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LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 27/12/2019

Written by on 1 December, 2019

DEATH UNEXPLAINED OF MAN FOUND IN THE RIVER
Police say the death of a man, whose body was found in the River Waveney near Diss, is unexplained.
The body of the man, said to be in his 30s, was reported to be in the river between Wortham and Roydon early yesterday afternoon.  Emergency services were called to Wortham Ling, an area of open heathland, sealing off the river bank and a small path leading to the river, by Riverside Place on Ling Road.  River rescue specialists were brought in to recover the body from the water.

Police say an inquiry is underway, but the death is not thought to be suspicious. A report will be sent to the coroner for a formal inquest in due course.

POLICE INQUIRY CONTINUES INTO CANNABIS FIND

An investigation is continuing after the discovery of a cannabis factory near Eye.

Police discovered cannabis plants, with a street value of £60,000, being grown in a unit on Liberator Way at the Brome industrial estate.  It followed a fire which broke out at the unit late last week. No arrests have yet been made.

MAJOR NEW POULTRY PLANT BUILD RUNNING ON TIME

A new £75 million processing plant being built at Eye will start operating on time next year.

Cranswick says the build of the poultry processing facility has been completed on budget and commissioning is now underway.  The plant is expected to provide jobs for about 900 people.

Meanwhile, the company says pretax profits rose by about 11 per cent to more than £47 million in the half-year to September, helped by a boost in exports, with a big demand from China for pork products.

TOWN STAY SECOND AFTER DRAW WITH TOP TEAM

Ipswich Town’s top-of-the-table clash at Portman Road ended in a goalless draw.  The Blues remain in second place in League One, five points behind leaders Wycombe, but have two games in hand.


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