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Man questioned over attack with 'axe-type weapon'

A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of malicious wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm following a serious assault in Haverhill.

Police were called just before 8pm last night after reports that a 25-year-old man had been attacked with an axe-type weapon in the car park of Tesco.

Man questioned over attack with 'axe-type weapon'

The victim had three cuts to his head, two cuts to his arms and bruising to his back.

He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment and has now been discharged.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Final Toys R Us stores to close by April 24th

Toys R Us has announced that all its remaining 75 stores will close by April 24th

Final Toys R Us stores to close by April 24th Credit: PA Wire

Here is list of the final store closures in our region:

  • Basildon - Sat 21st
  • Bedford - Sat 21st
  • Harlow - Sun 22nd
  • Ipswich - Mon 23rd
  • Luton - Mon 23rd
  • Milton Keynes - Sun 22nd
  • Northampton - Mon 23rd
  • Northampton Weston Favell - Sat 21st
  • Norwich - Tue 24th
  • Peterborough - Sun 22nd
  • Stevenage - Thu 19th
  • Thurrock - Fri 20th

The closures will mean the loss of more than 2,000 jobs.

The toy chain collapsed in February and insolvency specialist Moorfields has been selling off the retailer's stock at knockdown prices.

"We are grateful for the hard work of everybody at Toys R Us during this extremely difficult and challenging time. We are working closely with the 2,000 employees affected by the closures to ensure they receive the support they need for redundancy and other compensatory payments."

– Simon Thomas, joint administrator at Moorfields

Controversial Suffolk development gets go-ahead

Adastral Park Credit: ITV News

The controversial Adastral Park development in Suffolk has officially been signed off.

Work can now go ahead on the 2,000-home new town at Martlesham Heath near Ipswich.

The £300 million development will be called Brightwell Lakes and create a thousand jobs.

Developers are promising better roads, new schools, shops and a health centre to serve the new homes.

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