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Ipswich: Railway embankments at Belstead catch fire after steam train passes by

PUBLISHED: 22:56 25 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:56 25 May 2013

The fire service were called in to action when train embankments caught alight

The fire service were called in to action when train embankments caught alight

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Both embankments of a railway line caught fire after a steam train passed by.

The drama unfolded around 7.20pm tonight, close to the bridge at The Street in Belstead, Ipswich.

Two fire crews from the town’s Princes Street station attended.

They called for two more crews to assist and were joined by another crew from Princes Street and one from Hadleigh.

Two hoses were used to bring the fires under control by 8.25pm

It is unclear at this stage exactly how the fires started.

Police are growing “increasingly concerned” for the welfare of a missing 52-year-old Suffolk man.

Fear is growing for a 53-year-old Essex man who has been reporting missing.

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.

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 is falling across Suffolk and Essex today, but weather experts predict it will soon turn into rain.

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.

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