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Shock as two boa constrictors handed in at police station

Credit: Ipswich Police

Officers at a Suffolk Police Station had rather a shock yesterday when two snakes were handed in.

The two Boa constrictors were handed in at Ipswich Central station.

Police say they were rehomed on the same day to an experienced snake handler. Adult boas can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh more than 100 pounds.

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TRAVEL: A14 Orwell Bridge one lane now re-opened

One lane has now re-opened on the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk after it was closed off at 4.30am this morning.

Police are dealing with a collision between a stationary vehicle parked on the bridge and a lorry travelling eastbound.

The body of a man has also been found at the foot of the bridge, police say there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

One lane has now re-opened between J56 and J57.

Westbound traffic is not affected.

Orwell Bridge reopens after police incident causes long delays for drivers on A14

Drivers faced long delays after the A14 had to be closed due to a police incident on the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich.

Officers were called at about 4.30am following reports of a collision between a stationary vehicle parked on the bridge and a travelling lorry on the eastbound carriageway. No-one was injured in the collision.

Suffolk Police had to recover a man's body found at the foot of the bridge. It's thought there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

The eastbound carriageway was closed while investigations took place but has since reopened.

Earlier the eastbound carriageway was completely closed.

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Officers concerned over teenager missing from Felixstowe

Officers are concerned for 14-year-old Jamie’s welfare Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a 14-year-old boy from Felixstowe.

Jamie Stevens went missing from his home address yesterday and officers are concerned for his welfare.

He was last seen wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a green hoody, a camouflage and black jacket with a hood, black and blue reflective trainers, a black baseball cap with a black and silver bag.

Suffolk Police believe he may be in the Bury St Edmunds area and urge anyone with information to call 101.

Five charged in connection with Ipswich stabbing

Daniel Saunders Credit: Suffolk Police

Five people have been charged in connection with a fatal stabbing in Ipswich.

Officers were called to Turin Street on Sunday 16 December to reports that a man had been stabbed. 32 year old Daniel Saunders died at the scene from a single stab wound to the abdomen.

A 17-year-old boy from Bury St Edmunds – who cannot be named for legal reasons - has been charged with murder. He's been remanded in custody.

Five others appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Monday 8 April, where they were formally charged with assisting an offender. They're as follows:

  • Arjun Jadeja, aged 18, of Wivenhoe, near Colchester
  • Benjamin Gosbell, aged 20, of Highwoods, Colchester
  • Olusola Durojaiye, aged 33, of Colchester
  • A 16-year-old boy from Bury St Edmunds and a 17-year-old boy from Colchester (who cannot be named for legal reasons)

All five were bailed to appear at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 12 April.

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