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Man charged after police van was stolen in Lowestoft

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A man from Lowestoft has been charged with seven offences following an incident where a police van was stolen in the town.

The marked van was taken from Lowestoft police station on Saturday 10th November in the evening.

Police were called to reports that the van was being driven erratically in Lowestoft, Pakefield, Kessingland and Halesworth.

It was found abandoned in Bungay the following morning (Sunday 11th November).

27-year old Sean Warman from Park Road in Lowestoft has been charged with the following offences:

  • Aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.
  • Blackmail.
  • Robbery.
  • Driving whilst disqualified.
  • Driving without insurance.
  • Two counts of impersonating a police constable.

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Have you seen Thomas the Tank Engine? Police appeal after train stolen

The train is described as a 'blue locomotive with a Thomas the Tank Engine face'. Credit: Suffolk Police

Thieves have stolen a Thomas the Tank Engine train - complete with two passenger carriages - from a shipping container in Suffolk.

The train, described as a 'distinctive blue locomotive', was taken some time between 4.30pm on Tuesday 17 July and 10.45am on Wednesday 18 July.

Thieves broke into a blue shipping container just off Kirkley Cliff Road in Lowestoft.

Police think a lorry may have been used to remove the vehicle.

Anybody who saw or heard anything suspicious or who has any information as to the whereabouts of the train should call Lowestoft Police on 101.

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Man appears in court charged with stabbing a man to death

Scott Tarrant died from multiple stab wounds. Credit: Suffolk Police

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of another man who was stabbed to death in Lowestoft in Suffolk.

28 year old Scott Tarrant was attacked in Underwood Close on Saturday 7 July. He later died in hospital.

Forensic officers combing the crime scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia

23 year old Stephen Butcher from Ashfield Crescent in the town appeared at Ipswich Crown Court. No pleas were formally taken. He was remanded in custody.

A provisional trial date has been set for January 2 2019 at Ipswich Crown Court.

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