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Colchester: Teenager charged with armed robbery

PUBLISHED: 09:24 30 January 2014 | UPDATED: 09:24 30 January 2014

An unemployed teenager has been charged with armed robbery in connection with two incidents at bookmakers.

Eighteen-year-old Jay Connelly, of Magdalen Street, Colchester, has been charged with two counts of robbery relating to Corals bookmakers, in the Willows, on Thursday, January 2, and at Ladbroke’s in Bourne Road on Saturday, January 18.

He has also been charged with one count of possession of a firearm.

Police arrested Connelly at around 8am yesterday in Magdalen Street.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Colchester Magistrates Court today.

A Shotley father with five drink-driving convictions has been jailed for 36 weeks after taking his mother’s car without consent and crashing it into a hedge.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Bosses at the Eastern Enterprise Hub and University of Suffolk hope gaming and technology students will be inspired to pursue their games ideas, after it emerged the gaming industry is one of the fastest growing locally.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

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