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Man who died in Suffolk crash named

A 46-year-old man who died following a collision in Snape last week has been named by police.

Officers were called to the single vehicle collision at 2.20pm on Thursday 12 November in Bridge Road.

David Cook from Leiston, who was driving the van, was died at the scene.


Plans to transform 7th century Suffolk burial ground unveiled

A visitor looks at an exhibition of artefacts from Sutton Hoo. Credit: PA

The National Trust has today unveiled a new £2.4m project to transform the Sutton Hoo burial ground.

The 7th century ground, near Woodbridge in Suffolk, is considered one of the world’s most important archaeological sites.

Plans include building a raised platform to provide views over the entire burial ground and to the River Deben beyond it.

An enhanced formal education programme, an art and craftsmanship programme and new volunteering roles will also be introduced.

The project has received a £150,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to progress through its early development stages.

The National Trust says it will consult with the local community about the overall shape of the plans.

“We want to enrich and enhance the experience people have when visiting Sutton Hoo.

“This special place is about so much more than the treasure, it tells the hugely significant story of how the first English people lived their lives.

“Their significance continues to resonate down the centuries in our language, our craft traditions and our connections to land and landscape.

– Luke Potter, East Suffolk General Manager

Man arrested after attempted armed robbery is re-arrested for further offences

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A man arrested by police following an attempted robbery at a business in Newmarket on Tuesday 17 November, has been further arrested in connection with robberies at a bank and a betting shop in the town.

Officers were called just after 1.40pm to reports that a man had entered a premises in The Rookery with a knife.

Police, including armed response units, attended the scene and a 52-year-old man from Newmarket was arrested on suspicion of robbery just before 2pm. Two Taser weapons were discharged during the course of the arrest.

No staff or members of the public were harmed as a result of this incident.

The man has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned by detectives.

The incidents he has been further arrested on suspicion of are:

  • An armed robbery at a bank in High Street on Thursday 12 November
  • An attempted robbery at a betting shop in Valley Way on Tuesday 3 November.


Driving tests 'cancelled' due to strike

Instructors are in a dispute about working hours. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Driving tests across the region could be cancelled today and tomorrow after examiners decided to strike.

The Public and Commercial Services union said some of its members were walking out in a row over working hours.

Sites most likely to be affected are Peterborough, Norwich, Lowestoft and Basildon.

Cambridgeshire armed police storm the wrong building in robbery call mix-up

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Armed police stormed a busy office building in Cambridge - only to realise they had gone to the wrong address.

Firearms officers from Cambridgeshire Police were called to reports of an armed robbery on Tuesday afternoon.

They were told the incident was happening at a branch of Premier Travel so rushed to the firm's headquarters in Cambridge.

It was only when about five patrol cars and an armed response unit arrived and officers burst into the building that they realised they should have been about 15 miles away in Newmarket, Suffolk.

We received reports of an armed robbery at about 1.40pm yesterday afternoon in Milton Road, Cambridge.

"Armed officers were deployed, however, upon arrival it was established the incident location was in Newmarket, Suffolk.<

"It is unfortunate that members of the public were alarmed by this, however we were responding to calls for service which was reported from a location in Cambridge."

– Cambridgeshire Police

Onlookers said they feared they were caught up in a Paris-style terrorist incident.

"It was so scary seeing the armed police especially with what has been happening in Paris. It is quite tense everywhere at the moment."

– Shop owner Mary Anton

Suffolk Police arrived at the correct branch of the travel agent where they tasered and arrested a man after reports that staff had been threatened with a knife.

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