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Gallery: Vehicle stranded in flood waters in Marlesford

PUBLISHED: 15:58 21 December 2012

Taken at a Ford at Marlesford, as the flood waters claim another vehicle.

Taken at a Ford at Marlesford, as the flood waters claim another vehicle.

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TORRENTIAL downpours have caused roads to flood across Suffolk, and vehicles have become stranded as they try to pass through.

In Marlesford, this four-wheel drive vehicle had to be abandoned after getting stuck in the flood waters.

iwitness Alison Balaam sent in these photos taken by her daughter, and show just how high the water has got.

There were food warnings in place last night, as the rain continued to pour down on Suffolk but experts have warned that the worst fo the flooding is expected this weekend as more rain is expected to fall tomorrow.

Offering advice to motorists, Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick, of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, said: “It is astonishing just how many motorists have driven their car into flood water and need our help to get themselves, and often their families, out of their predicament.

“If you can’t see how deep the water is, don’t drive through it, it’s as simple as that.”

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Tourism leaders in Suffolk have teamed up to entice high-spending younger visitors to the county and place it on their “must-visit” list.

Police in Essex would like to speak to 26-year-old Jake Cooper in connection to a theft from a Co-op store in Harwich.

A senior Essex police officer did hurl a stress ball at a colleague’s throat, a misconduct hearing has ruled.

A 79-year-old man has been rushed to hospital after being struck by a Land Rover in Ipswich.

Residents and councillors have vowed to fight a decision which will see historic archives from Lowestoft and the surrounding area stripped from the town.

A toddler has been rushed to hospital after a serious crash in Barningham this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses after three women had their purses stolen from supermarkets in the Ipswich and Martlesham areas on Tuesday.

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