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How did man found dead in Diss churchyard get head injury?

A man's body was found in the grounds of St Mary's Church, Diss Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are trying to work out how a man found dead in a churchyard in Diss suffered a head injury.

The victim, who is believed to be in his 40s, was discovered just before 9am on Tuesday, 30 April, in the grounds of St Mary's Church.

Det Insp Lewis Craske, of Norfolk Police, said a post mortem examination was due to take place today (Wednesday).

"It is not yet clear how the man came to suffer the head injury and our enquiries are ongoing to try and establish the exact circumstances leading up to his death.

"While we are treating the death as unexplained at this time, I would urge anyone who may be able to assist with our enquiries to contact police."

– Set Insp Lews Crask, Norfolk Police

One dead after train hits car on level crossing

A man has died after a train hit a car on a level crossing near Diss, Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to Palgrave level crossing just before 6.15pm on Saturday 29 September.

Emergency services at Palgrave level crossing Credit: ITV News Anglia

"BTP officers were called to Palgrave Crossing, Palgrave, Suffolk on Saturday 29 September after a report that a car had been struck by a train. Officers from BTP and Suffolk Constabulary attended the incident which was reported to us at 18.14hrs.

"Colleagues from Suffolk Fire and Rescue and East of England Ambulance Services also attended but unfortunately the male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Their next of kin have been informed.

"The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.’

– British Transport Police


Norfolk comedian Ben Langley gets standing ovation at Britain's Got Talent audition

A Norfolk comedian wowed judges on Britain's Got Talent last night - getting through to the next stage of the competition.

Ben Langley, who lives near Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, has been writing and starring in Norwich Theatre Royal's annual pantomimes for the last two decades as well as performing all around the world.

Last night, as the episode was screened on ITV, he got a standing ovation from the chuckling BGT judges thanks to his misheard song lyrics.

Following the broadcast, Mr Langley tweeted from Kultur Pur Festival in Germany, where he is performing, to say: "I am totally overwhelmed by the judges reactions and the love and support on Twitter and Facebook. #ILoveNorfolk"

Britain's Got Talent will be repeated on ITV2 at 3.50pm on Sunday. It first airs each Saturday night on ITV.

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