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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


Damaged gas main causes disruption

There's been serious disruption in Newmarket after contractors caused what's being described as 'significant damage' to a gas main in the town.

Police sealed off Exning Road and Newmarket Community Hospital cancelled clinics. The nearby leisure centre also closed.

Fire officers set up gas monitoring equipment but said levels were below the threshold for them to order an evacuation of the area.

Engineers have been working throughout the day to repair the damage.

Woman charged with causing death by dangerous driving

A 32-year-old woman has been charged with six offences after a road crash in Newmarket which killed two men. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 32-year-old woman has been charged with six offences after a road crash in Newmarket which killed two men.

Sadie Fuller, of Exning Road, Newmarket, was arrested following the collision on Sunday 27 May 2018 and had been receiving treatment in Addenbrooke’s Hospital whilst under police guard.

She was discharged from hospital and has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without insurance and license and perverting the course of justice.

The 20-year old driver of one car and a 43-year-old front-seat passenger in the second were killed in the crash. Two other passengers were injured.

Fuller has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court.

The fatal crash happened on Exning Road in Newmarket on Sunday 27 May 2018. Credit: ITV News Anglia
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