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E-fit released after robbery in Stowmarket

Police E-fit after Stowmarket robbery Credit: Suffolk police

Suffolk police have released an E-fit of a man they want to trace about a robbery in Cormorant Drive in Stowmarket in June.

Around 11.30pm on Monday 1st June the man approached a car parked in the road and spoke to a group of five teenage boys, who were sitting in the vehicle, for several minutes before demanding they empty their pockets.

He then stole a quantity of cash before walking off.

The man police want to speak to is described as white, in his late teens to mid 20s, between 5ft 7ins tall and 5ft 11ins tall, with short light brown hair and a short beard.

At the time he was wearing a dark purple short-sleeved T-shirt and blue denim jeans.

Anyone who recognises the Efit and description is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101 and quoting crime number ST/15/1750.

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A fortnight's worth of rain in less than a day in the Anglia region

Up to 30 mm of rain fell in 12 hours in the Anglia region on Friday 24 July 2015. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Up to 30 mm (1.2 inches) of rain fell in the Anglia region on Friday 24 July 2015 and in some places a fortnight's worth of rain has fallen in just 12 hours.

Harpenden in Hertfordshire saw more than 30 mm of rain between 9am and midnight on Friday. That was on top of more than 50 mm (2 inches) that fell during torrential downpours and thunderstorms last Friday.

Rainfall totals between 10am and 10pm on Friday 24 July 2015

  • 28.0 mm in Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • 26.8 mm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
  • 24.2 mm in Charsfield, Suffolk
  • 24.2 mm in Higham, Suffolk
  • 23.2 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 22.6 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 22.6 mm in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
  • 21.8 mm in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • 21.0 mm at Norwich airport
  • 19.2 mm in Northampton
  • 18.4 mm in Bedford
  • 17.0 mm in Cambridge

In an average July, 51 mm of rain falls in the Anglia region during the entire month.

Environment Agency monitoring flood situation with continuing heavy rain

The Environment Agency is warning that the rainfall will bring a risk of localised surface water flooding Credit: PA

The Environment Agency is warning that the rainfall will bring a risk of localised surface water flooding, particularly for parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The Agency says it is monitoring the situation closely and supporting local authorities who will respond to any reports of surface water flooding. There are teams out on the ground working to reduce the risk of flooding, but the Environment Agency will issue flood alerts and warnings for rivers if required.

"Heavy rainfall on Friday night into Saturday brings a risk of surface water flooding for parts of south and east England. If you’re driving away for the summer holidays, as always, please remember not to drive through flood water. People are urged to check their flood risk on our website, especially if you’re holidaying in an area where you’re not familiar with the flood risk."

– John Curtin, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency

Police seek man in connection with Stowmarket robbery

Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are releasing an Efit of a man they want to trace in connection with a robbery incident in Cormorant Drive in Stowmarket in June.

Around 11.30pm on Monday 1 June the man approached a car parked in the road and spoke to a group of five teenage boys, who were sitting in the vehicle, for several minutes before demanding they empty their pockets. He then stole a quantity of cash before walking off.

The man police want to speak to is described as white, in his late teens to mid 20s, between 5ft 7ins tall and 5ft 11ins tall, with short light brown hair and a short beard. At the time he was wearing a dark purple short-sleeved T-shirt and blue denim jeans.

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