dog when she encountered a man who was leaning against the sign for Melville Road.

As she passed the man he threw a clear liquid from a bottle in her face, which caused reddening to the skin and slight swelling.

Hospital tests did not find evidence of any corrosive material being evident in the liquid, but further forensic tests will take place to try and determine what was in the bottle.

The suspect is described as black, approximately 5ft 11in tall, of skinny build, wearing a black hooded jacket (with the hood up), yellow t-shirt, dark blue jeans and sunglasses

Shop re-opens after cash machine ramraid

The front of a supermarket in Clare in Suffolk has been wrecked after thieves used a digger to steal a cash machine. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A supermarket in Clare in Suffolk has re-opened after a weekend ramraid saw the shop front destroyed as thieves stole an ATM machine.

The area where the ATM was in the Co-op has been boarded up.

“I can confirm that the store was targeted by thieves in the early hours of Sunday morning.

CCTV has been passed to the police, who are investigating, and we would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward.

The store has now re-opened and operating as normal.”

– Co-op spokesperson

A JCB used for the raid had been stolen from a nearby farm and the suspects left the scene in a white pick up truck.

The cash machine was found open nearby.

A JCB used for the raid had been stolen from a nearby farm. Credit: Serena Sandhu

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

Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

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