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Colchester: Man charged with drink driving after car collides with restaurant

17:01 29 June 2014

Man charged with drink driving

Man charged with drink driving


A Northumberland man is due to appear in court next month after he was charged with drink-driving in Colchester.

The driver of a beige Kia Sedona lost control of the car while manoeuvring it on Osborne Street and struck the window of an Indian restaurant shortly before 4.30am today.

Peter Cole was arrested at the scene and later charged with one count driving while under the influence of alcohol. The 40-year-old scaffolder, from Adderlane Road, in Prudhoe, is currently on police bail prior to his appearance at Colchester Magistrates Court on Tuesday, July 15.

Rail travellers hoping to enjoy weekend days out in London in early 2017 are facing four months more disruption on the main line as Shenfield station is rebuilt.


An accident is currently blocking one lane of the A12 southbound in Capel St Mary.

An inmate at HMP Highpoint who held prison staff hostage for more than three hours with a makeshift ‘shiv’ to get himself transferred to another prison has received a 16 month jail sentence.

Corrie McKeague’s disappearance has left his family suffering an “indescribable” void in the 32 days since the RAF Honington airman vanished from the centre of Bury St Edmunds.

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Traffic queues on the A14 eastbound by the A140 turning after a lorry crashed into  the central reservation

There are long delays on the A14 eastbound at after Claydon this evening following an accident.

Everyday our readers send in photos to iwitness24 that they have taken while out and about along the Suffolk coast, visiting one of our many beauty spots or while relaxing in their own gardens.

Felixstowe town centre looking busy and vibrant.

Two Suffolk communities have been praised for revitalising their high street “as a unique place for living, working and shopping”.

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