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Body found in Suffolk river

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The body of a woman has been found in a river in Suffolk.

Police were called to the River Brett at Hadleigh around 9.50am on Sunday, 24 March.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious.

Man sentenced for stealing more than £26,000 from vulnerable Suffolk man

Man sentenced after conning vulnerable man out of more than £26,000. Credit: PA Images

A 22-year-old man from Hadleigh in Suffolk has been given a two year sentence with one year to be served in custody and one year on licence after admitting to stealing thousands of pounds from a vulnerable man.

Stuart Snowling of Ansell Close in Hadleigh appeared at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 22 February where he was given the sentence after stealing more than £26,000 from a 50-year-old man, also from Hadleigh.

Snowling conned the victim into withdrawing money from his account on the pretence that his X-Box would go off-line if the money was not paid.

Over a three year period thousands of pounds were taken from the victim’s account, leaving the victim without food or toiletries.

Snowling also sold the victim many second hand games and DVDs at hugely inflated prices, knowing the victim did not understand the value of money.

Using the victim’s debit card, Snowling also bought many other items including shoes, aftershave, and various clothes including hooded tops, a tracksuit and a jumper.

The series of thefts came to light when a support worker for the victim took a phone call from a man who was asking the victim for money. Further enquiries raised further concerns, the police began an investigation and Snowling was interviewed on 12 January 2018 and subsequently reported for fraud.


Woman subjected to "terrifying ordeal" after armed robbery at her home

A woman in Suffolk was subjected to what police are describing as a "terrifiying ordeal" after armed robbers burst into her home.

The victim – aged in her 60s – opened her front door at her home in Ramsey Road in Hadleigh around 7pm on Saturday 10 February, to discover a boy outside, who she believed to be 13 or 14 years old. While she was talking to him, two other men aged between 18-27 appeared, initially claiming to be police officers, before forcing their way into the house.

One was holding what appeared to be a pistol in one hand and a screwdriver in the other. They ransacked the house, whilst the teenage boy acted as a lookout. They escaped with jewellery.

"This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and although she took reasonable measures before answering the door, I want to take the opportunity to remind people to ‘Lock, Stop, Chain, Check’, before answering the door to unexpected callers, especially at night time. These types of incident are rare in Suffolk, but it is important to remain vigilant.

– Detective Inspector Steve Corbett

Teenager killed in Suffolk crash

The crash happened in Hadleigh in Suffolk.

A teenager has died following a serious road traffic collision in Hadleigh in Suffolk.

Police were contacted by the Ambulance Service just before 10pm on Saturday 17 June to reports of a single vehicle collision on the A1071.

The vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa, had been travelling in the Ipswich direction, when it left the road and collided with some fencing near the junction with Coram Street.

A female passenger, a teenager, was treated by ambulance staff but died at the scene. The driver, a young woman, had minor injuries only.

An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is now underway. Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to call Suffolk Constabulary’s Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101 quoting CAD 497 of 17 June.

Clergyman to stand trial over filming in public toilets allegations

The Very Rev Martin Thrower

A Suffolk clergyman has appeared in court and denied filming men in public toilets for sexual gratification.

The Very Rev Martin Thrower from Hadleigh pleaded NOT guilty to two charges of voyeurism at Norwich Crown Court.

The 55-year-old was arrested in August last year after alleged incidents in Ipswich.

His trial has been set for June. As part of his bail conditions he's not allowed unsupervised contact with people under the age of 18.


Mountain bikers prepare for Youth Championships in Essex

Hadleigh Park, Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

More than 100 young mountain bikers will be at Hadleigh park in Essex for the Youth Championships this weekend.

The three day event will see under 16s from all over the country competing, many of whom only got involved with the sport after coming to watch Olympic riders there during London 2012.

Riders will be competing for individual honours in each of the events as well as earning points for their region with the top Region crowned Champions on Sunday afternoon.

Hadleigh Park turned into world-class sporting venue

Hadleigh Park in Essex was home of the Montain Biking events during the 2012 Olympics - and now as part of the legacy of the games it's been turned into a world-class sporting venue.

Today VIP's including double Olympic champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton were there to celebrate the opening.

Click below to watch Serena Sandhu's report:

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