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Man in his 80s dies in house fire in Suffolk

Low Street in Ilketshall St Margaret Credit: Google Street view

An elderly man has died following a house fire in Suffolk.

Officers were contacted by the fire service at around 10.30pm on Saturday 16 March, reporting that had they had just been called to a fire at a property in Low Street in Ilketshall St Margaret near Bungay and it was believed somebody was trapped inside.

Police forced entry to the building, rescuing a man from inside. The man - believed to be aged in his 80s - was taken by ambulance to the James Paget Hospital where he later died.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

Roads closed and trees down in strong winds

Huge tree comes down in strong winds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Strong winds in the East brought disruption for motorists on Saturday.

The Orwell Bridge in Suffolk had to be closed for a number of hours because of the yellow weather warning.

In Norwich a large tree outside the Cosy Club came down around 7.30pm at the junction of London Street and Bedford Street- although it's not clear if this was caused by the weather.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thankfully no-one was hurt and no buildings were damaged.


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