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Free flower Friday

Flower arrangers around the East of England are preparing little bunches of flowers which they're going to leave around the region on Friday 1st May for people to find.

The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies is marking National Flower Arranging Day by leaving 60,000 'lonely bouquets' across the country.

Some will be in phone boxes, some on park benches and others in various random locations. More than 40 flower clubs in the region are taking part in the event.

'Lonely bouquets' are being left for people to find

Organisers say it's a kind of goodwill gesture that involves leaving a bouquet in a public place to be picked up by an unsuspecting passerby.

The motivation is to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Police seek stalker who's preyed on teenage girl

Suffolk Police issued this e-fit Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are releasing an Efit image of a man officers want to speak to after a teenage girl reported being stalked by him in Ipswich.

On Monday 16 March the girl had been walking along Grimwade Street in Ipswich when she was followed by the man along Rope Walk and Bond Street. Then on April 4 the man was seen staring at her through a window of a shop on Felixstowe Road.

On April 11 the man approached her, in Felixstowe Road, ran towards her and spoke to her before she managed to get away from him.

He is described as white with a tanned complexion, possibly in his 50s, of slim build, with dark brown hair that is greying, scruffy and shorter at the sides than on the top. He also had stubble and thick dark eyebrows and wore a burgundy/red coloured jacket.

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Five hurt as car comes off A11

The crash happened at Red Lodge Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car came off the A11 and ended up on its side in a field.

Officers were called to the southbound stretch of the A11 at Red Lodge at 6:25am after a blue Rover car crashed.

Five people in the car were hurt. They were taken to hospital but police say none of them are seriously injured.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.

Officers are appealing for information and would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the Rover driving along the A11 before it left the road. Witnesses should contact PC Ian Jepp at the Bury St Edmunds Roads Policing Unit by ringing 101.

Woman feared missing in Nepal is safe

Julia Carroll Credit: Carroll family

A woman from Suffolk feared missing in Nepal has phoned her family to say she is safe.

Julia Carroll, who's 22, rang her family in Boxford at 5am to say she was safe and at the British Embassy in Kathmandu.

Miss Carroll, who graduated in law last summer, had been travelling since February and had been in Nepal for three weeks.The family said they were relieved Julia had been in touch.

Man suffers serious stab wound

The attack happened in Camps Road Credit: ITV Anglia

Detectives are investigating after a man was stabbed in Haverhill. Police were called at 12.30am this morning (Saturday, April 25) after the 35-year-old victim was found in Camps Road. The victim was attacked in the High Street by a group of three males and a female. He then walked from the High Street to Camps Road, where he collapsed. The man's in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where he has undergone surgery for a wound to the stomach. He is in a stable condition. Police have cordoned off an area of the High Street and Camps Road. Anyone with information is asked to call Bury St Edmunds CID on 101.

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