LOCAL NEWS UPDATE 8/8/2018
Written by Tristan Bishop-Smith on 8 August, 2018
HOUSE-TO-HOUSE ENQUIRIES IN TEEN SEX ASSAULT CASE
Police are carrying out house-to-house enquiries following a sexual assault on a teenage boy in Bungay.
They’re also checking CCTV and forensic evidence, following the assault in Castle Lane on Saturday night at about 9.30pm.
The attacker is said to have been wearing a black-hooded top, trousers and trainers. His age is uncertain.
Police are appealing for information from anyone in the area at the time and say they’ll be carrying out extra patrols of the area to reassure local people.
MP SAYS BUILDERS SHOULD PAY FOR NEW PARKING SPACES
Central Suffolk MP Dan Poulter says that the builders of new homes in Framlingham should also pay for creating new parking spaces in the town.
He says that the town’s long-standing parking problems should be eased with developers contributing towards the cost of new spaces
Dr Poulter, who lives in the town, says that it is vital that the local infrastructure is also improved, when new homes are built.
RESERVOIR WATER LEVELS GOOD DESPITE DRY SPELL
Anglian Water say they still have high water levels in reservoirs despite the long dry spell.
The company that levels are good, especially for the time of year, thanks to the wet winter. The average level in its reservoirs is around 86 per cent full.
HORSES CHASED BY DOG IN WATTISFIELD
Police are investigating an incident in Wattisfield when a group of horses was chased by a dog in a paddock.
The dog, thought to be a retriever, chased the horses, causing them to break through a metal gate.
One of the horses was injured and needed treatment from a vet.
Police have appealed for information about the incident, which happened on the afternoon of Monday, July 30th in Honeypot Lane.
They’ve also reminded dog owners of their responsibility to keep their pets under control.
DISS MARKET HILL CLOSURE IN NOVEMBER
Part of the Heritage Triangle in Diss will be closed to traffic for two weeks later this year.
It’s planned to shut off the entire length of Market Hill so that the road can be re-surfaced. The work is due to take place from November 2 until the 16th.
No signed diversion will be put in place.
FAMILY FUN DAY AT EYE
This year’s Family Fun Day in Eye is shaping up to be bigger and better than before.
The free event will take place at the town’s Community Centre on Sunday, August 26th.
Features will include a number of arena displays, including a Viking historical re-enactment.
IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT PORTMAN ROAD
Shrewsbury pair, Jon Nolan and Toto Nsiala have completed their signing for Ipswich this morning and Accrington striker, Kayden Jackson is set to follow soon as well.
Meanwhile, Town have put in a bid of over a million pounds for Rangers striker Josh Windass, following Martyn Waghorn’s move to Derby, which was also confirmed this morning.
DISS TOWN’S LATE DEFEAT
Diss Town failed to follow up their home win at the weekend in the first league game of the season.
Away at newly-promoted Mulbarton, they lost 1-0, to a late penalty well into added time.