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Work to protect A12 from flooding

Work to defend the A12 at Blythburgh in Suffolk against future flooding has begun.

The road which crosses the Blythburgh Estuary, had to be closed following the tidal surge along the east coast in December.

Raised banks, known as bunds, will now be built on either side of the single-carriageway road.

Speed restrictions and temporary traffic lights will be in place until the one million pound flood defences are completed in July.

Reward offered after pig shootings

Pig shot with crossbow Credit: ITV Anglia

A reward's being offered for information after pigs were shot with a crossbow in Suffolk.

The attack happened on a farm at Blythburgh near Southwold at the end of November. Three pigs were found alive with arrows stuck in them, another two are believed to have been killed and stolen.

A £1000 reward's being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information should contact PC Mark Bryant on 101, or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Police name two men who died in pub crash

Police have named two men who died after their car crashed into a pub beside the in Suffolk at the weekend.

They were 19-year-old Christopher Doran, from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire and 18-year-old Jonny Cash from Ashford in Kent. Four others were injured. It happened at the entrance to the White Hart pub in Blythburgh on Saturday evening.

The tragedy at Blythburgh has prompted fresh concerns about road safety in the village.

Four men remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital following crash

Builders work to remove unsafe wall at the White Hart Inn.

Building contractors have continued working today to remove the unsafe walls at the entrance to the White Hart Inn. The pub will reopen tomorrow.

The four men remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital. The telegraph pole that was damaged has led to a few homes being without a phone line.

Suffolk pub crash: 'We have prayed for the victims and their families'

Investigations are still ongoing after a car crashed into a pub in Suffolk, leaving two men dead and four injured.

It happened on Saturday night at the White Hart pub, beside the A12 in Blythburgh, the Rev Joan Lyon said the community had been deeply shocked by the weekend's tragedy.

"Well, I've just been taking at Blythburgh Church and we have prayed for the victims and their families and the devastation in the community."

– The Rev Joan Lyon, Blythburgh Church

Two killed as car crashes into pub in Suffolk

Investigations are ongoing after a car crashed into a pub in Suffolk, leaving two men dead and four injured.

The Citroen Berlingo car collided with the White Hart pub in Blythburgh at around 9.30pm on Saturday, police said.

The White Hart Inn in Blythburgh.

Emergency services attended but two men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men were taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious injuries, including one who was transferred in a critical condition to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

Another man was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, while a fourth man was taken to the James Paget Hospital and later transferred to the Norfolk and Norwich with serious injuries.

Both of these men remain stable, police said.

All six men were travelling in the car at the time of the collision, according to reports.

Officers said there appears to have been no significant damage to the pub.

The road was closed until 4am on Sunday while an investigation into the crash got under way.

Suffolk police have urged anyone who witnessed the crash or may have seen the car beforehand, which had been travelling north on the A12 towards Lowestoft, to contact them.


Man dies in Blythburgh road collision

A man has died in a road crash on the A1095 at Blythburgh on Monday evening.

Police were called just before 5:45pm after reports of a black Toyota leaving the road and hitting a tree.

The male driver, who was in his twenties, was airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital where he later died from his injuries. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to get in contact.

They are particularly keen to speak to the occupants of a blue Citreon Saxo which was seen to stop at the scene.