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TRAVEL: Trains cancelled between Ipswich and Felixstowe

A person was hit by a train between Felixstowe and Derby Road stations. Credit: PA

Rail services have been cancelled between Felixstowe and Ipswich after a person was hit by a train.

All lines between the stations are currently blocked. A limited replacement bus service is in place.

It is not yet known what time the line will reopen, but it disruptions are expected to continue until 10am.


Cricketers pay tribute to Tunisia terror victim

Phil Heathcote was killed in the terrorist attack near Sousse in June 2015 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cricketers at Felixstowe in Suffolk have paid tribute to Tunisia terror victim Phil Heathcote at a memorial festival.

Steve Bloomfield is from the Felixstowe & Corinthians Cricket Club:

Phil was killed while on holiday near Sousse with his wife Alison in June last year. Alison was shot five times but has recovered from her injuries after spending five months in hospital.

They were long term members of Felixstowe and Corinthians Cricket Club. Yesterday (July 24) current and former players, including their son James, played a series of Twenty-20 games. They also unveiled a memorial bench, which was paid for by local fund raising events.

Members of Felixstowe and Corinthians Cricket Club paid tribute to Phil Heathcote Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police concerned for missing 55-year-old man from Suffolk

Michael Flatman Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 55-year-old man from Felixstowe in Suffolk.

Michael Flatman was reported as missing on Thursday evening.

It’s thought he left his home in Felixstowe at some time soon after 2.30pm. There are concerns for his well-being as he has left personal items, including his phone, at his address.

Mr Flatman is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build, with cropped grey hair that is thinning at the front.

Anyone who may have information on his whereabouts is asked to call Suffolk Police.


Man arrested on suspicion of murder following Felixstowe death

A man has been arrested following the suspicious death of a woman in Felixstowe last night.

Woman found with serious injuries in Gosford Way, Felixstowe. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police were called to an address in Gosford Way at 10.30pm after receiving a call from a woman in distress.

A woman, believed to be in her 60s, was discovered at the scene with serious injuries. Paramedics attended the property but the woman was declared dead.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He will be questioned by detectives at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

A police cordon has been put in place at the property and a section of Gosford Way is currently closed while officers carry out an investigation.

Anyone who was in the area at the time or who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Prime Minister in Suffolk warning of 100 days to secure Britain's future in EU

David Cameron has made his second visit to Suffolk within a fortnight to press for Britain to remain in the EU. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is in the Suffolk port town of Felixstowe warning that Britain has "100 days to secure our future" as he ramps up his drive for a "remain" vote in the EU referendum.

Mr Cameron urged the public to "play your part" in the poll on June 23.

It's the Prime Minister's second visit to Suffolk within a fortnight on the referendum campaign trail. He was in Ipswich at the end of February

"In a hundred days you'll have your say - whether Britain remains in a reformed Europe enjoying all the benefits that brings, like lower prices in the shops, more jobs and safer streets or whether those benefits are put at risk by leaving.

"We have a hundred days left to secure our future. It is a decision that will affect your future, your family's future and the lives of everyone in our country."

– David Cameron

Man charged with assaulting police officer after car fire incident

A 36-year-old man has appeared at court charged with assaulting an officer, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police following an incident in which a car caught fire.

A man has appeared in court charged with assaulting a police officer after a car fire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A car was spotted by police in the Felixstowe area on Monday 15 February and it was followed by officers.

It then stopped in Levington and caught fire. A man was pulled from the vehicle by officers but a constable was assaulted, sustaining a wound to his head that required hospital treatment.

Robert Sutherland, from Felixstowe, has been charged with assaulting a police officer, driving a Ford Mondeo dangerously on the old A45 at Levington, and failing to stop for police.

He has now been remanded in custody until 16 March.

Toddler seriously injured in collision with car

The collision happened in Wesel Avenue in Felixstowe.

Police are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision in Wesel Avenue in Felixstowe where a young girl has been seriously injured.

Officers were contacted around 12.40pm, Tuesday 16 February, to reports a little girl, thought to be around three years old, had been in collision with a Ford Fiesta car.

The girl has been taken to Ipswich Hospital.

The road is currently closed while an investigation gets underway at the scene.

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