LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 11/02/2020
Written by Mike Stewart on 16 February, 2020
DEAD MAN WAS FORMER PARAMEDIC
An inquest has heard that a man, found dead in a churchyard in Diss town centre, was a former paramedic and Royal Navy helicopter engineer.
The body of 47 year-old Robert Worthington was discovered by workmen at St Mary’s Church last April. He’d become unemployed and a rough sleeper, because of a long history of heavy drinking.
His cause of death was given as hypothermia and liver intoxication.
ALLOWANCES SET FOR ANOTHER RISE
County councillors in Norfolk are likely to approve another increase in their allowances next week.
An independent panel has suggested that councillors give up the rise, but the Tory-controlled council is expected to pass an increase of about two percent, when it considers its budget for the coming year.
DRIVER STOPPED AFTER ESCAPE BID
Police have arrested a motorist who tried to escape police by driving up a grass bank and into a farmyard near Eye.
The incident happened on the farm at Worlingworth late on Saturday night. The driver was later found to be three times over the drink limit.
A Roydon man has completed a marathon 5,000-mile cycle ride in North America.
Sean Cole, of Church Close, set off from Alaska in September and ended the trip over the US border in the Mexican town of La Paz. He went through four states and two Canadian provinces on his bike, apart from taking one bus journey and accepting a lift on another occasion.
HOPES FOR VITAL WIN
Ipswich Town hope to get back into the League One promotion race tonight. They’ll be trying to end a run of three defeats when they travel to AFC Wimbledon.