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Police appeal after 50 burglaries across Newmarket, Mildenhall and Haverhill are linked

Detectives are appealing to local communities to help them put an end to a series of more than 50 burglaries across west Suffolk.

The burglaries across Newmarket, Mildenhall, Haverhill and surrounding areas are being linked by police due to the similarities in their nature.

The typical features of these break-ins is that they usually take place between 5pm in the afternoon and 9pm in the evening, involve forced entry to the property and with jewellery and cash the main target for the criminals.

Police are asking people to be on the look-out for any suspicious behaviour in their neighbourhoods.

This is an alarming amount of burglaries, causing misery and distress to a vast number of individuals and families across the county.

We are pursuing a number of lines of enquiry in relation to these burglaries, but the vital key to catching these criminals could be provided by a member of the public calling us with information about something they have seen and believe to be suspicious.

– Detective Inspector Tam Burgess, of West CID in Bury St Edmunds

Man in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Haverhill

The incident happened in Haverhill. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's in a stable but serious condition in hospital after he was stabbed multiple times in Haverhill last night (10th January).

Suffolk police say the victim who is 36-years old, was found in Howe Road and that he was last seen in the area of Queen Street at around 11:15pm.

Police are also investigating around the Withersfield are.

The victim is described as:

  • White male
  • Slim build
  • 6ft tall
  • Short black hair
  • Wearing a light coloured jacket and dark trousers

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the victim last night and witnessed an altercation or a disturbance in the area of Withersfield or Howe Road Haverhill.



Police called out to string of violent offences in Suffolk

A long night of violent offences in Haverhill Credit: Haverhill Police

Police were called out to a string of violent offences in Haverhill last night (Easter Sunday).

An officer was punched in the head in High Street, and a man was also seriously attacked on the same road.

A policeman was left with blood on his boot, after a woman punched through two glass window and then refused medical treatment.

Two woman were also assaulted in a bar.

Woman with 'life-threatening' injuries after being hit by milk van

A 43-year-old woman has 'life-threatening' injuries after being hit by a milk delivery van in Henderson Close, Haverhill in Suffolk.

A woman has a "potentially life-threatening" head injury after being hit by a milk van in Haverhill, Suffolk.

Police were called to Henderson Close in the town at just before 3.30am on Saturday following reports of a pedestrian being struck by the Ford Transit.

Suffolk Police said the 43-year-old woman was been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. The driver of the milk van was uninjured.

The road has been closed while investigations are carried out and anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Jail for driver who paralysed his passenger while showing off

Video footage taken from Johnson’s phone from the collision:

A man who caused the passenger in his car to be paralysed while ‘showing off’ has been jailed.

Tom Johnson, 21, of Lophams Close, Haverhill was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at Cambridge Crown Court on March 10 after pleading guilty to causing injury by dangerous driving.

After leaving a pub in Upware on April 23 last year, Johnson decided to take his 27-year-old passenger along Great Drove, a known bumpy road, on the way back to Haverhill.

The court heard how Johnson decided to record the journey in an attempt to ‘show off’ and share it with his friends.

However, Johnson hit a bump and lost control of his white Toyota Yaris before crashing into a tree at about 61mph. After the crash Johnson used his phone to take selfies of himself and his passenger, who was trapped and covered in blood.

His passenger sustained life changing injuries and is now paralysed from the chest down. He requires round the clock care.

Johnson chose to take that road for the excitement and thrill and in an attempt to show off to his friends.

The speeds set on any road are an absolute maximum and as a driver the onus is on you to drive at a speed which is safe for the road and the conditions.

Johnson’s passenger now lives with first-hand proof of how a vehicle can turn into a lethal weapon when in in the wrong hands.

– PC Leigh Fenton

Johnson was also disqualified from driving for three years and will undergo an extended re-test.

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