LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 7/8/2018

Written by on 7 August, 2018

YELLOW WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS

There’s a weather warning from the Met Office for Norfolk and Suffolk for later today.

Thunderstorms or thundery showers are said to be on the way for this evening and overnight.

However, it’s not certain how much rain will reach this area or how heavy the showers will be with a 50 to 70 per cent chance of wet weather locally.

The temperature will also start dropping this evening, after topping 30 degrees this afternoon.

SEXUAL ASSAULT PROMPTS CALL FOR INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE IN BUNGAY

Bungay’s Mayor has called for more of a visible police presence in the town, after a sexual assault on a teenage boy at the weekend.

The Mayor Mick Lincoln says the town has been left shaken by the attack which took place on Saturday evening in Castle Lane.

He says he had been shocked by the event and hopes that police will be able to resolve their inquiry quickly to reassure local people.

Police have issued a description of a man they’re looking for. They say that his age is uncertain, but he was wearing a black hooded top, trousers and trainers.

He ran off towards Earsham Street after the attack at around 9.30pm. Police are appealing for help of information from anyone who was in the nearby area at the time.

NORFOLK UNITARY AUTHORITY REJECTED

Norfolk’s eight councils have rejected any move for them to join together in a single unitary local authority.

The councils have written to the county’s MPs to make clear their views on any future local government re-organisation.

They say that they are committed to working closer together for greater efficiencies, but feel that one unitary authority in Norfolk would not be the right move.

Council leaders will meet next month to discuss ways of collaborating further.

SPORT

Football……and Ipswich Town are pushing to complete the signing of striker Kayden Jackson from Accrington.

The clubs have agreed a fee for Jackson with last season’s top scorer, Martyn Waghorn about to leave Portman Road to join Derby County.

Town are also about to tie up a double-deal to bring in two Shrewsbury Town players; they’re midfielder Jon Nolan and centre-back Toto Nsiala.

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