LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 18/04/2019
Written by Mike Stewart on 18 April, 2019
POLICE PROVISIONALLY IDENTIFY DRIVER KILLED IN CRASH
A driver, who died in a road crash near Scole earlier this week, has been named by police. He’s been provisionally identified as a 21 year old man from the Stevenage area.
He died at the scene after his car collided with a tree in Syleham Hall Lane at Syleham. Only one vehicle was involved in the incident on Tuesday night and police are appealing for witnesses.
SUNNY AND DRY EASTER AHEAD, BUT NOT SO HIGH TEMPERATURES
It looks like Norfolk and Suffolk won’t be enjoying the very high temperatures forecast for other parts of the country over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.
It’ll stay sunny and dry over the holiday period locally….and it’ll be mild for the time of year, but the maximum temperatures will be nowhere close to the mid-20s expected elsewhere.
The likely high over the Easter is 20 degrees forecast for Saturday, possibly a degree or two higher further south in Suffolk.
LOCAL BUILDER TOOK HIS OWN LIFE, SAYS INQUEST
An inquest has heard that a Tibenham man, found dead on a playing field, took his own life, but the hearing was told that there was no evidence why he had hanged himself.
53 year old builder Steven Rouse was found on the community playing field at Bunwell, near the village hall, last October. His parents have appealed for help in finding out why he had taken the action, when he seemed to be looking forward to the future.
FACTORY EXPANSION WILL MEAN HUNDREDS OF NEW JOBS
Plans have been approved to expand a poultry factory near Halesworth.
The Bernard Matthews company has applied for permission to extend its current plant at Holton on adjacent land. The new factory will mean around 600 new jobs, with development due to start in the next three years.
DOUBLE MURDER STILL A ‘COLD CASE’ FOR POLICE
A television documentary about the double murder of an elderly couple at Weybread has shown that there’s been no real closure after the deaths.
The programme showed the effects that the murders nearly three years ago have had on the couple’s family and people living in the small Suffolk village. The police inquiry into the deaths remains a ‘cold’ case.
75 year old Peter Stuart was found stabbed to death in woodland near their home in Mill Lane, but the body of his wife, Sylvia has never been found.
A former senior detective involved in the case told the programme that ‘absolutely no evidence’ had been found to suggest that she is still alive. A Tilbury man, Ali Quazimaj is serving a minimum of 35 years for the murders.
SEAT PRICES REDUCED AT PORTMAN ROAD
Ipswich Town have announced season ticket prices for next season. They’ve decided to cut the cost by an average of 12.5 percent, following relegation to League 1. Matchday prices will also come down.