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Double joy for twins with identical results

Matthew and Sebastian Bowkis got exactly the same results Credit: ITV Anglia

Suffolk twins Matthew and Sebastian Bowkis scored exactly the same A level results.

The 19-year-olds, who go to King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds both got A in Maths and Physics and a B in Chemistry.

They're going to Bristol University to study Physics and Astro Physics.

Prolific burglar who struck while homeowner was in hospital is jailed

Cirean Brytz was jailed for 876 days Credit: Suffolk Police

A prolific burglar's been jailed for more than two years after raiding a home in Suffolk while the owner was in hospital.

Cirean Brytz, of Selwyn Road in Gorleston, was jailed for 876 days at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday, 14 August, where he admitted burgling a home in Somerleyton near Lowestoft between 21 and 26 June.

The break-in was reported to police after the householder returned home following a few days in hospital.

Antique silverware including bowls and jugs, jewellery including gold watches, a laptop computer and a quantity of cigarettes were among the items stolen.

Following house-to-house inquiries, officers spoke to a nearby resident who had private CCTV. Brytz was quickly identified from the footage, cycling past the home around the time of the offence, and he was arrested by detectives from Lowestoft CID on 14 July.

At the time of his arrest officers also conducted a search of his home and recovered a number of stolen items, including three pocket watches.

Brytz was prolific in his offending and was on licence for 11 offences of dwelling burglary at the time of the break-in. "The courts treat home burglary very seriously and this is illustrated by the sentence that has been handed down. Incidents of this nature remain comparatively rare in Suffolk and this sends a strong message to those who commit such offences that you will be caught and will face a substantial prison sentence.

– Detective Inspector Matthew Adams of Lowestoft CID


Major rail disruption on services into Liverpool Street

Disruption on Greater Anglia services is expected until this evening Credit: ITV News Anglia

Passengers travelling on the main Norwich to London line today are being warned to expect delays after a points failure.

The problem between Manor Park and Ilford means train have to run at reduced speed on some lines.

Greater Anglia says trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Services from Norwich, Clacton and Southend are affected.

Passengers can find out the latest here.

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