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Police search for 'high risk' missing 81-year-old

Missing Roy Beckett Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are concerned for an 81-year-old man missing from his home in Suffolk.

Roy Beckett disappeared from his home address in Wangford near Beccles at 2.30pm today (3 January).

The circumstances in which he left have raised serious concerns with his family.

Roy is described as:

  • White male
  • 5ft11 tall with grey hair
  • Medium build
  • Wearing metal rimmed glasses, and a navy blue puffa anorak with a hood and underneath a green pullover

Search teams, including the police helicopter and Suffolk Lowland Search & Rescue are searching for Mr Beckett in the Wangford area.

Police said he will walk with a shuffle as he has failed to take his walking aids with him.

Man jailed for five years after haul of weapons found on boat in Suffolk

Pepe Flynn Credit: Suffolk Police

A 45-year-old man has been jailed for five years for firearms offences after police recovered weapons from a boat in Suffolk.

Pepe Flynn, who was living on a boat moored on the River Waveney at Beccles, was jailed for a total of five years after pleading guilty to a series of offences.

  • Two counts of possession of a shotgun when prohibited for life.
  • Two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm of length less than 30cm / 60cm.
  • Possession of ammunition for a firearm when prohibited for life.
  • Possession of ammunition for a firearm without a certificate.

He was also ordered to forfeit the seized weapons; including a black harpoon gun, a double-barrelled shotgun, two handmade pipe guns and a black revolver style handgun and ammunition. He also had to pay a victim surcharge of £170.

Flynn was arrested on 18th March after the boat was searched and a number of items were seized.

Flynn had previously been jailed for offences and was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. He did not hold a certificate for either the weapons or ammunition.

Man who died at karting track 'stopped in the pit lane'

Allan Fairweather died after suffering a traumatic chest injury. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who died at a karting track in Suffolk last month had "stopped in the pit lane" when he was hit by another kart, an inquest has heard.

Allan Fairweather, from Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, was celebrating his brother's birthday at Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles.

The 64-year-old suffered a traumatic chest injury and died at the scene. An investigation into his death is continuing.


Two more arrests over Beccles armed robbery

Armed robbery in Beccles. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Five people have now been arrested over an armed robbery at a jewellers in Beccles a week ago.

Three suspects detained earlier this week - two 19-year-old men from Gorleston and a 26-year-old from the Great Yarmouth area - have been bailed.

A fourth man, who is 21, was arrested in Great Yarmouth earlier today and remains in custody. A 21-year-old woman has been released on bail after being questioned on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The arrests follow a raid at a jewellers at New Market in Beccles Friday 16 September.

Man arrested over armed robbery in Suffolk

A teenager has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at Beccles in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 19-year-old man from Gorleston in Norfolk has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a jewellers at Beccles in Suffolk.

The man handed himself in to police at Lowestoft this morning, following warrants at addresses in the Great Yarmouth area yesterday, and was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

He has been taken into custody where he will be interviewed in connection with the incident in New Market in Beccles around 4pm on Friday (16 September).

Police are continuing enquiries to trace those involved in the robbery and are asking anyone with information to call Lowestoft CID

Hunt launched for armed raiders at Beccles in Suffolk

Police have launched a search for armed raiders after a robbery at Beccles in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery in Beccles.

Officers were called at 4pm this afternoon (Friday) to reports of an armed robbery at a jewellery business on New Market in Beccles.

It is reported that four men entered the business and threatened the owner before stealing a number of items. It is understood that the suspects then fled the scene on foot in the direction of Ballygate.

It is believed that the suspects had a shotgun and a knife. All four men had their faces covered.

Inquiries are continuing and there is currently a cordon in place.

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