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Man left in critical condition after Suffolk assault

The attack happened on Tayfen Road Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been left with life-threatening injuries after an assault in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 24th November).

Police say the 70-year old man was walking with his son on Tayfen Road near the fire station, when they were approached by a man at around 2.30am. The victim was then punched in the head, causing him to fall to the ground. The suspect ran off towards the Wilkinson's car park. The victim's son was also injured.

The suspect is described as:

  • White
  • In his 20s
  • Athletic build
  • Bald head
  • Wearing a dark quilted jacket and jeans

The victim remains in a critical condition in hospital.


Police confirm death of teenager in collision on A14 in Suffolk

The A14 at Rougham near Bury St Edmunds re-opened at 14:30pm Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that a man has died after being struck by a car, police vehicle and an ambulance on the A14 in Suffolk.

It happened on the westbound carriageway at Rougham at 4.35am near Bury St Edmunds this morning (Sunday 14th October.)

The man who was 19-years old died at the scene, but has not been formally identified, but his next of kin have been informed.

The A14 was closed for around ten hours while investigation work took place. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Neither the police car or the ambulance were responding to an emergency at the time and were not travelling on ‘blue light’ runs.

The police vehicle was taking someone under arrest to custody and the ambulance had a patient on board. No-one in either of these vehicles, or the other car involved, were injured.

The westbound carriageway was closed while a collision investigation took place and re-opened at 2.30pm.

Suffolk Police have informed the Independent Office for Police Conduct about the incident which is standard procedure.


Man 'grabbed' girl in Bury St Edmunds and 'asked if she wanted to go to his house'

The girl was approached as she walked along Abbeygate Street in Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested after a 10-year-old girl reported being grabbed on her way to school in Bury St Edmunds.

The young victim was walking along Abbeygate Street between 8.15am and 8.45am on Wednesday October 3.

She was approached by a man who grabbed the hood of her coat and asked if she wanted to go to his house. The girl - who was unharmed but very frightened - refused and ran away.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and is being questioned at Bury St Edmunds Investigation Centre.

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