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Anglia weather: Cloudy: with patchy locally heavy rain

Today: Patchy rain, perhaps locally heavy and thundery. Conditions will slowly improve, but still with the risk of an occasional thundery shower through the afternoon. Some brighter spells are possible in the north. Maximum temperature 22 deg C (72 deg F).

Tonight: Showers slowly dying out overnight with clear spells developing. Possibly one or two showers near coasts. Some mist patches will reform. Breezy near coasts, winds lighter inland. Minimum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).

Sunday: Mainly dry on Sunday with some good sunny spells. One or two light showers are possible near coasts. Fresh feeling northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Dry on Monday with some sunshine. Feeling fresher with a chilly night. Dry with bright or sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Woman on bail after Bury incident

A woman who was arrested in connection with an incident in Suffolk in which a man was left critically injured has been released on bail.

Police were called to a flat on Anselm Avenue in Bury St Edmunds on on Monday 8 September following reports man had fallen from a balcony.

When they arrived they found a 50-year-old local man with serious multiple injuries. He remains critically ill in hospital.

On Friday 19th September, a 40-year-old woman from Bury St Edmunds was arrested at her home address. She's now been released on bail.


Baby rabbits stolen in Bungay

Five baby rabbits have been stolen from their mother at an address in Bungay, Suffolk.

It happened sometime between 10pm on Wednesday 17 September and 9am on Thursday 18 September.

The three-week-old lop eared rabbits were stolen from an insecure outhouse within the rear garden at an address in Meadow Road.

Anyone with information can contact PC Sam Plummer at Halesworth Police on 101 quoting BE/14/1154 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Temperatures reach 25°C on the warmest day in over a month

Temperatures peaked during Thursday afternoon at 23 to 25°C across the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office.

Thursday's prolonged sunshine across inland parts of the Anglia region has boosted temperatures to 25°C at Marham in Norfolk, Santon Downham in Suffolk and Writtle in Essex.

The last time 25°C was reached in the East of England was the 10th of August, making Thursday the warmest day for almost six weeks.

This follows news that the UK has experienced its driest start to September in more than half a century.

Not everywhere enjoyed today's warm sunshine. The north Norfolk coast was affected by low cloud and temperatures here were suppressed to 18°C.

The warm and mostly dry weather will continue during the next few days, although the humidity on Friday could spark some localised heavy thunderstorms.

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Man sentenced to four years for drink drive death

Steven Samuel, sentenced to four years for drink driving Credit: Suffolk Police

A man from Cambridgeshire has today been jailed for four years for killing his friend in a drink-drive crash.

Steven Samuel, who's 21, lost control of his car in Lakenheath and hit a tree in the early hours of Saturday October 9th 2013.

His front-seat passenger, 22-year-old John Joe Scott from Wingfield Road in the village, died at the scene.

Steven Samuel, from Hasse Road in Soham, was arrested and charged with one count of causing death by careless driving while under the influence of alcohol.

On Thursday 18 September at Ipswich Crown Court, he was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.

Samuel was also disqualified from driving for seven years.

Yet again, a family in Suffolk has been left devastated by a loved one being killed by a drink-driver. Steven Samuel has some years behind bars to reflect on his reckless actions from that October night. John-Joe’s parents and friends are still reeling from events nearly a year on. It frustrates us that people still take fail to heed police messages about drink-driving and don’t realise that a car is a potentially deadly weapon."

– Pc Karl Hale, Norfolk Police

Steven Samuel was also disqualified from driving for seven years.


Police watchdog to investigate delay over sex crime doctor

The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate the delay in information about Dr Myles Bradbury being passed on to police.

The National Crime Agency says the decision follows a review into procedures.

It emerged yesterday that information about Dr Bradbury from Toronto Police was sent to the child sex investigation agency CEOPS but not passed on to police here for another 16 months.

Suffolk Ebola survivor donates blood to help victim

William Pooley arriving home in September Credit: ITV Anglia

A nurse from Suffolk who because the first Briton to contract Ebola in the current outbreak has flown to America to donate blood to another victim of the disease.

William Pooley contracted the disease working for a charity in Sierra Leone, but was flown back to the UK and treated in an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

It is believed receiving a transfusion from survivors who have antibodies is the most effective way of beating the deadly virus.

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