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Suspicious package found in rucksack at Suffolk bank

Emergency services were called to the scene. Credit: PA

A suspicious package found in a rucksack at a bank in Sudbury has been taken to a forensic laboratory for further tests.

Emergency services and Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers were called ta Barclays in Market Hill shortly after 1.10pm this afternoon.

The building was been evacuated and a cordon was in place until around 5pm.

The object was safe to remove and will now be transferred to a forensic laboratory for further examination.

Suffolk Police are investigating the incident and they want anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area to contact them or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

"Steps to evacuate the area were taken in the interests of public safety and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding during the course of the afternoon. Police enquiries into this incident continue and we are appealing for anyone with information to call us."

– Supt Kerry Cutler, Suffolk Police

Body found in search for missing Suffolk man

A body has been found by police searching for searching for missing man Credit: Suffolk Police/ITV News Anglia

A body has been found by police searching for a man missing in Suffolk.

Richard Hull, 52, went missing on Jan 20 and over 50 people took part in the search.

Police say a body was found in a wood close to the village of Leavenheath near Sudbury on Sat 21.

They are currently investigating the circumstances leading up to the man's death.


Transforming Suffolk's Gainsborough House: Have your say

Perspective section of how the museum will look Credit: ZMMA

People are being asked to share their thoughts on architectural plans for Gainsborough House in Sudbury.

A public exhibition is being held to show people the plans for the £8.5 million redevelopment project will help create a National Centre for Thomas Gainsborough, who died in 1788.

The redevelopment will turn the museum into a world-leading arts centre with four new galleries to showcase Thomas Gainsborough's art.

Gainsborough Silk Wall Credit: Sophie Woods at Gainsborough’s House
How the exhibitions gallery will look Credit: ZMMA

"This nationally significant project represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for Gainsborough's House. It has enormous support, yet we still need to secure £1 million by March 2018 to ensure the project goes ahead."

– Mark Bills, Director, Gainsborough House
Gainsborough House, Sudbury Credit: ITV News Anglia

The museum will also be able to display more information about Gainsborough's personal and family life as well as his artwork.

Festival held to remember boy who died from brain tumour

Hundreds of people have been enjoying a day of music in Sudbury in memory of a local teenager.

Arran Tosh was 13 when he died of a brain tumour. He'd already begun raising money for cancer research and his family have continued his work.

They now hope the festival will become an annual event.


Cyclist injured following hit and run in Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A cyclist has suffered minor injuries following a hit and run in Sudbury.

It happened at the A131 Melford Road, near the York Road junction, round midday on Thursday 22 June.

The vehicle involved in the collision failed to stop and is believed to be a white van or flatbed truck. Both vehicles were travelling out of Sudbury.

A woman in her 30s sustained grazes which required medical treatment.

Police are appealing for the driver of the white vehicle to come forward. Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have information about it is asked to contact officers.

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