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Family of missing Suffolk man appeal for help

Jai Williams from Ipswich Credit: ITV News Anglia

The family of a 20-year-old man who has been missing from Suffolk for nearly a week are appealing for help.

Jai Williams has been missing from his home in Ipswich since last Friday (22nd July).

He's been described as having fair skin, around 5'10/11, sandy coloured hair and recently started wearing it in short dreads.

Grandmother Joi Johnson-Black says his disappearance is out of character.

It is totally out of character for him to not contact his father, or leave a message for anyone.

We are all extremely worried. Having contacted the police and using the social media in a huge effort to find any information regarding my grandson, I am appealing to you to help us find Jai.

– Joi Johnson-Black

Swimmer who drowned at Sea Palling was visiting son, inquest hears

A 54-year-old man died after gettin g caught up in tide on a Norfolk beach Credit: Twitter/‏@willlane1982

A swimmer who drowned off a Norfolk beach was on holiday visiting his son, an inquest heard.

Leszek Puchala, 52, was at Sea Palling beach, 15 miles north west of Great Yarmouth, when the tragedy unfolded. He lived in Malyszyn Gorny in Poland, Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich heard.

At the time of his death he was on holiday in England staying with his son Mr Puchala was swimming off the beach with his son at Sea Palling when he got into difficulty. He was recovered from the sea but despite attempts to rescue him, Mr Puchala was pronounced dead at the scene."

– Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk

His son Sebastian identified his father's body to police at the beach.

A post-mortem examination at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital gave the preliminary medical cause of death as drowning.< The hearing was adjourned for a full inquest at the Norfolk Coroner's Court on October 28.


Man charged with rape in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley Police have charged a 26-year-old man with rape Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 26 year old man has been charged with raping a girl under the age of 16 in Milton Keynes.

Andrew Bland from Fishermead allegedly attacked the girl in the Bleak Hall area in the early hours of Tuesday.

He was arrested on Friday.

He's been remanded in custody and is due to to appear before magistrates' Court in the morning.

Man attacked by group of four men in Ipswich

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A 28-year-old man has been assaulted by a group of four men in Ipswich.

It happened on the Sir Bobby Robson Bridge at West End Road in the early hours of this morning.

The victim was knocked to the ground and left with injuries by four men in their 20s. He sustained cuts and grazes to his head, knees, hands and feet, as some items of clothing were also torn away from him.

The offenders then stole a blue holdall he was carrying and a smaller black leather bag, along with his Samsung mobile phone and a wallet containing cards.

Police are trying to trace the four involved who are described as white, in their mid-teens to early 20s and wearing dark sports clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

Two rescued after getting into difficulty in Milton Keynes lake

The group of six were swimming in the lake on Friday afternoon

Two people had to be taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in a lake in Milton Keynes.

A 14-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were swimming in a group at Lodge Lake in Great Holm on Friday.

They were rescued by the emergency services and taken to Milton Keynes General hospital to be checked.

The woman got into trouble in the River Great Ouse Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened on the same day a mother-of-three drowned trying to save a young boy who had got into trouble in the River Great Ouse in Bedford.

Police are now renewing their warnings about the dangers of swimming in lakes and rivers.


Robber jailed for knocking elderly man unconscious in Milton Keynes

Efrem Bereket, who is 25 years old Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been jailed for six years after knocking an elderly man unconscious in Milton Keynes.

Efrem Bereket, who is 25, approached the man in his 70s at a bus stop on Midsummer Boulevard asking for cigarettes and money.

When the man refused, the offender violently kicked him repeatedly to the head and stamped on his head and throat and stole a number of items.

The victim sustained fracture to the base of his eye socket, and bruising to his face and arms.

Bereket pleaded guilty to robbery.

Family fun day at Saffron Walden barracks

Video report from ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers.

Soldiers, families and friends all enjoying the sunshine. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Following an attempted abduction at RAF Marham in Norfolk, there was an increased security presence at the Carver Barracks near Saffron Walden for their family open day.

Around eight thousand people flocked to the event. This year they were celebrating the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Engineer Corps.

Open day to go ahead at French school despite Nice attack

Staff at the Alliance Française language school in Cambridge say they will be going ahead with their planned open day tomorrow despite the deaths of so many in the Nice attack.

They have invited members of the public to go along to an open day tomorrow to show solidarity with those killed in last night's attack.

The school is a meeting place for French nationals living in the region.

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