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Second man arrested over suspected drug overdoses

A second man has been arrested in connection with suspected drug overdoses in Bury St Edmunds.

Five people treated at West Suffolk Hospital Credit: PA Images

The ambulance service was called to four different addresses yesterday and four individuals were admitted to West Suffolk Hospital. A fifth man presented himself to hospital with concerns for his welfare having taken an illegal substance.

Two men are still in the hospital in a stable condition, all others have been discharged. Toxicology tests are being carried out to establish the cause of the medical conditions.

Police were alerted to the incidents yesterday evening and an investigation is now underway with the health service to establish the circumstances and any links.

The detail of what drugs were taken remains unclear but it is suspected that it is likely to have been heroin or crack cocaine.

A 19-year-old man from London was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

An 18-year-old man from London was arrested earlier today on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. They are both being questioned by detectives at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

A quantity of class A drugs have been recovered as a result of the arrests to date but it is not yet known whether these are specifically linked to the overdoses and whether more are in circulation.

Police are continuing to remind communities of the dangers associated with taking illegal substances and urging anyone in possession of these drugs to dispose of them safely or hand them in.

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Police release e-fit following aggravated burglary

Police have issued an e-fit likeness of a man they would like to speak to following an aggravated burglary in Newmarket.

E-fit issued by police Credit: Suffolk Police

A house on Lowther Street was broken into at around 12.20am on Tuesday 19 May. The person inside the house was woken up and threatened with a crowbar. A small amount of cash was stolen.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his thirties to forties, between 5ft 10in and 6ft tall, of slim build, and clean shaven. He was wearing a dark blue coloured ‘bomber-style’ jacket, a black beanie hat and orange gloves and spoke with an Eastern European accent.

Anyone who recognises this man, or who has any information about this incident, is asked to contact the Bury St Edmunds Priority Crime Team on 101 quoting reference NE/15/872, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested over suspected drug overdoses

A man has been arrested in connection with suspected drug overdoses in Bury St Edmunds.

West Suffolk Hospital Credit: PA Images

The ambulance service was called at 11.38am yesterday to an address in Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds, where a man in his 40s was unconscious.

They were then called at 3.10pm to an address in Priors Avenue to a man in his 30s, at 5.43pm to an address in Tayfen Road to a woman in her 20s and at 8:30pm to St Andrews Street North to a man in his 30s.

All four individuals were admitted to West Suffolk Hospital and a fifth man presented himself to hospital with concerns for his welfare having taken an illegal substance.

Two men remain in the hospital in a stable condition, all others have been discharged. Toxicology tests are being carried out to establish the cause of the medical conditions.

Police were alerted to the incidents yesterday evening and an investigation is now underway with the health service to establish the circumstances and any links.

The detail of what drugs were taken remains unclear but it is suspected that it is likely to have been heroin or crack cocaine.

An 18-year-old man from London has been arrested this afternoon on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. He is being taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned by detectives.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. Credit: PA Images

"Taking illegal substances of any kind is extremely dangerous, and as these recent cases have shown, can result in serious illness or injury.

"We believe that the drugs taken by the individuals concerned were obtained in Bury St Edmunds over recent days, but any substances purchased illegally at any time carry this risk.

"Our primary concern is to prevent harm coming to anybody else, so we are urging anyone in possession of illegal drugs, particularly those recently obtained in the Bury St Edmunds area, not to take them but to dispose of them safely.

"Our work now will focus on ensuring that any vulnerable members of the community are safeguarded and that members of the public are aware of the risk posed.”

– Superintendent Andrew Mason

"These incidents are a cause for concern. I would urge people under no circumstances to take any illegal drugs, which as we have seen can have devastating consequences.

"If you have taken illegal drugs, or if you know someone who has become unwell after taking illegal drugs and needs urgent medical care, call 999 immediately and ask for the ambulance service.

"For drugs and alcohol information and advice in Suffolk, call our new integrated service provided by Turning Point on 0300 1230872.”

– Councillor Tony Goldson, Suffolk County Council.

If you have information about the supply of this or other illegal drugs you can call Suffolk Police on101 or pass information anonymously via the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

For drugs information and advice visit the Talk To Frank website: www.talktofrank.com or call the 24/7 National Drugs Helpline on 0800 77 66 00

Sheeran duets with Kermit for charity

Ed Sheeran has recorded a duet with Kermit the Frog for US Red Nose Day.

Ed Sheeran and Kermit Credit: Instagram

The Suffolk singer-songwriter is used to sharing the stage with 'mega-stars' including: Beyonce, Pharrell Williams and Taylor Swift.

The muppet mash-up is due to be broadcast on NBC tonight.

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Five in hospital following suspected drug overdoses

Five people are in hospital following suspected drug overdoses in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Police car outside West Suffolk Hospital Credit: PA Images

The five incidents are all believed to have occurred in the Bury area at various stages last night.

All five individuals were admitted to West Suffolk Hospital, three are on hospital wards and two are in critical care, all are in stable conditions.

Officers are investigating and working with medical staff to establish whether there is a common link between the five cases.

Police believe the drug taken is Heroin and are warning drug users to be aware of these incidents and the associated risks.

Abellio Greater Anglia subject of most 'angry' tweets

Rail passengers bombarded train companies with nearly half a million negative tweets in the last 12 months.

Analysing key words in tweets such as "fault", "profit", "angry" and "frustrated", the CommuteLondon organisation found there had been 473,661 tweets from travellers using negative language in the 12 months ending in March.

The survey covered the 14 train companies operating services to London, and the company with the most negative tweets was Abellio Greater Anglia, with 72,861.

Abellio Greater Anglia was the subject of more than 70k negative Tweets in one year Credit: Abellio Greater Anglia

Based on key words such as "too hot" "air con" and sauna", Abellio Greater Anglia generated the most tweets - 1,677.

Also analysed were words such as "sub zero", "freezer" and "icicles". On this basis, again Greater Anglia was the subject of the most tweets - 1,702.

CommuteLondon also looked at how Twitter is used to report crime, with words such as "pick-pocket", "thieves" "fight" and "drunk" being looked for.

There were 7,408 tweets using crime language, with Greater Anglia having the most - 1,322.

"Commuters are increasingly using social media sites like Twitter to publicly express their frustrations about their daily journeys.

"Train operators should be actively monitoring these interactions to improve services and help create a happy commuter experience.

"The more commuters share opinions on daily train services, the more information operators will have make to the necessary improvements."

– CommuteLondon.com director Daren Wood

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Teenage driver admits causing death by careless driving in crash which killed his brother and cousin

A man whose brother and cousin were killed when his car crashed into a pub on his way to a wedding in Lowestoft has been given a suspended sentence.

19-year-old Christopher Doran and 18-year-old Jonny Cash, died when the car they were in hit the White Hart at Blythburgh in Suffolk in 2013.

At Ipswich Crown Court 19-year-old, Miles Cash, admitted two counts of causing death by careless driving.

Click below to watch a court report from ITV News Anglia's Serena Sandhu

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