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Police reassure residents after man shot in the stomach in Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in Bury St Edmunds this evening.

Officers were called at 6.45pm to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at an address in Forum Court. He has been taken to hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.

A police scene is currently in place at the address and a number of resources are assisting with the investigation, including the police helicopter, armed response and dog units.

I would like to reassure local residents that we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public following this attack.

Officers are doing all they can to find those responsible and I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or who has any information, to contact us as soon as possible.

– Superintendent Jon Dodman


Special Olympic stars shine in US games

Michele Obama & Stevie Wonder were the headline names, and an Olympic Coliseum was the stage for the closing Ceremony. But the reason that more than half a million Americans snapped up tickets to watch the Special Olympics World Games isn't because of household names - it's because of unknown names, from ordinary households, with extraordinary talent.

In total, the Great Britain team won 68 golds across 19 sports. Our region was well represented in the Great Britain squad, you can watch this report from Ian Payne.

Big influx of unwanted pets at Suffolk bird rescue centre

There's been a big increase in the number of unwanted pets at the A1 Parrot Rescue centre in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A bird rescue centre in Stanton in Suffolk has had a massive influx of unwanted pets.

'A1 Parrot Rescue' has almost doubled in size in the past eight months because of people giving up their birds.

Its owners say more needs to be done to educate people about looking after exotic birds and stricter guidelines introduced into who can breed and sell them.

Giles Coke and Larsen Toure sign for Ipswich Town

Toure began his career with Lille Credit: Ipswich Town

Town have confirmed the signing of Larsen Toure on a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

The Guinean international joins Mick McCarthy’s squad on a free transfer having left French side Arles-Avignon.

The winger spent time with the Blues during pre-season and featured in the friendlies against Colchester and Utrecht, before penning a deal to stay.

Midfielder pens a two-year contract at Portman Road Credit: Ipswich Town

Town have also added a second signing of the day. Giles Coke has signed a two-year deal with the club.

The midfielder joins following a successful trial period with the club, which also includes an option of a further 12 month stay.

Giles has worked his way up the Football League having begun his career at Premier League side Kingstonian FC before moving onto Mansfield Town and then Northampton Town.

The pair both appeared as substitutes in Saturday's friendly against Dutch club FC Utrecht.


Doctor killed in road crash with lorry

Police say a doctor from Ixworth died when his Golf was in collision with a lorry on the A1088 at Honington.

Officers were called just before 9am this morning, Monday 3 August, to reports of a collision between an HGV and VW Golf on the westbound carriage.

33-year-old Dr Ronak Patel of Ixworth, the driver of the car, died at the scene.

The road re-opened shortly after 2.30pm.

Man jailed for rape was caught when videos found at his home

Christopher Randall, jailed for rape Credit: Suffolk Police

A man's been jailed for 12 years for raping a young girl after video footage of the abuse was found at his home in Lowestoft.

40 year-old, Christopher Randall from Hertfordshire is charged with rape and sexual assault after indecent images he made were found at his former address in Suffolk.

He will be on the sex offenders' register for life.

Five charged with hare coursing

Five people have been charged with hare coursing Credit: PA stills

Four men and a teenage boy from Kent have been charged with hare coursing in Suffolk.

Police were called at 11am on Friday 31 July to reports people were believed to be hunting with dogs in a field close to Bury Road in Barnham.

Five people have been charged with daytime trespass by five or more in pursuit of game. They are:

Tony Baker, aged 21, of Butts Field, Hailsham, East Sussex; Abraham Baker, aged 22, of Ridgeway, Dartford, Kent; Tommylee Beaney, aged 18, of West Wood Road, Stockbury, Sittingbourne, Kent; Obie Harber, aged 21, of Bletchenden Road, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent; and a 16-year-old boy, from near Ashford, Kent, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

They have all been released on police bail to appear at West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court on Monday 7 September.

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