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"We are the eyes and ears of the security services" - former head of British Army urges community to be vigilant

Police forces around the region are on an increased state of alert after the government raised the terrorist threat level from substantial to severe.

It is in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria.

The former head of the British Army, General Lord Richard Dannatt, who lives in Norfolk, has urged people across the region to be vigilant.

And today a Muslim leader in Luton told ITV News Anglia he feared the raising of the alert could threaten his community.

Serena Sandhu reports.

Soldier's mother to begin latest charity walk through the region

Darren Bonner.
Darren Bonner, who was killed while serving with the Royal Anglians in Afghanistan. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The mother of a Royal Anglian soldier who died while fighting in Afghanistan will this evening begin her latest charity walk through the region.

Christine Bonner's son Darren, from Gorleston in Norfolk, was killed in 2007 and since then she has raised more than £200,000 for his regiment's benevolent fund.

This evening she will begin her 50km trek from the regiment headquarters at Bury St Edmunds and walk through the night to reach Duxford Imperial War Museum where the Royal Anglians are marking their 50th anniversary.

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More than 100 piglets stolen from farm

Cavenham, Suffolk.
102 piglets have been stolen from a farm in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

More than 100 piglets have been stolen from a farm in Suffolk.

It happened close to The Street at Cavenham, between Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket, on Wednesday afternoon.

Two witnesses reported hearing pigs squealing during the afternoon and saw two men taking piglets from a pen and putting them into a green trailer towed by a 4x4 vehicle.

Checks later found 102 animals had been stolen.

Over 100 piglets stolen in Suffolk

Over 100 piglets have been stolen from a farm in Suffolk. It happened Wednesday afternoon in The Street in Cavenham.

Two witnesses reported hearing squealing piglets from a nearby farm and saw two men taking piglets from a pen and putting them into a green trailer being pulled by a 4 x 4 vehicle.

If you saw any suspicious activity in the area or have any information about this theft you are asked to contact PC Ryan Waters at Bury St Edmunds Police on 101 quoting MH/14/1399 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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