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Police search for missing Newmarket man

Police in Suffolk are appealing for help in tracing a missing 43-year-old man from Newmarket

Jason Urbanowicz was last seen leaving his home in Green Road, Newmarket at around 5am this morning, Tuesday 12th December and has not been seen since.

Jason Urbanowicz Credit: Suffolk Police

Jason's 5 feet 9 inches tall, broad build, bald headed with a dark coloured trimmed beard.

When he was last seen he was wearing a white checked shirt, navy jeans and a grey cable knit jumper.

He left the house in his red Volvo C30 3 door saloon car.

Man rescued after his car gets stuck in freezing water

Just a foot or two of water is enough to float a car and six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars. Credit: Essex Fire & Rescue

Firefighters were called to help a driver who was trapped in his car in Chelmsford.

Crews from Essex Fire and Rescue arrived at Buttsbury Wash to find his car trapped in 3ft of freezing cold water.

The man was freezing cold and was suffering from shock and possibly hypothermia.

Firefighters waded into the flood waters and rescued the man using an inflatable sledge.

Station Manager Martyn Hare said: "When we arrived, the motorist was still in his car and water had started to fill the footwells."

"It is extremely dangerous for anyone to attempt to drive into flood water without knowing how deep the water is, especially on a morning where temperatures had plummeted to -4."

Every year the fire service rescues dozens of motorists who find themselves trapped after driving into flood water.

The fire service is warning motorists not to drive through flood waters which will reach more than half of their car wheels.


Rail commuters face long delays after vehicle hits bridge

Credit: PA

Commuters face delays this morning after two separate incidents on the region's rail network.

There's disruption on the line between Cambridge and Norwich after a vehicle hit a bridge between Attleborough and Thetford.

And there are delays too on the main Norwich to London line after a track defect at Rivenhall in Essex.

It means Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Colchester, Clacton on Sea, Harwich Town, Ipswich and Norwich will need to use the Liverpool Street bound line in both directions between Marks Tey and Witham and will be subject to delay, cancellation and alteration at short notice.

Passengers are being reminded to check for updates before they travel.

Greater Anglia updates are here. East Midlands Trains updates are here

Village pub set to re-open run by community

Villagers at Redgrave near Diss say they're on track to re-open their local pub early next year.

Locals got together earlier this year to buy the Cross Keys and are planning to run it as a community pub.

They're now looking for a manager and chef to run it.

Villagers who are renovating the Cross Keys pub

There have been regular work parties of enthusiastic volunteers who have made considerable progress.

Currently, the first floor accommodation is the focus of the volunteers' labour.

Tributes paid to grandmother 'cruelly' killed in crash

Joan Cawcutt died at the scene Credit: Suffolk police

Tribute have been paid to a grandmother who was killed in a crash in Suffolk.

80-year-old Joan Cawcutt died after her car collided with another vehicle on the A143 Bury Road in Wattisfield on Saturday afternoon (9 December).

Mrs Cawcutt’s family said she was "the most kindest and gentlest soul you could ever hope to meet, cruelly taken from us and will be sorely missed by many."

A 38–year-old woman from the Bury St Edmunds area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs. She's been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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